Every Amazon Kindle should come with a lifetimes supply of free Glade air freshners – of course that is once they’ve brewed up a new smell to replicate that of the bookshop i.e new book smell. I have a confession to make – I’m a book sniffer and I bet I’m not the only one.
I know this should be a professional review of the Kindle, and lord knows I am considering buying one for myself, but I just can’t get to grips with no page turning. I am more concerned with the air freshner proposal of course. At the weekend (if you’ve read ‘About me’ this is a repetition) my favourtie pass-time, is to hang out in Waterstones with a hazlenut Latte (and sometimes a chocolate twist, who wouldn’t), have a little read, a little browse, and get a good whiff of those brand new tomes. They don’t even have to bake bread, they have me at ‘hello’….well, the whiff as you enter anyway. I am a rare breed in my library – an Information Professional who not only loves books, but who advocates Libraries, and Library Professionalism. Why are we becoming extinct?
So Amazon Kindle people, do your thing – up your sales with a lifetimes supply of new book smell air freshner dispensers! Ah……if only. So, for a more serious, and yes, professional review of the Kindle, seek the blog post of my esteemed co-professional Joeyanne libraryanne. She makes sense of the Kindle, offers her personal pros and cons, as well as more valuable insight into the usage of this reading tool.