My Fabulous Kobo E-Reader!

Fabulous New E-Reader

I think for many people, it’s either real books or an e-reader. I’ve always considered myself to be in the former camp. There is just something wonderful about the feel and smell of a book. Husband has a Kindle, which he likes. I tried it a couple of years ago but I just did not get along with it. So in April, when I got my little hands on the new Kobo Glo HD E-Reader, I was not sure if I would like it. But, I have to say, I was shocked how much I loved it.

The Kobo Glo HD is like reading a book. It doesn’t feel like I am reading a screen, but like a slim book. And wow, is it small and slender! It has a six-inch screen. And weighing only 180 grams, it comfortably fits in one hand. Have you ever not bought a book because it looked too big to hold and carry around? Or else you bought it to read at your bedside, but it took you three months to read because reading at night makes you feel sleepy? I went to the USA at the end of April and was so glad to have the Glo HD on the airplane (loaded up with a few books). It was so light (My handbag was my only hand carry as I was not travelling with the kids).

Before I had children, and actually when I only had one, I would read two or three books each month. Last year I only read four or five books in total. This figure shocks me. But with taking care of the kids in the day, and blogging in the evenings, I just haven’t made the time. But since I got the Kobo Glo HD, I have read a few books. And I am so happy about re-discovering my love of books. I have always loved reading – being transported to another world. And having an e-reader makes it easier when you have children. I don’t have t o worry about the children finding my book and ripping it apart (Dubz loves ripping books). And I never lose my page as the Kobo Glo HD bookmarks the last page you read.

Speaking of reading, I loved how easy (and cheap) it was to buy e-books through Kobo. I had been worried that e-books would be more expensive but they weren’t. Another concern had been that the e-reader would tun out of battery during an exciting moment in my book (The Detective’s Daughter was a book that I especially could not put down and did not want to stop reading). But you get two months battery with the Kobo Glo HD.

As you can tell, I am now a Kobo Glo HD fanatic. And in fact, it is quite likely that Husband will be getting one for his birthday next month. Shhh, don’t tell. At £109.99, you are getting a lot of e-reader for your money. Do you read via books or e-readers? I’d love to know what you are reading!

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I was given a Kobo Glo HD for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. I really love it!

3 thoughts on “My Fabulous Kobo E-Reader!

  1. I never thought I would change either but embraced my kindle madly when I first had it. It certainly worth its (light) weight for holidays and journeys – but over the last couple of years I have started reading ‘real’ books again for the feel and smell and the fact that it is so easy to skip back to reread a bit. Now I seem to alternate but I am glad I still enjoy reading the real thing sometimes. It is very nice to have the choice!!

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