Read an E-Book Week – Introduction
Disclaimer: Although my work is related to the topic at hand, these are the thoughts of Sarah, the book junkie, and are not necessarily those of my employer.
Growing up, I read a lot of books. I grew up with Richard Scarry, Dr. Seuss, and Shel Silverstein. I spent a lot of time at my local library, checking out sheet music, mystery novels, and miscellaneous fiction. As I grew older, I was introduced to the works of James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and Nora Roberts. While I started embracing my inner geek, I switched over to Michael Crichton, Douglas Adams, and Neal Stephenson.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2010… I was getting ready to fly across the country for the 2010 Microsoft MVP Summit. I didn’t want to pack a stack of books and realized that it was time for me to embrace eBook readers for my own personal use. That’s when, after research on my own, I decided to go with a Sony Reader Pocket Edition. I liked that I could read eBooks without glare on an electronic device. I also enjoyed that I could check out books from my local libraries. And yes, my Sony Reader Pocket Edition followed me across the country again this year for the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit. What can I say? It’s nice to carry a “stack of books” on a flight across the country thanks to the invention of eBooks and eBook readers.
Throughout this week, I will talk about my adventures with eBooks and recommend some techie eBooks while I’m at it.