Booking through Thursday – E-volution
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme in which we answer a question about books or reading.
E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?
Pre-Kindle I had almost stopped buying books, mostly because of space issues. I still read, but borrowed most of the books I read. After I got my Kindle I still don’t buy many p-books, just the few that I must have. I also still borrow at the library as there are books I’d like to read but not own. But my kindle-tbr-pile is growing all the time because I both buy books and subscripe to magazines on it, I’ve even bought e-book versions of some of my most beloved p-books, just so I know I have them with me wherever I take my Kindle.
I don’t plan to switch to a newer model anytime soon, but I’m sure I will some day.
I find it very comfortable to read on. The screen isn’t glaring, and that is something I like a lot. I prefer reading fiction on it, it’s very hard to read something where you might want to jump and back in the book a lot. This might improve on newer versions though, we’ll see.
iPad, no plans at all. I’ve tried one and didn’t like it much. Maybe an android device some day, but nothing iP…..