once you go tablet . . .

I must admit something to you all. I have done something I SWORE I would NEVER do. I made the switch from reading real books to reading books on my iPad.

Yes, I did it.

Don’t lynch me.

I truly LOVE books, like the actual physical books. It’s a love I inherited from my dad. I cried when Borders closed and I have always insisted on buying my own copies of my book club books, rather than borrowing or renting or downloading, because I love to hold the actual book in my hand.

That is, until now. Now, I have seen the way of the tablet reading and I’m not sure I can ever go back.

Once you go tablet. . .

After watching the video above, let me know how you feel about this admission and if you yourself have coverted or if you think I can convince you to do so.

reading books on ipads



  1. 1
    Jess says:

    Okay so I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE paperback and hard-cover books. To the point where we have a large basket full of “coffee table reading” beneath our side table in the living room. There’s just something awesome about the feel and the design and the experience of a real-life book. But…a friend got me a kindle last Christmas and I love the shit out of it. It’s currently MIA which kills me because I have a couple of new reads loaded up on that thing that I’m dying to read while I “take my breaks” slash keep the insomnia industry in business. Welcome to the dark side. You can use my flashlight if’n you need’ta.

    • Mary says:

      Oh man, you gotta find that thing! What books are on your list? I’m reading Super Sad True Love Story (on my iPad) and super truly love it!

  2. 2
    Cindy says:

    One of the BIGGEST reasons I love it is that you don’t need a light. I read on my iPad in the dark while the hubby falls asleep. Or when insomnia hits, I can pop open my pad and not have to move to another room or disturb anyone to pass the minutes. I keep it on the nightstand daily to check emails right before bed and right when I wake up before hopping in the shower. It saves me from sitting at the computer where minutes slip into hours, thus I claim it is a timesaving/efficiency device as well. LOVE, love, love the iPad and when this one dies a replacement one will be the #1 item on any B-day, Christmas, Anniversary, Mother’s Day or nearest excuse gift list.

    • Mary says:

      I can’t believe I didn’t think to add in a “pro” that you can read IN THE DARK. How amazing is that? I am with you girl, though I’m not sure about time saving since I find myself playing Solitaire way too frequently. : )

  3. 3
    Middle State says:

    Oh, my god! I’m a book hugger (and sniffer? inhaler?) too. I have yet to embrace e-readers even though I am surrounded by them in my house. I suppose the day will come. I resisted having a smart phone for a long time and now I can’t imagine living without it.

    • Mary says:

      You’ll come to the dark side one of these days, I’m sure of it. But man, I was in Barnes and Noble today and did my sharing of groping and sniffing.

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