Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I love to read... Really love to read... I have way too many books stuffed on my poor bookshelves, but I just can’t help myself. And I love to re-read too, so I never get rid of my books. I don’t even like loaning them out. It gives me anxiety.

In an effort to save space, I have been thinking about getting some sort of E-Reader. There are quite a few at the top of my list:
There’s the Kindle, of course, because Amazon has a MASSIVE selection of books.
The Sony E-reader because it comes in red!
And then there’s the iPad. Weird, I know, to want an iPad purely to use as an e-reader. I never said I was normal...

My heart is leaning towards the Sony because it comes in RED, my head is leaning towards the Kindle because of AMAZON, and my nerdy desire to be seen as technologically “hip” is leaning towards the iPad. (My decision will be made for me if J wins the iPad they are giving away at his office... He dislikes all things Apple, so he said I could have it...)

So I’ve been looking and trying to compare... And I still can’t decide. Not only can’t decide between the selections, but can’t decide if I’m going to get one at all... It’s a great idea - don’t get me wrong. I just love the books themselves... And I’m afraid that I’ll be losing something. I love to curl up with a book and I’m afraid that it won’t be the same to curl up with my little e-reader...


I’ll probably end up going with one... And I’m sure I will get used to it and love it and wonder how I ever lived without it in my life! I mean, I’ll probably even NAME the thing... But for now, I’ll just keep turning it around and around and around in my head... Maybe I’ll put J on the task of deciding which one is better... Oooooh, but no... That would take him away from his current task of deciding on our next cell phones... (Mine is SOOOO close to death – I need him to decide!) After he picks out our next phones, I will put him on that task... He has more patience for looking at reviews and finding out all of the info...

Do you have an e-reader? Which one? Do you love it? Do you miss real books??


  1. I am a hold that book in your hands kinda of reader. So actually, I am no help. Sorry!

  2. The only people I know with e-readers have the Kindle. But, I'm partial to it, 'cause Amazon is selling my blog on it...so, I'm probably not the best one to ask!

    It's a shame you can't borrow someone's for a week and read one book just to see how you feel about it...

  3. Sotpping by from SITS...

    Yeah, I've got no good advice for you, as I pretty much go the library route for my reads! Any one you choose, I am sure will be great :)!


  4. Hmm... I may have to try to see if I can nab one from someone to really get a feel for it... Or I'll just stick with my actual books :-) haha

  5. I feel exactly the way you do about my books. Sometimes I feel guilty about buying "just one more" but I can't help it. Especially now since I joined a book club. The library is an option but I like to own my books. I never even considered buying an e-Reader. For me, it just wouldn't be the same. It would probably come in handy while traveling but other than that, I need to feel the paper in my hands.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  6. I worry about the same thing... I don't want to get it and then have it sit and collect dust.....


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