Wednesday, February 16, 2011

E-Readers

As many of you know, I received a Kindle for Christmas, and yes, I’m still loving it. I tucks so nicely into my Miche purse (of which I just got two new shells). The Kindle makes it is so convenient to read a few pages while waiting practically anywhere, and it’s eliminated that stack of books on my bedside table.

It seems every time I pull it out, someone either says, “Oh, I got a Kindle (or Nook) for Christmas. I love it!” or “Is that a Kindle? Can I see it? I’ve been considering getting one.” Once in awhile someone will say, “I’ll never get one of those. I love the feel of a book too much.” Or “That would make my eyes hurt.”

It seems e-readers were the gift of the season, for all ages. Sales in e-books have continued to increase since December, and libraries have seen a drastic increase in people ‘borrowing’ e-books. (I still have to figure out that app.)

As for the eye-strain, or the feel of a book…In my opinion—it’s inconsequential. Eye-strain happens if you do one thing for too long, including reading paper books. And I still can hold a book between my hands. I have shelves of them; have even picked up a few since getting the Kindle. For me the e-reader is a welcome alternative, not an end-all to how I read in the past.

Okay, enough opinion sharing. I’m off to my WIP. I left the hero and heroine in a cave with a bank robber last night, and am anxious to see what happens.

Create memories today. You’ll be glad you did.

2 comments:

Paty Jager said...

My new phone has the kindle app and I've been reading on it like crazy (Now that I have the extra time to read) I agree it was so much nicer to have three boosk on my phone when I went to Texas last month than to pack three books in my carry on baggage. Yes, I go through one and a half books per trip when flying each direction. I'm a nervous flier and keep my nose in the book from the minute I sit down int he plane until I walk off. And it seems our plane trips are never short ones. Alaska, Texas, next month I to to Louisiana. so I love the portability of the e-reader. But I love my volumes of research books. I like tagging the pages and highlighting information I may need more than once. I don't see doing that with a research book on an e-reader.

Looking forward to reading your next book!

Gianella said...

It's so nice to have come across a blog which talks about books. I am a lover of books as well :)