Some of you might remember my first ereader love as a first-gen Kobo (slow and simple, but great compatibility with the library). I then cheated on my Kobo and purchased a Kindle. I found the Kindle to be faster and have better contrast, and its connectivity to the Amazon store made buying books easy.
This new Kobo looks interesting. Check out the Engaget Review.
I like to think of my life as B.K. (Before Kobo), and A.K. (After Kobo). B.K. I was a healthy, happy woman who didn’t mind waiting for a popular book. Now, A.K., I am shelling out the big bucks for Hunger Games, Freedom, and other best sellers. Since I bought a Kobo last August, the only books I have used in paper format have been cooking and dog training books. For recreational reading, I simply prefer the convenience of the ebook, and if that means buying a book instead of reading a free paper copy then so be it.
Last October, my husband received an email from our credit card company, wondering if someone had stolen my credit card. I had maniacally purchased five books at once from the Kobo ebook store and therefore my credit card company presumed my card had been stolen. Even though I had purchased my ereader with every intention of checking out library ebooks, I found myself quickly rationalizing a $4.99 purchase, then a $7.99 purchase, and even a $14.99 purchase. I never thought I would pay for so many books, and I wonder if our faithful library users will succumb to the same temptation I did. Continue reading “Free vs. Easy: A librarian contemplates her obsession with her ereader”
Now everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my Kobo ereader. I love the company philosophy, I love that I can download library books, and I love that I can buy books from almost any ebook store. I also love the feel of this reader (I also own an ipad, and it’s just too heavy to throw in my purse for reading on the train).
I know this is from the Kobo site, but I thought this chart provided a great comparison of the various readers and what they offer.