Help Save A Tree – Use a Kindle!

This is a guest post by my father, aka Pop. He is the bearded guy you see in the coffee shop reading his Kindle.


I’ve owned a Kindle for about a year and a half now, so I’ve had plenty of time to judge its strengths…and weaknesses. Since many consider ebooks to be kind to the environment, Koofie asked me to share my opinions of the Kindle – and since she’s my daughter I couldn’t refuse.

When the Kindle was introduced I was attracted to it because I read a lot of books and I like to keep and reread them later. I also like to read more than one book at a time, mixing fiction and non-fiction as my mood dictates. The fact that I could store hundreds of books on a light paperback book-sized device and have every one of them available whenever I wanted really excited me. I also reasoned that buying a Kindle could save me money, money that would offset some of the initial cost. First, I wouldn’t have to buy more bookshelves as my library grew, and second, books for the Kindle are significantly cheaper than the hard-copy books I had been buying. Continue reading “Help Save A Tree – Use a Kindle!”