Well, bloggy friends, I have done it.
I have gone to the dark side.
And what is this dark side, you ask? Why, I have gotten an e-reader. Specifically, a Kindle. The main reason I got it was because I've been getting a lot of e-ARCs lately, not just through netGalley but a bunch of places, and I really don't have time to sit down in front of my computer and read. Most of my reading time happens elsewhere, like on the bus.
I have to say, I really like my new Kindle. The contrast is low enough to be gentle on the eyes but high enough to provide easy reading. Another thing I really love is the convenience - no longer do I have to lug around two books if I'm going somewhere and I'm almost done with one. If I finish a book, all I have to do is hit the Home button and select another.
Of course, this is not to say by any means that all my reading material is on the Kindle. The vast majority of what I read is still piled up in various corners of the house, and the feeling of holding a plastic rectangle can't compare to the feeling of holding a thicker, paper rectangle.
What about you? Do you have an e-reader? Which do you prefer - e-books or physical ones?