I’m a late adopter of most technology. I often wonder what in the heck I need it all for. More to pay for, more to worry about, more to insure . . . . .
If you don’t know me, you’ll just have to glean all you can from the fact that I didn’t have cell phone until 2011. (And let me tell you, I’m still not sure of the point of the damn thing).
So, many are surprised to find out that I, quite the voracious reader, don’t have an eBook reader. I still have, buy or borrow lots and lots of paper books. I have bookshelves full to bursting (though I’m still not sure why my husband things books stacked two or three deep is a problem). I always have a book in my purse, a book in the car, and a few by the bed. Honestly, there’s nothing worse than being stuck somewhere without something to read. I even vacation with tons of books. I take only two pairs of shoes on any trip and between five and ten books – depending on the length of the flight and trip.
But the world has a way of catching up with me. Some of my favorite authors have been going the indie publishing route, and only releasing eBooks. I think I may want to take more than two pairs of shoes on my next trip. Oh, and I’m about to publish my first novel, which will of course be available in a digital version before print.
I finally did it. Today I ordered a Google Nexus tablet. It’s not an ereader per se, but I didn’t want to be tied to one retailer. I think it’ll be lighter in the purse than the 300 page trade paperback I’m carrying now.