Small. Light. And perfect for hotels…
I don’t often broach the really big issues on this blog. But I’m afraid this week I’m going to have to.
The issue at hand is… reading.
Until relatively recently I was one of those people who would never give up paper books. There’s just something about turning the pages, the smell, the feel, the wonder of holding a good book in your hands… I would say. I’ll never stop reading books, technology cannot compete. I would also say.
But then I got a Kobo for my birthday and now I don’t think I’ll ever read a book again. It’s like I’ve been walking around with a bag on my head all my life and then one day someone came along and took it off. Finally I can see clearly.
It’s a magical device. It’s smaller than the smallest of books and therefore fits in my handbags. And it doesn’t get any heavier even if you decide to read War and Peace or The Bible. Or the Encyclopaedia Britannica for that matter.
Plus there’s that annoying period with many new books when the publishers insist on only releasing a hard back version. These usually cost a fortune and are tantamount to carrying a brick around with you. Not ideal for sunbathing by a pool or for keeping under the rather small allotted weight limits allowed on flights.
And I hate to bang on but how often do you get told about a book you’ll love and then forget what it was? All the time if you’re me. But now I just reach into my bag, press a couple of buttons and I have it waiting for me in my own personal lightweight portable library.
So to synopsise my Kobo is small. And it’s a luxury that allows me to pack more luxuries in my suitcase.
Are some of these words sounding familiar? Small, luxury… you get the idea.
If you like small luxury things but are still in the paper book camp try it out once… and let me know what you think.
As it happens SLH are offering you lovely people the chance to get away with a FREE Kobo Aura eReader this holiday season. It’s simple: book 4 nights and you get your very own Kobo to take away on your next trip!