Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The holidays are quickly approaching, and Black Friday is this Friday…which means one thing: SHOPPING!

I’ll be the first to admit it: I love shopping.  Books, clothes, random kitchen gadgets that I’ll never need, you name it.  One of the biggest items on everyone’s radar this holiday season are eReaders.  If you’re on the market for one, this list is a really helpful way to make a decision on which eReader is best for you.

I don’t own an eReader.  Not yet, anyways.  I like, okay, love books.  Physical, hold them and smell them and watch them sit prettily on your overflowing bookshelf books.  A friend or family member can’t personalize an eBook.  An author can’t sign an eBook. eBooks don’t have pretty covers.  Most eBooks can’t have special fonts.  As of right now, eBooks just can’t do what physical books can do.

But…and there always is a but…eBooks are great, too.  eBooks are cheaper than physical books.  That means MORE BOOKS- there is nothing more awesome than that! Although, of course, you have to factor in the cost of the eReader.  Depending on your eReader, you can download eBooks anywhere you can get an internet connection.  eBooks only weigh as much as the eReader- a big plus for the girl who has been carrying anywhere from two to six books in her purse for the past three weeks.  This is HUGE for traveling purposes.  And I already exclaimed my joy for borrowing eBooks from the library. 

So there we have it; my list of pros and cons for eBooks and eReaders.   I don’t think Santa is going to be bringing me an eReader this Christmas, but it’s definitely something that’s on my radar for a later date.  What are your thoughts?  Do you own an eReader?  How do you like it? Will you purchase one this holiday season?

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