Don't get me wrong, I think an e-reader has it's time and place. I will certainly appreciate the storage and the weight of it when I travel.
But unlike the computer that replaced the typewriter, I don't see the e-reader replacing the book. There is something about the weight of a book, the smell of the ink, and turning of the pages that will never be replicated in a digital device.
I've been using the Kobo at night before I go to bed, reading a chapter of "Stranger in Paradise" by Eileen Goudge. It's the first book I purchased after D gave me the Kobo and it cost a whopping $2.02 Cdn. It wasn't until I started reading it on the Kobo that I realized I'd read it previously. Another thing about an e-reader, unless there is a preview I risk buying something I've read before.
I was surprised to find the cost of most books for the e-reader are not much different than purchasing the real thing. And I suspect I won't find any deals at garage sales as I do with regular books.
But I have come around a little and find I don't mind reading from the e-reader occasionally. For now though I'm back to my books, because today some one - some cat perhaps - I'm not certain who knocked the Kobo off the nightstand. It's no longer working so on Boxing Day I'll be purchasing my own.
There's another reason for keeping books around!
Hope your weekend is going well. I'm not sure how I'll be posting over the next few days so...
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!