Do you have an eReader?


If not, you might want to buy one. Or win an eReader, like I did!

Last year, I won a Kindle Fire. I love it! I’m still learning about all the things it can do, but mostly, I use it to read books. I have many books on my eReader, and have read some of them. They are about various subjects such as writing, business, health, home improvement, and money. I also have some novels and children’s books.

I have apps on my Kindle. Newspapers, travel, organizational, and shopping apps are mostly what are useful to me. I also purchased an app that helps me to categorize my books. I find that is the easiest way to locate what I am looking for. And the layout is attractive and organized.

An eReader can be used to access the internet, making it convenient for on the go. You can check your email and read social media sites. If you don’t want or need to carry around a laptop, an eReader may be what you need.

You can buy digital books on all kinds of subjects. If you have a Kindle, you can get books from Amazon. If you have a Nook, you can get them from Barnes and Noble. There are a number of websites where you can download free eBooks too. You can also borrow them from your library. Some also offer classes on how to borrow books with your eReader. Be sure to check out what your local library has to offer. You might be surprised.

Besides the Kindle and the Nook, there are other eReaders such as the Kobo and the Sony Reader. I recommend researching eReaders to learn which one is best for you.

I still buy, read and borrow regular books. I think I always will. However, I have found the Kindle to be very convenient, easy, and fun to use.

I plan to write about technology in future blog posts, as I learn more about my eReader and contemplate purchasing additional gadgets.

Do you have an eReader? How do you use it or would like to use it? If you don’t have an eReader, do you plan to buy one?

Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is working on her first children’s book.

7 comments:

  1. Glad to see you letting the unitiated know about e-readers. I love mine for traveling.

    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Excited about Magdalena Ball’s and my new Sublime Planet poetry book released to celebrate Earth Day coming in April. The e-book is on Amazon in the US (http://bitly.com/EarthDayKind) in Europe and Japan, too. It's also available in paperback to be used as a gift for the tree huggers you know. All proceeds for that benefit the World Wild Life Fund.

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  2. I have a nook and ipad, but still love my books.

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  3. I have a Kindle and love it. I still love tree books too, but the Kindle is particularly good for travel and being on the move.

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  4. I agree with you Mary Jo. I can't imagine giving up books. There is something comforting about holding a book and looking at a bookcase full of them in your home. As writers, I think we also need to embrace digital books and learn how to use eReaders. Glad to know that the 3 of you have them too. Btw, is it "eReader" or "e-reader?" I looked it up to see what was the correct form, but I'm not sure.

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  5. I don't think anyone really suggests this is an either/or situation. Remember when everyone was sure that TV would "do in" radio. Well, most of you don't. But I do! (-:
    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

    PS: Also hope you’ll take a minute to like Magdalena Ball’s and my new fan page for our Sublime Planet, a poetry book released just in time to celebrate Earth Day in April.

    (https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationSeriesPoetryChapbooks). If you know of an environment-focused Website or other entity that might be interested in partnering with us, please let us know. hojonews@aol.com.

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  6. I first got a Kindle as a gift a couple of years ago and love it. I have books on it and I upload a lot of marketing ebooks that are given away as freebies on it.

    I just got an iPad and am just beginning to learn about that. I bought it specifically to create videos, although you're supposed to be able to do the same thing on an iPhone.

    I have to set aside some time to learn how. :)

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  7. I've had a Kindle a couple of years now and love it, too. I got it to keep up with reading mainly children's books though I enjoy reading adult novels on it as well. I prefer buying print paperbacks for research when I can so I can make notes and mark pages with post-its. My Kindle feels just as personal as my paper books, which I didn't expect would happen when I first got it.

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