- Ability to highlight passages with my finger
- The book always returns to exactly where I left off
- Portability -- Yes, physical books are portable, but this is much more so. Hundreds of books fit in my pants pocket and are very lightweight.
- Quick downloads. If I hear of it and want it, a couple of clicks and it's mine. No trip to store necessary. (I think that's a "green" strategy in some way.)
- Most books I only read once. You probably do too. Ereading works well for one-time reads with lowered price ebooks and the ability, should I really not enjoy something, to remove it from my e-library.
- The lighted face of my smartphone makes it possible for me to keep reading without lighting entire room
- Search? How do I search within my library for a particular book? Right now, I scroll.
- Grouping ebooks for easy finding? I believe this is possible but haven't figured it out yet. That means my oldest downloads are almost lost in app-space.
That's about it, and that's not much.
I'll miss laying a book on my face and inhaling the scent of the paper while I cop a short, pleasant doze as I move more toward ereading and away from phsyical books.
I'll also miss being able to simple hand a book off to someone I know will enjoy it, without some 2-week lending window.
Then there are some challenges:
- Like dropping device on floor. Damaging my phone is a more costly proposition than dropping a book.
- The light of ereader a tad annoys Hubby at night. (He rolls over and I hide under the covers like I did as a child.)
- It's harder to stare at and visually take in a book cover. Ebook covers are too tiny, especially on my phone.
If you've given it a try, what you like/dislike about ereading? (No offense, but if you haven't, you can't really answer this question. You're speculating and might find yourself pleasantly surprised should you ever put a toe in the ereading waters.)
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.