I’m not an early adopter for new technology. I don’t need to have the latest and greatest gadgets.
So when the other book lovers I know started getting e-readers, I was perfectly happy to stick with “real” books.
But then my mom saw a great deal on a Kindle and gave it to me for Christmas – as a joint gift that was also addressed to my hubby. Now I love the thing and the problem is that we have to share it.
Somehow he always manages to claim it in the evening before I can get to it. *Sigh* We may just have to get me my own!
We both love how small and portable the Kindle is while still being very readable. I’ve tried reading books on my cell phone a few times while I was stuck at my kids’ sport practices and didn’t like it very well because the screen was just too small. I find that the Kindle size is much better.
It’s also handy to be able to download books at any time without waiting for a delivery or driving to the store. I like that there’s less of a carbon footprint for electronic delivery.
Of course, one of the best advantages is that electronic books are less expensive than print editions and sometimes even free. I’m trying to read through more classic literature so I love that I can get the classics inexpensively – some for free and some for just 99 cents.
I have to admit that I do miss having a physical book to flip through. Since we already have five overflowing bookcases, that’s probably a good thing though! It saves us from having to find more shelf space.
Have you moved to using an e-reader for your books? What are you reading?
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