I don’t ever remember a time in my life when I didn’t read for pleasure. Some of my favourite childhood memories are of reading on my driveway with my best friend on our towels soaking up the sun. For the record, it was always a book by R.L. Stine. I almost never walk by a bookstore without walking in. What I’m trying to say is, I love books.
However, I have a confession. I haven’t bought a book since February 28th 2013, when my Kobo eReader was delivered to my house. I felt bad for buying it at first, since well, I AM a book lover. But after 10 months with the eReader all guilt has gone away. I love my eReader.
1. No one knows what I’m reading.
I know I have a weird taste in books, so I no longer feel shame for liking my Amish mysteries, or ex-religious biographies.
2. I am never bored on my commute because I always have another book to read.
I no longer have to be bored when I finish a book mid-commute because there are always several loaded onto my eReader ready to be read.
3. I can read at night without the light on.
I have the Kobo Glo, which makes it even easier to read in bed. I use to say I couldn’t read in bed because having to get up and walk over to the light switch to turn the light off would wake me up. I no longer have that issue.
4. I can make the text bigger.
After a long day of staring at a computer, sometimes my eyes are tired. With the Kobo, I can make the text bigger and that makes my eyes happy at the end of a long day!
5. It’s lightweight.
I used to carry around sometimes 1 or 2 large hardcover books in my purse. Now, I just have to carry one very lightweight gadget!
Do you have an eReader? Do you still read paperback books or do you exclusively read on your Kobo?