May 15, 2012

I hate ebooks.

I gave in and bought my first ebook. I have kind of been against ebooks, because I like books. I love going into people’s homes and seeing their books, and kind of getting a sense of who they are by what they read, I also love lending books out. When I love a book so much and want my mom, my dad, my best friend, my sister in law, and my aunts’ cousin’s uncle to read the same book, and enjoy it the same as I did. You can’t do these things with ebooks, you wouldn’t lend out your kindle, nook or iPad so a friend could read, would you? Me either. You can’t really decorate your bookshelves with your reading device either. Unless you are into that ultra modern look, then maybe it would work.
Any the first ebook I bought was Bossypants by Tina Fey. I had been dying to read this book since it came out, and never had made it to the book store. I was about to go to a high school soccer game, and wanted some extra entertainment, so I thought hey I have an iPad I will just buy the book, and just like that in 15 seconds I had the book on my iPad and was ready to go! (yeah yeah, don’t judge me on the 4 free ebooks that are downloaded - that baby animals book is the cutest thing ever.)
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I was so excited, and for a split second thought that maybe I had misjudged ebooks, like I had twitter (sorry twitter - i love you now). However when I got my iPad out at the game I did not even open the ebook. I opened the camera, lots and lots of games and even the calendar but not the ebook. I left the game and realized I didn’t read at all bummer. This is what the iPad was actually used for at the game.
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The following weekend. I isolated myself out on the porch in the sun. I sat down with my iPad and read about 50 pages. That is the last time I have read my book. Not that it isn’t a good book, I LOVE the book, I laugh out loud while reading it. The thing is I mostly start reading because the book, the actual book taunts me. It sits on my nightstand with a candy wrapper marking my page, and I can see it. I can say oh man look I am half way done, as represented by the candy marker. But with an ebook it is hidden. I have to dodge...
The Sims (best FREE game ever)
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other games
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my blog, Facebook, twitter, pinterest and the internet entirely.
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Plus my husband’s iPad needs before I ever get to the book. That doesn’t work for me. So I still haven’t finished the book I have waited all year to read.

Stupid ebooks!
Has anyone else experienced ebook hatred?

36 comments:

  1. I'm definitely someone who wants to lend my books out (although I hate chasing them up!). If I read a book I want to lend it out without giving someone my Kindle. So irritating, and I don't even have cool games to distract me!!

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    1. I am the same way, I am very anal about where my books are. I dont' lend them to people I don't see all the time. For real, kindles, nooks, and iPads are all awesome but they sure cater to anyone who has a short attention span!

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  2. The same thing happens to me when I try to read ebooks on my iPhone. I feel like I would do a better job if I had a kindle, where internet, pictures, and games wouldn't distract me.

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    1. Exactly. If I got the device just for reading it would have totally been a kindle. But reading is just an extra, I wanted the all mighty iPad!

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  3. I thought I was the last hold out... hate ebooks... I want to feel the book in my hands period. I'm old school. Have an English degree... love brit lit love shakespeare none of which should be digitized...give me first editions...give me old musty books... keep the ebooks to yourself :)

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    1. I am old school too. Books are a necessity for me. I love having them on my shelves, and rereading them, lending them out, telling my husband to read them. I agree with you keep those ebooks away from me!

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  4. I have no doubt that Tina Fey's book is HIGH-LARIOUS but I'm so freaked out by that cover! Those arms are creepy on her!

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    1. ha ha ha. Isn't that hilarious in itself? She is such a freaking nut. I love that she didn't pose all hot and act to be something she's not. She's a comedy girl, anything for a laugh!

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  5. I love book books. My degree is in English so it was always such a nice accomplishment to feel the completion of a book within your fingers.

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    1. I agree 100% I also have always wanted to write a book. Write, Publish, and HOLD a book not an iPad or whatever!

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  6. I don't like Ebooks either! I love the feel and smell of the real thing!

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    1. I like the smell too, something really rewarding about smelling a new book!

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  7. I don't like ebooks! But, they're so much easier when traveling....


    I like my nook because the screen has the eink technology, so it's more like book-reading. I feel your pain though

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    1. I haven't gone on vacation yet with my iPad, but I feel like that is one of the only real benefits for me. I always bring a bunch of books, and at least 3 or 4 in my carry on which is a pain! I love eink technology that's really cool, and easy on your eyes.

