What's an electronic book reader?
If you're like me, you are completely obsessed with books. When I found out that an electronic book reader can store up to 3,500 books, I was amazed.
But mom and dad say that an electronic book reader costs about $300! And then, you have to pay about $10 to download each book unless you take advantage of the many free e-books available.
I'm going to share three options for reading books and tell you what I think is best. You can:
- Buy an electronic book reader.
- Buy traditional books, either online or at a regular book store.
- Go to the library to check out books.
Which of these three options is the best? Well, it really depends...
Get an e-reader
- They give you the ability to store more than 1,000 books—you can't hold that many on your bedroom bookshelf!
- It takes very little time to download books on an e-reader.
- Many allow you to highlight and add notes to your e-book and then go back and change them, or delete them—no problem.
- Most e-book readers take up very little space, are lightweight, and wireless. This is very convenient!
- They cost too much—many kids don't have $300 in their accounts.
- You have to spend money to repair, maintain, and upgrade your e-book reader.
- If you lose your e-book reader you have more problems than the cost of the reader. You lose your books and notes, too!
- Some readers can't download books outside of the United States. That can be quite a problem if you travel.
- E-book readers require either a charged battery or electricity. You may not have either when your battery is about to run out.
If you want to buy a traditional book, you have to...