We finally decided to buy a Kindle for the family. When I first mentioned the idea of getting one the kids and hubby responded by saying "I like a real book in my hands" (I think everyone responds this way at first). I explained that it doesn't mean we will stop buying books altogether it just means we will cut down on books that we only read once. The kids read so many chapter books that are read once and put on the shelf to sit. I think this will save us some room on those shelves. We do like going to the library and I don't think that will ever change, e-books still cost money. I ordered it from Amazon and it's expected to be here in a few days. Everyone is already talking about what book they are reading first. We can pick out books now and when the Kindle arrives in a few days they will already be downloaded on it.....how cool is that! I have a feeling the kids are going to love it which means they might have to get their own for Christmas.
I looked into getting a cover or some sort of protection for the kindle but was a bit shocked by the prices $25 to $60....eeks. I decided to go to good old Etsy.com and this is what I found for $15.00 at RogueTheroy. They had lots of cute patterns but this was the most fitting for the family.
Of course there are disadvantages to an e-reader; such as not being able to pass a book along to someone else to enjoy, something I like to do. A real book can be tossed around or can slip out of your hands as you fall asleep reading without damage (something that often happens while I'm reading at night) . And, no more reading in the bathtub! I think I can adjust to these things without to much fuss.
I would love any tips any of you may have if you have a e-reader.
I will be sure to let you know how it all works out for our family.