Booking through Thursday: E-volution – Would you buy an e-reader?

Booking Through Thursday

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?

I don’t yet have an e-reader, and I have to admit I did not see myself getting one in the near future at any time. While I do read a lot, though, perhaps not as much as many who answer the Booking Through Thursday questions, I have to admit that I don’t buy a lot of books. I love my local library, and I stretch my library card to it’s limit. So for that reason itself, e-readers didn’t hold a lot of appeal to me. I definitely see the advantage of the portability, and I’d love to have something like that for my knitting patterns, I couldn’t justify the expense for something that would most likely become a cash outflow.

However, I have noticed that my own library offers e-books and it appears that larger libraries may be more accessible as well. A friend of mine has a library card for the Boston Public library, whose corpus of e-books is enormous. Unfortunately, as I’m not a Massachusetts resident, that’s not available to me. I’m sure there is something comparable in my own home state.

So, short answer long, I am definitely more interested in e-readers than I was even a year ago. What about you? Do you have one? Would you buy one?

3 thoughts on “Booking through Thursday: E-volution – Would you buy an e-reader?

  1. I have owned a Kindle for a bit more than a year, and despite my initial doubts that I’d miss the “book feeling”, just love it.
    And the new kindle fire looks like it’s pretty much a full blown tablet for a rather affordable price.
    Only yesterday have I purchased my first knitting e-book, though, as I prefer print patterns so I can make notes about little modifications on the way. However, this was a book of sock patterns, and I immediately knit a pair (well, half a pair …), reading the pattern on my smart phone. Which I love, as socks often are my “portable” projects.

  2. I usually do the same – borrow a lot of books from the library.

    But I think I could afford ebooks in the $0.99-$2.99 price range, and it would save on having to keep on driving back and forth to the library to pick up and return books.

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