Musing Monday (Feb 3)

 

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading and asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

 

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

My philosophy has always been that as long as I have books to read I will have something to do; I have never been someone who relies on technology.  If I lost my laptop I would probably be angry as most of my life is on it, but in truth most of it is online so I’d still be able to access it. I didn’t even get a smartphone until last year.

But when I broke my kindle last week, I didn’t even consider not replacing it immediately – I needed a kindle. This is all new to me, especially as the majority of books I read are physical ones I’ve bought at charity shops or borrowed from the library; but I think I’ve started needing the reassurance that I could have access to any book at any time. Having this book blog made it a little more pressing as I have been sent quite a few digital books recently to review.  So within a few days I have found myself the owner of a new Kindle Paperwhite, and I already love it. I think I will find myself reading more and more digital books as I try to declutter my living space. I might even see about borrowing digital books from the library (I know it’s possible but I’m yet to try it).

Do you have an ereader? If you do, how important to you is it?

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One thought on “Musing Monday (Feb 3)

  1. I love my Nook, Kindle and my iPad. If I’m left waiting, I pull out my iPhone and read a book on it. But, I don’t think anything can take the place of a real book to hold and read.

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