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Going to the Dark Side

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?


Katie said...

Yay! I'm excited for you! I've no plans to get an eReader any time soon. But I must confess, the Nook has been looking more and more attractive to me... So happy you're enjoying yours!

Izzy G. said...

Thanks :) If you do get a Nook, I hope you like it!

barmybex said...

Physical books all the way!!! :P

you've definitely crossed to the Dark Side.
But I can see the appeal, just not for me.

Hope you have fun with your Kindle. :D

Alison said...

Ooh...Congrats on the Kindle. I have a Sony e-reader but I hardly use it. What I do use is the Kobo app on my phone. It's very handy.
I think having both an e-reader and paper books available is ideal.

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