My Nook simple touch glow light.
Here’s the thing…for some reason the book lover community has taken to degrading the e-reader. I find the whole “it’s only reading if you feel the paper in your hands” approach to be condescending and B.S.
I LOVE a good physical book. When I was a child, I had this dream of a library filled with my books and DVDs. It was going to be magical, I would reach out and just grab my favorite Jane Austen novel then fall into a plush couch in my private sanctum and just read all night. I have not given up on that dream. I have hundreds of books in my house and every now and then I find boxes of books I forgot I had.
BUT, I am not a child anymore and more importantly I am a serious freaking reader. Meaning, when I take my hour + trek from my house in the Bronx to anywhere in Manhattan I take a book. When I have to go anywhere I take a book with me. The thing is, I am a serious reader. Which means I finish books extremely quickly. Which means I always have two books on my person. Do you know how heavy a purse is with two hardcover books, a wallet, a bottle of water, my lip gloss, umbrella and whatever else true NY commuters need to get them through the day?
I bought my nook last summer while I worked on a TV show in LA. First of all, I could not bring my entire library with me. I never know when i feel like reading my favorite Curran/Kate scene from Magic Bites, I never know when I want to relive the first moment Darcy met Elizabeth. I was going to be away for weeks, how was I going to live without the book collection I spent years cultivating? Easy, my nook. My nook has been a godsend. Smaller than any book, it slips into all of my purses, is light and holds my entire library with space for more. It’s magical and guess what? It does NOT make me any less of a bookworm than those of you who stick to the physical copy.
It’s 2013, people. The industry has changed. Just like music and movies has changed. I bought a nook over a kindle, because I love going to my local Barnes & Nobles and I want to do everything I can to put money in B&N’s coffers. I can’t have B&N going the way of Borders.
Reasons Why E-READERS ROCK!
1. Millions of books at the tap of a finger.
2.They come with glow lights making it easier to read in the dark of planes, trains and automobiles, or just in bed while your partner sleeps.
3.You no longer have to feel embarrassed when people see your dashing hero and heroine in an embrace on the cover…no more random strangers thinking you read smut.
4. Read a word or phrase you don’t know? That’s cool your e-reader has a built in dictionary.
5.That book you’ve been waiting a year for came out at midnight? Start reading at 12:01.
Guys, e-readers are amazing and current. I love my nook, but when I read a great book that I want to own, I just order it and add it to my physical collection. Having an e-reader does not make you any more or less of a book lover. You are a lover, because you love to read books no matter the format.