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5 Reasons to Buy an Ereader

5 Reasons You Need an Ereader

I'm officially a Kindle addict. Although I've enjoyed my Kindle 2 for quite some time now, I couldn't help but get a taste of the latest Kindle, which just so happens to be smaller and lighter than the previous model. It's an amazing little gadget, and one that I keep in my bag at all times thanks to the simple and chic Amazon cases that turn my ereader into a Moleskin look-alike.

But you don't have to get behind a Kindle in order to spring for an ereader — I have pals who own Nooks and Sony Readers, too, who have fallen equally in love. Why do you need to get one right now? I've got five reasons to start you off right here.

  • You'll read more — In just the first week of carrying around the new, smaller Kindle, I've blown through two whole books, most of which I read during my commute.
  • Lots of freebies — There are tons of free titles in the Kindle book store, as well as the Barnes & Noble Nook store, for you to browse and download. Buying virtual books has never been cheaper!

See the rest of my reasons to grab an ereader after the break.

  • You'll expand your horizons — I'm reading books I never thought I'd get a chance to read thanks to the previously mentioned points, but also because I'm able to choose a title and download in a snap. No trips to the bookstore required.
  • They're ultra portable — Like I said, I carry this thing everywhere, so I'm always able to whip it out and pick up where I last left off. Which means I . . .
  • Never get bored — Those long commutes and flight delays are no longer tear-your-hair-out boring thanks to your ereader. Plus, downtime at home can be spent working through a new novel, instead of rotting your brain during reality TV marathons.
carolineishere carolineishere 6 years
I love, love, love my Nook. It was between the Nook or the Kindle. I chose the Nook because of the file flexibility, I could load pix and audio and lend books. You can also read for free in B&N stores and the Starbucks there will give you discounts for smoothies and such. I'm always reading something and I love being able to toss this in my purse wherever I go. Before my Nook, I had to have an extra bag for trips to store my books.
mahreens mahreens 6 years
I love my kobo e-reader. It's one of the best products I've ever purchased. If you are an avid book reader like me, a kobo is ideal.
candy2007 candy2007 7 years
I love my sony reader. I like that I can toss it in my work bag and just go. It really comes in handy when I work the night shift.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
i really enjoy my sony reader. however, i just went on my first plan trip since i got it and it was kind of a bummer having to turn it off for take-off and landing.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I LOVE my nook. LOVE IT. I am already reading way more often, and I was able to lend a book out recently to my friend with an ipad. (the Nook software allows you to "lend" a book to someone for 2 weeks). Anyways, as much as I love owning printed books, I honestly don't have enough space for them anymore. I can't keep buying more bookshelves. And honestly, I've been reading a lot more often since buying it! I chose the Nook because I liked it better aesthetically than the Kindle. I also like that I can play sudoku and access the internet!
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Book lover- the image on the Kindle is a "screensaver" (it's not actually a screensaver in the traditional sense of an image on a computer screen that moves to keep any images from burning into the monitor) - it's an image that the Kindle automatically throws up when it's going to sleep - sort of a privacy screen so what you're reading isn't on display, I guess. Interestingly (at least to me), while it takes energy to switch to the image, displaying the picture doesn't take any energy, so the Kindle is actually off even though the screen is showing an image. Every time it turns itself off, it puts up a different image. I've had my kindle only for a few days, but so far I haven't seen any repeats. There are lots of these screensavers - some are drawing of authors, some a pictures from books. I've gotten that manuscript image on my Kindle, which is why I'm sure of what it is. Right now my kindle is displaying a science textbook-y image of a bunch of different species of fish. As far as I know, you don't get any choice about what screensaver you get, and in the case of pictures from books, you don't even know what book it came from. Pictures of authors are labelled with the author's name.
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 7 years
I looooove my nook! I'm one of those people that read books based on my mood, so I tend to be reading two or three books at any given time. Having all of those books with me when I go out is not really practical, so the nook is a lifesaver! Plus it's great when you travel, you have that much stuff left to take with you. :D
thesportsdiva thesportsdiva 7 years
I got my Nook back in February and I love it. I talked one of my friends into getting one back then and talked another friend into getting one a couple months ago. Then her husband saw hers and ended up buying himself one. I wonder who else I can talk into getting one. lol
Angelica Angelica 7 years
OK! OK! You've convinced me!
Tech Tech 7 years
I have the luxury of taking public transportation to work, so I'm hoping those who have to drive will disregard the whole "read during your commute" idea. :)
AlisonMcg67 AlisonMcg67 7 years
I have to admit, my Kindle is the Android Software for my Eris. I am thinking of asking for one for Xmas though. the prices are incredible though. The day the new Hiaasen released it was ten dollars cheaper than the hard cover, take that Mobipocket (my former E-Reading software for my Palm Pilot)..
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Haha, seriously Anon. She lives in the San Fran area, and works in downtown San Fran, she probably takes the train to work. My hubby bought me a Kindle 3 on Monday night. I love it. I don't have a case for it yet, so I'm not tossing it in my bag and taking it everywhere with me, but I look forward to when I can! It's going to be great. I did a side-by-side with my iphone, and it'll be much easier to read on the kindle - bigger text size without having to turn the page every 10 seconds, the E-ink is much easier on the eyes, and in bright sunlight the Kindle blows the iphone out of the water. We just got back from a vacation in Hawaii and the kindle would have been AMAZING on that trip - my iPhone would have died well before we reached our destination, but with the Kindle I wouldn't have even had to charge it during the whole trip. Plus I wouldn't have had to lug around two paperback books! We fly fairly regularly (his parents live in California, we're in Massachusetts), so the Kindle will be wonderful to have on those trips.
lexib0t lexib0t 7 years
Anon - I really hope you're joking, not everyone drives to their commute. Plenty of people ride a bus, subway or carpool to their jobs.
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