How do you like your books? Do you like the feel of paper crinkling between your fingers as you turn the page, or do you like to swipe right or tap? Do you have a bookshelf full of books in your house or a virtual shelf in your e-reader? I have been a lover of books and words and stories for my entire life, really as long as I can remember. There is something special about allowing yourself to get lost in a story, transported to another place and time.
I will admit, I was a late adopter of the e-reader. I liked the feel oh the physical book in my hand, I liked the way the covers looked, I liked having a full bookshelf. I just didn’t think an e-book would feel the same. Until my bookshelf got too full, and my library started taking over anything that resembled a book shelf. Finally my husband gently encouraged me to consider switching,as we were simply running out of room for my books. I grudgingly agreed, and haven’t looked back since.
My Kobo and I became fast friends, and soon, it was glued to my side like a lost puppy or clingy child. I don’t go anywhere without my book now, and it’s nice. With the Kobo, I can fill up my bookshelf to my hearts content and never worry about it overflowing or taking up too much space. I can also take several books with me at once, and I never have to worry about carrying a heavy book in my purse or pocket, it’s just there, along with dozens of its friends. I am reading the Game of Thrones series right now and if you’ve seen the size of those books, they are certainly not ones you’d want to carry around with you all the time. My Kobo rocks for reading with one hand which makes it just right for physio appointments. Basically, I love it.
One thing I didn’t love was the fact that I couldn’t get any kind of loyalty points for buying my Kobo books. If I bought the physical books, I could use my Plum card and accumulate points. Not so with the Kobo. Until now. The new Super Points program means that I can start reward hoarding when I buy my ebooks too, which makes me a happy girl. With the VIP program, you can get 10% off books from a list of over 1 million titles, double points and more. Sweet! In fact, there is currently a contest in which you can win cash, books, Super Points or even a trip of a lifetime when you buy your next Kobo book. I could certainly use that, couldn’t you?
Are you a fan of the Kobo and e-books or are you old school and prefer your paper books? What do you like best about your Kobo? And even more importantly, what book should I read once I finish the GOT series?
This post was sponsored by Kobo, but anyone who knows me knows how much I love my books. I am sharing this with you because I am genuinely excited about the new Super Points program and hope that you will be too. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t think you might be interested.