10 Things I Love About eReaders

Many of you know that I am a recent convert to the Kindle.  I chose the Kindle for a variety of excellent reasons I cannot remember at the moment (my short-term memory is a bit sporadic).  But regardless, I love my Kindle.  If I had a Nook or Kobo or any one of a dozen great e-reader alternatives, I would probably love them as well.

I really didn’t expect to love my Kindle as much as I do – but I do.  So I thought I would give you 10 reasons why I think e-readers are great.  Oh, and by the way, when I’m talking about e-readers here, I’m talking about the dedicated e-readers that are designed for, um, readers, not tablets or phones also used to read e-books.

Okay, here we go:

  1. Generally speaking, free books are readily available.  Need I say more?
  2. I can change the size of the type, so I can read more easily without having to buy one of those stupid over-sized paperbacks.  Um, not that I’m middle-aged or anything.
  3. E-Readers are light and I can hold them with one hand, thereby ensuring that I can drink coffee whilst I read and not slop it all over everything when I try to turn a page.
  4. If I’m eating while I read, and I get food on the e-reader, I can wipe it off without leaving unsightly stains that will forever need explanation. (“see, I was eating spaghetti…)
  5. I can read without breaking the spine of the book to see the words in the crease.  And if I’m reading a s*e*x scene, I don’t have to go break the spine in other places so people borrowing the book after me won’t wonder what I’ve been doing.
  6. I can pre-order a book, and if I order it from a place with automatic delivery, I can wake up in the morning of the day it’s released and it will be right there as soon as I turn on the Kindle.  Thus ensuring I will be late for work.
  7. I don’t have to worry about buying more bookcases. I really don’t have any room in my house for more paper books.  (no, really.  I don’t)
  8. I don’t have to worry about whether or not a spider has crawled between the pages of a book I’ve left lying out on a coffee table overnight, thus surprising me when I open the book to read it the next morning. (I screamed.  Loudly)
  9. I can carry many books around with me on one little device and read whatever I want to read, whenever I want to read it.
  10. And, last but not least, I love e-readers because MY book is coming out as an e-book from Carina Press on September 5, 2011!!  WOOHOO!

 

So, see?  If you don’t have an e-reader and I tell you to buy one, I’m not being self serving.  I’m only telling you that because I love you and want you to be as happy.  Trust me.  🙂

 

 

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