Monday, 6 December 2010

An E Reader...At Last

Gem Sivad's Five Card Stud on my funky e-reader. Buy this book. You won't regret it, trust me! (Ellora's Cave... BUY HERE! GO! NOW!)
For around 4 long years I’ve wanted an e-reader, and yesterday I finally got one. When they first came out, I wasn’t prepared to pay the price they were—not when I could buy a brand new computer for the same money. So I waited. And waited. Until the price went right down as I knew they would. I mean, think back to the price of a DVD player then compared to now.

I chose the Sony pocket reader. Five-inch screen and a groovy pink, a veritable beaut of hand-held goodness. The first book I loaded on there was Gem Sivad’s Five Card Stud…and I haven’t looked back. First, the book is bloody excellent so far, and second, the screen appears just like a book page. The only downside is it doesn’t have a backlight—something I discovered once I got it home—but considering the price, I’m not complaining.

So, I’m a happy camper now. Reading e-books on the computer or laptop didn’t really do it for me. It was too much like looking at a manuscript and reminded me of my editing days, so I tended to switch into editor mode instead of reader mode. Now I’m just a reader, and I can’t say enough how wicked this e-reader is. It even makes little bookmarks as though I’d turned down the page corner myself, and you can make typed notes or handwritten ones with the stylus. There’s a dictionary too. Can’t you just tell I love it?

The saying is true. All good things come to those who wait!


Casey Sheridan said...

I hope you have fun with your new e-reader!

I've wanted one for a long time as well, but didn't want to pay the high price.

I bought myself a Nook from Barnes and Noble about two months ago when I received a nice little bonus from the day job.

I really like reading e-books on there.

Natalie Dae said...

It's cool, isn't it? Just like a real book. I'm so bloody excited!


Gem Sivad said...

Last Christmas I received a Sony--but it's not pink :(

In spite of that, I find the ereader so much easier reading than either print or computer, I'm loving it.

By the way, Natalie, you were modest in your picture. I have your Sony immortalized on my blog. :)


Natalie Dae said...

Hiya Gem!

I agree about it being easier than a book. I don't get thumb and finger ache where I'm trying not to crack the spine!


Regina Carlysle said...

I'm sooosoooosooooo happy for you. I personally think there is nothing better than reading on an e-reader.

Natalie Dae said...

Snap, Reg!