I've crossed over to the dark side. I'm now a Kobo eReader.
It's 6 am and I'm on my third cup of coffee. Not that it's needed for any reason, but chilly, dark, silent mornings go so well with fresh, hot coffee.
Was it a year (or two?) ago when we first had a discussion about eReaders on coffee talk? About how my husband wanted to get me one, but I was holding out. I knew the benefits, I knew I would end up loving it, but I was not ready to cheat on my beloved 'real' books.
I love books. I love the feel of one in my hand. I love the turning of the pages, the smell, the comfort of it in my hands. I love the history that library books reveal about their past borrowers. The coffee mark, the pencil underline, the turned down dog ears of the pages where they marked their place. I love the feel of the book resting on my thighs as I lay in bed and read before falling asleep.
But I also know the benefits of a slim lined eReader, the ability to have a library of books at my fingertips, the weightlessness of packing for vacations when I'm not fitting 3 large novels in my suitcase for the week ahead.
And this is the year I finally was brought into the realm of people with eReaders. Although not completely ready to give up my beloved books, I am now the owner of a Kobo eReader Touch and it was, indeed, love at first sight. I didn't even need time to acclimate to it. Considering my local library wants me to pay $50 a year for a library card, I feel little to no guilt for coming over to the dark side.
I've tried for about 35 minutes to get this mornings' coffee talking post written but my brain is so full of 'must do' 'don't forget' 'write this down' 'check on this' 'pay this' 'must remember to''s that I'm afraid my thoughts are wandering. Good morning to each of you.... I'm off to organize my thoughts.
UPDATE: This post is from 2012. I switched to a Samsung Galaxy Tablet about a year or two after this post and currently is still the brand I use in 2017.