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.