I'm torn. I keep getting books to read on the iPad and I lose interest. For me there is definitely something about the actual book that I love.I've actually spent time ruminating about what my deal is, and I think I also judge whether to keep reading based on how far I am visually into a book and how much there is left to go. With an ebook I don't get that cue and I just lose interest.I'm also a habitual end reader. I read the first few chapters and then the last few chapters, then I fill in the middle. I hate reading and not knowing where it is going.In fact, I am reading a hard copy book over a nook only book RIGHT NOW! I'm going to take a picture of it and post it to you on twitter (Lord knows why you need proof, but you're getting it!)Go Formerly Trees and Shrubs, long may you flutter!
Congratulations! When I got my Kindle I was so frickin' excited. I'm still kind of excited, really (mainly because of the free books).Tips:- many (legally) free books are posted here daily: MobileReads forum- lots of copyright-free books (and not just classics) can be found (in Kindle format) at Project Gutenburg, Manybooks, and Girlebooks,- you can keep your books organized (and synced with your Kindle) with Calibre, a free program that should work on every kind of OS- we're supposed to get borrowing-books-from-library support SOMETIME soon (hopefully)- don't let people touch the screen! They always want to, because it does look a bit like a touch screen, but if you put too much pressure on it the screen can break.- Anastasia @ Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog
I'm torn as well. I never used to read ebooks but I've been reading a lot on my Kindle PC (cause I don't have a real kindle) and I am finding a lot of Debut Authors through ebooks and I am loving them! So maybe a Kindle is not such a bad thing...
I'm torn as well (haha, seems like a lot of you are) I don't want to "cross over to the dark side" of technology, because it can never beat the original, the paper-bound book. Sure, you can have a super slim kindle, but nothing beats carrying a thick, luscious book. (Wow, that sounds weird) But I understand the appeal of a Kindle, I'll probably cross over too. But hey, as long as you can read ^_^
All I can say is WELCOME!!! :)
I hope you enjoy it because it is very convenient but it will never be as good as the actual books :) But I think I enjoy both now :)
I like my Kindle, but don't really use it all that much because I have so many paper books to get through. It is a neat little device though, and I hope you have fun with it!
I have a Nook but my daughter has swiped it and refuses to give it back, which is actually fine since I prefer paper books anyway.Hey I sent you an email but it came back undeliverable. When you get this comment could you please drop me a note?
LOL.Chuckle, chuckle. It's not as dark side as it looks. And this is coming from a total PAPER book snob. As in HOW DARE SOMEONE INVENT SOMETHING DIGITAL to read books on!! What the...?@*$ But the kicking & screaming had to cease because one, I couldn't do ANYthing about it and two, had to look at the bright side: less trees lose their lives for books that will accumulate and cause even further problemos. There will be a bright(er) side as time goes on to eReaders. Regardless of how annoyed we are.
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