Quick, take my e-reader away. It seems I've become addicted!
At first when I began my e-reader voyage, hubbie accused me of just liking to shop online and not actually reading what I was buying. And you know, to begin with he was right. The novelty of just picking out a book and plopping it effortlessly through the nethersphere onto my e-reader was too tempting to resist. Now not to say that I bankrupted the family in book purchases. Let's just say I'll make it through the remainder of a Saskatchewan winter. Although, let's be clear - that could pessimistically mean somewhere near the end of April - it's been known to happen.
So I've settled in to begin working my way through all my purchases and no, I haven't divorced myself from paper. There is still nothing that compares to a paper book. And yes, I bought a few of those too. Not to be repetitious but what the heck - it's been a cold winter. And I'll be well entertained right through to the end and possibly well into spring.
Now I'm digressing. Where was I going with this? Just that I'm surprised that I'm this comfortable with an e-reader and that I don't love it any more nor any less than a paper book. It's just different. I won't take it to the beach, or the bath, or eat a solitary breakfast with e-book in hand. Somehow it just wasn't made for that. But it's good almost everywhere else and for purchasing books that I may enjoy but don't need to see resting comfortably on my shelves. It's handy for travel and journeying back and forth to work. And it's dandy for shopping for books - of course we already covered that!
Yes, me and said e-reader are getting into a routine. Although, I must admit that a paperback book will never tell me that it's about to shutdown because it's run out of power. And after getting tired of issuing warnings, a paperback will never just close its cover in mid sentence and shut down like my e-book did the other night. The nerve!
What's your preference - paper or paperless?