So, I think I may have been one of the last few people to hop on the ereader bandwagon, but when I did I went wholeheartedly. I started with my ebookwise ereader and absolutely loved it…I had it for 4 years before I even dared look at another option. But then the next generation Kindle caught my eye, so I bought it in April (Happy Birthday to Me!). To say I love it is an understatement – I love the 1-click buy option (though it is getting me in trouble with my budget) and the fact that I have immediate access to my book through instant downloads. I even love the fact that I can have the first few chapters sent to me for free before I decide to buy the book (I must remember to use this option!).
The reader I am now – I prefer digital versus paper (who woulda thunk it???) and am always on the hunt for bargains. I update my ereaderiq watch list several times a day and am always adding things to my wishlist. The thing is, I still can’t bring myself to pay the prices that the publishers want for their books these days. And as a reader, if I’m not reading you know I’m shopping for new books, new deals, etc., etc.
I still have my auto-buys that I don’t blink twice at having to pay a few dollars more for. I’ll pay $7.99 for the new Jill Shalvis or Julia Quinn because they get downloaded to me the same day of publication and that’s worth it to me versus saving a few bucks by having to go shop at the big box stores….Or waiting to receive it via mail from amazon. But I absolutely refuse to pay $10, $12, $14 for an ebook when it is free at my library.
That being said, I am a collector and have thousands of books. I have lots of reading options! I can afford to wait for the prices to go down and if they don’t, I have no qualms going to the library or paying less for the paperback copy the next time I’m grocery shopping at Walmart. Not a big deal. Before I went digital, I was a paperback girl all the way. That hasn’t changed..though I prefer digital, I prefer a bargain even more.
In other news ~ I finished books #1 – #3 of the Kowalski series by Shannon Stacey last night. I loved each and every one of them and can’t wait for books #4 – #6 to be published (September 2012, thank you very much). I think there may be some re-reads in my future 🙂