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?

My answer...

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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  1. I'm on the fence. I did purchase a kindle when they first came out but hated reading on it (gave me headaches) but I also purchased an iTouch and love it. Go figure.

    I have way too many physical books that are unread to contemplate buying them as ebooks. I too shudder when I think of moving them!

    I also have too many formats to lock myself into a specific ereader. For now, I have a touch with a kindle app.

  2. I agree, EReaders are great for vacations. I really like them for being able to fit in my pocketbook for doctor appointments, errands, etc. However, I do love the feel of being surrounded by my Print books while sitting in my reading room.

  3. I am enjoying my Kindle.

    It is still very new to me, but I can see advantages. Storage and font being two.

    I have noticed some print books are featuring much smaller print and it isnt so easy on the eyes.

    I do wish I could see all my Kindle books as front covers rather than just a list.


  4. I will never go 100% e reader, I lobe physical books to much, but I do have a NOOK that I love and am using it more and more. This year I am challenging myself to read all of our book club reads on my NOOK.

  5. I adore my Kindle for many of the reasons that you mentioned. I am a mood reader as well and I love having (250 books currently) in my purse. I use to bring 14 paperbacks when we went to Aruba for 2 weeks, now with the baggage regulations, that extra weight would matter.

    I'm no longer a fan of hardcovers as they are just too heavy to read in bed, carry around etc. Trade size is still my favorite for print books.

    Love your neighborhood watch cat! Have a great week Yvonne.

  6. I am so glad to read how much you love your ereaders. I just recently purchased my first one, and so far I am loving it. However, I have only read two books on it, but nevertheless, I like it.

  7. I do know an e-reader has lots of benefits, like the ones you listed. I may give in eventually and get one :) My crazy book collection is out of I have no more room left.

  8. No e-readers for me yet. And, quite honestly, I have no desire for one. Give me a real live hold-it-in-your hands book every time. Part of it is that feel of a "real book in my hands" experience...but a big part is also the fact that I spend 80-90% of my day (work and blogging) onscreen. When I read for pleasure, I want it to be a totally different experience from work...and I'm not going to get that if I'm staring at another glowing screen.

  9. As the books pile up, the physical issue is not t be ignored.

  10. EReaders are pretty awesome when you are on the go. And, I hadn't thought of it, but it is good for storage too. I've got some overflowing bookshelves to be sure.

    But, while I love my eReader, I also love to hold a good book in my hands, ya know?

    My Monday Musing is HERE.

  11. I got a nook last summer and love it! I read about 50% of my books on it now! It fits great in my purse without me having to worry about broken spines or bent pages! And yes...less to store and a bit cheaper than paper copies!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  12. I never thought I would have one or enjoy it...but I got one for Christmas Kindle.

    I live across from B & N, too, and I'm tempted when I see the Nook.

    My TBRs are a big part of why I like having the e-reader. But I still like print books.

    Here's MY MONDAY MUSINGS POST and here’s

  13. Yay Nook!!! :-)

    I'm a moody reader, too, and bringing three books is never enough. My Musing:

  14. I have an e-reader and I really like it, because I can take it everywhere with me and read my eBooks downloaded from All you can books... a great site with so many interesting titles and we can have them with just one click.


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