Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Do You Own an eReader?

If you own an eReader, which one do you have and how do you like using it for reading books?

For my birthday in 2008, my hubby gave me a 1st generation Kindle. I absolutely loved using the Kindle. It's lightweight, compact, and easy to use and obviously, very portable. I loved being able to carry one device with me on travel that could contain a countless number of books without having to carry a bunch of them with me. Plus, I loved the ability to change the font size of the text, as my aging eyes were having a difficult time reading smaller print in books. I also love the Kindle's built in dictionary feature to look up words that I didn't know the meaning of. I also enjoyed the ability to dog ear pages while reading my Kindle, highlight passages and write notes to myself about passages I had just read. There wasn't really anything I didn't like about the Kindle as an eReader.

At some point in time, my hubby purchased an iPad, which has become our favorite portable electronic device, which we use for nearly everything from Facebook, email, surfing the web, shopping & even as an eReader!

I quickly moved over to using the iPad as an eReader instead of the Kindle, because you can use the iPad for so much more that just as an eReader. The iPad pretty much has all the features I'd want in an eReader. My only complaint about the iPad as an eReader is that it is difficult to read the screen while outdoors in direct sunlight, even while wearing sunglasses, because of the glare. Otherwise, I love the iPad as an eReader!

Share your thoughts about the eReader you use. I'd love to hear from you! Until my next post happy reading.


  1. I got a Nook Color as a Christmas gift from my hubby a couple years ago. I like the convenience of having many books in one device for traveling, but generally I prefer reading real books. They don't need batteries and chargers, and you don't have to wait while they power up. Just open and read! Also, you can continue reading on the plane while taking off and landing.

  2. I love real books.. as they have a smell. I know this sounds really kooky, but the smell of a book is something I love. Mum caught me one day smelling the inside pages of my new books while she was at the hairdressers one day; and wondered what in the heck I was doing! :P So did the hairdresser. They both asked me and I said that books have a wonderful smell about them; and I love that smell... new books have a smell; while old books have an odour. Personally, they had never noticed.
    So, what did Mum do when we went to her place? She pulled down one her of Mother's books from the shelf, opened it and took a whiff... sure enough there was an odour. Then, she picked up one of my newly bought books and there was that fresh, newly-bought smell.

    Now, that's something an e-reader will never, ever be able to duplicate. :)

    1. I love your story about your mom and her hairdresser catching you smelling your new book. Thank you for sharing it with me. I also love the smell of new books too.

      Even though I do have an ereader, I don't think it could ever replace a real book. I also love holding books in my hands too an actually turning the pages too. I guess I enjoy both real books and ereaders equally, but I like each one for a different reason.

      BTW, did you see my post last month on the new perfume that makes you smell like a new book? The perfume is called Paper Passion. See this link: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2012/06/paper-passion-perfume-smell-like-new.html

      If you like the way new books smell, maybe you'll like the fragrance. :D