There are times when I often shun something that I think doesn’t suit my needs or values. But sometimes, I have a change of heart when the time permits it.
I love to read books and most of the time I will read a chapter in bed and then lights out. But, I’ve got a small bookshelf and am running out of room.
I’ve heard of the benefits of e-readers, they’re easier to travel with and eco-friendly. I frequently dismissed getting one because it was not the same as holding a physical book in my hands and just like music, I like to own my books as well. Depending on the ereader, you have the option to either buy your books or borrow them.
When I realized I was almost out of shelf space and didn’t have the space to expand that shelf, I reconsidered ereaders. Everyone in my family had one except me. I know some people with Kobos and others with Kindles. I did some research to compare the two based on my needs, as well as revisiting the benefits, and eventually decided that the Kobo was the best option.
I went to the bookstore and got my Kobo Clara HD and a red case for it. There were larger versions available, but this one appealed to me the most.
Right now I’m currently reading Darksiders: The Abomination Vault. Before I got one, I started reading books on my phone when I didn’t have any space in my purse to bring books to work. The only problem with that was that it didn’t have the brightness settings that an ereader came with.
Now, I love my Clara, I’ve made a long wishlist of books I want to read, reread from the past, and even some series that I never finished like The Princess Diaries (I only read volumes III, V, VII, and VIII) My dad’s been trying to persuade me to connect the Kobo to our local library because then I can borrow from there. But I prefer to read at my own pace so I buy instead.
I still love physical books too and I will buy them when space permits it again and when I really love a book and want to support the author.
So you can officially welcome me to the ereader club! Perhaps you can tell me a little about yours!