I love reading and often get completely caught up in a good book….to the point that nothing else gets done. I have shelves and boxes full of books, and currently my nightstand has eight books stacked on top, plus my Literati eReader.
Do you like digging into a paperback and feeling the pages between your fingers, or do you like the convenience of having all of your books on one device that fits in your purse?
I am still torn. Since getting my original Literati in November, I have since had it replaced by the black model, which took care of almost all of the gripes I had about the white model. The buttons are much easier to use, which makes the device better to navigate and more pleasant to read. I have read three LONG novels on the Literati so far, and I have about 80 more waiting on my virtual bookshelf.
Digital books are cheap and easy to purchase, and I plan on using it a lot, especially during the summer when we spend a lot of time outside at the park and the pool. I find it easy to read on my eReader and it has never bothered my eyes. I love being ready with multiple books on a trip (without having to pack 3 paperbacks in my carry-on) or simply having something ready in my purse when I’m out and about in town.
However, I don’t know if I will ever fully give up my book collection. I still love being able to hold a book in my hands. There’s something comforting in that. I don’t like the space that my books take up, and I have a bad habit of buying books used and hanging on to them, even if I will most likely never read them again.
I think I will probably stick with both for now. Once I tried out an eReader, I knew from the start that I wouldn’t ever be without one. But I am not ready to sell my book collection, either.
Granted, this is from the woman who still has a VHS video player and a whole shelf of old videos that I can’t let go of, either.
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