E-book reader, anyone?


Hm. Still many months to go before Christmas, but no harm in looking ahead. How about a Sony Reader? Here’s a user review and here’s another.

Don’t know, don’t know. I’m a paper book lover, but often think I am just because it’s what I know.  Something to be said for being able to carry 80-plus books in the palm of your hand…

Decisions, decisions.

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Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

8 thoughts on “E-book reader, anyone?”

  1. The only problem is, I would just endlessly download books I’ve no time to read, yet never have them in some ominous, precarious stack on my bedside table to threaten, I mean, remind me to read them…like my iTunes I would risk forgetting “I already have that song!”

  2. bookworms will always have a special place in their hearts for paperbacks, but i see this e-reader being very popular in time because it’s light and it can hold more than one e-book. it’ll be excellent for travelling. may not be so good for the eyes though after prolonged use!


  3. Will it search all those books and locate a phrase, then give you the citation? That might be useful.

    Still, I like my books. Electronic text makes me antsy.

  4. oh , another crackberry candidate! I got rid of all things electronic you carry around. If this is only for reading, that is cool. Save the trees. But if it is connected, it is ebil and will take over your life.

    I threw my connected to the world device in a dumpster 3 or so years ago. Now I don’t even have voice mail on my home phone.


  5. I must say I’m tempted, particularly looking at all the free downloadable e-books available on the web (e.g. manybooks.net and feedbooks.com).
    Barbara — I don’t think it’s connected in the internet surfing or email receiving sense, but you can dowload e-books off the internet onto it.

  6. Most of the time I’m happy with books, but having just travelled around Crete leaving a trail of books around the island: it would be great for travel. Personally, I wouldn’t get enough use out of it to justify the cost, though.

    Sooner or later it’ll make sense, though. When it gets a bit cheaper, and when it reaches the point where it also replaces my iPod, acts as a hard drive for my camera, and so on.

  7. I also use mine to read RSS feeds. We spend too much time reading on LCD screens, it’s much easier on e-ink.

    One of the best point with e-ink is the battery. If you add wifi to this, you ruin the battery. Best thing to do is to sync your content every day (we’re working on an app that will sync RSS feeds with Feedbooks – http://www.feedbooks.com – on your Sony PRS-500 or iLiad).

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