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In a previous life I must have been a librarian because ever since I was a child growing up in the 1960s I've loved the feel, smell and touch of the pages of books. Actually, I can't think of another quiet activity that I still relish more today than reading a really good book. The problem is that with my hectic family and blogging life it usually takes me up to six months to get through a single hardcover or paperback book because I'm always on the go while my book sits at home unread on the nightstand.
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As I said this is the first e-reader I've used and was not sure I'd enjoy it. In fact, eventhough I'm tech savvy and love gadgets, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical that I would like the digital experience as much as turning the pages of an old-fashioned good book.
|1st Book on My New Kobo eReader, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Setting up the Kobo Glo HD was a breeze. After charging it by plugging the USB cable into my computer, I connected to WiFi and entered the date and time into the device. After automatically downloading the Kobo updates I was then prompted to create an account and select a password. Then the fun began. I scrolled through the various titles for sale and downloaded the two top books on my to read list: The Book of Joan, the biography of Joan Rivers by daughter Melissa Rivers and the novel Beachtown by Mary Kay Andrews.
I love the look and feel of the easy-to-use Kobo Glo HD. The 1448 x 1,072 pixel resolution 6" HD Carta E Ink touchscreen is crystal clear and is easy to hold in one hand and I like that it includes a fully adjustable ComfortLight so I can change the lighting whether I'm reading in bed, outside in the backyard or on a bench at the park under a shady tree.
Another plus is that the device has a battery life of up to 2 months and you can store as many as 3,000 eBooks and carry your entire library with you. What's more is, because this is the most open eReader on the market today I have the flexibility to change the font type, size and margins to suit my personal reading preferences. And to top it all off if I happen to forget my eReader I can pick up where I left off in the book I'm reading on a multitude of other devices thanks to the Kobo App which is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Phone or Desktop Computer.
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Long story short is I'm so glad I rose to the challenge to replace reading print books with a Kobo Glo HD. In just 7 days I'm already 50% of the way through The Book of Joan, more reading than I think I've done from a traditional book in the past 3 months. Being able to read anytime, anywhere now is a real luxury and I can't imagine ever being without this new fabulous gadget.
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