Reasons I DO want an ereader:
I wouldn't have to haul a dozen books on vacation. I need a separate bag just to put the books in.
I find so many amazing books on Amazon that are on sale.
I wouldn't have to wear my headlamp to read in the middle of the night. ;)
With AMAZING websites like Net Galley I NEED an ereader right? I do not enjoy reading books on my computer.
It is an awesome toy.
Here is the reasons why I DON'T want an ereader:
I love books, I love the smell of books and the feel of the pages.
I don't like how an ebook cost the same as a hardcover. Doesn't make sense to me but what do I know?
I really like to look at books on shelves. They are beautiful!
I like being able to lend a book to a friend or family member.
I like autographed copies of books. What does the author autograph when you go to a signing?
99% of the books I read come from the library. I wouldn't have the same luxury with an ereader.
What happens when your ereader is out of date? Does the software expire like it did on my iPod? And what happens when you loose your ereader? Do you loose your library too?
All these devices! A phone, a computer, an iPod, an ereader. I am going to have to have a bag to carry all the electronics instead of books.
I would love to hear what you think. What brand you prefer and if you have had any negative or positive experiences with an ereader.
Thanks for you help!
*photo from ereaderesource