Thursday, November 10, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: eRevolution




E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?

I actually won a Nook 3G Classic in an online contest a couple years ago. I'd always wanted one, but couldn't swing the cost (that was before the price wars between Amazon and Barnes and Noble... where we all win!). I was so thrilled because reading eBooks on my computer was hard (I'd often print them off instead, which sort of defeats the purpose of an eBook).

While it hadn't replaced print books for me, I do enjoy having one. It's especially nice to get the free downloads from new authors to help me find different things to read that might not have been something I'd have chosen on my own.

It's also easier for my to hold. My hands can get stiff and achy sometimes, and the Nook is lighter than a book, plus I bought a cover that works as an easel, so I can sit it on the table and not hold it at all if need be (and the pages don't flip closed!).

So, yes, I do enjoy having it. While it may not replace print books, it's convenient and easy and I can even borrow books from the library.

22 comments:

  1. I have a Kindle and find that I buy e-books (takes up less room on crowded shelves, and you don't have to wait) and borrow p-books. I agree on the weight thing too, I love that it is light.

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  2. I got a Kindle as a gift -- and became a convert also :-)
    http://kirstenmortensen.com/booking-through-thursdays-mama-dont-take-my-e-reader-away.htm

    btw, re your hands -- I get tremendous relief by massaging trigger points in my forearms. I blogged about that here -- maybe worth looking into? http://kirstenmortensen.com/trigger-points.htm

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  3. Thanks for your response. Good to know most people really enjoy both.

    My response is at: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/11/booking-through-thursday-3.html

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  4. My Kindle was a gift, or I probably still wouldn't have one! There are advantages...but my e-reader is like a supplemental reading experience for me. Here's MY BTT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  5. I don't have an e-reader, but can see how great they would be if you travel a lot. If ever I get one it would probably be a Nook, since I love B&Ns and visit there quite often, and they would definitely have to teach me how to use it. Until then I will be a page turner.

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  6. I don't have one yet but no doubt some time in the future I will get one. I can see that it might be useful in some situations; less in others.

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  7. Thanks for your response! E-readers are great for travel and carrying around! More books can come along at a time! And they have quite a few cheap and free ebooks for downloads!

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  8. Agreed with you! E-readers at my place's quite expensive. I really, really would love to have one because I travel a lot. :)

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  9. i've never tried to read a digital copy of a book. i don't know if i would like an e-reader.

    Trish - My BTT Post

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  10. When I get one, I hope I enjoy it!
    It's cool that you won one! :D

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  11. I think that us self proclaimed book addicts will always purchase both print and ebooks no matter what form. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I still prefer the actual book.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/booking-through-thursday_10.html

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  13. I understand they have a lot of use for people (like military folk) who enjoy reading but don't have a lot of space to reserve for books, but I can't bring myself to accept them as 'real' books!

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  14. I'm not an e-reader person at all.

    My BTT post is here if you'd like a look :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by. Kindle Fire has apps on it, and it's in color. You can watch movies, play games and read books. I'm crossing my fingers for it.

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  16. That's the one real disadvantage of the iPad - it's a little heavy. Can't really hold it in one hand and read, the way you can with a "real" book or other e-reader. Otherwise, it's great!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy reading!

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  17. I love my Nook. It's the best investment I made in a long time.

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  18. Oh wow. That is awesome. And yes, I agree with you that an ebook reader would be convenient but I do prefer actual books.

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  19. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Great answer! Holding a book can be an inconvenience at times especially during the winter months. My hands feel cold and get stiff at times. An e-reader can be helpful in such times.

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  20. I don't have an e-reader, but I've been contemplating a Kindle since they lowered the price. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  21. Oh yes, you mentioned something I didn't think of: all of the free books you can get!

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So... inquiring minds want to know: what do you think?