I have a confession to make. I love books. I love to sit down with a book in hand, excitement over the story inside. Before I start with page one I might skim the flap or back cover and I almost always read about the author first. I’ll look at the cover, maybe check the publication date. It’s a very tactile thing. It’s a comfortable, happy feeling, holding a book in my hands.
I’ve never been one to need the next tech gadget so ereaders weren’t much of a temptation, but in the past few years so many bloggers have fallen in love (or at least serious like) with their readers and I started to pay attention. I have a house filled to the brim with shelves of overflowing books and have deluded myself into believing that someday, one day far in the future, I will read them all. Ereaders will not aid me in fulfilling that goal.
After my review of The Duke of Cleveland by Les Roberts I received a very nice email from Les and an offer to read his very first book from his publicist, Jane. The only catch is that it was an ebook. Well, I decided to have my mom download it on her Kindle and then we could both read it.
I’m not going to rush out and buy one tomorrow, but I did enjoy the experience. It was nice to choose my font and background lighting and I loved the size of it. I didn’t really use any of the features and since I was borrowing it from mom I really didn’t take the time to learn what they were.
I won’t say that I’m a convert, but I am that much closer to buying one. It will be a Nook though. I’d be glad to hear any thoughts, good and bad, about the Nook.
My mom and I both read and we’re working on a joint review. Stay tuned…