I know I said that I wouldn’t buy one, but I use my net book to read my EBooks at my house. Well, the Church hasn’t gotten Mom’s computer set up for the Internet & she needs to have access to the Internet. Well, the net book connects through the WIFI just fine & so Mom is taking that & so that left me with the problem of needing something to read my books on. So Mom & Dad asked me if I wanted a reader instead of my net book & then Mom would take the net book. So I went researching. I decided that I didn’t want a Kindle or a Nook due to them being too much of a “store brand” reader. I remembered that I researched the Sony Readers before & liked them. So after about a week of reading different reviews & looking at the Sony Pocket Reader I told Mom that it was what I would take in exchange for my net book.
I have had Io for about three weeks now (since Jun 28th) & at first I hated it. I didn’t like the width, wanted it to be the size of a normal book. But Dad bought me the cover that turns the reader into a more book like reader. So no I absolutely love it. The screen is easy to read & I have no problems with it. I haven’t had to charge it since charging it that very first time & I have read approximately 3000 pages with it. So I am happy.
I like EPub (Adobe EReader style) books so I knew that whatever reader I got needed to be able to read that type & I wanted it to be able to read PDFs. Well, the Sony Reader does that. Also it will let me rent the ebooks from my library ( :luv: ) which I do all the time.
The only thing I am unhappy about is the fact that I can not read with it after dark without another light source. But I knew that before I bought it so it wasn’t a surprise. So now it is just waiting to see how many charges the battery will take before the battery dies & I have to hope that Sony will replace it for me without having to replace Io with whatever is new at the time.
At this current time, Io is being used for my ebook rentals (library), & those books that I keep having to re-buy cause I break the binding from reading them too much. For example, Outlander series, The Sword of Truth series, & Kushiel series. I think I have purchased the Outlander series in total about three times, cause I reread them so many times that the books fall apart. They just don’t make books that are over 1000 pages to stand up to reading.
I do not intend to ever stop buying books, to me, reading is not that pleasurable without the feel, smell, & look of an actual book. No EReader is ever going to replace that. Nothing replaces the feeling of opening a new book (even one that you haven’t read before) & seeing words that you haven’t read before & knowing that an amazing new world & story is waiting for you to come & join it. *Yes, I am weird & quirky. You should know this already.* If you are not a book lover you will not understand this feeling.