When I was first gifted an ereader years ago, I was skeptical. I thought I’d miss the feel of holding a book, turning the pages, dog-earing my favorite passages… But as soon as I started, I was HOOKED! Here are just 5 of the many reasons I’m a total ebook convert.
- I can take as many books as I want anywhere I want. Going on vacation? Waiting at the doctor’s office? As long as I have my phone with me, I have a book at my fingertips. Plus my ereader, which hardly weighs a thing and is so easy to pack. No more stuffing my bags with paperbacks for a plane ride or a long trip, hoping I’ve brought enough!
- No one gets to see what I’m reading. No shame in my game! But those Entangled Brazen covers can get extra steamy, and sometimes it’s nice that Grandma or the kid next to me on the subway has no clue what I’m so engrossed in.
- Instant gratification. And I mean instant. I never have to wait to jump into the next book in a series—with one click, I can start reading right away. If a friend recommends a book I’d love, I can get it right then instead of trying to remember it for later. And what I want is never out of stock.
- Selection, selection, selection. Let’s be real—bookstores aren’t always the best at stocking romance, especially for those of us who read a lot. But online, I can pick up any ebook I want. I’m not limited by what a bookstore offers, and I’m never disappointed by the romance section.
Ebooks are more accessible. I’ve had friends become ebook converts because they can easily hold it in one hand and “turn” the pages while breastfeeding. Loved ones who now read exclusively ebooks because they can change the font size to help with eyesight. Plus it’s extra easy to look up a word, highlight a passage, organize reading lists, and more. I love how many uses ebooks have, and all the ways they make it easier for people to read.
Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. Her books are about independent women who leave their old lives behind to try something new–and find the passion, excitement and purpose they didn’t know they’d been missing. Learn more at her website. To sign-up for her newsletter, sign-up at here.
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