Monday, January 16, 2012
Musing Mondays - EReaders
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This week’s musing asks…
What devices –if any– do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable, or still somewhat bothersome? Or: If you only read the print books, why haven’t you chosen to read on any devices?
Oh yes...I'm definitely an ereader now. It's almost all I use to read these days. Let me first start by saying, I never ever thought I would enjoy an ereader. When people first started talking about the Kindle, I just didn't see the appeal. I thought there was no way I'd ever want one.
Then, my TBR of physical books started to take over the house and we were discussing the possibility of relocating (which never happened and most likely wont at this point - nothing to do with my crazy book collection - LOL). It got me to thinking of how I'd possibly be able to relocate my TBR. The cost of moving the books would be ridiculous and would just take up too much space. It got me to thinking that I should check out an ereader where all my books would be stored on one small device. I work across the street from Barnes & Noble so I went in to hold their demonstration model of the Nook and decided to go for it. I've never looked back. I adore my Nook - I now have an original Nook and a Nook Color (another thing I vowed not to get but I was able to get a great deal). I, also, have a Kobo that I bought for a cheap price when Borders closed.
Besides the storage issue, I discovered that increasing the font size is a huge help. Publishers make the print so small and you obviously can't change the font size of a physical book. You can buy larger print size books, but not all books are available in that format and they are pretty big books. The ereader is just so much more convenient for me. It's gotten to the point where I try not to even accept physical books for review anymore. Once in awhile I do, but overall, I want my ebooks.
We also go on vacation often, so I can take my entire TBR with me and decide what to read when I'm there. A big plus because I'm a moody reader. I used to take 10-12 physical books on vacation so I'd have a choice of what to read.
Although an ereader isn't for everyone, I've had an ereader for 2 years now and never looked back.
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