Monday, January 10, 2011

Blogger Spotlight #4 - Karen @ The Slowest Bookworm

Featuring Karen - The Slowest Bookworm

My eReader:  Ooh yes.  I have a Kindle (pic attached)
I'm reading now:
The Riddlers Gift by Greg Hamerton
A Typical Day
My day usually starts with me having an argument with my alarm clock at somewhere between 6 and 6.30am.  Sadly, the alarm clock always wins and I drag myself out of bed and get ready for work.  I work for the local council in an admin post and start at 7.30am.  I enjoy my work and have great colleagues, but I’m always glad when home time comes around at 4pm as it means I get to spend some time with my 4 year old son who has just started school and is learning to read :-)  After we’ve eaten our evening meal and the young one is bathed and tucked up in bed, usually get a bit of housework done and my lunch ready for the day after, then I get to settle down on the sofa with my cat and a good book/my Kindle and RELAX until hot chocolate and bedtime.  

Did I consider other readers?
Yes and No.  I shop quite a bit on and every time I opened the home page there it was, The Kindle, shouting at me to buy it.  I did do just a tiny bit of research (for about 10 minutes), but I’d got my heart so set on a Kindle that it won hands down.

The thing I like most about it?
I love all the features on my Kindle, but the top thing, which is why I wanted one in the first place, is the ability to increase/decrease the size of the font.  As I’ve got older my eyesight has gone from near perfect to well, not so perfect and I’m not impressed!  The Kindle helps me forget I’m not a teenager anymore!  I also love that I can make the line spacing bigger.  I find I'm not reading the same line over and over again now - I know, I'm getting OLD!


When do you read a paper book and when do you pick up an ebook?
I’d had my Kindle all of two weeks and read 3 books on it when my mum borrowed it ... for a month!  So in that time I had no option but to read paper books.  Now I’m got it back (mmm, mine!  keep your mitts off!) I tend to alternate between paper books and ebooks as I have tons of unread books on my shelves that I really need to get to.  If I want a new book I will check to see if it’s available on Kindle first though before I purchase a paper book.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind having to order a paper book at all, it's just sooo much quicker to get as an ebook.

Have you transformed your reading style or frequency?
I can’t say I have.  Maybe reading on the Kindle is a little faster?  I can’t say I really noticed though.  But that's a good thing huh?  I haven’t missed anything about paper books since I started reading on the Kindle, apart from maybe being able to look at the cover whenever I pick it up.  That is the one magic feature I’d love my Kindle to have ... pictures of the book covers.  That would just be the bees knees!

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