10 Reasons Why You Should Own an Ereader

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10 Reasons You Should Own an E-reader

As technology advances, more and more devices are being developed to make our lives easier. One such device was the e-reader. An ereader is a digital book. It is basically a hand held device. It can store thousands of books, and any book in the device can be accessed and read at any time.

There are many different types of e-readers that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. In this article we will be looking at the advantages of owning an e-reader.

No more lugging of piles of books

The prospect of carrying a few hundred books on holiday may seem daunting enough to put you off the idea entirely. Imagine being able to carry an entire library with you everywhere you go.

With an ereader, you can download ebooks and other reading materials on one device and it’ll only weigh a few ounces. The best part is that they’re easier to store than physical books.

Because they’re so lightweight, you can carry them around with you all the time and bring them on trips. You no longer have to worry about running out of space for your books. You can take as many ebooks as you want and you don’t have to spend any money on storage.

Find your book within seconds

It can be so overwhelming when you go to a bookshop — particularly in the fiction section — and you’ve read all of the books that you were interested in. There are a few books that you’ve heard good things about, but you’re not sure if they’re the ones for you and you’re not in the mood for reading the back cover and flimsy book jacket information.

Because there is a huge variety of books now available as e-books, you don’t have to be caught in this scenario. You can always employ the search function. And so if you’re looking for a good series of books to read, you can search for key words that relate to the series. Then, with a click of a button, you can find all of the books that you’re interested in reading.

Read LOTR while waiting in the queue.

I could be waiting in the queue at the grocery store, the university cafeteria, the utility office, or anyplace else possibly someone else’s fault that I can’t get in and out quickly. My ereader gives me LOTR and any other ereader book while I wait.

Ereaders save time. Sooooo much time.

Amazon apparently has had over 100,000 visitors to their site looking for print versions of ebooks. Really? I still can’t fathom that.

All my reading was initially on the Kindle app thingie on my iPad. I didn’t even buy the Kindle itself. I don’t know why, it just never occurred to me. Within minutes of unwrapping the MacBook Pro I had bought my husband for Christmas and hooking it up to the Wi-fi, the Kindle app was there ready and waiting for me.

My husband was no doubt a wee bit peeved. I then got the Kindle itself, one of the smaller ones, so that we could share the Kindle app with my Apple products without having to keep switching back and forth.

That helped. And the Kindle itself turns out to be a no-frills, lightweight and effortless way to read. And the books are cheaper than on the competing Barnes and Noble Nook.

Learn new words conveniently and quickly.

Kindle can add words that you look up to the dictionary automatically, so you can learn the definitions and usages anytime you want without having to carry a dictionary around.

Ereaders offer personalization.

You can make them work the way you like. If you would like to stop reading a book, you just touch your screen and then it will be gone. If you want to see how long you have been reading, you can touch the screen and a message will be displayed. If you would like to change the color scheme or font size, you can do that in an instant. This is one reasons why ereaders are great gifts for bibliophiles!

Easy sharing nurtures the book-loving community.

Ereaders enable you to easily share books with other people. This gives you and other book lovers the ability to promote your favorite books to others in the community.

It’s Smaller, Lightweight and Portable.

Try this experiment. Grab your laptop, a book, three magazines and then put them all in sling bags. How does that feel? Compare it with an ereader and you will always find an ereader to be lighter and smaller, plus it’s easy to carry around the house or anywhere you like.

Books in *your* language while abroad.

Ereaders help the planet.

Ebooks have the huge advantage over print books that they use no paper and therefor reduce our carbon footprint.

Ereader manufacturing companies are subject to many eco-friendly regulations and it would be foolish for them not to practice eco-friendliness in their daily business. Tons of things are recycled which in turn reduces the amount of waste created.

The battery lasts forever.