book storage issues
November 4, 2007
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A somewhat rambling post …
I have problems – lots and lots of books. I love books. I love curling up in bed with a good book, flipping through the pages. I love seeing books on my bookshelf. But now I have too many books.
I've been giving a lot of thought to getting an eBook reader. On the Dear Author site, they have been giving recommendations and reviews on eBook readers. But I'm confused as to what to get still. The problems I'm concerned with is the screen size, the lighting, the format of eBooks. It sounds like there are a few file types and not all readers support them. Converting sounds possibly complicated. The price is not so cheap either. I want to get one where if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be upset I spent $300 on it. The other problem is whether there are enough eBooks sold. Do all the books/authors I like and would want come in eBook format? And I think eBooks aren't cheap. Can you buy "used" eBooks? So many questions …
Overall, I think I want real books. But the problem is storage. Plus, there are books you read once and it's meh and there are books you read over and over again. Once I buy a book, I have a hard time letting it go, even if it wasn't great and I wouldn't read it again. Argh.
So lately I've been putting books in plastic bins. But I dunno. I like seeing my books. But we don't really have space for bookselves and for me to display all my books. *sigh*
I think a eBook reader is a good solution – then I can buy and lots of books, I can try new authors etc., even the ones I think might be bad, I can still read them and they won't take up space. But the market for eBooks and eBook readers might not be ready yet. I don't want to have a bad experience and be turned off eBooks forever. Btw, this would all not be a problem if my local library is awesome, which it is not. Darn it.