2 weeks ago
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
NEVER SAY NEVER
I believe I have said the e-readers will never be for me. I may be wrong.
Tom bought me a Nook Color for our anniversary. I spent a few days checking it all out, reading the info about all the stuff I can do with it. I was also reading the new Alice Hoffman book, The Dovekeepers, which runs about 400 pages. I found myself squinting at the pages and having to put it aside when my eyes got tired.
So I went online and bought the download of the book. At $14.99 it was about what I pay for some paperbacks - and this was a new release. (In fact I was the first one to get it from the library!) I pumped up the font size and got to the place I had left off. I am so happy with it! So easy to read and I get tired of sitting before my eyes get tired. I am going through the book at a rapid pace (it's really great, by the way) and so now I am thinking about my wish list of books for future downloads.
I also ordered a couple of real, ink and paper books I know I will want to keep for when I get those shelves...