Wednesday, December 28, 2011

People With eReaders, I Have A Question For You!

(Or people without them, what do you think you would do?)

Today (!!!) I will be picking up my Kobo Touch, which, as I mentioned before, I'm pretty excited about. What I'm curious about is how many of you have been getting rid of your physical books and have been buying eBooks instead? Two months ago I started pretty heavily going through my books (and other things) to get rid of, since I hadn't really done it much before. Now that I'm getting an eReader, I'm pretty excited to have my library on it and in digital format. I am slowly selling off the books I know I either re-read fairly frequently or I definitely want to keep (as opposed to having to hopefully get it from the library, borrow from a friend, etc).

Are any of you switching your books over to the digital format? Part of me feels a little weird because I am using money (which would otherwise go into my Antarctica fund, which I am at 22% saved for now!!) to buy books I technically already own, but then the other part of me feels like I am doing the right thing because I am letting go of things, which is in line with my trying to be more of a minimalist. Is there a happy medium? eBooks average $10 each, so I am spending about that on each book I already own. Is that silly? I guess I'm just curious what other people are doing.

Maybe I also feel better spending a little bit of money on eBooks because, between my birthday and Christmas, I was able to put a large chunk of change into my travel fund and so it's less of an issue to spend a couple hundred dollars to streamline my life?

What do you think? Thoughts?

IT'S CHARGING!!!! It's sooooo cute!


  1. Tough question. So far, I've only been buying books on my Kindle that I don't already have, rather than replacing my hard copies. I may do so for some of the books I know I will read repeatedly...we'll see. My budget is a little tight until I get a job. I'd like to see if there's a way I can download books for free to my Kindle, since so many classics are available for free on the internet. :-/

  2. Yeah, I don't have the biggest budget either, but there are also not a *huge* amount of books I own that I want to keep in some format, you know? I just do a lot of thinking about things so I like to see what other people are doing. I did buy a couple books that I haven't read but that I am pretty darn sure I will like and will re-read. Here's hoping!