Well, I have finally decided to break down and get an e-reader. Hello, twenty-first century. Jennifer is finally here. LOL.
I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party since e-readers have exploded in popularity in the last few years. But hey, better late than never, right? Plus, I think it’s kind of ironic that I’ve done some e-publishing with the Bigtime series, and I don’t actually have an e-reader myself. So I have decided to treat myself to an e-reader for Christmas.
Why? Well, for a couple of reasons. Mainly because it seems like there are more and more e-books and e-stories that I want to read, especially when it comes to prequels, 99-cent stories, and things like that authors are doing to tie-in with their books. I have e-book reading apps on my computer, but I never actually sit and read on the computer because it’s just not as comfortable as curling up on the couch with a book. And hopefully, this will also help eliminate some of the books and clutter from my house.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m probably always going to like paper books better, especially when it comes to actually going to a bookstore/library and browsing through all the titles. Nothing’s ever going to replace that for me. But the convenience and portability of an e-reader has a lot of appeal to me.
Right now, I’m leaning toward getting a Kindle Fire, just because I want something that will let me read e-books and surf the web. That’s really all I plan on using it for. No apps, no games, nothing like that simply because I never seem to have time for stuff like that. Plus, with the $199 price I don’t feel like that’s too much for me to invest in case I don’t like it. Although I am going to look at the reviews for the Fire over the next few weeks before making a final decision.
I’m also considering the NOOK Tablet, but at $249, it is a little more than the Fire. I also wonder if I order the Fire whether or not I will get it in time for Christmas, since it looks like they are filling orders on a first-come, first-serve basis, but that’s not a big deal to me.
What about you guys? If you have an e-reader, what kind do you have? What do you like/not like about it? If you don’t have an e-reader, are you planning to get one?