When my aunt confessed over Christmas that she had planned on buying me a Kindle I was offended. Me? Loving edition and the publishing world so much, reading on an e-reader? Nope, thanks. I love books, I really do: I like to feel them, look at the pages, the font, the editing in general and, at the end of the day, I truly adore my tiny library. I thought that reading on e-readers was not comfortable: people are always complaining about the weight of physical books but I find paperback editions to be really helpful regarding this matter.
But as soon as I graduated, a little voice started to ask me for an e-reader. Why? I don’t know. I did not understand and, even now, I’m still surprised. I considered both the Nook and the Kindle readers. My main reason to pick them was mainly the price and that they were connected to two great bookstores, so I took for granted this was one good reason. But, as I started thinking again, I felt constrained. Why should I depend on one single bookstore? Also, the Nook does read the epub format, but the Kindle did not. So, my only option was the Sony e-reader. The problem? The price: 189 €. That was way too much. I was not willing to spend that much on a thingy that I was not sure I would like. What if it ends up forgotten in my room? And then, like a sign from the bookish universe, a local superstore offered the Sony e-reader at 139€. I could not believe my eyes and decided to go as soon as possible to check them out (there are three colors: red, which actually looks pink, white and black).Once I was on the store… it was love at first sight! Sony is well-known for a great design and even greater technology plus, the red/pink one was perfect for me. It is so shiny and has that incredible screen! Now you all guessed it right: I bought it.
The Sony e-reader has now been home since Friday and I have already tried it with both natural and artificial light, with pdf and epub formats and I’m in love. I partly resent not having trusted e-readers, but I must admit I was biased: the Sony e-reader was never an option, it was mostly thanks to the offer that I bought it.
For now, I’m re-reading The Great Gatsby: I watched the trailer for the new Bazh Luhrmann movie and I knew I needed to revisit it as soon as possible. I’ll keep you posted on this ;)
Special thanks to Rikki for recommending me the Sony e-reader and my wonderful boyfriend for teasing me for over a year with buying one.