Wednesday, February 29, 2012

E is for... E-Reader (and Excited!)

Yesterday, I was thrilled to find out that my book, Mind over Madi, is now available on Kindle! Perfect timing for this week's A2Z4UandMe meme letter. So is it any wonder that my E word is...


(And Excited, of course.)

Despite my initial E-Reader reservations, thinking that nothing could ever replace the feel of a real book in my hands, I got a Kindle for Mother's Day last year. Lo and behold, I absolutely love it. I'll admit, most of the reading I do is for review, and I receive print copies of those books, but I've already downloaded (or is it uploaded?) many books to my Kindle. In fact, I just counted, and I have 70 books on my Kindle so far. I especially love to load devotionals that I can read again and again, and I'm a sucker for freebies of any kind.

As far as the actual E-reader, I find the lightweight feel Easier to read than a book, love the automatic page save, and the long battery life. When traveling, what's more convenient than packing one device instead of three books I want to read? I also love the ability to categorize titles and search inside the book. I haven't yet used the read-aloud feature, but I definitely want to try it.

The only downside is the inability to pass books on to others, although I believe the Kindle and the Nook both have a lending program now, where you can share books with your friends.

My mom has the Nook and she is anxiously awaiting for the Barnes & Noble Electronic version of my book. But, for now, I'm thrilled and Excited to have it available for the Kindle. I've already had several people tell me they've purchased it. For many readers, it's just a much more convenient --and inexpensive-- way to go.

What about you? Do you own an E-reader? What are your favorite features? And how many books do you currently have loaded on your device? More importantly, do you think you'll ever read them all? And MOST importantly, why aren't you already over on, purchasing mine:-)

Want to play along on my A2Z4UandMe meme? It doesn't matter what letter you'd like to focus on today, leave a link to your post via Mister Linky, so others can check it out.

Don't forget about my giveaway of The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy. I'm selecting and announcing the winner this coming Friday (March 2nd), so there are only a couple days left to enter. Just leave a comment on FRIDAY'S POST. Good luck!


Diana Guess said...

Personally, I have an e-reader, because I love to read a lot in my spare time. There are many great sites free or paid, with hundreds of interesting books. I've found many of my favorite ones on All you can books and now I think I have 200 titles on my online library.

Lynda Lee Schab said...

I've never heard of that site, Diana. Will check it out! :-)