To nook to kindle or not?

For quite some time now I have been boycotting the nook and kindle. I would say things like its just not the same, I like the look the feel the touch the smell of a good old fashion book. Secretly of course I had been doing my research as to which e-reader is right for me. All of those things I cried out were true and thats why you can find me diving into bargain bins at the grocery store, Walmart and the local bookstore. I am “rescuing” these tangible copies. In all honesty though what it comes down to is…I love stories. My excitement to have google play books already downloaded on to my Android cell phone is non describable. To have Pride and Prejudice at my fingertips along with whatever other guilty pleasure I choose is euphoric. That is when I knew I would own an ereader some day. Even after going back and forth between barnes and nobles nook and amazons kindle and a couple other ereaders that came up in my search query the conclusion I came to is that they all are pretty much the same. The newest nooks and kindles are more like tablets with the options to search the web, download games and watch movies. I wasn’t sure this was right for me because those things would distract me from reading. I found the nook simple touch brand new, only turned on once, on craigslist for $40. The man I bought it from bought it for his 12 year old daughter. She turned it on once quickly found out it was only able to use wifi to download books from the nook store and never powered on again. So her father went out and bought her the kindle fire tablet. This hurt to hear as an author because it was evident the child probably wouldn’t be using the ereader to read. As an avid reader I was ecstatic. Now I can download as many books as I want and they won’t clutter up my apartment. I also tend to read several books at once which makes packing tricky since traveling is another passion of mine. So there you have it I have decided to read e-books as well as paper bound copies!

One response to “ To nook to kindle or not? ”

  1. Harvey says:

    Welcome to the 21st century. Electonic books will save you money and help the rain forest. I’m not sure about global warming, but what the heck, the Chinese make E-readers so they’ll suffer first(that may be illogical). Of course you still need someone to write those books. It will be a sad day when stories become artificially generated. You’ll need someone to invent an E-raser to clear up the Cloud where your books are stored. I’m just glad you are reading.

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