Monday, January 16, 2012

Musing Monday #3 - To e-Read or not to e-Read?

Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at ShouldBeReading. Each week she poses a bookish question for us book bloggers to discuss. This week's question is...
What devices - if any do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable, or still somewhat bothersome? Or: If you only read the print books, why haven't you chosen to read on any devices?
Well, I do not have an e-reading device of my own - yet - but my 10-year-old daughter has a Kindle Fire, which she purchased with her own money, that she is gracious enough to let me use. Honestly, I resisted the whole e-reader thing for as long as I could. BUT, as a book blogger, it's almost necessary nowadays. I mean, with so many advanced copies only being available as ebooks...I just felt like I had to jump on the bandwagon. It's not as bad as I thought. The Kindle does not hurt my eyes, and it's very convenient. I am going to make my hubby buy me one of my own for my birthday.
But, it will NEVER replace print books, in my opinion! I'm pretty confident that I will ALWAYS prefer print books - the feel of the pages, the smell of the ink and paper....all you bookworms know exactly what I'm talking about!
So, how do YOU feel about e-readers? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Ashley said...

Dropping by from the Frugal Experiments blog hop! Absolutely love this blog. I'll be following! Hope you'll drop by and see me too.


Totally Booked Solid said... hopping by. i agree Print books are the best

Chelsey said...

I am also a print fan! It's hard to give up the wonderful feel and smell of a book!

Thanks for following =).

Alexia561 said...

I'll never give up print books either, but love my nook Simple Touch! With so many ARCs only available as eBooks now, plus the awesomeness of NetGalley, I think it's a necessity! At least, that's what I told my hubby! *L*

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

I'll never give up print books either. There's just something about the way a book feels and smells. But ebooks are nice to have as well. I love the fact that I can read the Kindle Fire in the dark because it's backlit.
And how awesome is your daughter for buying her own Kindle Fire?!

I'm a new follower!

:) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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