Hey, there! Happy Hump Day 🙂 So since this is the first un-prompted book chat I’ve done, I decided I’d discuss the merits of the eReader. Yes, I know this is a widely debated topic. Due to its widespread nature, I want to put my two cents in, too. I decided that for my Wednesday chat days (I alternate with Beth), I’m going to debate a certain topic. I’m rambling now, so on with the debate!
The Case: eReaders
- lightweight – since the books are digital, they’re all tiny and easily transportable
- all in one – if you really buy into the eBook thing, you could have your whole library at your command, given you have enough space
- cases – you get to pick pretty cases
- cost effective – other than the start up cost of the actual reader, eBooks are much cheaper than buying your paper copy
- the smell – you can only sniff an eReader so many times
- cost – depending how fancy you want your eReader, they can get really expensive
- the feel – they just don’t feel the same as a book
- turning pages – I personally love flipping through pages, the swipe just doesn’t do it for me
While I do love my Nook, I just end up buying a physical copy of the book if I love it (All the Bright Places is one very good example). The weight of the book doesn’t bother me all too much. It’s nice to see how many pages I have left while I read, too. It’s not that I want to rush, it’s just a novelty to see how much progress I’ve made.
What are your thoughts? Do you own an eReader?