Anyone who knows me, knows how vehemently I was fighting the eReader craze. Call me old-fashioned, but I love the feel of holding and reading an actual physical book. The aching wrist while reading a hefty hardcover book is just a battle wound… small price to pay for a good read. My only experience was with iBooks or Stanza on my iPhone and I didn’t like it. For me, the iPhone is too small to read and I find that reading anything on the iPhone while I’m commuting on the subway or bus makes me dizzy & nauseous. It’s strange, because I don’t have motion sickness when I read a regular book – and I’m guessing it may have something to do with the fact that the iPhone is a backlit display.
After several of my friends were raving about the kobo, it sparked my interest. And as much as all my friends and online reviews say about how lightweight and handy it is, the thing that sold me on it was the fact that it WASN’T backlit. It’s a flat, matte screen – just like a regular page in a real book. I tested it out in the store, and although some may think me impulsive, I know what I like and I like what I like. So after work, went to go get myself a kobo eReader and I can’t wait to get hooked!
I really should know by now.. things that I strongly fight, I usually end up liking. The example that stands out most for me is Harry Potter. I was SO anti-Potter before, and really, for no particular reason. I saw my grown-up friends reading it and thought “Why are you reading a kids book?” And it wasn’t until the first movie was released on DVD, and my friend brought it over for us to watch did I realize how amazing the series was. The rest is a Potter-filled history.