Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Decisions, decisions by Jenna Bayley-Burke

What would you do if you had to pack up all your books? All of them. Jenna Bayley-Burke faced down this unmentionable terror, and has come up with an action plan for future unspeakable horrors...

We spent our summer selling a house, looking for a house, and moving. The sale and the move did not line up. To the kids, I played our temporary homelessness off as a big adventure, a vacation even. But what terrified me was my lack of books.

Reading is my comfort, my escape...OK, maybe my addiction. A bookshelf (or three) crammed full of titles to be read and already loved brings a peaceful contentment to my life. A world where the only thing to read is the room service menu and the obligatory King James made me itch.

So, I managed to sneak a few books into our cramped suitcases and hotel room. I couldn't stop myself. But it got me thinking, there has to be a better way. (Insert head thwack here.) Ebooks!

I'll always crave a cup of tea, a cozy chair, and a paperback whose pages turn. But it's not exactly on par with my life right now. I'm on the go, toting kiddos here, there, and anywhere, and my books get ruined more than they get read. (Yes, I'm one of THOSE who doesn't like to bend the spine or curl the corners of pages) What if I had something I could leave in my purse (or diaperbag, or minivan) that had a virtual library at my fingertips?

I've been shopping, trying to decide exactly what will work best for me.

Kindle? Great features, no versatility.

iPod Touch? This one has me hooked, but the small screen isn't reeling me in just yet. It can do so many things, plus it has a touch screen...and it fits in your pocket...and it has wifi, internet, email, games, calendar, weather, calculator, music, photos...not sure I could read a whole book on that screen, though...

iPad? Ay, carrumba! The price! But I did get to tinker with one and I love that you can turn it sideways and read two pages at a time. Yes, the device does thousands of things, and that’s the one that impressed me.

Nook? I think these are the cutest of all the e-reading devices. Plus, it would read ebooks I can check out from my library. Can’t do that with the Kindle or iPad/iPod.

Sony Reader? This seems to react best to multiple formats for ebooks, but it doesn't have a touch screen...

Sony Touch? Adds in the touch screen, but not all the apps of the Apple models.

Sony Daily? Sony's answer to Kindle...with a Kindle sized price...

Decisions, decisions...


Any ebook reader owners out there care to chime in?

Jenna is typing away on a sexy reunion story. In the meantime, Compromising Positions is available with chocolate, Kama Sutra yoga, a decade old crush and a steady addiction to sugar. To find out what Jenna is up to now...check out her website or blog.

73 comments:

erahime said...

I don't have a digital reader...yet. I'm on a budget, and much as I would ADORE having a digital reader, I can wait.

I like the options offered, but I'm really not sure which ones I would want to get. I'm just waiting for the ideal digital reader to come out of the market, and I'm not sure if it is out or not. I hadn't done any in-depth research on the available digital readers, so I'm not sure which one would be great for me.

I hope you will make the BEST decision for yourself, J.B.! Wish you well on the digital reader shopping!

etirv said...

I haven't switched to a digital reader (love holding a real book!) but I will eventually get one and when I do, it will be the next generation of the iPad because we're an Apple family!

Lois said...

I still very much prefer my books here around me. . . but for the time in the future, whenever that is that I get an ereader, I'm going back and forth between the Kindle and the Nook -- Kindle, because online I live on Amazon.com and Nook because offline I live at the many B&N's there are. But the moment the ipad came out, I knew, probably best to wait because with the color screen of the iPad, it was going to make all the others move up to the next step and go with color as well. So if I get one sooner than later, it'll be when the full color Kindle or full color Nooks come out. :)

Lois

sonya said...

I have an Ebook reader from fictionwise.com. I love it. there is a touch screen and it has a a back light, but it does not do anything else like the ipad/ ipod.

it takes word doc, rich text and a few other formats. if you just want it for a ebook reader then this is the best one for the price.

Sherry said...

I don't have a ereader but I really want one. I can't afford one right now though but when I can I plan on getting one but I don't know which one would be better they all have their strong points. I do read a lot of ebooks on my computer and I really enjoy them.

sstrode@scrtc.com

SiNn said...

for me i will never ever buy a kindle sony for sure `100 percent would buy one have plans on it or one of those other er readers that plays music too so i am not 100 % sold on e readers i prefer to read print books then e books

Melanie said...

