Monday, January 28, 2013
Physical Books vs. Ebooks...a confession
So, there have been three books on my Goodreads Currently Reading shelf for quite a long time. It isn't that they aren't lovely books, actually when I'm reading them I'll devour large chunks at a time. The problem is *whispers* they aren't on my Nook. This means that these three books aren't easily accessible; I can't carry them all with me, in a cute little bundle of awesome, wherever I go. I can't look up words and concepts I don't know the second I don't know them. I mean surely I can't be the only one who starts reading a physical book, finds a word she doesn't know, touches it with her finger and suddenly...nothing happens. I've gotten used to the power of my finger and its ability to highlight. I've gotten used to never losing my place. I've gotten used to the WIFI. The most important point, however, is that these books don't light up which means I can't read them in the dark or in the car and if you knew how often I'm waiting in the car at night or how often I go to bed early just to read without interruption for the tiny tot, you'd understand how important it is that I be able to read under cover of darkness.
I've been noticing the change in my reading habits for awhile now...I just didn't realize how much.
I hope there's a 12-step program...er...maybe I should just come to terms with the fact that I adore my ereader and move on. What do you think?