I've never been a big supporter of the e-reader. My family knows this, you guys know it, hell my cat by association knows it. I've always considered them to be, impersonal, cold, un-book-smelly, the enemy. Because if e-readers are here it must mean that books will surely go out the door next, right? RIGHT? That is the fear many of us have anyways. I love my books! They look wonderful on my shelves. They brighten my room.They tell stories to anybody that comes into my room and wants to just pick a random book up. They specially tell a story about me to anybody interested enough to dig a little big deeper. But...
Are you ready for the Ugly truth about e-readers? Are you, really? Well here it goes...
They are a necessary evil.
Necessary? Necessary? Are you out of your mind, you crazy woman?
Maybe I am, but hear me out.
My room? Looks like that room up there in that picture. It's covered in books, and it's absolutely beautiful, true, but I miss my walls and I would really like to see them again some day. I am a college student. My room? Not that big. Its "normal" size, and I don't have free reign to put as many bookshelves as I want in the living room either (I have about two shelves-books and DVDs- out there already; my roommates are nice). I have absolutely no wall space left to put any more shelves even if I wanted to, and the books? They just keep on coming! They are now under the bed, on top of my desk (which I would like to use to maybe study), on my kitchennette... basically everywhere.
I need room to breathe.
I need an e-reader.
Not to say I will stop buying actual books. Hey, I am already commited to dozens of different series, do you really think I am just going to buy the sequels in e-print and leave those other solid books alone? Nah! I'll buy all the sequels to my favorite series without fail. I will also buy hard copies of books I really really was eagerly expecting and seem to be a winner, and if I buy a book in e-print but love it afterwards? Well, that book just has to join the 'Favorites' club in my shelf; it is an exclusive club, you have to be very good to get in. Plus, I will also buy the books with the jaw dropping covers. I can't help it. They're sparkly and I want them on my shelf NOW.
Anyways, that is the ugly truth about e-readers.
It took me years to understand the allure.
PS; I am thinking (more like my mother told me my birthday present in advance) of getting a Nook. I till haven't decided if a Nook Color or the Nook Tablet. Probably the tablet, more memory space plus it's supposed to be faster, and hey it's a birthday present!