The Freedom of a Kindle; Lady Liberty Strikes Again

July 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Posted in advice, Writing, Reading | 4 Comments
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This post is overdue. Honestly, I wish I’d thought of it sooner. Six days ago to be exact. On the day when we reflect and celebrate our freedom and all that that means, perhaps we should have been considering the freedom afforded by our Kindles.

Lady Liberty most likely had no idea of the way she was paving when she took her place in New York Harbor all those moons ago. Little did she know that as she stood there with her Kindle under her arm and her torch lighting the way that it would be centuries before we caught on.  We have had our heads buried in real books for so long that we have not taken a moment to glance up and see what she is really saying: Freedom is a Kindle.

There are those who say that the freedom of a Kindle comes at a price; the end of the paper- book-relationship, the end of ‘real’ reading, and a halt to reading in the tub. Compare those things to the freedom of having thousands of books at your fingertips, the equality of books for everyone at low or no cost, and the brotherhood of sharing those books with other Kindles. There’s no doubt that the e-reader under Liberty’s arm is here to stay, just like the Grand Old Lady herself.



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  1. Very clever! I do love my kindle!

    • Thank you, Susan! We are big Kindle fans, too. The future is here 🙂

  2. You know what I love most about my kindle? If I ‘lend’ a book to someone – it automatically returns to me:)

  3. Yes, that is one of its perks, Julia! It’s just a gift that keeps on giving 🙂

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