Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm Learning to Love my eReader


I am about to finish my first novel on Kindle this week and I am being sold on the eReader (this was also a dilemma, since there are many spellings of this word). I know many of you already read eBooks, but this is a first for me. I have the Kindle for my PC, and was going to buy a reader, which I may, but then I purchased the Galaxy III mobile and now plan to put the free Kindle App on that device also.

I am a slow reader, but I think on the Kindle I read faster. I still have way too many paper books, but I may be shifting my inventory. I had written a previous post (EBooks: Do You Really Read Them?) and received many interesting comments. When I wrote that post I wasn’t sure I liked to read online.

I am also making a public apology today to the author of the novel I'm reading, (Hungry River, A  Yangtze Novel by Millie Nelson Samuelson) who happens to be a great writing “bud.”  I am just now finishing her first novel, originally written over seven years ago! Forgive the delay, friend. But, I am rooming with her next week at a conference and I was not going to show up not having read her book.  

But, I am enjoying the journey. If you are a lover of historical fiction in the 1800s China, you’ll find this book filled with interesting facts and a slice of the spread of Christianity in this country. The book is based on the lives of her grandparents who were missionaries in China.  

The book is on Amazon and, of course, on Kindle.

 
How many of you have a Kindle or another type of eReader? Why do you like it?

6 comments:

  1. I've had a Kindle since 2009 and I love it simply because of the clutter I create with paper-and-ink books. I still have all my keepers and have not replaced them with electronic copies, but I enjoy my Kindle and its small portability a lot. I can even read in the car--something about the background, I guess--which I've never been able to do before.

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    1. Thanks for the thoughts, Liz. I may get that portable Kindle yet.

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  2. Tammie, OF COURSE, I LUV this blog! Thanks for the kind words! Two more of my books are also now on Kindle -- hope I'm still around in 14 years to hear your comments about them. . . just kidding. . . :-) HEY, see you in a few days! YAY!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing you at the Indianapolis Christian Writer's Conference!

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  3. I love my Kindle. Lots of free downloads and not so many books on my shelves. I buy educational books because I like to book mark and highlight stuff. I know you can highlight in your Kindle but i haven't figured out that feature yet. I am not sure how anyone can use a Kindle to study but I am sure I'll take the time to learn someday when I am not using mine strictly for leisure reading. I love the option of audio books too. My 81 year old mother just completed 171 books on her Kindle since she purchased it in July 2011. She as Macular Degeneration in one eye so being able to read in a large font has made all the difference for her.

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    1. My hats off to your Mom! I think I saw the article about her you posted on FB. Thanks for commenting.

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