Thursday, June 16, 2011

Booking Through Thursday - Ebooks Features & Own/Borrow

Booking through Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Deb at BTT

This weeks Question is:
With the advent (and growing popularity) of eBooks, I’m seeing more and more articles about how much “better” they can be, because they have the option to be interactive … videos, music, glossaries … all sorts of little extra goodies to help “enhance” your reading experience, rather like listening to the Director’s commentary on a DVD of your favorite movie.
How do you feel about that possibility? Does it excite you in a cutting-edge kind of way? Or does it chill you to the bone because that’s not what reading is ABOUT?

I do love my ebooks, it is nice to be able to take hundreds of books with you anywhere without having to bring an extra suitcase. I also love the fact that now I can read in my down time at work. As far as extra options that come with ebooks, I'm not sure that I would use them. Heck I don't even use all the features on my Nook!  I am not very computer literate or technically knowledgeable so am not very excited when something new comes out. BUT I think it would be great to have a little added feature on some of my favorite books what the author's inspiration was or what writing methods they used.

AND because I missed last week due to the wedding here is last weeks question:

All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?

Own Definitely!!! Even though I lack the space now I still would rather own the books.  I have this weird quirk where even if I borrow a book, I still go out and buy it. I don't know why I do that, maybe its because I like to look back at where I have been or that I just feel like I have accomplished something when I place a book on the shelf.


  1. The ONLY reason I would ever consider and eReader is because traveling would be so much more convenient. However, since I hardly every travel, I don't think I'll ever give into one. And I don't even watch the "extras" on DVD so who cares about books having them? Vent over.

  2. That was the original reason I got my Nook was for travel, but I love being able to get books instantly! There is absolutely no down time in my reading now. I read at the office then a short drive home and I pick up right where I left off at home.

    I have to agree though I never do watch any of the extras on DVDs but I am not really interested in directors or special effects but authors are a different story, I always want to know where they get some of these ideas.