When electronic readers started to come out, I was adamant that I would never turn away from the printed word. It was blasphemy for me. It was also easy to scoff at as well because of the high cost of e-readers. Then prices started to come down but they weren't coming down enough for me to justify buying one.
Last year when Shawn and I went away on a beach vacation, I brought a couple of books to read while I was lounging. Well, a couple of books wasn't enough. I ran out of books. You want a challenge? Try finding a good book in English to read while you're in the middle of Mexico. I couldn't believe it but I started to consider buying one.
One day I found out that a new, very stripped down version was coming out and it was inexpensive compared to some others. I hemmed and hawed and hemmed and hawed. And then I took the plunge and bought the Kobo.
It's been a few months since I've had one and I'm still not convinced it's a replacement for books. However I will admit when I've travelled it has been a lot better. It's much lighter and I never have to worry about the number of books I bring with me. It has definitely made buying books easier much to Shawn's annoyance. All I have to do is buy it online then sync up my Kobo and I have a new book waiting to be read.
I just hope that one day I won't feel like a traitor when I walk past a bookstore.