I have spent a great deal of time debating whether or not to switch completely over to ebooks or not.
It has been a slow transition. I started first with reducing the number of newspapers I bought. Now I only buy one newspaper per week...Sunday. I don't even read the paper...only purchase it for the coupons! I read ALL my news online. If I cannot find it online...I do not need it!
My numbers of magazines have been dwindling...as the subscriptions have run out, I have not renewed them. At one time, I had quite a long list of monthly magazines! I love to read! Still do...as a matter of fact! As the number of magazines started dwindling, my Kindle arrived on the scene. I was in love! As a person who spent many, many happy hours in book stores...and alot of time on Amazon.com...I just thought it was the coolest thing that I could shop to my heart's content and have ANY book I wanted delivered immediately for my reading pleasure. What a great concept! So...moving along...happily reading more and more on my Kindle...Christmas is upon us.
I presented the idea of an iPod Touch to my husband. Was I ever surprised on Christmas morning to find an iPad under the tree. Well, now I am seriously in heaven. THIS is one amazing little device! I do EVERYTHING on it...from watching movies to surfing the net, researching all kinds of things, and the APPS! I have now reduced my magazine reading even more...as I have discovered the US Weekly and People Apps....as well as all kinds of movie reviews with the IMDB app. I can rent and watch movies instantly with the mspot movie app. Time Warner Cable has their own app which allows me to watch cable in any room of my house or outside if I so desire! The ABC Player lets me catch up on all the tv shows I may have missed...without having to invest in a TIVO. The Kindle App makes my entire Kindle library available to me on my iPad...so I only have to carry around ONE device...which also happens to have all of my photos on it that have been uploaded to Picasa and Shutterfly...and with the camera connection kit, one touch uploading of photos off my Canon camera.
Ok...I tend to get a little bit carried away when discussing my newest little gadget, but seriously...how can you not???? It does everything!!! I rarely carry my laptop anymore...this is sooooo much more convenient.
The one thing I had not yet done was switch to electronic magazines!
WOW! I downloaded the Oprah magazine...which also happens to be one dollar cheaper than the print version. I LOVE it! This issue is incredible! Complete with Oprah discussing her thoughts on some things...as well as other videos scattered throughout...not to mention High Definition pages throughout...I am COMPLETELY sold on electronic magazines now too!
Just think how much space I will save! This is important to me as we are always moving around and the least amount of stuff I have to lug with me ... The better!