The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you own an e-reader? If so, what is your favorite thing about it?
((submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews))
My iPad is my everything – my e-reader through my Kindle app, iBook app, etc… It is my primary tool for blogging, emailing, and typing up reviews. I even do my social media stuff on it. It is such an important tool for me that I have a back up iPad – my older one – that I use mostly for book photos, but it’s there if something happens to my primary one.
With all major apps/software having cloud storage, I love it because everything I do on my iPad is instantly accessible on my laptop and desktop computers.
My favorite things about using ereaders are:
- I don’t need a light on when it’s dark. So if I wake up in the middle of the night, I can grab my iPad and read until I get tired again without waking up my husband by turning on a lamp.
- I can highlight and jot down notes without messing up beautiful pages. I can even color-code for easy access. For example I highlight names in orange, so if I’m writing my review and need to find a character name, I just filter my notes down to orange highlights and the names are all there to choose from.
- I can take hundreds of books with me anywhere in one small package.
- If I forget my glasses, I can change the font size, so I can read without them.
- I can copy and paste my notes from the book into a word document to be part of my review. I can also do that with quotes.
The best thing I ever did was to give up my opinion that I had to read physical books and switch to an ereader. I still buy physical copies of books, especially if I know I will have an opportunity to get it signed. Let’s face it – that’s one thing you can’t do with an ereader 😊
If you own an ereader, what do you like about it? And if not, why?