I have been debating this same thing for a few months now. I like the functions of the Kindle and the fact that whatever you read your book on it will sync so you are always in the same place, but don't like the look or the fact that you still have to use a book light. I have played with the Sony and it was pretty slow for me and it kept bouncing around to areas I was not trying to go. Have not seen the Nook but I am more of a Borders person. The IPAD looks like the best (I love Mac) but the price is still high and I don't like that it does not sync with anything else. I currently have an IPod Touch and a laptop so have just been using those and will probably stick with that for a little while. There is always something better that will be out next, so I will try to wait.

Leigh D'Ansey said...

Hi Jenna - I'm especially interested in what people have to say in response to your post. My debut romance is due for release 12May from The Wild Rose Press and will be available only as an e-book. E-publishing is still a rather strange concept to me so I'm keen to learn about digital reading.

I also have a question that some readers may be able to help with. My mother has macular degeneration and very limited sight. It's not easy for her, but she can read large print books. As this is my first published novel and she'd love to read it, do people have any ideas how I can make this easy for her to do? I don't think she could manage a digital reader.

runner10 said...

I don't have a ereader, but am lusting over them.

Valerie said...

Oh Jenna, I so totally get it. I have moved twice and had to pack up my books for 2 months. We're talking books here, full library of lovely romance novels - just the ones I've loved - since '96 or so. Just being separated from those choices for a few days makes me edgy. I like being able to re-read a book knowing that if I'm in a mood for Jayne Ann Krentz or Lucy Monroe (love ya, Lucy!) or Linda Howard or a multitude of other books it's right there. Plus sometimes I start thinking about a couple of characters and think, I'd love to read *that* particular scene again. I'm an avid fan. :)

Ok, so on to ereaders. You are going to laugh but I have the first generation Sony Reader and the Kindle and an iTouch. The Sony Reader, I didn't like because you had to buy the books on the pc and download them to the reader. Plus I had trouble getting it to recognize certain formats. The Kindle has lasted the longest as an ereader, it's nice to be able to finish a book and then download another from the reader immediately. Plus now they have a Kindle PC app, and it's not too bad. The iTouch is okay, I use it at the gym sometimes but I don't really care for it because the screen is really too small. I looked at the iPad too, but I have heard mixed reviews and I just don't want to spend that kind of money right now. I haven't looked at the Nook because honestly, do I really want to tempt myself with a third? LOL So...those are my thoughts. Good luck with your hunt for an ereader. :)

Michele said...

Hi Jenna :)

I am all about the Sony e-reader. LOVE IT!!! Up to 93 books in my reader. I have had my reader for 2years now and was faced at the time with either getting the Kindle or the Sony. I choose the Sony just for the simple fact that I wasn't looking for something with all the bells and whistles. I just wanted the e-reader to read books, not get on the internet. Thats what I have a computer for. You are right, the versatility with the formats that work with the Sony seem endless compared to other readers on the market. And it works with checking books out from my library :)

Stacy S said...

I love paper books! I just don't know about ereaders yet. They do have some cute ones though.

Andrea Becraft said...

I need to get a ereader but they are so expensive. I think I might go with a sony one! I hope if I have money left over after my conventions!

s7anna said...

My Mum got me an eBookwise reader for Christmas & I'm loving it for all the books that I get from Fictionwise but it's not really that great with my other ebooks from other e-stores. I'm planning on getting the Kobo reader that's coming out next month...it's about $150 and can handle reading .pdf files...which is seriously important for me since all my ebooks are in .pdf format. I wish I could afford the fancier readers but I can't justify the costs plus I don't really care for all the extra features on the readers since all I need is a dedicated reading device.

hugs,
Anna
s7anna@yahoo.ca

Katy M said...

I love my Sony! I have the non-touch screen b/c I wouldn't want it to get scratched. I also can't read from a backlit screen for long b/c of migraines. Plus, I wanted a dedicated reader; I don't want distractions while I'm reading!

There is also more to the debate right now: there is a battle with the new Agency 5 model of pricing that the publishers want and Apple has agreed to and Amazon has not (yet) which led to a lot of Kindle books not being for sale (As of April 1, 2010). Sony fortunately is getting the books, but the new mass markets aren't offered at a discount the way they used to. Which just means I'm buying fewer books. If you want to know more about this topic, Dear Author covered it very well.

