No need for conflict.
Among other presents from my brilliant family, I received a Kindle reader for my birthday last weekend.
In fact I share a birthday with the Queen- April 21st.
I’m much younger of course.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about Kindle as I do love a printed book still and have many here on my shelves, including a Biggles book won as a Latin prize by my late brother back in the 1940s and a number of Just William books, that I had to buy for myself. I was never any good at Latin.
There are many annuals too belonging to my children and later read by my grandchildren and I remember well , the excitement engendered by the latest Dandy, Beano or Rupert Annual on Christmas morning.
Still, move with the times is my motto; Kindle can live happily alongside print and just to prove it, the latest editions of the first four Lord Ferrister books are now available in Kindle format.
I think there is room for both formats and no doubt within a very few years there will an entirely new technology to intrigue us.
What matters most as far as I am concerned, is that children keep on reading; safe, sensible,non-threatening works.
There are still plenty around, Kindle or otherwise.