Why I don't Own an eReader Device and What I'm Reading for eBook Week

There has been a lot talk lately about the new eReaader devices, Kindle 2.0 & Sony PRS-700BC. Which one do you buy? Well, I have contemplated buying an eReader off and on for the past year. But for some reason, I just don't. Which is weird for me since my household has 2 - XBox 360, 1 - Wii, 2 - PS One, PSPs, Gameboys, 2 pcs, 2 laptops, a Macbook, several DVD players and untold number of MP3 players, iPhones, the list could go on and on. I've been known to go out and try the lastest tech gadget.


So, I started thinking, why hadn't I bought an eReader device yet? Well, thought about it and came to this conclusion, it has to do with what I do for living. I sit in front of two computers at work, all day, programming. Actually, I've been wanting to write this blog post for a while and I'm just now getting to it. Why? Because when I get home I don't want to spent a lot of time on the computer, I just spent 8-9 hours doing that already.


Another reason, I like the feel of a book in my hands. I don't have to rely on a battery of any sort. The book is physically in my hands ready to be read as long as I have a light to read by and its dim so it doesn't bother my hubby when I read in bed. :)


Okay now on to the good stuff, the eBook I'll be reading for eBook week is Unseen World by Sean Cummings. Sean was nice enough to give me the eBook, so I will be reading it on my laptop. I hope to start reading it on Saturday. I know that's cutting close for eBook week. What the hey? I'm doing it, right? Plus, I'm finishing up the Anna Strong Chronicles by Jeanne Stein and OCD about book series. I have to read all the books in a series back to back up to the current book.

2 comments:

Amy C said...

I don't blame you for wanting to read books in print since you spend so much time at a computer for work. I got my ereader for the epublished books, books I can only get in e-book, but I can't read from the screen for any period of time. I don't have one of those fancy ones, though :). It still serves it's purpose!

Fantasy Dreamer said...

Yeah, I have come across some books I've wanted to read but they were only in eBook format or only available for the Kindle. But if my hubby were to get me one as present, I won't say no to it. It just may not get used very much.

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