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  8. I was totally against ebooks and kindles etc...until I got one! And now I love it...lol but I support your hatred!
    Xx
    Justyn
    Thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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    1. ha ha ha! I feel like the convenience is awesome, but my brain is way to ADD to have read when the click of a button and I could be playing games or on twitter.

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  9. It's true you do have to have an extra amount of dedication to read an ebook! My love for then is not having to handle a physical book while laying in bed or in a car. P.S. you are an excellent writer! I love your blog :)

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    1. Gratsi Senor! You and your road trips! I do think that holding an iPad is better than a book and easier, but I stand by my hatred!

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  10. I totally can't relate. I'm not sure what this says about me, but I do NOT like to read. I never have really. I've never head the urge to grab a book and sit and read. I'd much rather watch tv, hang out with friends or be online. I can totally see how an ebook isn't the same. I'm like that when it comes to lists. I need to handwrite instead of just type it out. There's something not the same about using technology. Ya know.

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    1. I know. I TOTALLY know. I love technology. But there are a few things I'll be old school with, grocery lists is a big one. I have to have it on a paper, and cross things out as I go in the store or I WILL forget half the thing we need.

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    2. Ok, I've got a technology solution for your grocery list. It's an app on the iphone...you have one right??? It's called Cozi and it's amazing! It's a list app and you can create a category for places you shop most frequently: grocery store, Target, Walmart, etc then you just add your items and as you get them you just check it off and it crosses it off your list. It's genius! PLUS...added bonus, you can sync it with your husband. So he can add things to the list and then you can see them too and vice versa. We love it! We go to the grocery store together on Sunday and I hold the phone and navigate us while Mr. H pushes the cart. Check out Cozi...it might change your life.

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    3. I get an iPhone this week! I can't tell you how excited I am. I have been waiting for this moment since IPhone came to verizon! I m so thrilled! AH! That will be one of the first apps I download, because it sounds insanely awesome. I cannot even explain how much I could have used that last night when I was at Harmons trying to find all the ingredients for my greek salad!

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  11. I don't like eBooks either!! Holding a book is much better.

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    1. Way better! I am excited to see who the winner is tomorrow!

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  12. I use my iPhone to read ebooks and I'm loving it! My sister sends me ebook files that I can read through the Kindle app :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Really? On your iphone?? I don't have an iphone yet only 10 days left! But I feel like that would hurt my eye balls.

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  13. I have a Nook, so the apps aren't as fun, so I always read. If I had a Sim app, I would never leave the house. I have it for the computer, and will not buy Sims 3 because I know I will waste HOURS playing it.

    I know what you mean about going into someone's house and seeing what books they have on their bookshelf. I told my boyfriend, "We need to put books out that makes us look smart!"

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    1. ha ha ha. I love that you play the sims with me! Everyone makes fun of me for my sims addiction. That app is totally worth the iPad's cost anyway :) I do love it too much. I always have to check my sims before I go to bed. To be fair the books we have in our house are like Chelsea Handler's books, Mindy Kahling, and Russel Brand's. It's not like we read Atlas Shrugged ha ha!

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  14. I have never read an ebook, but I am not fond of the idea. I like feeling the pages. Tina Fey's Bossypants is hilarious! I definitely laughed out loud a bunch while reading it :)

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    1. I have loved it so far! But I am not very far in the book either.. damn ebooks!

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  15. I <3 that you're a Sims geek like me :) It's like we were destined to be friends!

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    1. I agree!! No one else is STILL a sims geek. We should probably get a matching Sims tattoo?

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  16. I'm with you with ebooks. I got sent a great book called Presense Process (found here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Presence-Process-Healing-Awareness/dp/0825305373)

    and I am yet to read it! I think I read 3 pages when I first got it but most the time, I forget it's on my phone. Don't think I'll be an ebooks person!

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    1. Isn't that the worst feeling. I will look up the book today! I love finding new books, and I will probably buy a hard copy :)

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  17. Awww - hope u get to it soon! I'm pro real book too lol. I never believed in all the hype

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    1. I know I should probably be reading it right now! It's almost. 4am and I pull out the iPad, last thing I think to do is read! Dang!

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