I've had a lot of mess to sort out recently and I needed to distract myself so I thought I'd occupy myself with some challenging (think Ulysses) stuff to read.
Here's the problem: I no longer have access to a library and I can't afford to keep buying new books and/or a new shelf to put them in. I also have a father who absolutely loathes the sight of books and anything lying around anywhere.
I've relied on free e-books before, but only for picking out passages and such. I can read them like I read normal books since I get distracted extremely easily and it's only a matter of seconds until I open a new tab and forget about what I was reading completely.
So...I've been thinking about getting a Kindle or something of that sort. Although it lacks the romanticism and the feel of printed books that I love ever so much, I think it might be a more practical choice here. I can even claim that it's for an academic purpose and get my parents to subsidise. I don't know.
What do you think? I've never seen one of these irl before, does any of you own one?