Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In explanation...


Yes, I am admitting it here today...I won a Sony Reader (pocket edition) from Shauna at Book Giveaways.  As my friends and followers probably know, I have been very outspoken about equating e-readers with the devil.  LOL! So as to not to look like a complete hypocrite, I feel I should offer an explanation.  As many of you know, I am a college student.  After having a conversation with Sarah Winters (and others) on Twitter about e-readers, I found out that textbooks can be downloaded on to them.  Starting in the fall, I will no longer be taking online classes and will be traipsing around campus.  Carrying a small e-reader instead of lugging around heavy textbooks will be so much easier.  Also, I'm hoping that the pocket edition has audio book capabilities. *fingers crossed*  So, dear friends, please do not judge me too harshly.  I have not crossed over to the dark side.  I will still always prefer books in their "natural" state.  Also, to pay $10 or more for a book that I can't even put in my bookshelf (except for textbooks) is something I could never do! I may download a classic or two, if they're free, but I will not become the next Darth Vader! 

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  1. LOL! Congratulations on the win! I hope e-college-books work out for you!

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  2. Congrats on the win, but I will be keeping an eye on you to make sure you dont' start slipping down that slippery slope.

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  3. Thanks Katy!

    Yes, Ryan, I will count on you to keep me honest =O)

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  4. We'll let it slide this time :). To be honest if I was in school I would totally be using a e-reader, hehe.

    Have fun with it!

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  5. Congrats on the win. If I won one I have to admit that I'd use it too although that wouldn't make me give up books. This is just a guess but I would think that read walking works best with an actual book. That is cool how you can download your books for school since that certainly beats lugging them around.

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  6. Well, as much as I am not into getting an ereader at this time - if I won one I would definitely take advantage of it. So, no explaination needed here. And Congrats of your winnings!

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  7. For what it's worth, I did not want an e-reader at all....I thought they were the devil. And then my husband bought me a Kindle and I am a convert.

    Now, to be fair, my Kindle will never replace real books in my life....ARCs come to me all the time and I still shop at used bookstores just like before. But the Kindle did open up a whole new avenue and now that I've tried it, I can not knock it.

    Hope you have as much fun with yours as I have with the Kindle!

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  8. Hey!! I have one just like it, except it is bigger...I still also like the real thing but I found, especially if I travel, it is very handy..I do not have to lug around big books... Congrats on your win!!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by everyone with your kind words. I feel much less guilty now! =O)

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  10. I'm afraid they don't have audio books capabilities... but trust me, you will love it! I love mine! :)

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  11. You lucky gal you! I have a Kindle and it will never replace real books, but I do love it!

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  12. Congrats! I was hoping to win, but at least you have good uses for it! I hope you enjoy it!

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  13. I'm with you! I got a Kindle for Christmas and I refuse to pay $10.00 for something I can't place on my shelf.

    BUT

    I have LOVED all the free downloads. I have zillions of books on my Kindle and I haven't paid for one!

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  14. Hi Sweetie :) I mailed off your package today with your Sony Reader in it. Please let me know when you get it! Congrats and I hope you enjoy it. ♥ (((HUGS))) ♥

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  15. Congrats!! I think you will find having an ereader is so much fun! I love my Kindle, but I promise it is not crossing to the dark side. It is just another way to enjoy books.
    You will have to keep us updated on your ereader adventures

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  16. OH hon that is wonderful congrats on your win!!!!! I have so been wanting an ereader just haven't gotten enough pennies saved up yet lol. Hope you enjoy it!

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  17. Thank you everyone for the great comments! I'm feeling much less guilty and more excited by the minute!

    Thank you so much Shauna...I can't wait =O)

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  18. LOL - that is fantastic! I have picked on one of my book club members mercilessly about her Kindle.... telling her it is not a book..... and then behind her back I Google info on them....

    I have not crossed over yet but feel it is only a matter of time for times like now when I am on vacation in Florida and brought along 11 HEAVY books.

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  19. I too would love to win one, not that I'd go buy one or ever buy books for it (I hate DRM). Congrats on your win.

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