Are erearders any good?

@shiesse (308)
Canada
January 21, 2013 8:07pm CST
I have spent a lot of time contemplating getting an ereader. I love reading and when I go and buy a book I will normally read it in an average of two days. I don't have the time to continually go back and forth to a book store or the money, so this is why I was considering an Ereader. I just don't know if I would be able to read from an electronic device instead of actual paper and ink. Anyone who owns one was there a huge difference? Are they really actually as good as they seem? I heard you could also get a lot of free books on them and I wondered if this is true? What do you think is the best ereader?
3 responses
@spicymary (558)
• Romania
22 Jan 13
Amazon Kindle is the only one who can give you a great reading experience. Because the screen doesn't harm your eyes, like a normal screen does. It's just like paper. I had one (I foolishly ruined it) and I am planning to buy another how soon I will have some extra money. I read a lot on it and I started to prefer to use it instead of a normal book. I can decide on the letters size, make notes, underline phrases and than see just those. There are a lot of tools that improvre the reading and saves you time. And of course, the money you give on books. I also find it wonderful because my bag have considerable smaller weight. I take books with me when I go out, to read in the bus or when I have some time in the park, and only one is never enough. I use to switch between different kinds of readings.
@shiesse (308)
• Canada
29 Jan 13
I really can see a lot of advantages to an E-reader but I'm not sure I will be able to stand reading from the screen. I'm guessing I'm going to have to borrow one from a friend to try it before I spend the cash.
• China
22 Jan 13
Believe me e-readers are way different from actual books.I had not even finished one book in my pad.And yes there are mountains of free books on the internet.I'm Chinese and I can give you a site containing more than 1000 readable pdfs(From Dickens to Dan Brown) if you want although it's illegal :)
@shiesse (308)
• Canada
29 Jan 13
Hey, I'm a law-abiding citizen...LOL. I don't even have an e-reader as of yet so the site would not be that useful to me. I am so undecided if I want to spend the money on one.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
22 Jan 13
I heard that the kindle and the nook have done a good job at making the screen resemble ink and paper. You can get free books, but not exactly the ones that you are looking for. The good thing is that you can store your books if you ever want to go back and read or reference them, you don't have to pull them off the shelf. But no, there is nothing like actually holding a book in your hand.
@shiesse (308)
• Canada
29 Jan 13
Hmmmm..... I'm still so unsure of these things and I so don't want to put the money out if I wont every use it because of not liking it. It seems they do have some advantages though, referencing back to books would be awesome for some of my books and not having to drag the book out!