TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #5 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #2!

Topic for the week of January 22-28:

Do you own more than one eBook reader? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer).

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer) relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Book Blogger Hop topic Topic for the week of January 22-28:

Do you own more than one eBook reader? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer).

Well, that’s a simple question. Actually, yes I do. Right now, I own two. There’s the one I bought for myself when my Nook died, and one I bought for my husband last year for his birthday (on my last trip abroad, just before the pandemic stopped all our international travel).

To be precise, my Nook didn’t really die. What happened was, I upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and suddenly the Adobe Acrobat Reader program wouldn’t let me download any of the ARCs I had from NetGalley onto my Nook. I tried everything, but it wouldn’t work and Adobe couldn’t fix it, no matter how much I tried. For a while, I had a workaround with my son’s old laptop, but that was getting to be a pain in the you-know-what. So, I bought a Kindle Paperwhite, and I’ve never looked back. (By the way, I gave my sister my Nook, but I don’t think she uses it anymore. Probably for the same reason as me. Sorry B&N but your product is just not the best eBook reader out there.)

Now, this doesn’t take into account my ability to read on my computer and tablets through the Kindle App. Unfortunately, for some reason, the app is kinda strange and doesn’t let me get all the books I have on my physical Kindles to show up on my mobile apps. I’ve tried to “manage my devices” on Amazon but you see, I downloaded so many versions of the app that I don’t know which are the active ones and which are the dead ones. That’s actually the same reason I bought my husband his own Kindle – because books he wanted to read weren’t showing up on any of his mobile Kindle apps on his tablets either. Also, if (heaven forbid) anything happens to my old Paperwhite, I can always use my husband’s Kindle as backup until I get a new one.

And… that’s it!

What about you? Do you even have an eBook reader? If not, why? If so, do you have more than one? If so, how many do you have, and why do you have more than one?

Thanks again to Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer for this blog hop, and this topic!

This post is also my 2nd entry in the 2021 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!


23 thoughts on “TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #5 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #2!

  1. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and my old Kindle Keyboard. Which I don‘t use anymore. I guess if I ever decide to get the newer Paperwhite — water resistant! — I could trade in the Keyboard and keep my current Paperwhite as backup!

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  2. I must admit that I do! I have my Kindle Oasis which is my main eBook reader. I also have a Samsung tablet that was bought specifically for reading a while ago that I keep saying I am going to get rid of because it is just gathering dust but then I never do. My partner has a Kindle Paperwhite and my son has a Kindle Basic… we also have two Kindle Fire tablets for the kids but I am not entirely sure they count? Both kids use them for reading/audible as well as playing games so I guess they do!

    So that combined with over 100 physical books on my shelves I think we might be good when it comes to books but that never stops me from buying more lol!

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  3. I actually have four. My first e-reader (back in 2008) was an IRiver and I loved it but it isn’t wifi enabled, so I would need to go through my PC and Adobe Editions to put any purchased books on it. It was a long process and then Adobe no longer supported my e-reader, so even though it still works, I can no longer add new books to it. I bought a Kobo Mini after that as at that time, I bought a lot of my e-books from Kobo. The e-reader itself is pretty good but the books are actually very expensive through Kobo. I switched to buying books from Google Play and reading through the Play Books app on my Samsung tablet. I actually really like this, the books are well priced, the app has a great layout and features and my screen is big. The only problem was that I prefer to send my NetGalley Arcs to Kindle rather than read them as epubs. They expire as epubs but once they are on your Kindle, they are there for good. I wasn’t overly happy with the Kindle app though from a formatting perspective with the arcs, so late last year I bought a Kindle Paperwhite, yes, just for reading NetGalley arcs! It’s terrific and I can see myself more and more buying for my Kindle now than from Google Play as the Kindle is much lighter to hold than my tablet and has a longer life for the battery.

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      1. The iRiver was much the same as the Nook in terms of using and loading books to. No matter how much I try, I can just never read all my NetGalley’s within the expiry time. Thanks goodness that once they’re on your Kindle they’re there!

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  4. I use a Samsung tablet with the kindle app to read most of the time. I also have two Amazon Fire that I was given when I made a purchase of something. I use them as backups. The funny thing is that I have to search for my ARCs for NG on the fire. I think I will use the Netgalley shelf for them and use the kindle app for books I have bought from
    Amazon. I also have my old Samsung tablet with the cracked screen that I can use if I am desperate for any reason.

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  5. Ooohh.. that would completely frustrate me. I would be fussing and fuming so much. I’ve heard good things about the Kindle Paper White. I’m even considering a waterproof one for myself. 😊

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  6. I have two, a Kindle Paperwhite I read from all the time. It’s lightweight and fits in my purse. I also have an older, larger Kindle that’s still fine, so I can use it in an emergency (I can go on a browser in that one). My iPhone is also a reader ~ I have the Kindle app which syncs with the PW 🤩

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  7. I’ve got a Kindle. I bought it so I could take lots of books on holiday with me without them taking up my airline luggage allowance. Remember the days of things like getting on a plane and going on holiday?! I use it quite a lot at home as well, now, because there are often deals so I can get a book for next to nothing.

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  8. I gave my old e reader to my mom and I use the kindle app on my iPad…..we share an account. I would eventually like to get a paper white. I read digitally almost exclusively.

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