Checkmate, Kindle!

The Good Greatsby

My wife and I read a lot.  She’s a librarian (of the hot librarian variety).  I collect books like an addict, although no books about addiction, and we’re proud of our personal library.  We belong to book clubs, attend literary festivals, and can think of no better household decoration than giant stacks of books on every shelf and table.  (My second favorite decoration is stacks of cash.  Try it–your guests will be fascinated.)

As a book lover, I was absolutely horrified when I first learned about the Kindle, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I realized the Kindle can never hope to overtake the traditional book for the following reasons:

1. A Kindle cannot be hollowed out to hide valuable items like jewelery, cash, or a Kindle.  If Amazon had its way, Andy in Shawshank Redemption would have never been able to hide his miniature pick-axe in…

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