My bookshelves are sort 0f overflowing and I am buying more and more books as time goes by. I don’t know how I would manage to move all of them while relocating to another city or even a country. (The picture shows a part of my collection two years ago … lazy to click a present one)
That is where an ebook reader (eReader) comes into picture. Shall I go for one? or not?
- Don’t I love the “physical feeling” of a book? The smell of it?
- Don’t I love the sight of the books in the shelf?
- Don’t I love to tell my guests to “pick that ‘green’ book from the third row from top of the shelf on right side” and then tell them to read something from it. (You know? -- just to spice up conversations and such!)
- Am I not simply proud of my collection?
An eReader would kill all this fun. So shall I not get one? But then I’ll be missing the technology train. (Which I never missed with netbooks, smart-phones, iPod, iPhone, etc.)
All the bullets above add up to less than 10 percentage of what I love about books. What I want really is the content. So, wouldn’t it be great if I can carry around my collection in a little handheld device? (claiming to give the perfect-reading-feel)
I don’t know. I was (am) quite confused about it. What if I don’t like it after the investment? Wouldn’t it be a waste? What if I do like? Won’t I move away from the good-old-smelly-books?
I spoke with a fellow-reader (RG) and she recommends to take the plunge. I have nothing to lose. And if I don’t like the device, I can give it to someone. Yes, sounds reasonable enough. Still… but… Hmm…
So, take the plunge? or not?
Signing off, Sands.
PS: The title of this post is shamelessly taken from this post @ Within/Without, which provoked my eReader thoughts.