Monday, April 8, 2013

Musing Mondays - April 8th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

  • Describe one of your reading habits.
  • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
  • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
  • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
  • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
  • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books -- let's hear it, then! :D

My Musing...

Okay...I'm just rambling this week....and I'm rambling about technology and books.  As many of my regular blog readers know, I'm loving my e-readers.  I never planned to get one - I thought I was a traditionalist and could only read a print book, but I was wrong about myself.  I love my e-readers.  I went from a Nook, to a Nook Color to a Nook Touch  to a Kobo to a Kindle to a Kindle Fire to a Kindle Paperwhite.  So, here I am with 6 e-readers and a ton of books (mostly freebies and review books) on each one. But, my love of technology hasn't ended there...

Now I have a Samsung Tablet and I have apps for the Kindle, Nook and Kobo on it.  So, now I can read all my e-books from all my devices in one place!  Not to mention that I can also play all those addictive games that I love and play on Facebook.

Problem is...with all the extra bells and whistles on my tablet, I get easily distracted from reading.  It's too easy for me to go from book to game to e-mail (oh, my e-mail is on the tablet too).  I have to figure out a way to concentrate on reading again.  There are just not enough hours in a day to do everything I want to do.  Before I know it, it's nighttime and I have to go to sleep.  Maybe I should just give up sleeping?

What about you? Have you been caught up in technology too? 


  1. I gave my old and first Kindle to my teenage grand nephew, who is thrilled. It has a ton of books on it, mostly free books, but his dad hopes he sticks to the classics.

  2. Yep, I'm an eReader addict. I have an original Nook (my first), Nook Color, Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire. I still love and read on them all, lol. My husband got me an iPhone for Valentine's Day, and I can read books on it, too. I need help!

  3. I have a Nook or two around here, but when I got a tablet (an iPad) I went to using apps for the Nook and Kindle and iBooks on it.
    I still have issues with the whole e-book think, but happily, I am rarely distracted by games..or my e-mail.

  4. LOL... I thought the same way as you, I said, "I have to many books on my bookshelves, so no e-readers. Then in January 2012, I decided to get a Nook Color, loved a Kindle...didn't like it as well...Finally in December 2012 got a it but not as much as the Nook Color... Last week I got an iPad 2 which has my Nook on far I like my Nook Color best, but I'm sure the more I use my iPad and play around with it I will probably began to like it best of all. Happy Reading....

  5. That's awesome that you can use your tablet as an eReader! I know what you mean about distractions, though.... Excellent musing today; I think many of us can relate to your post.

  6. 6 e-readers?! wow lady, that's impressive! I have a Samsung phone and I can just image how awesome the Tablet is. That's great that you can combine all the e-reader apps like that.
    I finally got a Nook for Christmas, and after always swearing I'd never go 'e-reader', I'm a convert. I love my Nook. The problem surely is that I can surf the web on it and check facebook, blogger, not only does my e-reader distract me from hard copies of books, it also distracts me from reading as well. I've started getting stricter though, and making sure I stay off the web, or else I'll never get anything read.
    Happy Monday.

  7. I sometimes consider buying a Kindle, just to learn the technology: I have little experience with touch-screens and modern operating systems. As a librarian, I need to know how to operate gadgets because so many people come in looking for help from us. I could see getting a Kindle to save on space, considering how much I read, but I'm adverse to gadgets...I feel they get in the way of my enjoying life, because they're constantly demanding my attention.

  8. Six e-readers is craziness! I personally have a Nook Color, plus I have apps on my computer and phone, but that's all as far as e-books go. Much as I love e-books I still far prefer hardcopies. I can totally understand where you're coming from though as far as distractions go because I have the same issue when I read on my phone. Interestingly though, I don't have that issue when I read on my Nook because I literally use it just for reading (and buying way too many e-books, lol!).

  9. I've had 3 Kindles - a basic, a touch and now a paperwhite. Admittedly I sold the first two so only have one. I do enjoy reading on it and am glad to have it to take on holiday in the next couple of weeks. I sometimes read on the iPad or my android phone using the Kindle app. I am thinking about getting an iPad mini. I love technology but 6 e readers! That is as someone else said, craziness! Lol my musing is here:


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