Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Singing a different tune....

So when the Kindles and Nooks and all those other eReaders made it big, I was one of those "not for me, I like carrying a book, here look at my library card, aren't I so much better for sticking with real print" people.  I am not too proud to admit it.

But I've recently joined BookSneeze as a reviewer.  It is a pretty nifty gig - they send me free books, I write a review on my blog and some other consumer site.  Easy-peasy, nice and cheesey, I get more books!

I've already ordered my first one and am anxiously awaiting its arrival.  Only deal is, they have a lot more books available to eReaders than in print.  Hmmm.  So, I turned to Mr. Curly the other day and said "If I'm going to do this book review thing, I think I'm going to need a Kindle for Christmas."

Needless to say, he was not impressed.  I get his point - spending money on an eReader to get free books and write free reviews.... not entirely cost effective.
And, well, there's a reason I don't have nice things - not only am I tough on them, but my kids are too!
AND it is just a week before Christmas and he already has all my gifts bought/planned.

Still, I'll enjoy reading and writing in my REAL books, until, maybe for my birthday (which I'm actually no longer celebrating),  I'll join everybody else in the electronic era.  (Hint, Hint)

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

I review for Book Sneeze too and you are right, the ratio of eBooks to "real" books is 3:1, but its still a great program (I don't have a Kindle, though I did say eventually I'd like to get one). I also just started reviewing for Tyndale and Bethany House; might be worthwhile looking into those if you are interested!

I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas; I'm on blog break so I'll catch you when I can!

betty