If you ask a tech fan what the advantages of buying an ebook reader are, you'll get a familiar list of technological bullet points.
It's light and compact.
You can download books wirelessly.
You can read them in direct sunlight.
The battery lasts for up to a month.
And these are all true.
But they're not the reasons I love my e reader more than my head phones, my games console, even my smart phone.
No, the reason this e ink rectangle is my favorite gadget is a different one.
And it's very simple.
I love this thing cuz now that I own one I read.
I read books, novels, plays, I read all of Game of Thrones.
I discovered new authors.
I learned I have a weird thing for historical naval fiction.
I read things other than Twitter and Facebook.
I'm more relaxed, my imagination is tied up.
I read every day and I didn't before.
I meet loads of people who say I don't get this e-book reader thing.
Nothing beats the feel of a physical book ,the magic on ink on the page.
And I agree the musty smell of the library, the crinkled paper back.
Physical books are brilliant but not if your not actually, you know, reading them.
Turns out what I thought was my deep-seated love of literature was actually a deep-seated love of convenient literature.
So if you're like me, someone who loves books but doesn't actually read, maybe it's time to heed the e-reader's call.
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