Monday, March 8, 2010

Read an Ebook Week: March 7-13, 2010

It's official! This week, March 7 thru March 13th is Read an Ebook week.

Did you know Read an Ebook Week has been registered with Chase's Calendar of Events since 2004?

You can read more about this movement and the founder of Read an Ebook week at

I have to admit, I'm just learning more about Ebooks.  My first real introduction to books in an electronic format was when I featured Mayra Calvani's Humberto the Bookworm Hamster on this post.  I remember now that I asked her a few silly questions back then, as I myself was confused quite confused about the whole Ebook thing!

When I reviewed Calvani's Children's Ebook, even without an ebook reader, I immediately saw the benefits of ebooks as my daughter arrived home from school and we read the book together-it really is instant gratification for readers!  Not to mention the cool media benefits to authors of ebooks in the illustrations and information accessibility.  The way I see it you can do anything with your book if it's in electronic format.

I have to confess that I've been slow to warming up to the whole idea of Ebooks and Ereaders, as I fully love the physical experience of my books; the typeset, the weight, the familiar cover, locating that favorite passage by memory while thumbing through the pages with words and events whizzing by, the comfy-ness of a loved book that finally "fits" like a favorite pair of jeans.

Although I love to delve into a traditional print book because of the traits that Ebooks do not offer, I think I'm ready to start loving Ebooks for all that they do have to offer.  Besides, it's a whole new experience and those are almost always fun!  I guess Read an Ebook Week is a great week to start lovin'!

What about you?  Are you lovin' Ebooks, yet?

How do you feel about Ebooks vs Pulp?

Have you discovered any favorite authors through a free or inexpensive Ebook?


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