First of all, I have to apologize for getting so far behind on reading blog posts and responding to comments! I blame a combination of real life busy-ness and decreased motivation to blog on a regular basis. I would like to get back into the swing of things, though, so stay tuned! I have several reviews to post in the coming days…hopefully I can get my act together!
In the meantime, I am pondering an e-reader purchase, and I need help! I have resisted the lure of the e-reader for a long time. I really love my collection of paper books (over 1,000 now, although I know that’s chump change compared to some of you!), and I definitely don’t want to stop purchasing them in favor of e-books. Basically, I’m thinking of getting an e-reader for (1) free books, like classics that are in the public domain, and (2) books that are only available in e-book form. I’m not interested in a fancy tablet; I don’t particularly want to use the device for anything other than reading.
So basically I am trying to decide between a Kindle and a Nook. In both cases I’m looking at the simplest, most basic version. I’ve been trying to weigh pros and cons in my mind…for example, I know that the Kindle only supports books purchased from Amazon, while the Nook can read any e-book in epub format. This definitely makes the Nook sound better, but then again, Amazon does have a vast selection! And what if Barnes & Noble eventually goes out of business (perish the thought, but it may happen)? I don’t particularly want Amazon to take over the world, but I don’t want to be stuck with an e-reader I can’t use, either.
Long story short, here’s what I want to know: Do you have an e-reader? Is it a Kindle, a Nook, or something else? Do you like it? What would you advise me to purchase? For my purposes, is buying an e-reader even worth it? Any and all advice is welcome!