I’ve really enjoyed having a Kindle. Mine’s an actual e-reader and not a tablet. I’ve noticed a few things about my reading habits since buying the Kindle:
- I’ve “found” writers that aren’t in my local library. Specifically those that are indy. That’s one of the reason I bought a Kindle, I wanted to read indy writers.
- I’m easily distracted. I get emails from Amazon listing books I might enjoy. This has caused me to start books and set them aside for other books. I have several unfinished books begging to be finished on my home page. I guess it’s better than being stacked up on my end table.
- I miss book covers in color. I judge books by their cover. I know…. While reading, I flip back to look at the cover. I can’t do that with a Kindle. Yes, I can see the cover, but then I have to find where I left off in the book. Not as easy to do with electronic pages.
- I miss page numbers. Page numbers mean nothing to a Kindle. The only consolation is the bit at the bottom that tells me how many minutes are left in a chapter. Makes up for not being able to flip through the pages to find it.
- I “buy” more books that I did before. Yes, I mean I spend more money now on books. Before, I only spent money on books from writers I knew I would enjoy. I didn’t risk it on Unknown writers. I know, that’s terrible but it’s true. Now, I will spend money on an unknown. Mainly because it’s cheap. I can find plenty of books for under $5. We won’t tell my sweet husband how much I have spent over the past 2 months!
- I miss roaming the aisles of the library looking for my next read. The last thing I need is unfinished books on my end table and on my reader.
There you have it. Wisdom. 🙂 How has an e-reader affected your reading habits?