Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down is feature on my blog to promote discussion and the sharing of opinions because I’m curious what other readers/bloggers think about the topics relevant to the book/blogging world Every other week I will give a topic to be discussed. You can give your vote on whether or not it is a thumbs up or a thumbs down for you and then explain why. The topics will cover anything related to reading, blogging, the book industry, etc. etc. Basically whatever is on my mind! This feature is NOT intended to be a place to bash anybody or start a nasty fight or controversy. It is a platform for a mature discussion and sharing of opinions. It is also NOT a feature in order to TELL you how you should blog or act or think. Just a discussion of ideas.
This week I want to talk about e-readers. I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while for Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down and with all the hoopla involving the whole Harper Collins e-book thinger recently…this week seemed like the perfect week to do so!
So, readers…do you own an e-reader? Want to get one? Or are you vehemently opposed to them? If you own one, how often to you use it and does it affect your purchasing when it comes to physical books? If you are opposed to e-readers, why? Is is that you love having the physical book? Do you feel like you don’t really own an e-book? I want to know your general attitudes toward e-readers!
Take it to a vote!
|My Face of Fury Because I Want to Be Reading And Not At Work|
As some of you know, I was very adamant about not getting an e-reader and then I changed my mind and got the Nook for Christmas. I’ve used it mostly for NetGalley but I’ve bought a book or two off it. I am the type of person that I love being able to admire my books all lined up on my shelves (which I JUST got and need to show you all!) and I love having the book in my hand. However, the Nook has really been a great addition to my books. I love that I can read ARCs on it and I love the possibilities it gives me when I go on vacation or when I don’t want to lug multiple books around. The Nook will never replace my physical books because they are just so pretty but I do love my e-reader. I’m going Thumbs Up with this one with the caveat that it will never take over my love for physical books. Steph Su actually has a great post about this..so after you vote and share your opinion..definitely check that out!