What I'm listening to: Tear In My Heart by Twenty One Pilots
Drink of the day: Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon
How I'm feeling: Determined
After a while of accumulating a lot of books, an eReader sounded like a pretty good idea. It would mean I wouldn’t have to carry 2-3 books in my bag and I could probably save a lot on money in the long run. Instead of choosing a specific brand, I decided to get a cheap enough tablet so that I can download the app for Kobo and for Kindle since I’ve already had some eBooks purchased for each. It actually worked out pretty wonderfully since in the last few months, I’ve been getting requests to read some great eBooks. With me going out of town a lot for work, I had my trusty tablet to bring with me and get some of my reading done. Now, I am a determined person and that being said, dragging my tablet around turned out to be more frustrating than not. You would think it would make things easier with only needing to carry one thing but let me explain. Sometimes my eBooks don’t seem to want to sync to my tablet so I can only read it on my laptop. I had to carry my laptop with me for a few weeks at one point. When my tablet did hold sync and carried the book I wanted to read, there were many times where I’d forget to sign off completely. My tablet has this weird thing where I have to press sign off and then I’d have to press shut down. Sometimes I would unfortunately do the first step only and then when I’d like to read it again, the battery would be dead. It’s safe to say that I prefer reading a print book since you don’t have to worry about charging it or any technological problems but I will admit that there has been a few pros in all of it. There are so many good books out there that are available as an eBook for a really good price and there are a lot of opportunities that I probably wouldn’t have accomplished in time if it weren’t for my pain-in-the-butt tablet. Though it might be infuriating at times, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What do you guys prefer, eBooks or print copies?