Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rave: I love technology!

I have switched exclusively to an ereader as of 2011, and I haven’t looked back. At first I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of having a collection of intangible objects, but there are definite perks to consider. For instance, books are heavy. If you’ve amassed the collection I had, that is a major downfall when you’re moving. With my divorce and relocation from Ohio to North Carolina in 2011, I am saddened to report that my book collection did not make it. I donated it to charity**. Similarly to being heavy, books can take up a lot of space. You’ll have to dust them, if they’re on display. Unless you’re a hillbilly like me and you don‘t dust. But I digress.

I have about 150 books on my Kindle, and it is nowhere near its capacity. E-ink screens are incredibly easy on the eyes, so it feels like I am reading a real book, except with a back light so you can read it everywhere. The battery lasts forever – through several books. And books are cheaper! I stalk Amazon’s Kindle Deals of the Day on a daily basis, and I have gotten some tasty bargains. Now that I’m reviewing books for this blog, I have been sent fifteen free ebooks this month alone from publishers. Free books that don’t come from the library or your white trash neighbor’s yard sale! Last but not least, you can buy books at any time! You don’t have to go to the book store or library again. You don’t have to even spend two long, grueling days waiting on Amazon Prime. To quote Kanye West, “Jesus wept.”

 I miss books sometimes, though, I do. I miss the smell of a new book. (Yankee Candle needs to make a New Book scent, am I right?) I love the crispness and freshness of a book no one has read before me. (I know it sounds like I have some sort of weird book perversion. I do.) I also miss just simply browsing the book store. I have absolutely no need to do so anymore; I get book news from blogs I read and Goodreads, and I’m never going to purchase an actual book again, so it’s pointless.

 I’ve used the nook 1st gen, nook Simple Touch 1st gen, Kindle Paperwhite 1st gen. I’m currently using the Kindle Paperwhite (pictured), which is hands down the best device I've tried.

I <3 technology.

**By donating it (my book collection) to charity, I really mean that I left it in boxes in my ex-husband’s basement.  


  1. Aw I'm sorry that you couldn't take your books with you when you moved =( I love ereader too. It's small and doesn't take a lot of space. Besides there are so many good deals for ebook like just 99 cents for a book. What a deal right ;) But I do admit that sometimes I miss the feeling of touching a physical book and the happy feeling when I just sit looking at my bookshelves (all those pretty covers).
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back =)

    1. I had OCD about turning pages and making sure I was on the right page number when I read real books, so an ereader is also good for the crazy part of my brain. Hahah.

  2. You'll never ever part me with my real books. There is nothing like it. I love though how we get the inside taste of new upcoming books, it makes it nice and fun. Plus yes I download the free ones like crazy, cause hello, FREE!

    1. I do miss books, but I save so much money this way. I'm a book fiend! :)


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