Saturday, October 8, 2011

To e-read, Or not to e-read. That is the question.



Guys! I am on the edge right now. Should I get an e-reader? (Or rather, ask for one for Christmas?) I love having the actual book in my hand, but e-readers seem so convenient! I just don't know what to do! Help me decide please!! Comment with why I should(or shouldn't) get one.

7 comments:

Wodke Hawkinson said...

I really love my Kindle. I haven't given up regular books, though. But the Kindle is so handy. I can carry hundreds of books on it. Really lightens the load!

Stephanie Asbridge said...

Thanks for your comment! The light-weight feature is really a plus.

Sheilagh Lee said...

I love my Kobo but make sure you get one that is compatible with the site you want to but books from.the Kindle or nook seems to be better in that respect.Also make sure you get a touch screen one they are actually easier to use. be able to take lots of books anywhere is great without the weight and a lot of libraries are now giving us the ability to take out books that way.

Stephanie Asbridge said...

The mobility is also a really great plus. I love seeing your comments, and others' comments on twitter. I think I'm being convinced!

Kirkus MacGowan said...

Hey Stephanie, thought I'd take a look at your blog. Great book list! It makes me wish I'd started reading earlier in life.

I'm in the same boat as Wodke. I can't imagine being without my Kindle now, but at least a couple nights a week I'm sure to read a paperback.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sarah said...

Howdy! I would say go for it! Makes life a lot easier if you use NetGalley. You can use a program called Calibre to convert from ePubs to Kindle format.

I love my Kindle. While I do still read many physical books, I love being able to access my entire library at my fingertips! Also, the e-Ink is great on the eyes... not like the digital screen you would get on an iPad or Nook.

Hope this helps! If you have any questions feel free to email me. I've had the first generation Kindle and I now own the Kindle 3G (not the touch one). The Kindle Touch looks great though!

Jessi said...

I never, ever thought that I would become an eBook person, but my parents bought me a NookColor for Christmas last year and I swear that I take it with me EVERYWHERE. As someone who likes to have reading choices, the ereader is absoluately fabulous for trips and just to carry around on a daily basis. Check your local library, too, to see what kinds of eBooks they might loan to make sure you get a compatible device. Overdrive recently started lending Kindle editions, so it's not as much of an issue as it used to be, but it will probably still vary by library. :-)