To sum up, it depends on what you are looking for in a reader (the publisher/distributer stuff will be resolved). Good luck!

Mama Bookworm said...

My vote is for the Kindle. I love mine. I used my iphone as an e-reader for months but the backlight gave me headaches. I was given a Sony Touch for Christmas and just loading books had me in tears. Calling tech support was a nightmare. 2 months later the battery started having issues. The Kindle was set up minutes after taking it out of the box. The battery life is much better than the Sony. Loading books is a piece of cake. I’ve also heard the Nook is great and a great alternative to the Kindle. I think it also offers the ability to download library books like the Sony which is very cool.

Toni said...

I haven't got an eReader yet but when I can I am going for a Nook unleass something better comes along. Really the price will have to come down a lot before I can afford one on my budget.

Lucy Monroe said...

Hey, Jenna :) ... The horror! LOL Seriously, I'm a big fan of eReaders because they make it possible to take so many books with me everywhere, even just around the house. :) I have both the Sony and the Kindle and really love them. The lack of backlight means less strain on my eyes, so I'm totally sold on the electronic ink concept.

Touch screens are lovely, but having that interface isn't as important to me as the ease of use in putting books on the reader and the formats it supports. Key for me are the books, books, books...how many titles are available to me with each reader? Amazon wins hands down for nonfiction/research books - but the Sony is easier to use when reading PDFs (which is good as I have over 1000 eBooks in that format) or Word/Text documents.

Thanks for being here to share your eReader dilemma with readers. :) ~ Huge hugs!

Chris R said...

I have a ebookwise. Great device but no longer what I need. :-(

If I could find one with a good price that I could just use with pdfs and use my thumb drive....

nmulder81 said...

I do not have a digital reader...nor will I be getting one anytime soon. While the overall, after time, price would be significantly lower...I simply cannot spend that chunk of change...well, all in one chunk. Im more likely to just go buy the $4-$10 book...though even thats a stretch these days. The local library ladies know me by name LOL. I feel like I live there. However if I had my choice it would hands down be the ipad. Seems like I could do the most with it...except make phone calls. Which is fine b/c I like my fairly simple phone. I can certainly understand your distress at bending the books...I to am one of "those people". I have gotten teased all my life that I don't loan my books out for fear that I get them back bent. The ones I do loan go out with strict instructions LOL...and only to highly trusted people! I'm a nut...I freely admit it :)

Living in a hotel is hard though Im sure. Id say just go with the device you will getthe most use ot of...regaurdless of what those uses may be. I wish you the best of luck!

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Thanks for all your commenats and...guess what? I got the Nook.

They just upgraded the format which means it also runs internet and has a couple game apps. SOLD!

I figured out how to copy books from my PC over to it, and bought a couple books on B&N...and I have to say, it makes waiting for the kids to get out of school MUCH easier.

Leigh - I hear you about ebooks being a new-to-you concept. I was right there a few years back when my stories started coming out electronically before they hit bookstores. Now? I'm a convert. I'll always love the comfort of a book in hand, but I like trying new authors in e-format first. BUT...it's dangerous now. Because with the Nook, I can decide I must have EVERYTHING they've ever written, and with one touch ordering...there's no delay. I fear my credit card bill!

-Jenna Bayley-Burke
www.jennabayleyburke.com

Deb830 said...

Hi Jenna -

I've been putting off getting a digital reader. Every time it consider one, another pops up and/or I find something lacking of the device. Right now I'm leaning toward the iPad b/c I work in a Mac world. I really don't like the iBook prices but hopefully there will be an epub app that can be used for alternative formats. I guess until I save enough money I will just read books the old fashion way. In the meantime happy reading.

deb ;0)

CherylS22 said...

I don't own an e-book reader yet & I'm not sure I'm going to get one. I like holding the book & turning the pages when I read.

Rhea said...

Jenna - glad to hear you got the Nook, I am so jealous. I have been on the fence since it came out.

I love that you can ready any book in their store for an hour a day without purchasing it, great idea to get a feel for a book before you buy it. And I love that it has the color scroll screen with the book covers, love love love that feature. I love looking at the books. I may have to jump in and get one.

Valerie said...

Congratulations on the Nook purchase, Jenna. I am so tempted to go look at them. No, no, I better not. LOL

flchen1 said...

