I was reluctant to buy an e-reader. I love paper books; the smell, the experience of picking one out in the library or bookstore and even the wonderful *shhhp* sound of a page turning. I enjoy the thrill of tearing into the mail when I find a used book that I've requested on paperbackswap.com. Each book seems to have a personality of its own and a life that I'm now a part of.
My family and I pitched in to get my mother a NOOK as a gift and shortly thereafter, I started to envy her constant access to books. Also, I'd noticed that the price of paper books were quite high and becoming a hindrance to my reading. Something had to give, so began my journey into researching e-reader devices.
After considering features, prices and the ongoing costs of e-books, I decided on the Kindle Wi-Fi. The transition hasn't been nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I still get lost in the stories I read and I don't miss turning the pages as much as I thought I would. And I love checking out the free list when I can. Sometimes I hit the lottery and find a great book or discover a new author that I like.
|I bought this nifty cover from ByNanasHands on ArtFire. She has a great selection here.|
I've already saved money with my Kindle. The e-book versions are usually cheaper than the paper ones, plus I have access to loads of free books. So if you're considering an e-reader but are afraid that you'll miss paper books, it's not that bad, I promise.