Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I’m dreaming about an ebook reader

I’m starting to fantasise about buying Baby and I ebook readers. She just finished Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twlight Series.

And yes, she did read Twilight (and watched the DVD more times than I care to count), which is why I ended up lending her my copies of New Moon (954 pages), Eclipse (628 pages) and Breaking Dawn (754 pages) to read.

I thought being so young she would lose interest on the basis that the books were big. But she read them, and only skipped the “mushy bits.”

Oh, and she skimmed over Jacob’s book in Breaking Dawn because as she whined: “Why did Stephenie Meyer tell the story from Jacob’s view? It doesn't feel right; makes me to scream!”

But, I digress.

My point is, I’m a voracious reader and Baby seems to be on the way to being the same. And while I’m not giving up dead-tree books, they are too expensive and I want to buy ebooks to be be able to read as much as I like while keeping my expenses real low.

So an initial investment in two ebook readers is starting to look really attractive. But my second concern is that the Rand/Dollar exchange may not be in my favour either.

Anyhoo, for the past couple of months I’ve been buying ebooks from a nice online bookshop called Must Love Books (www.mustlovebooks.co.za) and was OK with the form. Baby does not seem averse to reading ebooks either.

The store is managed by Eldorette, who, as far as i'm concerned, rocks big time. Her prices are very good, with an ebook going for an average of R9.00. As usual for PDF docs, delivery is fast. And her service is excellent. She'll even source a book for you if you want it and she doesn't have it in her stock.

So, I’m going to do some research, see what options I have for ebook readers, if it’s even remotely possible for me to buy the readers on my current earnings, or if a reader is something I will have to keep dreaming about for a long while still.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was researching that idea a while back.
I only found ugly, expensive ones.
Perhaps there are cheaper, better looking readers now :)

Please let me know if you find one :)

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