Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Help! What’s your favourite e-reader?


Big books, little books, thick books, thin books, old books, new books —

historical fiction, picture books, YA, mystery, fantasy, classics, and the list goes on.  But now I have a problem!

I said I’d never do it; I thought I never would.
I said I’d read just “real” books; I really thought I could.
But some books don’t have paper, they’re only on a screen.
I’m nearly done resisting; I think I’m “going green!”
I have a pc kindle but it’s stuck here on my desk.
So now I have to ask you, what reader is the best?

Please forgive my falling out of rhyme there, but I really do want – and need – your opinion on this. As I said above, I have a pc Kindle with several books loaded onto it. The problem is that when I want to read one of those books and not have to be sitting in front of my computer to do it – right now I can’t. I need some help from you.

I’ve been told that having an e-reader (electronic book) is very convenient because it’s easy to carry and many books can be loaded onto it. (I’m not sure I know how that works, but I’m interested in learning.) 

I know I’m often slow with technology, but in this case – I love real books, I love the old ways that work well, and I usually see no reason to mess with a good thing. You know the grammatically poor saying, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!”  I just found out that e-books have been around for almost a decade … or am I behind in that too? Is it longer?  *blush*

What reasons do you have for using an e-reader? Do you prefer an e-reader to a “real” book?

And my main question: I’ve heard about the Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony reader, IPad, and some others. Which e-reader do you recommend and why?

I’m grateful for your help to get me a little more up-to-date. 🙂


Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