Bookbanter Column: Diary of an Ereader, Part One: An Introduction

In the latter months of 2012 I joined a quickly growing population that just five years ago barely existed: I got myself an ereader.

As a writer and reviewer for well over a decade, I definitely got the sense — especially when I was a bookseller for Borders handselling ereaders — that there was this great flowing train of technology shooting by me, as everyone seemed to be getting and using ereaders, with new upgraded versions coming out every six months, and then the iPad arrived which was just better than anything else.

And there I was standing at the station, watching this train with all these new passengers getting on, but I didn’t have a ticket to this ereader train because it was too expensive.

I’m very much a hardcover or paperback or even mass market kind of guy.

I like the feel of a real book, be it a brand new hardcover that cracks open as you open it for the first time with that fresh smell.

[CONTINUE READING . . .]

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