Okay, let's face it, reading IS in an investment. But it's hard to know where to put your money these days. There are so many options!!
Paperback books have always been my first love. Most esp. mass market size. They're easy to tuck into my purse and tote around. The price is usually right--when I buy them from Wal*Mart. But with the invention of ebook readers I realized I wanted to get into the digital age. I bought a Sony ebook reader. At first I liked it. Handy and it can hold a bunch of books. But, to be honest here, I don't care for it. I find that it's not user friendly. I'm not going to take an hour trying to figure out how to get a book loaded. It's supposed to be easy as pie, but that's not been my experience.
Hardbacks are just too damned expensive. I mean, I went out and bought Sherrilyn Kenyon's massive book Acheron and I also bought J. R. Ward's Lover Avenged. But, damn it was hard to shell out that kind of money. It really was!
So, I've been checking out the Kindle and the Nook. They both seem to have great features. Both are pricey, there's no two ways about it. But which to choose??? I'm leaning towards the Kindle. Mainly because I do a lot of shopping on Amazon now and I find they're easier. The last time I ordered books from Barnes & Noble, it seemed to take forever to get them. Amazon ships their stuff out fast, and I've always taken advantage of the spend $25 and get free shipping feature.
None of that really has anything do with ebooks though. I'm in the dark where the Nook and the Kindle are concerned. Which ebook reader do you use and which do you think is the most USER FRIENDLY. Do you find you've saved money by buying ebooks instead of paperback? Do you buy MORE books now than what you would've before, considering they're delivered to your device within seconds of purchase?
What are the pros and cons as YOU see it? Which is the best investment?