Kindle, or another brand, it probably doesn't matter as long as downloading and reading is easy.
Colour isn't important, although I do like red....white too....black is okay.
and I will buy a cover to protect it, because I do like to look after my things.
Last week, I almost bought a Kindle.
I was standing in line at the store, with the kindle in my hand, but there was only one salesman behind the counter. His customer kept asking more and more questions, time was passing, I had to put the kindle back on the shelf and run to catch my bus if I wanted to get home before dark.
Since then, I've been reconsidering my options.
some other brand?
what would be the difference?
Am I restricted to which sites I'd buy e-books from?
Will books from any site download onto any reader?
Does the reader come preloaded with free sample books?
I've had a look at a few sites that sell e-books and of all of them, so far, I've only seen one book by an author I already know and like.
This could be a problem.......what if I can't find books by my favourite authors?
The reason I want one?
I love to read. On the bus to work, on the bus home from work, at the lunch table while waiting for my shift to start, at home while eating dinner, reading in bed at 3am when I can't sleep.....you get the picture.
I love books. I love to look at my bookshelf, crammed full of novels.
The feel, the smell, turning the pages........but books can get heavy, and if I'm almost finished a story, I'll want another one handy to keep me going.
This sometimes means carrying two books, whcih is even heavier.
(Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the neck and thumbs...)
Some of my novels have 600-800 pages! Not too many of them, but still......
So while I'd love to keep reading real books, an e-reader for travelling seems like a great idea.
Here's where I ask for help.
Do you have an e-reader?
What brand is it?
Is it easy to use?
Can you buy books from multiple sites and are they compatible with all types of readers?