"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Temptations

As promised, I am trying to get back to the regular weekly posting of these temptations.  This one is all about stuff for me personally.  Not for a room or for the house, for moi!

I am about to admit that I want a piece of technology that I thought I would never own in a million trillion years.  It just wasn't something that I thought I would ever want.  I want an eReader.  I haven't decided if I want the Kindle, the Sony or the Nook.  I know my tech savvy gal-pal Mel will have some comments and I am hoping that she shares them with me.  She is the goddess of all things techie and I need her powers.

You may ask why I find the prospect of owning an eReader so odd.  Let me splain.  No, let me summarize.  I LOVE books.  I love the way they feel in my hands.  I love the way they smell, especially hardbacks.  I love the fact that I can inscribe them for that special occasion.  I treat each of the ones I own as treasures.  Their spines are not broken and in most cases look as if they have never been read, even though several of them have been read over and over again.  I would never dream of loaning or sharing these treasures, as I have no way to guarantee their survival.  But, I recognize that there are books I want to read but not necessarily own forever.  I also know that I can load a lot of them on these devices which makes them perfect for trips and work.  So, I will be researching them and would love to hear everyone's input.  I need positive and negative input so I can make a sound decision.

This is the temptation for this week...I am on a serious search for one of these eReader contraptions.  I just heard the sales pitch for the Nook today, so I will need to go by a Best Buy and see the Sony version and hear the pitch about it as well.  So, if you have one of these newfangled contraptions, please let me know why you chose yours and what you would do if you could do it again, if you don't like what you have now...


Melanie said...

Good for you! And just because you read on an e-reader doesn't mean you can't still read real books. I've only ever owned the Kindle, but I loved it. I liked the simplicity of having it connected to my Amazon.

I no longer have Kindles, I use the Kindle app and iBooks on my iPhone and iPad.

Every e-reader has something that you will want and something that you won't like, so you are smart to look into each one and try it out.

Good luck!

Amy said...

My Mom owns a Kindle and loves it! Another friend of mine does as well, and can even put her PDF knitting patterns on it!!!

I hope you find one that you like!

Lorette said...

I'm still sort of a Luddite when it comes to books, but my husband and two sisters all have Kindles and love them.