I used to love paperback books, still have a bookstand filled with them, and couldn’t believe I’d ever get used to anything different. You can see each spine and can associate the cover with the story or author. And it may be weird, but I like the way they smell.
But with my e-reader, when I finish a book, and want to start the next one, it’s just a few clicks away! I don’t have to go to a store and check if the book I want is in stock, or buy online and wait for it to ship. I also no longer have great piles of books taking up every corner of my home.
I feel a bit better about the environmental impact. I’ve already gone through over 20 e-books, and that’s an estimated 8,000 pages in paperback form.
Before I became a romance writer, I read romance like an addict. And, like many of you, I always hated, hated, hated, those super steamy covers that scream smut. I could never get fully comfortable whipping out a book at Starbucks or the doctor’s office, even though I still did.
Now I carry my e-reader wherever I go, and read whenever I want, without advertising half-naked highlanders with too much hair.
How do you use your e-reader? Do you keep it at home? Or have you purchased a spacious purse just for your e-reader, like me. =^_^=