I’ve been reading every chance I get these past few days. I guess that’s no different than any of the other days.
E-books are a topic I’ve remained quiet on for quite some time. Others have written and will continue to write more eloquently than I. I definitely find them tempting and having seen three (two Sonys and a first-gen Kindle) this past week, they are even more tempting. One would be perfect for traveling — but since they’re as of yet muktzeh (not for use on shabbat) so I don’t see how much use I could give one. We don’t travel much at the moment so I guess I’ll keep waiting. I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how much more yarn I could have packed on my trip to Tokyo (and things I could have returned with) if I had one of these instead of piles of books with me.
I spend my subway rides knitting on 9.5/10 trips so that isn’t enough of a reason to pick one up. We’ll see if this changes in the future. Besides Beverly (who is awaiting her Kindle2 delivery) are you going to get an e-book reader? Why or why not?
ETA: xkcd perfect as always.
(Please don’t let this turn into a debate about muktzeh being stupid or good or what have you. I will not respond and will delete those comments in whole or part. Though if you are holding off just because you read a ton on shabbat and it being muktzeh is why you won’t be picking one up any time soon, that is a legit response. I just don’t want essays about ???? one way or the other or harsh words.)
This past week I finished these traditional paper books. I don’t have much to write on them right now and still need to scare up cover art for some finished a while ago.
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by JK Rowling