Beyond all of that there are a few REALLY great advantages for a book-a-holic such as myself... the big one being you can carry TONS of books all at once and it takes up NO space. It is lightweight (really really lightweight) and fits in my purse or laptop case. I can fit an entire bookshelf of books in my Kobo Glo. Now when I travel I don't have to choose which book to take with me!
It also solves my book hoarding problem. Book hoarding is no longer an issue since the books take up no space in my home. Problem solved.
Reading on the Kobo Glo is easy. I do sometimes miss the feeling of actually turning pages and holding a real book... but the advantages outweigh that for me. Plus it is pretty. Mine is pink. I love pink.
The only thing I really don't like about the Kobo Glo has nothing to do with the device itself... it is the . Actually - the store is ok. There are a lot of books you can buy and they are reasonably priced for the most part.
But their selection of ... um... not great. They claim to have over one million to choose from but FINDING a book you want? Is incredibly difficult. They have made it nearly impossible to just browse through the free books. I hate that. You have to actually search for a book you want.
I don't WANT to search for a book I want because I don't KNOW what book I want yet! Hello- book hoarder here. I want to just look at all the pretty books and find one that suits my fancy and say "hello pretty book, come home with me".
I have tried searching for various key words but have found it really ineffective. I have tried searching for genres and found that even worse. Honestly it has been nothing but frustrating for me.
Worse? If you want to find a free book on the go from your actual Kobo Glo there is only a specific selection available. You can't even access all of them. You have to be on your computer to do that.
I am willing to admit that I might just be a complete moron who is totally not getting what I am supposed to be doing... but that in and of itself is a problem in my opinion since I am usually fairly able to find my way around a website.
SO ya. Hate that. And since Kobo books are only sold on Kobo I can't even get my free books from elsewhere. Sigh. (if anyone out there has any tricks feel free to let me know!!)
That being said I am still loving my . I am definitely an e-reader convert!