E-readers!

I must admit that I have yet to embrace e-readers. I am not really a techie girl, but when I first heard of e-readers, I thought, now there’s a toy I can get behind!

I have a friend who, like me, is an avid reader. We lived next door to each other all during high school years. There were days when we would get together – and just read – not even the same book!! Never saying a word to each other!! After a couple of hours, one of our mothers usually called us, and we would wave goodbye, awaiting our next exciting “play-date”!! It was from this friend that I first heard of an e-reader. She loves it!! Being a business traveller, away for extended time periods, she has one less suitcase to carry!! And therefore, her load is much lighter!! As I said, she loves it!

So, I did my due diligence and checked out the various models. Yes, it seemed cool, and loaded with many books as a feature, maybe I would read all those old Classics that so far I have missed out on.

But, bottom line, for me, it is not a book. It does not look like a book, rustle pages like a book, or require the use of a quirky bookmark. It does not feel like a book, and it does not smell like a book! (And oh, what an intoxicating smell that can be!). In short, an e-reader is not a book!!

So, for now, I will wait for the better versions of e-readers to be issued – because you know that will happen – and then make my decision to buy, or not buy, all over again!!

Choose Joy!
Patricia

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6 responses to “E-readers!

  1. I love the printed word but I have truly gotten addicted to my Kindle. Love it. I am a new follower and would love to have you visit and follow my blog. I write book reviews and stories about my crazy life. Hope you enjoy it there. Donna

    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

  2. I’m a new follower from Book Blogs. I was reluctant to get my Nook Color, but I have to say that I love it! There are times when I still prefer a regular paper print book, but I love the portability of the Nook Color. My kids love the Children’s books on it, especially the “read-to-me” ones. Of course, I’ve had a computer since 9th grade & my husband is a programmer & I’m on the computer all the time too, so I love technology too! I do still like paper books, but I’m glad I got an eReader too!

    • Thanks for your comment, Michelle! I always appreciate what someone else has to say about all the new tech. It is definitely interesting to see change happening before our eyes.

      Enjoy your Nook! Me……? Still thinking……..

      Patricia

  3. Astonishing, isn’t it, to feel so much about bound paper and print!? I was, am and will always be a hard copy kind of a girl, who loves nothing better than to lounge in a hot bath with a good book. Can’t do that with an ebook!

    • Yes, books definitely connect with our emotions – certainly mine do!!

      I was in an ‘old-fashioned’ bookstore a couple of days ago. Cathy, it was awesome!!

      Patricia

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