Ooh, those e-readers are so pretty! I love the iPad (not that I've used it!) but it just looks so lovely and Apple does such a good job with their user interface. Happy reading no matter which you choose, Jenna!

Cathy M said...

I love my Sony reader. It's a first generation, so no touch screen or light, but it really does well with different formats, and I just bought a cover that included a light, so now I am good to go.

Lil said...

The new ereader devices look and sound very seductive. However, I already own an Ebookwise and while it is bulkier and doesn't do extras, it has remained servicable. Can't complain.

Linda Henderson said...

I'm on a fixed income so an ereader is not in my budget. I know eventually I'll probably have to scrape up the money to buy one but I have no idea which one I would choose. Maybe by the time I have to get one they will have an even better one.

seriousreader at live dot com

flchen1 said...

Ooh, congrats on getting the Nook, Jenna! I don't know much about it, but it sounds like a lovely choice! Enjoy, and let us know how you like it!

Elizabeth Amber said...

Thanks for this, Jenna. I've tried the Kindle DX. Our library loaned it out for a week. I've also tried the iPad. I like certain things about each and am still undecided. I think it'll boil down to content. What books I can get on which platform.

A really helpful post! xoxo

Jami Davenport said...

I'm enjoying this subject, too, as I'm looking for an e-reader also. Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

Nancy G said...

My first ereader was actually a Palm TX pda-I love it for its versatility. I can load pdf, mobi and ereader (B & N) files, mp3 music, pictures, it has a calculator, is bluetooth and internet accessible, I have ms word, powerpoint and excel so I can work away from my desks, and it is backlit too.

icia said...

I just love my ebooks. I started reading them on my computer. Then I bought one of Sony's, it wasn't user friendly. Then I bought a kindle. I really like it, but it does have it draw backs. One of the nices thing about having an ebook is you can take a lot of books with you. One thing I don't like is not all the books in kindle. icia

donnas said...

I totally understand what you are saying. I love paper books. But I can see advantages to having an e-reader. While of course I would love the IPad its definitly further out of reach than the others. And this really is a case of too many choices. I know people who have the Sony and love it. And people that have the Kindle and love it. I know the ITouch wouldnt work for me, I tried to read a book of my IPhone and it was just too small. Maybe by the time I finish saving the money I will be able to pick.

Jane said...

I don't have an ereader. I have to read my ebooks on the computer. I think I'm going to wait till the prices are lower before I decide which one to buy.

robynl said...

I have a Palm reader; love it but also like to have books in book cases or on shelves.

Beth said...

I don't have an ereader yet, but hope to soon. I've been doing spot research here and there. I don't think I will be going with any of the ones you mentioned. There are a couple of lesser know brands that will be coming out this summer that can handle all the formats I currently read, are a decent size, rechargeable and less than $200. I'll probably pick one of them.

And just for the record, even though I like the variety and ease of access that ebooks give me, I will never give up paper books. Because of the one big flaw in ebooks. Their dependence on power. People(like me and a lot of others)who have been with out power for days on end(several disastrous storms in the last few years)learn that lesson real quick.

Tamsyn said...

No ereader yet. I read most of my ebooks either on my computer (which is stressful) or on my iPhone (small screen). I love hearing about everyone's views and choice of ereader. I'm taking them into consideration when I get mine! Although I'm leaning towards SONY...

Eva S said...

I love my paperbooks, but we are moving this summer and I have to pack all my books. I'm looking for an e-reader, got some great suggestions here, thanks!

Sue A. said...

I've had access to a Kindle for some time. I'm not impressed. I don't want to give up the freedom and choices I already have with a laptop. There needs to be major changes made to e-readers before I move my e-books to an e-reader.

booklover0226 said...

I have a Sony Reader 505; it was on sale and I had a coupon for it! I just love it. I have over 300 books on it by using a 4G memory card.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Dannyfiredragon said...

I got a Sony Reader PRS 505 a year ago and I love it. Before that I used a PDA to read my ebooks, but the Sony is so much. I don't want to miss it

Carol L. said...

I don't have an e-reader yet. When the budget changes and gets better then I can think on it more. The only comment I can make is that just the other day I was in Barnes and Noble and they were doing a demonstration on the Nook. I didn't catch it but heard a couple of the ladies who did say they were going to purchase the Nook because it did everything they wanted it to..Me, I don't have a clue about e-readers and I guess I should try to learn because the time will come when I'll buy one.
Carol L.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

As I sat in the doctors office yesterday, nervous before my so called surgery, I had Susan Mallery's book with me. For some reason as I read it, I could smell, yes smell the pages. Honestly it came me comfort so NO I will always carry books with me, in the car, in my purse, etc.

