Monday, January 16, 2012

Musing Mondays [3]

It is that time again folks! Monday rolling around means that it is time for another fun edition of Musing Monday! Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week there is a new book related question asked and we get to respond! It is a great way to meet some new friends also. [:

This weeks question asks:

What devices -if any- do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable or somewhat bothersome? OR: If you only read print books, why haven't you chosen to read on any devices?

Oh boy! I like this question, and it is a perfect way to start off my week. I am a HUGE fan of my nook color. I have had it for almost a year and since I live so far away from a book store it really reengaged my love of reading. Now, nothing can compare to a real book, there is just something about the smell and feel of the paper beneath your fingers, nothing can come close to it! But my eReader is so convenient that I would be lost without it. Most of the time I can get books ten times cheaper on my nook than I could buying it in the store, and being a big Indie Author reader that is the best way to get the book I want from the people I want.

Not to say there aren't any downfalls from an eReader. Sometimes when I am reading a book and go to turn the page, something malfunctions and I am left scrolling the same page over and over and then I have to skip a few pages in order to keep reading. That is a PAIN! But other than that I see the major advantages of both forms of reading. Even when I am reading some work off of fiction press [which I do A LOT] I use my nooks internet browser to do so. It is easier on my eyes than sitting at my huge screened computer [17.5 inches].

I know there are tons of people who refuse to use an eReader and I totally understand that, but for me, it really is the best of both worlds. I don't even know if I would be sitting here blogging with you today if I hadn't bought my nook color last year. So read on you readers and enjoy your books or eReaders as much as possible! I know I will. [:
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What about you? Do you read on only books or do you have an eReader that is attached to your hip? Leave your own Musing Mondays link or just comment and let me know! I would love to see what you have to say about it. Oh, and have a WONDERFUL Monday everyone! [:


  1. Nice answer. Definitely sounds like you have just what you need :)

  2. I have a Nook Color, too!!! I wonder if that's part of the reason why we like e-reading?!

    I'm a new GFC!

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  3. I think an eReader is an absolute must for any book blogger. You have to pay for a lot of the books you review and that isn't cheap and eReaders make it affordable, not to mention the fact that a lot of books aren't in print at bookstores because the publishing house is small and the stores haven't caught them yet. So you're left with either ordering and waiting what could be weeks at a time or just hitting click on your computer for a new book. I read new adult so half of those books there aren't even print versions for. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire just got a print version so it's like you miss on many indie authors if you don't have one. I am addicted to my Kindle, but for the average reader who reads maybe 10 books a year I can see why the paper might be the best way to go. Great post!

    Twenty Something Fiction Writer
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    1. I completely agree with all of what you said! It is so true about the Indie Authors and printing. A lot of my favorite books I have read in the past year have been on my nook and there would have been no other way for me to read it.