When I recently went on vacation with one of my sisters, I was surprised she owned a Kindle. She loved books early on (I noticed her reading Exodus when she was around 8), but I didn’t think she’d turn to digital versions.
She said she likes Kindle because she no longer has to carry 10 books when she takes long trips. “I can also download magazines when there isn’t a newsstand. And it’s lightweight and easy to read.”
When I interviewed Alice Lusk from Dallas for FabOverFifty, she was raving about the Kindle her husband had just bought her. “I LOVE IT,” Alice told me. Countless other women across the country echoed her feelings.
I’ve since read that adults over 54 represent 37 percent of Kindle’s user base. I imagine women make up a big part of this group since we read nine books a year versus five for men.
Do you own an e-reader? What do you think of it?