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June 18, 2012

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Mae Clair

Great post, Donna! I have a collection of bookmarks too for use when I'm reading a hardback or paperback but have restored to things like paper napkins, index cards and glossy travel pamphlets when I can’t put my hands on one.

I said I’d never use an e-reader but two years ago my husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas and I fell in love. With the Kindle (er, already loved hubster). I’m talking head-over-heels-passionately in love. Shocked me because I was always preaching about the feel and smell of a ‘real’ book. I still love those, but now admit love my e-reader more.

This year, I got a Kindle Fire and hubby got my Kindle. I went from passionate e-reader love to mad obsession. I’m sure you feel the same about your Nook. As someone once pointed out to me when moving from one house to another, it was easy to cart his 2000+ books down the steps e-reader-style instead of lugging boxes, LOL!

Donna Cummings

Mae, it sounds like you've been on that same treasure hunt as me when it comes to finding unusual bookmarks! LOL

I didn't think I would enjoy my Nook as much as I have -- I'm a diehard paperback fan, but boy, did I fall hard for e-books. LOL I think I'm reading more as a result. It just seems so easy since I've got a lot on my Nook to choose from (not counting the ones on the Wish List!), and I think I read FASTER too.

I also like that I can read my WIPs on my Nook. It was one reason I wanted an e-reader, so I could take that with me rather than my laptop. Of course, I'm spending more time now reading other people's books!

Melissa

I'd probably give you "an almost cornonary" (to quote you from your own book!) if I said I occasionally turned the page down...so I I won't tell you that. LOL

I am probably the last person without an e-reader...not entirely intentional, so I'll get there. I love the idea of the e-reader marking my place without me even thinking about it. I'm sure I'd get use to it very fast and wonder why old fashioned books didn't just pop open at my last page! LOL

Donna Cummings

LOL, Melissa -- yeah, I think I need a sedative now after reading that.

I received my Nook as a gift, which means I got one sooner than if I would have bought it. LOL I kept "researching" to make sure I was getting the best one, and didn't end up buying the one that would get discontinued, etc. Now I can't imagine reading without it.

Kate Warren

I'm still trying to figure out my Nook. In fact the only book I've read on it is Lord Midnight. But I have ample experience with disappearing bookmarks. I've developed a strategy though. I use old business cards and 3x5 index cards as bookmarks. Works great and I don't mind if they go missing.

Donna Cummings

Kate, I hope Lord Midnight didn't steal your Nook mojo. LOL It took me a while to get used to it, but I go to the B&N website and check out the FAQ all the time. They also have a live chat with support that can be helpful.

Old business cards and index cards are excellent choices too. Just think of all the stuff that won't know what to do with itself now because of ebooks. LOL

Quantum

The one thing that worries me about e-readers is the ease with which they gobble up money. One click and my credit card has been charged. I'm seduced by all the lovely books that appear as if by magic and simply don't notice the mounting credit card bill.

I would like to see an additional book mark for revealing the cumulative bill. But I guess Amazon or B&N doesn't want me to be too aware of that! Consequently a new neurosis is about to enter the psychological dictionary: Manic e-book spending disorder.

Oh dear. I think I'm lowering the tone of this wonderfully optimistic blog.
I'd better have another coffee quick! LOL

Donna Cummings

Q, save me some of that coffee! And you're right about the money-gobbling aspect. Too bad we can't find a way to turn these e-readers into ATMs, spitting out money each time we buy a book. LOL If nothing else, it would help pay for our treatment of this new disorder. :)

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