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To Kindle or not to Kindle.

Seeing as the Amazon Kindle is one of the bigger things going around right now. And I being a very avid reader of books, have come to the crossroads in which I have to decide whether I should get one or not.

Therefore I have decided to make a list as to why I should get a Kindle, and why I shouldn’t get a Kindle.

To get a Kindle:

  • Easier to carry around then some books.
  • Can have the internet – pretty useful
  • Not too bad to look at
  • I can carry all my books at once
  • Not as durable as a book.
  • Cheaper on the whole
  • The classics are free

To not get a Kindle:

  • I like the feel of the pages and the full weight of the book.
  • A book can prove to be a good weapon
  • Nobody wants to steal a book
  • They are special
  • Can be signed.
  • Sometimes the e-book is more expensive then the physical book.
  • Can be shared

I think the idea of a Kindle is better than the actual thing. Like the ability to have your whole library of books in one little machine that doesn’t take up too much room is great. Though a Kindle would reduce the amount of books published, and this may somewhat save trees, it wouldn’t be the same as having the real deal. Having that fresh book smell, and feeling the rough edges and embossed title.
Therefore I doubt I’ll be asking for a Kindle this year, but maybe in a couple of years, when the actual book isn’t as important to me. Or I have the desire to carry around the free classics rather than carrying around several books. Which would make sense when I am in Uni, studying English Literature.
What I would have to decided next is whether I would want the wifi or wifi and 3G version.

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At The End Of The Day

I didn’t win the election XD. Suprisingly I don’t mind that much, which I didn’t expect. Maybe because I wasn’t that bothered about it in the beginning, and I have other things to do. Such as the EPQ, which is “Extended Project Qualification”. So for that I have to write an essay about something I find interesting. I’m looking forward to it, thinking of doing something involving English and Literature. I have to give that a lot of thought. Then along with that, there is my personal statement that I have to write. I still don’t even know what I am supposed to do with that. I am soooo clueless.

What I have been trying for the last month is to get a job, and I am failing miserably. Nobody seems to want me, and I feel like I am filling out the applications completely wrong XD. Even though I have no experience beside 2 weeks at New! Magazine.

I have applied to John Lewis, Best Buy, Mcdonalds and even Hobby Craft, which i am extremely qualified for, since i have an art GCSE, and i know a lot about craft. It’s a shame really, since i didnt even get a rejection letter.

I dont know how people handle it, if i just had some experience I could easily get a job, but if you dont have experience you can’t ever get a job. Unless someone pitied me.

I just want something to do, i like working, thats why i apply to things like student union and EPQ, because i think i can do the job well. That’s why i became a senior prefect, and i think that is the one time i have lucked out, since i was picked out of everyone in my year, and their were only 12 places. I think i did the job very well, which is probably how I got into the college i am currently in.

I think the most important thing now, for this summer, is to just get a really good personal statement out of me, so i can manage some how to get into the university of my choice. I really hope that i can at least win this fight.

Because really at the end of the day, i work hard, and i hope its hard enough.