Daily Archives: November 10, 2011

Booking through Thursday: E-volution – Would you buy an e-reader?

Booking Through Thursday

E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?

I don’t yet have an e-reader, and I have to admit I did not see myself getting one in the near future at any time. While I do read a lot, though, perhaps not as much as many who answer the Booking Through Thursday questions, I have to admit that I don’t buy a lot of books. I love my local library, and I stretch my library card to it’s limit. So for that reason itself, e-readers didn’t hold a lot of appeal to me. I definitely see the advantage of the portability, and I’d love to have something like that for my knitting patterns, I couldn’t justify the expense for something that would most likely become a cash outflow.

However, I have noticed that my own library offers e-books and it appears that larger libraries may be more accessible as well. A friend of mine has a library card for the Boston Public library, whose corpus of e-books is enormous. Unfortunately, as I’m not a Massachusetts resident, that’s not available to me. I’m sure there is something comparable in my own home state.

So, short answer long, I am definitely more interested in e-readers than I was even a year ago. What about you? Do you have one? Would you buy one?