Of course i am talking E books here!! You see friends, my dear Dad bought my lovely Mum an E book for Christmas. This is an all singing all dancing new whizzy reading implement! My Mum raves about it. "It came with a CD that holds 100 classic books, i can just download new books online etc etc."
I had a look at the new gadget that had my Mum all gooey eyed and was fairly impressed i have to say.
Black and silver, lightweight, slimline and you can change font size as you age and your eyes begin to fail you!! (hehe)
I thought about this gift and how it was actually quite cool. So i mentioned it to my best friend, we are always swapping books together and chatting about the latest read we have on the go!
I really thought, as a keen reader, she would be as keen as Mum and I on this new toy. But no, she was not as taken as us, even a little bit.
And so, our first "debate" of 2009 has begun! To E or not to E.
We daily come up with reasons for and against and upon sighting each other we call out our latest viewpoint!
So the FOR's:
2.You only need ONE hand to hold it, thus freeing your other to hold coffee/chocolate!
3. Saves the trees with the obvious lack of paper.
4.It automatically saves your page! How cool, to fall asleep and not lose your place!
5.When you have a holiday you can take it and know you WILL have more than enough books!
6. With it's back light you CAN get under the covers, yes with both shoulders my friends, to read.
Ok the AGAINST's:
1.Not tactile, no page turning!
2.You can't swap it or share it with your mates.
3.You don't get to read all the blurb on the back cover and peruse the bookshops/library.
So everyone, help me out, i am for this cool item but i do agree with some of the Con's. How do you readers out there feel about the E Book?