Yup, I've switched over the "dark side."
We began our blog in 2009, just when e-readers were gaining popularity but I've always been adamant about my love for physical books and only physical books.
But e-readers have always been in the back of my mind. It's kind of hard to not be aware of 'em as a book blogger ...and, in the last year, as a library and information science grad student--e-readers and e-books are hot topics in the library world.
Then, on a whim, I entered HarperTeen's Pretty Crooked promo giveaway and I ended up winning a signed copy of the novel and a $100 gift card. After a few weeks of weighing the pro's and con's (the biggest pro being that as a future librarian it's important that I have personal experience with the technology so I can have a true opinion about it), I eventually took my winning as a sign that maybe it's time I get myself an e-reader.
So, I ordered the $79 Kindle just because it's the cheapest and it had great reviews--I didn't want to get one that is more expensive when I wasn't really sure I would totally love it...
And after using it for a month, I find myself really liking it and I think I might eventually love it even. I'm having a ball with Netgalley and Edelweiss. I love that you can get books like that **snaps fingers**.
And the reading experience is no different from reading from a physical book... Well, I find it more comfortable reading a physical book while lying in bed. I can't quite find a comfortable position with with the e-reader in my hands and simultaneously press the button to go to the next page. As I do most of my reading in bed, that might be a problem...
So, I guess this post is my bookish confession that I, the former Miss Anti-E-books-and-E-readers, after resisting for years, have gotten myself my a Kindle.