My mom asked me a while back if I wanted an iPad mini for Christmas. Apparently my waffle-y attitude toward tablets in general concluded that I didn't need one. Meanwhile, my dad had an old first-generation iPad that he wasn't using anymore, so my mom gave it to me and saved herself some money.
Well, I knew that if I had an iPad, I would primarily want to use it as an e-Reader. This revelation kind of shocked me, because up to this point, I have been very anti-e-Reader. I like my books in paper and ink form, and in ridiculous quantities, please and thank you. And I don't know what else I would use an iPad for at this point in time.
But I downloaded iBooks, and started browsing through the free e-books, and then I went a little crazy and ended up downloading a whole ton of free stuff, like Anna Karenina and Vanity Fair and Paradise Lost and Little Women and Wuthering Heights. Books I've always intended to read but never got around to starting.
And now I think I'm a little bit obsessed.
And sad, because I've kind of enjoyed reading on the iPad, especially at night with the white-on-black settings, but I don't want this to become my primary method of reading, ever. I already spend so many hours per day on my computer (and when I'm not on the computer, I'm doing stuff on my phone), that staring at another screen for extended periods of time, even for something as awesome as reading, doesn't really sound all that appealing. But having a lot of books in the same location is quite appealing...
So basically, I'm still waffling on whether or not I would ever seriously consider using an e-Reader, even though I puffy heart iBooks.
Do you have an iPad? What do you use it for? Anyone else still not totally on board with e-Readers?