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Reasons to Buy an eReader

My Kindle Touch--my new love affair!

I bought myself a Kindle Touch for Christmas this year, and I am completely hooked. I was debating the decision for a long time before finally taking the plunge and I am so glad that I did. And I wasn’t alone–the PEW Internet Research Project found that ereader and tablet computer ownership jumped from around 10% in December 2011 to 19% in January 2012 (view report here). Here are my top 5 reasons for loving my ereader!

Reason 1:

I am a voracious reader, and was always carrying a book around with me. Some of my books were big and bulky, which meant that I would find myself without them sometimes due to no space to carry them (you moms know what I mean!). The other problem was finishing a book while you were out and about…which leaves you waiting for the end of dance class with absolutely nothing to do. In just over a month, I have built up quite a library on my Kindle, so I am never caught without something to read. Which brings me to reason #2…

Pixel of Ink--A Great Site for free Books

Reason 2:

FREE, FREE, FREE books!! There are so many free books available to download, I can shop totally guilt-free!!

Ereader News Today--more Free books!

There are two great sites that will post multiple free offers on Facebook or by email on a daily basis–Pixel of Ink and Ereader News Today. There are tons of offerings for Kindle, and some for Nook too. Make sure that you pay attention to whether a book is Free or a Bargain.

Reason 3:

My children. There are free books for my four-year olds to practice their numbers, ABCs, and sight words, in addition to fun books for us to read together. This has made waiting around so much easier for all of us, since now they look at it as an opportunity to play on mom’s kindle. My older son had to do six hours of reading over the Christmas break…and again with mom’s kindle it was a lot less of a fight! There is even a Pixel of Ink-Young Edition to keep you informed when new kids books are available for free download.

Reason 4:

The ability to share books with other Kindle users and to borrow e-books from the local library. Check it out–I haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet, but I foresee looking up some best-sellers at my local library very soon.

Reason 5:

Okay, this one might be just me, but I could never read while I was on the treadmill or an exercise bike because the print was too small to follow while moving around so much. I can adjust the print size on my Kindle so I can read while I exercise now! And it stays put on the book ledge too!

I would love to hear about other great sites if anyone has any, or other reason why you love your ereader!

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  1. CoolPlaygroundMommy 02/08/2012 at 9:46 am

    I loved reading this. I really am looking into getting a Kindle Fire, but I’ve heard they’ll be releasing a newer version soon. Until then, I’ll wait..impatiently :)

  2. Jeanne 02/05/2012 at 9:01 am

    Thanks, Mary!

  3. Mary 02/04/2012 at 10:40 pm

    Another one – Kindle on the Cheap, on FB.

  4. Carina Wytiaz 02/04/2012 at 5:56 am

    I’m obsessed with my Kindle! I love that it will read out loud to you (because I’m the kind of reader who wishes they never have to stop, even when getting dressed or driving.)