Hubby saw that Pickles comic strip a few Sundays-ago, and immediately told me, “That one is for you!”
I have a love-hate relationship with our e-reader; I love to hate it.
I like to hold a book in my hands. I like to feel the weight of the paper. I like to flip the pages. And most of all I like to read the last chapter first! Ok, usually after the second chapter… I want to know if I am wasting my time reading the book, and for many, many books I flip to the end and see if it will be worth the journey. A book is extra special if I don’t do this… that means it captured my attention from page one, and I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
And yes, sometimes I eat dessert before dinner. 🙂
With an e-reader of any sort, you don’t get the paper… it is just another computer. Flipping to the last chapter requires a bit of effort (hey, what can I say? I am lazy), and well, I just don’t like it. Period.
Now that doesn’t mean I don’t use our reader… I do. If I am in need of a quick fix and I can’t get to the bookstore, I just download a book and a minute later I am reading! That to me, is the biggest (and probably only) perk to a kindle, nook, whatever e-reader you may have.
I like that I can get a digital book for nothing, 89¢, 2 bucks – something really inexpensive, but I have also paid more for a digital book than the paperback. The first time I downloaded a paperback on digital and it was a dollar more than the actual paperback at Target, welllllllllll let’s just say I was most displeased. And much more careful in the future. If a digital book is the same price as a paperback, I will now wait the day or two and get the paperback. Every. Single. Time.
So, Do You Like Your Kindle? (or other e-reader?) What do you use it for mainly? Reading, recipe books, surf online?
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