So I’ve officially finished reading my first book (& already halfway through a second) on my new Kobo! So I decided to share my thoughts on it.
A short few points on ‘why I got a Kobo’, since that could easily be a blog series in its own…
- Basically in my little space I have no room for books anymore.
- I started going to the library religiously once I moved out on my own, but then COVID happened & my germ freak self won’t be going to a library for a long time, even after they reopen.
- Reading on an old & huge iPad is hard, plus I find it over heats when I take it outside.
The long awaited Amazon Kindle arrived….
So I believe I mentioned it last month in my update, but ‘P’ had bought me the Amazon Kindle, which I was waiting to receive. So I’ve heard the kindle is great, ‘P’ knows a few people who have & love it, so i decided to ditch my original longing for the Kobo & give it a try, because not only is it waterproof but also cheaper than the waterproof kobo. After having some issues getting it, yes, amazon lost the package & only sent a new one after ‘P’ called to scream at them. I finally got it all set up & literally within half an hour maybe, knew it wasn’t for me. Unfortunately, its definitely not the most Canadian friendly option, the prices for books are in USD which they don’t say, so you think your buying a book for $9 but then you receive the notification on your phone that you spent $12 on the book instead, I mean I do know a lot of people here who love it but I unfortunately wasn’t one of them. Thankfully I was able to return it quickly, but also, I don’t know if its the same in the US, but the amazon subscription program doesn’t have any good books so you have to pay for all the books you want to read, which is tough to grasp because the subscription service is a great idea. Thankfully, this was the first time I haven’t had any issues attempting to return something to amazon.
Next up, I tried the Kobo ..
So literally within minutes of amazon accepting my return, I bought the Kobo e-reader from Chapters (yes, I got to use some points towards the purchase which was amazing). I didn’t end up going with the waterproof one like I had originally wanted, but I’m glad I went with the Clara HD. Honestly it’s the perfect size, its so light, and I can borrow books for free through my library & for us Canadians, the book prices are in Canadian dollars so you don’t get shocked with the exchange rate. So far, I’ve borrowed some books from the library & put some on hold as well. I haven’t bought one yet, but I can’t decide which one to buy. I did recently finish reading my first book on it, & have been flying through the second. Honestly, I was so skeptical about e-readers & would I miss physically holding a book. So yes, sometimes I do. But this has been so convenient. I can read in bed without any lights on & my eyes don’t feel all wonky, it’s also super light & literally the easiest thing to carry around with you since its way smaller than any book. Also, the battery life is amazing, its been exactly 2 weeks today that I received it in the mail & haven’t had to charge it since the initial first charge, so that to me is a total win! I also like the idea of being able to buy a book on the spot, like once I hook up my card, I can just buy one if I finish one quicker than I thought I would. But yes, I am officially a e-reader lover & I’ve only had it for a short time. It’s taken me years to pull the trigger & actually get one, but it definitely is a space saver & honestly this might be a total game changer when it comes to reading, don’t get me wrong I’ll still get a book or two here & there but it’s nice to be able to have an on-demand library to borrow from & purchase from. Plus it helps it’s totally user friendly & super easy to use! So I guess you could say I am shocked with by how much love it & yes, wish I got one sooner!
Do you have a kobo or an e-reader, how do you like it?
Again, if you have any book recommendations, let me know!
Also do you have Goodreads? Let’s be friends, I love seeing how everyone is doing on their challenges & what your reading!