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)