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Thursday, January 27, 2011

E-Readers (Or, Why I Love My Nook Color)

Before December 25, 2010, I was a skeptic. I didn't get e-readers. I loved paper. I needed my books in hard form.

It has all changed.  I totally get e-readers now. It took a few pages of the first book I purchased for my Nook Color to get used to the screen, but now I don't want to go back.   The convenience, ease and accessibility of reading books in electronic format surpassed my expectations.  I love being able to change the font size (since I'm about half-blind), make notes on what I'm reading, and look up words that befuddle me (and there are plenty of those).  I still love books, but I'm a convert.

Like an obsessive shopper, I purchased several novels (the Fever series) I already owned in hard form so that they would be on my Nook if needed when I travel. I am looking forward to trips so I can take my Nook with me.

I would love to hear everyone's experiences with e-readers. 


  1. At my house there are books crammed into every corner. I got a Kindle for Christmas and can't believe how much I love it! It's easy to buy books. I can take it with me wherever and best of all I don't have to find any more shelf space at my house for more paper books.

  2. I chose to get a full tablet over an ereader and am very happy I did.

    my android tablet is used everyday, unlike the laptop I purchased thinking I would use it everyday.

    Best $250 I ever spent in my life in my opinion.

  3. Karen - I am with you on the stacks of books. That was one of the big lures of the e-reader. Now, I can still have tons of books, but the shelf real estate is preserved!

    Forestknight - I am intrigued by tablets. What all have you used yours for?