In the end, I needed that comfort because I was told no orthoscopic surgery on Aopr 29th, now it's going to be a partial knee replacement, so that book did double duty!

krisgils33 said...

I have a Kindle, I buy new books from Borders or wherever, and I belong to paperbackswap.com. The Kindle is great for travel, so I'm not giving up shoe space in my luggage for lots of books. Paperbackswap is a great way to get books very cheap, but you might have to wait awhile to get the newest releases. I'm still trying to decide whether or not I'm ready to give up completely on actual books. E-books are super convenient (and don't forget all the space freed up in my luggage on those long trips!), but there is just something to be said about holding an actual book in your hands!

Pamk said...

I have an ebookwise reader from fictionwise too. Price is great and is just a reader. con doesn't take pdf files but you can buy a converter and I have a friend who power supply went down and she hasn't had any luck replacing it as of yet. Customer service hasn't contacted her back and she's been trying for a few months now. so beware about that.

Margay said...

I haven't got one yet, but I really want one! I'm leaning toward either a Kindle or a Nook.
Margay

CrystalGB said...

I have a Sony pocket edition. I like it but I am really wanting a Nook. :)

Jenn said...

I would love to have a kindle. It has been on my wish list for a while. I've looked at other ereaders and feel like I can get more of the books that I want there then from the other readers.

Lisa F. said...

I've got a Nook. I've loaded a little over 500 books on it so far and have not had any problems.

I love how it can now access the internet! Biggest drawback is they haven't figured out a way to add folders so we can sort the books and not have to scroll through all of them to find the one you want. Also, books on the SD card show up with books on the internal drive so that makes the list even longer to sort through. I wouldn't trade it for any of the other readers though!

mountie9 said...

I've heard great things about the Sony Touch, I also had a chance to play with it and quite like it.

Also interested in checking out the KOBO when it is released here in Canada

Kara said...

I want a reader so bad!! My choices are between two..the Nook which can read the books in the format that I buy most of my books in...the Palm format.

Or the Sony Touch.

Just can't decide. Hopefully the finances will work out this year that I can get one.

Maria said...

I have a Kindle 2 and a Palm Tx for ebooks, am currently looking at an Astak EZ Reader because it really does all the formats, not big into touch screen technology so that is not an option I'm really interested in. Will not be buying an Ipad because of price and because just tired of Apple products in general

Trisha Shands said...

The majority of books I read are purchased as e-books and are read on my laptop. I am considering the Nook as an easier way to cart around my ebooks because of all its extras but if I had the money...it would be an Ipad hands down!

Nichole said...

I have a Sony Reader I received for Christmas the intital setup was a pain in the but but after that I love it. I use it mostly for EC, Samhain, and reprints that are only available in ebook. I still love my papers plus I can share those I can't share an ebook

LM's Drama Queen said...

Wow! I remember when they were first coming out with the eReader concept and now look how many different models have been made! That's a tough decision, but I know nothing about it. This is most definitely Mom's area of expertise:) Good luck with the search. I remember how long it took Mom to make her final decision and she still ended up getting two! LOL.

XOX
~*DQ*~

Kait Nolan said...

I've got a Nook myself and I love it. I specifically chose it because it would work with ebooks from the library (Sony does too btw). It's got fewer bells and whistles than some of them do, but I'm fine with that because I already have an iPhone (which I read on all the time) and I'm constantly at a computer at home or work. I don't NEED more bells and whistles!

Jan said...

I don't have an ereader but I want one.

Janet H said...

Jenna,
Great choice. I have been trying to decide between the Nook or the Sony Touch. Went to B&N yesterday to play with the Nook. Absolutely Awesome.

I might wait and see the Paradigm Shift EER-051D ereader reviews. It doesn't have wireless or touch, but it does present in color, reads multi formats and functions as an MP3-for only $130.

Bonnie said...

I love my Iphone for a hundred different reasons. I have to admit I do more Audio Books than I do ebooks but you can do both on the Iphone. Also my local library now has Audio books that you can download and listen to and I am sure that ebooks are not far behind. I agree that the screen is small but I like the fact that it fits easily in my pocket or purse! Since it also is my phone and PDA I always have it with me.

