Book vs eReader: I LOVE them both!

I LOVE to read!  And I like series more than just single books.  I always want to know what happens next in the characters lives, and series give me that satisfaction.  Ever since I received a Kindle Fire for my birthday, I’ve been reading all the free eBooks I can find.  I’ve discovered a few new favorite authors, especially recently.  I usually read them on the iPad now with the Kindle app, or even on my iPhone.

Recently, I downloaded book 3 in The Green Series by Judy Christie. I then had to find books 1 and 2 at the library.  Of course then I needed number 4 and was delighted to find number 5 as another free eBook.

While my daughter was sick today, I discovered that I preferred using an eReader  over a paper book.  I NEVER thought I would say that!  And the only reason I can say that is because it is extremely difficult to change the pages on a book when you have a 36 pound child laying on you in an upright position so they can breathe.  Any movement I made stirred her out of sleep a little bit- and I did not want that to happen!

I also prefer the iPad Kindle app when I am on the treadmill.  I do not like running on a treadmill.  It’s boring!  I like to see living things as I run, even if it’s just grass!  So the treadmill is a challenge for me, and having my iPad helps a lot!  I pull up a book and can read while I run.  I just have to flick my finger across the screen to turn the page and not worry about hurting the binding on a book and pages turning and trying to get them to stay on my current page.

Now, were I on a road trip and my iPad was being used to entertain my child, I would definitely appreciate a paper copy of a book!  I do like to hold a book and turn pages, but if I am looking for convenience and ease of use while taking care of a sick kid, I go for the eReader. I would also prefer a paper book if I was on my bean bag chair in front of the fire reading for the night, or lounging on the beach on vacation. So there is a time and place for each, and I am grateful that I can choose between the two on a daily basis!

Here is the first book in the series I am reading:


Gone to Green: The Green Series #1 (Green (Abingdon Press))

Do you have an eReader?  And do you like to read series or single books?

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8 thoughts on “Book vs eReader: I LOVE them both!

    • frugalrunningmama says:

      That’s why I stick to the free eBooks- there are so many free ones, and then I get free ones from the library too! The prices are crazy sometimes and it amazes me that the eBooks are sometimes more expensive!


  1. mryjhnsn says:

    I got a kindle for my birthday, too but I can’t bring myself to read on it! I do everything else on it but read. Maybe I should try this series to get me use to it 🙂


    • frugalrunningmama says:

      It’s a great series! When I wrote this, none of them were free on Amazon, but check your library, they may have a few eBook versions! Let me know what you think if you read them, I am in the middle of number 5 and am fighting the urge to grab the iPad and not do any work, lol!


  2. tazim says:

    I love getting free e-books from the library, too. I have paper books for art and home decor books, but for novels and non-fiction I’m fine reading on my e-reader.


  3. Tiffany C. says:

    I don’t have an eReader and it use to be because I’m totally against them. I love books and don’t want to see book vanish because of technology. But now I want one. After my mom got one and I saw how cool it was it totally changed my mind. I really want one, an eReader is on my list of things to buy this year.


  4. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says:

    This has been a topic of conversation in our family more than once 🙂 A1 received a Kindle from her PaPaw a few years ago because she devours books. But she realized that she missed the experience of touching the pages, etc. So it wasn’t really for her. I love to read, also, and thought I would miss that part as well, but I really enjoy my Nook. It’s so convenient especially on the go, and when I’m finished reading, I don’t have to store it somewhere (my favorite part). I had no idea some libraries had free ebooks – I will have to check that out!


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