People may argue that it’s cheaper to replace a book if you drop it in the bath than it is an e-reader, and there’s nothing quite like the smell of the pages of a book.
Well, sure, but you really can’t deny the perks of taking your reading digital.
To answer your question ‘Should I Buy An Ereader?’, here’s why it’s worth the investment:
- Your e-reader can hold thousands of books. Don’t lug your old-school copies with you on holiday, c’mon.
- Go minimalist and swap your books out for the digital versions. Who’d say no to less dusting?
- Traipsing off to the store for that latest release, or waiting ages for it to be delivered in the post are in the past; simply connect to Wi-Fi, go online, and voila! Best is you’ll probably pay less, too.
- Reading a self-help book on how to be funny? Without a cover to give you away, no one needs to know!
- Easily highlight memorable passages (to quote later when you’re trying to impress your smart friends), or words that are a bit mind-boggling (…legerdemain?)
- Most e-readers don’t have screen glare or a bright backing light, which means less strain on your eyes, but you’ll still need to keep the lamp on for your all-night reading marathon.
- If you’re just about using a magnifying glass to read the tiny text in your 1 062-page book, at least borrow someone’s e-reader so you can increase the font size.
- For some of us, cracking the spine of a new book is a sacrilege. That’s out of the equation completely with your e-reader.
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Put these on your wish list:
Kobo Aura 6.8’’ Waterproof, R3 699 at Takealot
Amazon Kindle 6’’ E-Book Reader, R1 955 at Takealot
Telefunken 7’’ E-Book Reader, R922 at Loot.co.za
Intern Digital editor at woman&home magazine. … Experienced digital editor with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry.