Booking Through Thursdays. Mama don’t take my e-reader away.

Today’s BTT prompt:

E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?

Yes, I do have one — I have a Kindle.

My dad gave it to me for Christmas. And to be honest, I was skeptical at first, but now I LOVE it.

I love the way I can carry an entire library around in a tiny little box. I’m something of a minimalist — I don’t like to collect a lot of “stuff” — books are an exception, but there are many books I want to read but not necessarily own in hard copy. My Kindle lets me do that.

I love that I can sample — or buy — a book within seconds of learning about it. No more having to keep lists of books I want to check out — and then having to hunt for them in traditional bookstores. Order them if they weren’t in stock . . .

And yes, my Kindle has changed my reading habits. I am reading more, because now I always have a book at arm’s length that I’m interested in continuing.

Of course, as a writer, I’m a bit giddy at the fact that I can now also publish novels myself for other people to read. But that’s a whole other story ;-)


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16 Responses to Booking Through Thursdays. Mama don’t take my e-reader away.

  1. Harvee says:

    I’m with you here. I’ve come to appreciate my Kindle when i read really long books! Here’s my BTT

  2. trish says:

    i bought my mom a kindle last Christmas and she LOVES it and reads a ton more now. I just can’t decide if I want one for myself!

    Trish – My BTT Post

  3. I’ve had my eye on the kindle for a while. But can’t seem to let go of holding the actually book. However, you are right. I can’t carry all of my books everywhere I go. I’m already clumsy. I currently have Kindle on my phone which makes it even more convenient. A book at your fingertips any time you want. Now isn’t that a concept? Happy reading!

    • Kirsten says:

      I miss it less than I thought I would. I must say it does make me slightly uneasy to know I’m dependent on a gadget. And there are some books I want to own in hard copy.

  4. It’s interesting how much it changed your reading habits :) Well, I hope I’ll be able to buy a Kindle at the end of this month, I’m sure it’s great :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  5. There are few downsides to an eReader (except maybe when you read until the charge dies!). Thanks for the advice on achy hands … will def. look into it. And thanks for visiting!

  6. RandomizeME says:

    Nice to meet a happy Kindle owner. FYI, if you’re a bit adventurous about the books you read, Amazon makes available a ton of free books almost daily (trade publications and indies). I track them, and I’ve happily downloaded a couple of really good ones (like the Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie for example)

    • Kirsten says:

      Thanks, R — I often download free classics — just grabbed several a day or so ago, can’t wait to get to them :-)

  7. Kristina says:

    I’m waiting for my first e-reader to arrive as I type this. I’m so excited. I was always so anti-e-readers… “I love my books too much.” But when the Kindle Fire was announced, I jumped on the bandwagon & pre-ordered one. Now I can’t wait!

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