Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Notes From My Desk: eHatin'

I really feel I need to get this off my chest and plaster it on the internet.  Here goes:

I hate my eReader.

Yeah.  I said it.  I do.  I would rather have real paper tied together with string and ink on the page than just plastic and more plastic and eInk.  I want to be able to smell the faint tree-like smell of the book.  Is it weird that I smell my books?  You know what. I don’t care.  I smell books and I’m proud.

I am saddened that my eReader smells like plastic. 

So why did I get an eReader?  I thought I could save some money, which I have.  There are several great deals for eBooks.  However, I’ve found most books I want to read COST THE SAME AS AN EBOOK.  OR REALLY CLOSE TO THE SAME.  NOT ENOUGH OF A DIFFERENCE FOR IT TO MATTER.  WELL I GUESS IT MATTERS BUT AAAAGGGH I BE CAPS RAGING. 

I just kept convincing myself I would get used to it after awhile.  Well I haven’t.  It’s been six months and I still heart the real books more.

There.  Frustration out for the interwebz to see.

Final Thought: eBooks get 10 out of 15 toadstools, as they are kind of cool
                          Real books get ALL OF THE TOADSTOOLS


  1. Don't worry, you are not the only one to smell books :)
    I'm actually considering getting an eReader, because so many very cheap e-books, but I just can't find the right one..

    1. Yeah, I didn't really feel like any of the eReaders were a perfect fit beforehand either. I went with the Nook because it was less expensive than the Kindle and had the basic features I wanted. I hope you fall in love with whichever one you end up with!

  2. I like the convenience of my eReader (kindle) and they do have some freebies/great deals on some books. But I am definitely partial to the smell and feel of a "real", paper, bound book. I will go into bookstores just for that. I love working at my library for that reason. :) I, too, am a book smeller. I even made my son smell a book recently, so there's a good chance he'll be one too. lol


    1. Those freebies were the temptations. And I have to admit I loved Feed, which I probably wouldn't have read if it wasn't a $3 deal. I just miss that feeling of completion you get after you shut a real book. On the eReader its like: The End and...nothing. Just go back to the library. Maybe if it said congratulations or something and spouted off some fireworks I'd be happier, haha.