Friday, February 11, 2011


For anyone considering buy an e-Reader, Kobo, Kindle, etc. I say go for it! I love mine and could not live without it. It is especially handy when travelling - no more lugging books across the world, bringing too many or running out of things to read.

I will admit, I was skeptical at first. I am "one of those people" who loves books. I love the smell of them, the feel of them, the excitement when I buy a new one. OK, I know you get it if you are also a book lover, and if not, you probably think I am weird. But that is OK - cause I actually am regardless.

Yes, I still get excited like a kid in a candy store at Indigo, but now I buy other books, like cookbooks, travel books, books on art, etc. But I use my eReader for all my daily fiction reading and LOVE it.

I have almost 400 books on it now and more in my library, and yet my hallway is clear of books. Go figure. That was the deal. Paul said he would buy me my reader as long as I got rid of all the piles of books stacked along the hallway floor. I am only "allowed" books now if they fit in my actual bookcase. (OK, don't tell him but there are a few stacked under my desk).

I would suggest not getting one that is backlit, typically the kind that have a touch screen, if you have vision problems and/or get migraines, as it can be hard to read and trigger headaches. I love my Sony eReader! And, yes, it is PINK like almost everything else I own.


Alberta said...

I also love mine, although it's basic grey! I've had it for 3 years and take it everywhere. I tend to delete books I'll only read once, especially if they are freebies and easily replaced.

Jen, Paul and Daisy said...

Yes, I typically do the same. Save the space for some new reads!

Lesley said...

I'm still not sure about it...I admit I am a collector of my fave authors and the bookshelf has definitely overflowed!

Jen, Paul and Daisy said...

I understand Lesley, I am even now tempted to buy new books in series I have collected in the past, just to finish my collection of hard copies, even though I read the book on my eReader.