Natasha A. said...

I have an iPhone (basically the iTouch) and I do love it!!
The screen size doesn't bother me at all. I like the fact that I can do all book types. I can put the kindle, or the B&N reader onto it.

I do however want a dedicated reader. There is a new one coming out called a Kobo (that Chapters, the Canadian B&N will be carrying). It's only $150, and does exactly what I need!

I'll use that for home, and my phone for when we are out....

Lillie said...

I'm in the middle of moving, too, and I miss my books. 3 bookcases full, with 2 1/2 already packed up.

I don't have an ereader yet but I'm hoping to get one soon. I read all mine on the computer now.

Refhater said...

I've packed up all my books. Several times due to moves and simple lack of space. Since I'm a page folder (My librarian hates me for that) I prefer real books over e-readers.

But since we're slowly heading for a paperless world, I'm sure I'll eventually have to get one. Which one will depend on price at the time.

WK said...

Ohhh I have the Sony Touch and I love LOVE Love it!! Igot my mom a Sony Pocket edition for Mother's Day and so far she's happy with it. But I simply adore my Touch. I have no desire to go with anything else.

Good luck in your search.

Ohh and the Touch will allow you to borrow from librarys as well.
hugs,
WendyK

trudy said...

I have the Sony Touch, and I love it. I also have the Nook and the nook program for my phone. Then to top that off I have the Kindle program for my PC. The reason I have all of these is because of the free books. For example, Kindle recently offered a book for free that was not offered by Sony for free. Well who am I to turn down a free book. So I have the Kindle program on my laptop and PC for those books.

I love the connivence of the ereaders. Since they are small it makes them easy to carry around. I also am surprised at how much battery power it has. I do still love holding the book in my hand and I still buy the regular books but my digital library is growing fast and will one day catch up with my paper library.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Hubs decided one year that we were going to share an ereader. Big mistake. We bought a Sony (one of the first). Yeah some complaint about the pdfs being teeny tiny to read it was easy to use.

Never share with your spouse. He had it more than me (he had the nerve to say I did). Whenever I wanted it he would purposely start a book and the man takes about a month to read one book.

Well our boys took a magnet to it. So we decided one income tax we were going to buy one. Well then I won a Kindle2 from Bittenbybooks (talk about shocked, I fell out of my chair!)

Hubs was like "Oh goodie I can read my books now." I looked at him and said "Hell no, back the hell off." Because I know he'd dominate it like he did the Sony.

So he bought himself an ereader (Sony) this income tax. There is some features on Kindle I like and then there is some I don't.

It refuses to work on my computer. Either the USB ports or Vista does not cooperate.

Denise said...

hello! I have had a Kindle, Nook and I have an Ipad. The other two took a hike when I got the iPad. You can read both kindle and nook books on your ipad through their applications. The iPad will tons more as well and it keeps getting better. I work for the company that makes it as well so I have been testing it for writing and saving items on it. So for the price, it does tons and more. Oh and by the way, the iPad can take multiple formats in books, there are tons of free apps plus the free ibook store app that will convert them for you. I hope that helps! Feel free to contact me should you need anything.

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zina seawitch6464@yahoo.com said...

Sorry I can't help you. I think it would be great to be able to have all of them in one place so you could play with them at the same time before deciding. Maybe Best Buy.
Zina

Jennifer Mathis said...

i want a e-reader but i'm still waiting. i'd feelguity if i bought it myself but hubby dont get the hint hopefully i find a cheapish one this year

Kammie said...

I have a Palm smartphone that I read my ebooks on. It works perfectly and I only have to carry one device. If I won a bunch of money (hahaha!) I would like to get one of each that you have listed.

lrwirum said...

I have a mini laptop that I use for ebooks but it isn't always easy or vertile but I love it. I think it is interesting that there are now so very many ereaders to choose from. And it looks like there are more on the way.

Larena

PhyllisC said...

I love the feel of a print book in my hands. But an ereader is great because you can carry so many books with you. I started out with a Palm pilot and read on it. Then, I had an eBookwise reader and loved it. Bur, I wore it out and it died. :( I want another one. For the price, I think it is the best deal. Also, all I want is one that I can read books on.