In which I rant about eReaders
Yes, eReaders. You either love them or you hate them. Unless you’re me, then you kind of hate them while sitting there and thinking “I need one!” Yeah, I have this totally unique love/hate relationship with eReaders.
I hate them because nothing will ever replace holding a book in my hand while reading it. There are lots of things you can do with a book that you can’t do with an eReader. Like turning the page! I mean really, is there anything better than turning a page? Yeah, there are literally millions of other things better than turning a page but I love it more than I love scrolling down a screen.
Another reason why I don’t like eReaders is because you don’t have to worry about dead batteries or technological failure when you pick up a book to read. Even if the lightbulb in your lamp dies you can just walk outside and read. (Night or day. Both work. Trust me, I’ve read outside under the sunlight and the moonlight. ‘Twas awesome.)
Though, one of the pros of eReaders is that it is backlight. I’m sure I wasn’t the only kid who stayed up late on school nights reading, but got caught because my parents saw the lamp light still on. Yeah, having an eReader would have prevented so many fights with my parents.
I do have the Kindle app on my phone, so I do know that it is so much easier to whip out my phone and start reading while standing in line somewhere. I could whip out my book but I can hold my phone in one hand and slide it into my pocket when I’m in the front of the line.
So the point of this rant comes to this – I’m breaking down and going to buy one for myself. (I probably should save this money for something else but I need an eReader. Need one. I’ve tried entering contests to win one and I’ve never won. It’s so depressing. So now I’ll be shelling out the money to buy one.) But I don’t know what eReader I should get. A Kindle? A Nook? I’ve heard that a Nook Color is way better than both the Nook and the Kindle but it’s more expensive. Is a Kindle worth getting? Yes it’s cheaper, but a lot of the ebooks I’ll be getting will be pdfs or .ascm and you can’t download those onto a Kindle. Yes there are pros and cons to each eReader (and trust me, I’ve made multiple lists) but I want your help figuring out which one I should get. Give me the dirty details about your eReaders (but only if you own one, if you don’t, we can talk about how much we love turning pages in a book!) or tell me if you know of a cheap eReader that is better than both the Kindle and the Nook. Yeah, tell me all about the cheap, awesome eReaders.
P.S. I’m sorry that this rant is pretty short and not very rant-y, but I’m super busy right now and I did want your imput on this. So to make it up to you guys, I can tell you right now that I’m working on a four-part rant. Yes, a four-part rant. As in, for four weeks, you will get one part of a totally awesome rant. I won’t tell you what it’s about but I can tell you that I’ve been wanting to write these since before I started writing CLR. So I want it to be perfect. Hopefully you’ll read part one in a couple of weeks.