If you have ever talked, tweeted, or chatted with me then you know I always have books on the brain. I do mean always so while I was getting ready for work today I thought yes I have heard a lot of great things about eReaders, but will it turn into my ipod? I have thousands of songs on it but I never really listen to them all. Sure if I'm on the road for long periods of time I hit the shuffle, but I have lost track of what is on it. Lately I have put two or three cds on my blackberry and listen to that in the car. I mean it's easier than digging through my library right?
Without that physical reminder I think it’s easier to be out of sight and out of mind. For example I have a few audio books that I never listen to because I forget I have them. Also some lazy Saturdays I stand in front of my bookshelf and look at all my books and think which one of you will I choose? I even have post it notes in favorite chapters that I quickly reread or skim.
Also I love used bookstores. When I have a bad day or don't really feel like dealing with traffic I head out to Half Price Books or a few Indie shops around town and hunt for a first edition book of something I love. Also who doesn't love the clearance bin? What a great way of finding a new author right?
I don't think that getting an ereader holder or back cover would ever replace having an author sign a real book. Also I might be the kind of person who takes every book the author ever wrote to events. I am nice enough to try to wait until the end of the line if you happen to be behind me I’m sorry! I always buy the most current book and anything I am missing from the store hosting the event because without them making sales they wouldn’t bring events to my area.
After looking at all the shiny and pretty eReaders I’m still not 100% sold. Will I eventually get one? Maybe but chances are that it will be an impulse buy with a really great sale price or if all review books go eCopy and I’m forced to buy one.