Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Why I Love my E-reader

I dare say that I am a fan of the e-books. I don’t even own an e-reader at this time (I did own the very first Kobo reader though it hasn’t fared well over the years… OK, it hasn’t fared well over the years around FOUR young children…). I read just about every book on my iPhone, on one of three e-reading apps that I have downloaded. Kobo, Kindle, or iBooks.
Here are FOURTEEN reasons why I prefer the e-books over the book book (though I still own a ton of books and love them too).

  1. E-books can be read in the dark, as long as you have a reader with a backlight. This is great for the lazy reader who doesn’t want to reach over to turn the light off at night to go to sleep… Not that this is me or anything… OK moving on.
  2. They are usually cheaper than the book book (this is a big one when you read as much as I do)
  3. They are easier to get comfortable with (you can’t deny this one! Try lying down with a book book, I know you’ve been facebooked at least a time or two)
  4. You can literally have hundreds of books on an e-reader (or in my case my iPhone) all available at the touch of a button. And it doesn’t weigh more than a single e-reader device.
  5. You can take your entire library with you wherever you go! Read on the bus, waiting rooms, the bus, between classes, bus….
  6. You can make notes while reading in the e-book without ruining the books future readability (this is a great tool for us reviewers)
  7. No more paper cuts! Seriously, they hurt!
  8. Your bookmark can’t fall out and lose your page, even if you shake the e-reader really hard, your page is still waiting for you.
  9. An e-book is lighter to carry around than a book book. We can carry around smaller purses! I mean we could, but we probably won’t…
  10. An e-book can be purchased with a few taps of a button, and BAM you have it instantly. You don’t have to go to a book store or library, you don’t even have to leave your house…You can literally buy a book from anywhere and at any time.
  11. You can feel good about the environment when reading an e-book. Think of the tree that didn’t have to get cut down because you didn’t buy a paperback. (Honestly speaking, that poor tree still probably got cut down…but for furniture instead or something… sigh)
  12. You can’t lose an e-book like you can misplace a book book. I swear I left that book beside the bed… Oh here it is! In the bathroom… blush
  13. No visible book cover! You can read anything anywhere and no one will ever know that you’re reading erotica at the bus stop!
  14. And the best about e-books, they help indie authors get their books out and reviewed more easily and cost efficiently rather than having to send out physical copies of their novels to reviewers.

What do you think? Do you have anymore reasons why you prefer your e-reader? Let me know in the comments. Till then, Happy Reading!

(Written by Kristine Schwartz)

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