My arguments against e-readers, weren't unique, but I was passionate:
- I love books.
- I love looking at my book shelves (though I'm too cheap to buy books, so I guess this point was lame).
- I love the smell of books.
- I like leafing through a book after I'm done and re-reading my favorite plot twists.
- I love sharing books with friends (especially being on the receiving end).
As you may know, I started an Independent Consultant business this past fall/winter. My mentor is an incredibly successful and generous consultant and periodically has some major prizes for her team to compete for.
RECENTLY, I WON a $250 Amazon gift card. Personal "fun" items have not been in our budget this year, so I was like a kid at a candy store choosing what I'd spend that money on... JUST FOR ME!
At first, I thought I might just use it for checking my email and facebook and maybe a book when I travel. HA ha DOUBLE HA! I've read one or two books a WEEK since I bought it. Yeah, I don't have that kind of time, but I sleep less, watch NO TV and because it's so handy I carry it with me everywhere and enjoy little snippets of reading while waiting for my family, while my kids watch .3 seconds of a TV show, waiting my turn at the bank, etc.
While I have paid for a few apps and books, mostly we enjoy free apps and free books. I check www.ereadergirl.com every day for daily FREE Kindle books for me and the kids. You must check it daily because most of the books return to their normal price after a day.
Here are some of our
FAVORITE TODDLER KINDLE BOOKS and APPS: