Or Why I Love My Birthday E-Reader...
Okay, I cheated. Hubbie gave me my e-reader early. And boy am I glad he did. I'm already addicted and have been reading up a storm. So here's the reasons I LOVE IT:
It's pink. Goes without saying.
It's compact and light and easy to use. Fits a dream in a handbag and holds up to 350books.
It holds charge for ages so no faffing about like there is with a mobile phone.
Easy to upload to. Really easy. Use included software plus Adobe Digital Editions and you're sorted.
Really easy to purchase books and have them appear in a matter of minutes ready for reading (now that is cool!) No waiting around for Amazon to bring me all those Susan Wiggs (yes Susan Wiggs is featuring largely in my reading!)
BEST OF ALL - it takes WORD DOCUMENTS. THIS IS FABULOUS FOR READING MSS FOR CPs and your own stuff! Just fabulous! So much better than printing off reams and reams of stuff.
You can make the font big or small whatever suits.
It feelts lovely in your hand and you can flick it with one finger (easier than a book in fact!)
No losing bookmarks (I have a habit of that!) Spend my life foraging in bed for bookmarks.
I honestly just love it. Wasn't sure I'd take to it so well.
But now we've bonded we're GOOD.
Things that surprised me in a not so good way:
I thought you could put MP3s on (mistake info on a website). You cannot use the Pocket Reader for MP3s. If you want that you need the Touch. It's okay I already
have an MP3 player so not fussed.
Mine came with a 'voucher' for ten downloads. This was a bit naughty; the downloads are actually freely available anyway. The ad made it sound like you could choose ten books (which technically you can but only the ten provided on a free site). Bearing in mind this did influence my choice it's a big naughty because I could've got it cheaper in John Lewis but I won't hold it against the pubber in question! I love it and it's spangly cover. And I sense we'll be long term friends now.