This week, Booking Through Thursday asks: E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?
When I graduated from grad school about a year and a half ago, my aunts gave me a Kindle as a graduation gift. I was intrigued but I honestly didn't use it all that much. Most of my books generally come from the library and I didn't like the idea of trading my precious paper-bound beauties for yet another piece of electronic equipment. But I must admit, I'm a little in love with my Kindle now.
What Changed My Mind About My Kindle:
- Vacation - When I go on vacation, I like to build in plenty of reading time. I can read a ton on vacation. When I went to Ukraine for two weeks back in August, I went through tons o' books on my Kindle (that's a crazy long plane flight and on top of that, we took the train everywhere).
- Book Blogging - Having a Kindle has really broadened my book reviewing abilities. I can accept ebooks from authors/publishers/etc (I do prefer paper books still). I can request bunches of new books from Netgalley.
- No One Has to Know What I'm Reading - I spend much time on public transport. Nothing annoys me more than someone interrupting my reading. When no one can see what I'm reading, they don't bother me. Woot!