I don’t understand how people can be so against kindles and other e-readers. Sure, some people may enjoy the feel of a book whilst reading but for me it’s what I'm actually reading that matters. When I read a book, it’s the sense of adventure and being in a world of your own that I enjoy. How the words you are reading can make you forget about everything on your mind. You’re currently living the life of the character. Almost like magic. For me, having a kindle definitely does not take that feeling away.
I know the commercial was made with the intention to sell a product (and they succeeded because I bought my Nook because of it), but this commercial always gets me. As an avid reader, it always sends chills through me.
So, I received a Kobo e-Reader for Christmas, and while I am grateful for the gift, I had a thought.
Now I buy a lot of books because I like to read, but I prefer to use normal copies when at home, but I’d read my Kobo when out, because it’s smaller to fit into a bag. The only issue is, I buy these proper copies of books for large amounts of money. Then, I start reading them at home, but should I go out I have two options:
Start a new book when out, which will be confusing, as I often forget story lines.
Buy the same book in e-book form, meaning I’ve spent twice the amount I originally intended to pay.
So, here’s my thought. When I buy a book, I think you should be able to use the ISBN from the copy and put it into your e-reader, so you can have both a normal and digital copy of the book. Similarly to what a lot of films are now doing, where you get a copy available to use on your phone/tablet/computer.
Just a thought. Do you agree that this should be an option?