Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stimulation Saturday

What's stimulating me this Saturday? Glad you asked.
My coming in the mail as we speak E READER!!!!!
An early present from my mamasita. Squeee!!
Isn't it lovely? So shiny and pretty. 
As a avid reader and book reviewer for Smexy Books I have an ARSE of books surrounding me.
That's not including the books on the floor, under the desk, or in various other parts of house.
I'm being slowly forced to use my laptop more because I cannot find my desk.
So I needed to make a choice. Either get rid of books-which will NEVAH happen or find a way to compress them.
VIOLA!! The e reader. As I started searching for the perfect e reader I ran into a lot of choices. Many of my friends own Kindles. Kindles are nice.
I'll admit my first and foremost thought was price. I'm cheap. Andmany of the other readers
had features I don't need or want.

So I found the Sony E Pocket. Perfect for the beginning e reader person.  
It can hold up to 350 books.
Converts MULTIPLE formats & that is very important. Sony also allows you to upload books from different sites beyond Sony. Something Kindle has a prob with. You can even borrow from libraries. Sony's partnership with Overdrive opens my e reader up to millions of FREE E BOOKS to borrow from. You keep 21 days then it expires.
No late fees.
No driving in the dead of night to return during a flash flood in your jammies only to find kiosk is jammed and then a police officer stops you and want syou to GET OUT of car and do a sobierty test because only a dummy would be out in the flash flood to return books.
No that it has ever happened to me mind you.

It doesn't have an mp3 player, audio features, or touch screen but that's ok. If and when I want a full featured e reader I'm going with the iPad. That thing RooocKs.

With a back light display, changeable fonts and text size. Plus, it's very lightweight.
WIN=WIN.

I also like the fact that there hasn't be once single report that Sony has entered users e readers and taken a book back. Unlike Amazon that reneges on a regular basis in retaliation of their on going price war with various publishing companies. See below for details.

Amazon's Kindle--Now with New Take-Backsies Feature

I don't like that. When I buy a book I want to keep the book. No take- backsies allowed. 
Sony's support of ePub formatting guarantees what I buy stays with me till I release it.

And...check out this wicked skin I bought for it. Decalgirl has some great ones.
All in all this is the perfect little reader for me since I;ll only be using it to read.
Once I get it in my hot little hands, I''ll come back and let you know how it does. :)

6 comments:

Mar said...

So pretty, congratulations!

Pamela "SpazP" said...

Yay!!!! Congrats on your new Preeeciousss :) ENJOY!!
-P

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Thanks guys! I'm so excited. I can't wait to get it.

Mandi said...

YAY!!! Congrats! You will love having one!! :)

LilyofDarkness said...

I want that skin - that is tough. Kickass on the e Reader - I hope to get one soon. You gotta email me about lunch.....I'm starving.

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Mandi-Thanks!

Lily-Isn;t it? Now I will have skerry e reader. lol I emailed you.