But now there are all these e-readers and e-books that are taking the feel of the tangible page out of the experience of reading.
And I’m completely intrigued.
Barnes & Noble recently unveiled the color version of its popular Nook — it was featured on “The Oprah Show,” just to put that into perspective — with an Android-powered interface and touchscreen. Models start at $149, but you’ll like opt for the more expensive ones.
The Kindle is the best-selling reader, due in part to its price — $189 — and Amazon’s huge selection of e-books that you can read on your computer or smartphone. And unlike B&N’s Nook, you can access the virtual bookstore via both 3G and wireless networks.
(Read Gizmodo’s comparison of e-readers, including the Sony Reader. Thanks to Leilani Young for sharing this!)
I posted this question on my Facebook the other day and the responses I got were pretty consistent: ditch the e-reader and get an Apple iPad instead.
Makes more sense to me, since you can do more with the (more expensive) iPad.
So why get an e-reader?
CAT’S GIFT IDEAS
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TODAY’S GIFT IDEA: Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker from Cuisinart
Tickets to "Cats"
PRICE: $35 to $60 each
THE GIST: The longest running show in Broadway history, "Cats" returns to Hawaii with all of its feline fantastic-ness. Shows run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2 — and tickets are still available online at www.ticketmaster.com.
THE ADDED BONUS: You can print out tickets from your computer and, viola, instant gift!
BEST FOR: Broadway fanatics, cat lovers and anyone on your list for whom you haven't shopping.
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