E-readers – a positive for readers (and the rest of us) everywhere

I never thought I’d be a fan of e-readers. Typically, I’m lagging behind everyone on technology. It took me forever to get a DVR, longer for a smartphone, and even longer to embrace social media. Now I’m a fan.

All the reasons you can think of for not getting an e-reader – like the way a book feels, like to hold a book, who wants to look at a screen, you can’t take it in the bathtub (you can if you put it in a Ziploc baggie!), and on and on and on. Then a couple of years ago, I received one as a gift at Christmas. I was slow to convert but now, wow, I love my e-reader. In case you’re wondering, I have a small Kindle.  I always read a lot but now, instant gratification, all my books at my fingertips, samples to try before buying, free books, library lending, and so many wonderful new authors to discover.

The biggest plus I see for e-readers/tablets is: they’re getting more people to read. In my book that’s absolutely brilliant!

If you’re wondering what to get someone for the holidays or thinking of your own list; I can’t recommend one enough. I am a loyal Amazon fan so the Kindle is the top of my list. If you also want games, movies, apps and internet, get an iPad – all my friends love theirs.

Happy Holidays!


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