is looking at this post with disappointment and Jazzy
has a look of victory on her face. I've fallen well into the trap of the eReader and I just don't feel like coming out of it.
When my bag can be quite bulky at times, having a simple eReader can make a huge difference. Bought as a little present to myself during a turbulent birth week last year, I've grown quite fond of my little Nook HD. It's light, it's easy to hold onto, small enough to not be problematic during rush-hour commutes, and can hold a charge for at least a week.
To be honest, I kind of hated my Nook for a long time before I found out about customizing it with Go Locker (because I wasn't trying to kill it by attempting to root it). The Nook software is really, really, really ugly, but now I've got a cuter set up with nice wallpapers thanks to Go Locker and even a passcode lock to bring it out of sleep mode.
I'm never going to stop buying books. I never going to stop from buying paper books. But is the Nook, and any eReader for that matter, a modern day convenience? Yes. Considering how many ARCs and ePubs are available (but downloading illegally is wrong rigggghhhtttt... ¬_¬
), using an eReader just makes sense. I never run out of something to read on the go, I don't have to sign in the book with a manager when I go to work because I always forget (it's so you won't steal anything), and I can highlight and annotate without marking up an actual book. The only problem is that eReaders are well...electronic, and battery life isn't forever. I had a moment last week where after a long day of work I pulled out my Nook to kick back while I waited for the subway, only to find the poor battery drained.
That would never happen with a real book.
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