Camy here, with a few questions for you guys, especially if you are under the age of 18 or if a person under the age of 18 lives in your house.
Now, I live in a small house. Considering it’s just me, Captain Caffeine, and my dog Snickers, it’s a fine size for our family, but it’s a far cry from my GRAND dreams of a humongous personal library with window seats and a fireplace and a massive teakwood desk where I can write to my heart’s content.
Since I have limited space for books (and in recent years, my knitting yarn stash which has grown like a pack of Tribbles), I LOVE EBOOKS. Hard disk space takes up less square footage than bookshelves.
I get each month’s Love Inspired Suspense books on ebook at BarnesandNoble.com. I also can indulge my historical romance obsession since many of my favorite authors—and new authors, too—have books available as ebooks.
Since the ebooks end up being cheaper than print books (not to mention all the free ebooks available weekly), I can try new authors without wincing at how much it hits my wallet. This has been really cool because often I wouldn’t want to try a new author because I didn’t want to spend the money. But now that the ebook is cheaper, I can indulge myself a bit more often.
I am also all for instant gratification, so I love how I can buy a novel and start reading it within a few minutes. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
I have a Nook, which I’m really happy with, but I also read some of my books on my computer because the screen is bigger, or while I’m writing, I can open an ebook I bought for research. I love my Nook because I can sit and eat or knit or whatever while I read–I only have to hit a button to turn the page, and I don’t need a book weight to hold a paperback book open.
I am also a bit ashamed to admit that I have increased the font on my ebooks in the past year or so. 😛 Ahhh old age, combined with a genetic propensity for near sightedness so bad I’m almost blind. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
I’m also relieved that my books are all available as ebooks, because my out of print books aren’t in Walmart or many of the major bookstores anymore (although you can sometimes still order print copies from Amazon).
Click the cover to buy my Protection for Hire ebook!
(Okay, self-promotional stint is over.)
So here are my questions for you guys:
1) Do you like ebooks?
2) How often do you buy ebooks or borrow them from the library (if your library has that function)?
3) What do you read ebooks on, your computer? PDA? iPod Touch or iPad? Kindle or Nook or Sony eReader or something else?
And if you’re a teen or if you (barely) acknowledge that you have birthed a child who is now a teen, please let me know. I’m kind of curious to see how many teenagers read ebooks.
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. Out now is the first book in her new series, Protection for Hire, which is a cross between Stephanie Plum and The Joy Luck Club. She is a staff worker for her church youth group, and leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, she ponders frivolous things like knitting, running, dogs, and Asiana. Visit her website to sign up for her quarterly newsletter.