Thursday, November 10, 2011
Booking Through Thursday: Love Your E-reader??
Question: E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?
I was one of the biggest skeptics concerning e-readers, but I caved in because I was getting so many review requests that were being sent electronically. (And I also received enough Chapters GC one Christmas that I let myself indulge.) And I am the biggest convert as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Kobo ereader. It's so easy to use and I download things other than just books, like newspapers and magazine subscriptions. It makes me feel a lot better about the environment knowing I can just read my favourite magazines on my reader at any time.
The device is like my daughter's stuffed "Biggy Bear" in that it comes everywhere with me, and I don't like anyone else handling it because it has so many books on it now. I have to make sure everything is backed up on the computer as I accidentally did an update the wrong way once and all the books that I downloaded got erased, so I had to put them all back on. Luckily I had everything backed up!! Apparently this can happen to any ereader, according to a techy friend of mine (and most cellphones) so be careful with those updates.
I enjoy mine so much I'm thinking of getting one for my daughter too as she loves to read off the thing. She's not crazy about books like my son and I, but she will sit down anytime and read off the ereader, so if it works who am I to play around with that.
I am an ereader addict!!