Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I know I have written repeatedly (repetitively?) about my love for books.   I swore I wouldn't go to an eReader because my fantasy home has floor to ceiling shelves full of books, not electronic devices.  (Did you know there is a website  called Bookshelf Porn for people like me?)

 But now I am in trouble.   I have read 4 books on my Nook - and I am ruined for the printed page.  I am stunned to admit this.  On the brightly lit, large fonted Nook, I speed through books tirelessly.  When I picked up a paperback to read yesterday, I struggled after an hour or so.  Again tonight, I read a few pages and started squinting and wondering why it's printed in such pale ink.  I have to stop every few pages and rest my tired, old eyes.

This is such a bittersweet thing for me.  I was thrilled to read the 500 pages of Edgar Sawtelle quickly, effortlessly.  It was such a wonderfully different book.  I was excited to get to a Susan Isaacs book as a fun antidote to the sad ending of Edgar - after just 58 pages I found myself looking at the B&N site to see how much it would cost to download it onto my Nook. 

 I am such a goner.


knittergran said...

Mine is a Kindle and the same thing happened to me. Books???? Hand me my Kindle, please.
I'm a goner too.

smalltownme said...

I find I can read a lot faster on an ereader. I have kindle for ipad and iphone and can read the same book on either device...pretty cool to always have a book with me while I am waiting to pick up my son. (But I still load myself up with real library books, too.)

writingtowellness said...

Welcome to the dark, er, brighter side of e-readers. Not only can you cuddle with a bazillion books all at once, you can read them in the dark!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I have a Nook and love it, but I still read paper books too.

shrink on the couch said...

Hold out, here. Though I wouldn't mind the fit-in-any-purse option. And must admit, the easy-on-the-eyes is a big selling point these days.