...I've been a bad blogger. I know. And I don't even have a good excuse. So let's move on!
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This post is about my newest obsession. My eReader. My almost 2 year old eReader I received as a gift. It's now my very favourite thing. Let me tell you why!
I wanted to get behind the eReader movement, I really did. That's why I asked for one for Christmas. But I like real books, too. I like having that tangible book to flip through, to check how many pages are left until the end of the chapter and to have displayed on bookshelves. Because a bookshelf without a book is just a shelf. Did I lose you? Anyways, I just felt guilty spending money on a book that I couldn't share and that I couldn't touch. It may not make sense to you, but I just let my eReader sit on the shelf...
UNTIL... my girlfriend told me you can take digital copies out from the library. Say what?!
All you have to have is library card and you log on to your library's website (in my case, the Ottawa Public Library). From here, you can search their digital editions database and either borrow an available book (by downloading it) or put your name on a hold list for a more sought-after novel. Easy peasy, my friends! I hope your local library has the same option and that you can take advantage of this awesome service.
So far, I've read Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) in this new *free* library format. Now I'm on to The Night Circus and The Birth House.
Have any recommendations for me?
As a sidebar, the only thing I miss is being able to check how many pages are left in a chapter (I like putting a book down in a natural break - I have my habits). I personally own a Kobo Touch, and I enjoy it but you could use the same services with your iPad or other eReaders. Any tips for me?
Happy Friday! Happy weekend! Happy reading!
Ps. I obviously wasn't paid or perked to talk about libraries. They need their own money, plus I read their books for free, yo! I'm already perked.