Well, I kept saying I wasn't going to get an eReader, even posted about why I wouldn't, several months back. I have finally broken down and bought an eReader. I have finally crossed over to the Darkside. And you know what? I like it. Okay, I've only had it a little over 24 hours but what I've seen on it so far, I like. Really like. It is so different viewing an ebook on the Sony Reader vs the computer. No comparison. The Sony Reader wins hands down.
This is how it happened, one day on Twitter I was complaining about needing to get an eReader because I had ebooks I wanted to read but hadn't since I don't like reading for long periods of time on my laptop. Not to mention cumbersome. You can't lay on your side or hang off the bed at angle and read with a laptop like you can with a book. Plus, I get a bit nausea when I read on the laptop for a long time, kinda like reading in the car for some people. My problem was I didn't want to spent the $$ on an eReader plus I didn't think there would be much of a viewing difference from eReader to computer. Heck, you could buy a netbook for what the name brand eReaders are costing right now. I just couldn't justify the money and was afraid to spent that kind of money, just to find out I didn't like the eReader just the same as reading on a computer. Jeff over at Fantasy Book News & Reviews saw my tweet and offered to sell me his Sony Reader PRS-505, that he had only used for about two months. Jeff had just gotten an iPhone and decided to use it as an eReader. He also said prior to that he was using his iTouch as an eReader. He made an offer I couldn't refuse.
Will the Sony Reader replace my compulsive-book-buying habit of real, paper books? Nope. I love my paper books with their beautiful covers and new book smell, even old books smell good. And nothing beats the feeling of walking out of a store with a book, oh, alright a bag full of books or when the delivery guy leaves a box of books on your door step. Some things are just priceless and irreplaceable, real books are one of those things. Books are my comfort zone.
I am happy to say I was wrong about the eReader. It's almost like reading a real book. Plus, I can deal with reading on an eReader after being on a computer or two at work all day and no nausea. I owe Jeff a huge THANK YOU! Now, all the ebooks I have been stock piling are loaded up on my Sony Reader and I'm ready to Rock 'n Roll!