musing mondays

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying about it.
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I love books and I love reading. I haven't purchased a physical book in a couple of years. I read exclusively on my Nook. I realized that over the weekend, when someone asked to borrow a book and I couldn't lend it. I miss being able to lend books, or pass along those I enjoy. But I sure love my ereader. I love carrying all my books at once, having different shelves, being able to manipulate the font size, and I like the lighting on the "Glowlight" Nook. I like ordering a book and being able to read it immediately.

I do, however, miss bookstores. There is no longer a local book store in the area I live. It's a shame. I think that's what really tipped me into the ereader exclusivity.


Anonymous said...

I enjoy my kindle, but the whole "not being able to loan books thing" is a big drawback for me. It's too bad that you no longer have a brick-and-mortar bookstore in your area--shopping for books online just doesn't compare with browsing the shelves and finding a treasure. However, it is great to be able to purchase an eBook and start reading immediately--all while sitting in pajamas!

Unknown said...

I love my real, hold in my hand books but i realise they are dying out. A friend loaned me four new books to read last week and I squealed with happiness. I love books.

JC Jones said...

I find that even with a bookstore in town I still am buying more eBooks

It is so much easier to keep my shelves from overloading and easier to carry my books with me.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Though tempted, because of the convenience, seeming fun of it, and all, I've never bought any ereader. I guess it's that I really love the physical book too much; just adore the things.

Daystarz Books said...

I still alternate between reading on my kindle and physical books. Here's my MM: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/musing-mondays-8/

Cristy S said...

I still love the feel of books, but I love the convenience of my ereader. I have recently switched over to an app on my ipad called next issue. I get a whole crap ton of magazine subscriptions for $15 a month. I was spending double that in magazines before (I also let my 12 year People subscription lapse because I can read it on that app).