I'm not the biggest of e-book fans out there, but every year it turns out that e-books account for about 10% of my total reading. This year, for some reason, that figure will be closer to 15%.
And that percentage may be even higher next year, because I just got an early Christmas present of a brand new Kindle Fire HD7 - and I'm floored by how much better the reading experience is on the HD7 than on the Kindle Paperwhite or on my old Sony Reader. There's just no comparison.
I'm also surprised at how much more pleasant an experience shopping the Kindle store is on the HD7 than on the Paperwhite. And who knew how big a difference color would make in the overall electronic reader experience? Not me, that's for sure, or I would have had a Fire long before now.
My wife, I'm positive, chose the gift because she knows that I am totally out of bookshelf space and she is tired of asking me to move stacks of books out of sight. So this is one of those win-win Christmas presents guaranteed to make the giver even happier than the receiver. Now I need to do some e-book shopping, see what my library system has available in e-books, and maybe even work in a little actual reading before the family Christmas Eve festivities begin.
Merry Christmas, guys!