Kindle My Affection, Please!

Just in case anyone out there in cyber-land wants to give your humble blogger a Valentine’s Day present, may I suggest a Kindle 2?


I know a lot of people disagree with me, but I believe this is the future of publishing. You can put 1500 books on it, for heaven’s sake. A library in the palm of your hand. Think about it.

I’m not asking you to buy me one of these babies (although if you do, I’ll be most grateful!). Just buy yourself one — using this link. Or buy two : one for yourself and  one for your sweetheart. No extra cost to you, and if enough of you do this, then I’ll get credit enough with Amazon to get my own.

What’s not to love about that?

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Sue

    You may be right. The only thing that turns me off about it, apart from it smelling like plastic instead of paper, is its wireless technology. I’m rather sensitive to all of the wireless stuff already running through the air from mobile phones and wireless internet connections. The thought of anything else just turns me off straight away.

    Still, that’s as an aside. I wonder how light it is?

  • Carl McColman

    10.2 ounces — lighter than a typical paperback.

  • Liz

    The thing I’m waiting for is to be able to “check out” kindle books at the library.

    I don’t know what I’d do without interlibrary loan.

  • PrickliestPear

    I’d love to own one. I don’t think they’ll ever replace books, but I agree that digital publishing is going to be huge. It would make life a lot easier for someone that travels as much as I do. Too bad they’re only available in the US!

  • Virginia Russell

    Carl, I love books. There is something romantic and holy about holding one reading by the fireplace light when the lights go out due to an ice storm. The words come to life with power and lift you to a good place. ‘Kindle’ seems a little cold and void to me. And I would wager that you can’t tuck it under your head when you reach the point that you need to sleep. Perhaps I would suggest that you consider this: that it might not work when the power and everything else is frozen in stillness. And yes, if one were given to me, sure I would love it. God Bless you.