e-reader

Just a thought about e-readers and e-books.

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?

No, but seriously...

Amazon’s digital reader is called a Kindle. And in Fahrenheit 451 the rapid growth of technology was a big factor in the decline of books that eventually led to them being burned. And now that the Kindle is a real thing (and other e-readers like it), physical books are declining in popularity.

What I want to know is, was some cynical book-lover in charge of naming the thing, or do they really not notice the irony? I just CAN’T believe it’s coincidental…

E-Reader help!

So my mother asked me today to start thinking of things that I might want for my birthday. Normally I just ask for cash. It’s simple and great and I can use it. But I’m thinking I want an E-Reader. So for my dear friends who have one, what do you have and do you like it? What do you like about it (or maybe don’t like about it)? 

I just need thoughts! Thanks a lot friends! Love you lots.

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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.

By hook or by crook,

By book for by nook.

I will read.