Monday, April 23, 2012

Paperback Blues

I've been using a Nook exclusively for over a year. I love it. I live in a rural area so the closest Barnes and Nobles is a 45 minute drive away. With the Nook, my purchases are one click away. :D

I went to a convention recently and recieved many, many free books and bought a few two but mostly in paperback. I didn't think anything of it at the time except what a pain in the ass to lug around. (OH my aching back)

Then this weekend I finally got some time to crack one open. I'd forgotten how to hold a book with one hand. There's a knack to keeping your fingers in the right place on the spine yet keep them out of the flipping way of the words. Not only that, there's no save a place button when you close the thing. LOL The font was too small for my old eyes and I couldn't adjust it. Then when I wanted to read in the bath I couldn't fit in a plastic ziplock bag to protect it and still flip the pages.

I love looking at them though.

It's odd how easy it was to adjust to my ereader and how I take it for granted. (hugs her Nook)


Kristabel Reed said...

I'm constantly torn between my Nook and a paperback. The good news is my library always accepts my paperback donations! At least I know they're going to a good home.

Brenda said...

I love my e-reader(Kindle). I never thought I would like one as much as I do, but now I prefer to read on my e-reader. Paper books are just a pain that take up space.

I seriously think e-readers will be the way of the future--most people will have one and the paper back book will become something of a novelty item.

Tina B said...

I totally agree with you. I love the fact that I can read my Kindle without having to hold it. It also helps that my 2 year old can't tear out the pages. Lol.
I do still love paperbacks, but it is just so much easier (in many ways) to have an eReader. I especially love their covers. :)

Voirey Linger said...

I've found myself trying to click to turn pages in my paperbacks. I'll even reach out to hit the space bar to clip forward if I'm sitting near my computer.

I love my ereader, but I don't think it trumps paper completely. I still want print copies of my favorite books. For most of my reading, I love my ereader though.

Annie Nicholas said...

I have to admit that I do get ticked when my battery gets low at a good part. It only means I need to move closer to an outlet but that is a pro of paper.

Hailey Edwards said...

Same here. I can't believe I broke down and bought Patricia Brigg's new novel in HB. Then forgot all about it. It's like if it's not on my Kindle, it doesn't exist.

It was a kick ass novel, btw. You should read the Mercy Thompson and Alpha/Omega series if you don't already.