|eReaders: more than an excuse to buy cute eReader holder cases!|
So, I have found myself unexpectedly a fan of eBooks. I mean, this may seem unsurprising when you think how part of my job is teaching people to download library eBooks; but it is surprising when you think about how much I'm a fan of book books.
But here's the thing: I love technology. I've always been an early adopter of technology. You guys started going online when you were what, in high school? University? I started using computers when I was a toddler, y'all. A TODDLER.
Yes, this is really me. And that is really what computers used to look like.
So anyway. I've had an eReader for awhile, but haven't really used it because... why? I work in a library, I get books all the time. But then when I went on my TOP SECRET TRIP last month, I figured I'd give it a go.
I used to bring like, 2 or 3 books with me on a trip because what if I finish one book? What if I don't like one of the books? What if I accidentally bring a book I've already read? OPTIONS ARE NECESSARY.
|Need. Lots. Of. Options. Always.|
This is where the eReader saved my life. Because I had like, five books on it! All on one thing that weighs the same as a little paperback! Plus, you get the positive motivation of the device being like "You finished your book!" plus you get the fun addition of a running total of what percentage done you are.
Not that I don't still love books. I will always love books. They're better for when you're reading and you think, "Wait, her ex-boyfriend Steve, is that the one she mentioned before who she went with on the date to the mini golf?" and then you can thumb back through and find the part about the mini golf. Harder to flip on a eReader (or on your phone, which I have also started using for reading books)
|iPads are also good for eReading, FYI|
Oh! And that's the other great thing, esp. with the phone. I mean, I usually like to always have a book with me in case I find myself sitting around waiting. But what if you forget your book? If you have an eBook on your phone, you're good to go ANYTIME/ANYPLACE.
Books are great. But I think... I might like eBooks... better? (HERESY! LIBRARIAN HERESY! IF YOU DON'T HEAR FROM ME FOR AWHILE IT'S BECAUSE THE LIBRARIAN LEAGUE HAS KIDNAPPED ME FOR BRAINWASHING PURPOSES!)
(Note: not really. Librarians like eBooks too. At least, I do!)