Thursday, September 12, 2013

For Readers' Eyes Only: Your Weapon (or eReader) of Choice

A few weeks ago, we ran a piece about paper books vs. ebooks.

Unsurprisingly, a number of folks still prefer paper for obvious reasons. Let's face it, a lot of people grew up with paper books, myself included. Sometimes it takes a while for people to grow accustomed to a new format of anything; I remember I resisted hopping on twitter for years because I thought it was "a fad."

Though I may have been slightly wrong on that one, I have to say, I never had that kind of resistance with eBooks. From the moment I received my first Kindle two years ago, I've been hooked. Having not only my personal library, but also an entire bookstore in the palm of my hand, wherever I can get a wireless signal, is just amazing.

In fact, there were a lot of folks who have said that they love their various eReader devices for that very reason: convenience.

But others mentioned the cost of eBooks. Others still mentioned that they liked the backlighting, or the ability to multitask while reading.

We're certainly entering a very different world of book consumption, but that's likely a topic for a future post.

For the moment, I want to know which device you use for eReading. It could be a dedicated device (i.e. Kindle, iPad, etc.), an app across platforms, or some combination of the two. For example, I tend to use the Kindle app on my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook a lot more than my proper Kindle nowadays, just because I usually am glued to one of those devices, and they sync my progress with each other.

It's also perfectly fine to answer "NONE! I LOVE ME SOME PAPER BOOKS!" Absolutely acceptable--I don't think that paper books will be disappearing anytime soon. They might get much more expensive relative to their electronic counterparts, but again, that's a different post for a different day.

Let us know what your go-to eReader is in the comments. Until next time, Happy Hunting!

D.J. Gelner is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hunt to Read. Check out his books on his Hunt to Read Profile. Contact him directly at


  1. Kindle, Kindle app for iphone, and kindle cloud on my laptop (mainly for audiobooks).