Forgive my excitement, I’m new to the e-reader thing.
Yes, I finally have an e-reader. No, my books aren’t jealous; we had a little talk about how much I love them, and how no machine will ever take their place in my heart. An e-reader will never feel the same, or smell the same, or give the same experience, but I am excited about it for several reasons.
Most of those reasons are books. Specifically, cheaper books. Also, the ability to carry them around without breaking my shoulder with my bag.
My mom passed her kobo on to me when she got a new kobo mini for her birthday (isn’t that awesome? Thanks, mom!). This newfangled contraption still seems a bit strange; it’s so light, it feels like it’s going to snap in half. It’s like one of those fake TVs they have at Ikea, but it’s real. It works. I know, I have an account and TWO WHOLE BOOKS HOLY CRAP TWO BOOKS.
And I’ve been waiting for a while to get these books.
Blogging’s fun, isn’t it? (I am going somewhere with this…) You get to meet other writers, and some of them have books you can buy! And read! Yay! So my first two purchases were books by bloggers I follow here on WordPress. In no particular order (with links!):
IMMINENT DANGER And How to Fly Straight into it by Michelle Proulx
Born In Flames by Candace Knoebel
Whee! For less than $15, I have two new books to read that. No wait time, no shipping fees, cheaper than paperbacks. No, e-books are not real books, at least not as I think of them. But they’re real stories, and that’s what I’m paying for.
They’d better be good, guys… 😉
If you’re wondering, yes, I’ve already discovered books I can’t get through kobo; looks like I’m going to have to get Robertson Davies’ the Deptford Trilogy as a real book off of Indigo. I would have wanted them as a “real” book anyway, but it would have been fun to have them available this way. On the other hand, look how adorable it is when it’s sleeping! Aww… I can’t stay mad at that little face.
EDIT: I did it, I read a whole book on the kobo! Imminent Danger was way too much fun for you. You couldn’t handle it. I don’t usually read sci-fi, but I really liked this one. Recommended. Yay!
EDIT 2: OMG the free books that there are!
March 25th, 2013 at 9:45 am
LOL so glad you are enjoying it Hon!! 🙂
March 25th, 2013 at 3:05 pm
March 25th, 2013 at 12:05 pm
I think e readers can really complement traditional books. I oscillate between the two. Glad you’re having fun with it. 🙂
March 25th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
I’ll definitely be buying both from now on. I’ll probably save my “real book” money for the ones I want to use my limited shelf space on.
March 25th, 2013 at 12:29 pm
What!?! Awesomeness!! Enjoy the ereader and your two wonderful novels lol.
March 25th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
But I have more now, if you count free ones! Frankenstein, Fairy Tales (Japanese, Irish and English), Ulysses, Anne of Green Gables, Doctor Faustus… gotta love the free books. 😉
March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
Heck yeah! Enjoy them all!
March 25th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
A) Congrats on your Kobo 😀
B) Yay! Great success in Imminent Danger land! Glad you enjoyed it 😀
March 25th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
I really did! Not get back to work on that sequel, you! 😉
March 25th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
I completely understand your excitement^^
I bought a Kindle about a year ago, and I love this thing. I don’t have to lug around a ton of books anymore whenever I visit my parents for more than a week, yays! I still buy a good amount of “real” books, but the fact that there are a) cheaper and b) free books for this thing allowed me to buy even MORE books. More. Books. Weee 😀
*achem* Conclusion: e-readers are fun^^
March 25th, 2013 at 3:05 pm
Seconded. I don’t think I’ll ever prefer it as a reading experience, but it’s much easier to carry around a library this way!
March 25th, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Awww, your Kobo’s off screen is adorable. 😀
March 25th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
Isn’t it? If I have a book open, it shows the cover, but if I’m between books, it shows that. SO CUTE.
March 25th, 2013 at 10:59 pm
Ebooks are so much fun! I love all the free or discounted books I find. One publisher gave away 2 ebooks a day every day in Feb to celebrate their anniversary and I am loaded now. I read so much more than I used to (and I’ve always read a lot). Yea for your mom for passing on her Kobo to you. Hope you continue to get lots of good use out of it.
March 26th, 2013 at 5:31 am
Thanks! I think I will. 🙂