I’ve always been a voracious reader, so it was probably only a matter of time until I tried out one of the ebook readers. However, I was not an early adopter for a couple reasons:
- I waited until a significant portion of “my” new books were coming out in ebook format
- I didn’t want to pick the Betamax of eReaders
This past year, I started to note that most new books that I bought were also available in ebook format – not all, but a big majority – so that addressed one key obstacle. Of course, along with the growth in ebooks, a few leaders emerged in the ereader department as well.
I researched the options available and there were a couple of choices that I considered:
- Get an eInk (not color) Kindle or
- Get the similar Nook competitor
After researching the various options, I put the slate grey 6” Amazon Kindle 3G (with wireless) on my Christmas list and – surprise – my family put one under the tree for me. Five months later, I use my Kindle more than almost anything I own. I’ve finished about 60 books and continue to discover reasons I’m happy for having converted to ebooks.
As I continue using my Kindle, I’ll post tips and recommend books and sites for more information, so stay tuned!