The Quest for the Sony Reader Touch


If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been all about The Quest for the Sony Reader Touch. Well, I finally found it on Saturday in Aventura Mall. And it was on sale. And I bought it. And I may or may not have squeed. (Loudly.)

My boyf encouraged me not to open it until Cyber Monday, in case it was discounted even further. I was distraught at first at the thought of not being able to open my precious, but he made good sense, so I agreed. Cyber Monday came and went, there was no additional discount, and so the Reader was opened with much fanfare and joy. Oh, and more squeeing, too.

So why did I choose the Sony Reader Touch? What made me choose the Sony Reader over the Kindle and the Nook was the fact that the device and the Reader Store are not restricted, and you can even check out e-books from libraries that offer the service. I already have a library nearby where I can check out the e-books online FOR FREE for as many as 21 days. Which is amazing. In addition, the Sony Reader lets you download any Google ebook, most of which are FREE. Good stuff. (Note: They are free because many of them contain copyrights whose licenses have expired. For example, I was able to download The Awakening by Kate Chopin for free.)

My first purchased ebooks were Girl at Sea and Scarlett Fever by Mauren Johnson. (I'm on a Maureen Johnson kick lately, what can I say). And now I want to hear from you -- which ebooks should I download? Give me your recs in the comments!


3 comment(s):

Diana said...

Congrats on your e-reader! I love my Kindle, but you can add free e-books to it. I just check them out on my computer and load them to my Kindle.

Let us know what your first ebook will be!

Unknown said...

That's awesome about the Kindle! One of my relatives was under the impression she could only purchase e-books for it, so she will be extremely pleased to learn she can download them for free. Thanks for letting me know! And my first ebooks were Girl at Sea and Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson, two silly but sweet YA books. (I'm trying to get into the YA mindset, since I'm working on a novel geared towards that age set.)

.adri. said...

Woot! So happy for you!