Question: What are your thoughts/feelings on e-readers? Do you have one? Plan to get one?
My answer: I don’t have an e-reader…. yet. I’m still warming up to the idea. When I first heard about them, my first thought was, never… no way. I think there are definite pros and cons. My friends who have purchased e-readers (mostly Kindles) have loved them and raved about them. I still think there’s nothing like holding an actual book, smelling the pages, turning the pages. And I love browsing in libraries, old bookstores or even Goodwill and finding a bargain on a book. I’m beyond sad to see so many of our bookstores closing. Borders announced it was closing hundreds of stores nationwide after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February. Not sure if it’s the e-readers contributing to the closing of these stores or not, but I can’t help but think they’re PART of the reason. I just hate to see bookstores becoming a thing of the past. On the other hand, I am limited on space for books in my home, and so an e-reader would really help me out there. So in a nutshell, I’m still pondering the idea. I’m really interested in your comments on this matter.