It’s official. I am in love with the Kobo eReader. I never thought it would happen. I’ve always said I love real books. I love the feel; I love the smell; I love the pretty covers; I love browsing the library to pick them up. But I now have a new love and it’s a little magical tablet that holds all my favorite books in a pretty little case that I can read anywhere.
The funny thing is I don’t even have one of my own. My mom lent me hers and I can’t get enough of it. It’s so easy to read it anywhere! While you walk, at the gym, lying in bed. I don’t get dizzy or lose my place or have my fingers cramp up. And I don’t even feel like I’m looking at a screen. It’s madness! If you have yet to experience its glory – you simply must – whether you have to beg, borrow or steal!
I am a recent university graduate which means a) no longer having to read massive quantities of literature in an itty bitty time frame and b) not having to memorize lines, metaphors and names in case they should come up on a test. It’s a beautiful thing!
Once I had gotten my fill of magazines and cheesy, easy reads I decided it was time to finally enjoy more serious literature because there would be no time limit and no professor quizzing me on the “significance of the foreshadowing effect”. It was as simple as typing in “Toronto book club” and suddenly I had an entire page of book clubs in my area to choose from! I found one that appealed to me, bought the book and got reading.
The book itself wasn’t my usual read but it was thought provoking and that’s always more fun to talk about in a group than something easy that everyone has only good things to say about. The people were incredibly friendly and entertaining and I already can’t wait for the next meeting!
And what’s so great about a book club is that there’s no pressure. If you don’t get along with the people, you don’t go back and find a different one you like better. If you don’t have time to read the book you can just go and listen to what other people thought and make your own opinion later. There’s only winning where a book club is concerned!