>iPad or Kindle?

>I got a Kindle (Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6″ Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation)) last year for my birthday. I bought it in the US, and it was such a fun experience getting the Amazon box delivered, and opening it…. nice.

But, I have to say, I haven’t really used it much. I have a lot of books in it. I even finished reading a few (including Going Rogue: An American Life). But, I could have used it more. I could have read more. I always thought I was a voracious reader. But, really, I am not. I don’t know how to choose books, and I don’t know any current good authors. I love reading, though. So point me in the right direction….

Now, with the iPad (Apple iPad MB292LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi)), there is an ebook reader in it. And the iPad looks so… shiny …. and…. nice. Then again, with all those apps and cool games, why would you want to read a book? The Kindle is simple, yes, but you can read a book on it… and that’s about it (well, surf and check email too). And that is the appeal as well. When you get a Kindle, you want to read books. And you won’t get distracted by other things.

I am actually selling my Kindle. But I have no immediate plans to buy an iPad. Though now I am having second thoughts. I really want to get into more reading. And building my vocabulary. And stretching my imagination. And expanding my mind beyond laptops and TV. So I am in a quandary. What to do?

Maybe I should just go back to how it should be:

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