I think I mentioned before that I am sometimes a little slow to catch on. This is the case with book series, TV shows, sometimes bands (although back in the days, I tended to become obsessed with some bands way before they got super popular and subsequently lost the appeal for me). I am not quick to jump on the bandwagon in regards to things. I like to take my time to research, assess, evaluate. I don’t usually like things just because other people like them. I don’t buy things because other people do. I need to be convinced that something is worth my time, money, or effort.
All this to say, I finally caved in and bought a nook last Friday. Me, the person who for months claimed that an e-reader is really not something that I would be interested in and that it is really not the same as reading a real book (and I still stand by this statement) and that I would never ever trade my books for yet another piece of technology.
But, and here’s the big BUT, after talking to some friends (especially Katherine) who swear by their e-readers and doing a little bit of research myself, I finally made the decision that yes, while an e-reader can never really replace the feeling of a book with real pages in my hands, I can most definitely see the advantages of it (not only, but especially for travel and while on-the-go). I also already figured out how to borrow books through the online library. I must say, for books that I don’t necessarily need to own, it really makes sense to use the library more often and how convenient to be able to borrow books right here on my computer from the convenience of my home!
What also gets me really excited about the nook is the fact that J, the least techie person I know, is excited about it (which I really, honestly did not expect at all), but he said at least 4x over the weekend that he thinks it’s really great that I bought us an e-reader. So yeah, maybe we finally caught on!
Do you have an e-reader? Or are you a holdout and prefer real books?
If you have a nook, connect with me so we can share books and reviews!