Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reading in the Dark :)

If there’s something I really can’t stop doing, it’s reading. It’s true that there are nights when I just slide to dreamland without my noticing (with the book clutched in my hands ending up dog-eared, creased, and betrayed in the morning), but when I can struggle to be awake, I spend a lot of time reading stories.

Insomnia has its perks sometimes, though not in the health department. My sleepless nights are frequented by my mother’s voice telling me for the nth time to turn the lights off and sleep. Since I don’t want to cause a lot of trouble, I half-pretend to obey: I flick the lights off, but I can’t don’t sleep.  I just fish out my old MyPhone from my bag, crawl beneath the sheets, and start opening e-books. As stated in FAQ#08, I prefer real books to the electronic ones, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m  averse to reading the latter. :)

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I don’t have a Kindle or a Nook at the moment, but I’m planning to get one. My Tumblr friends say I’m not going to regret getting an e-reader, especially that most of the newly released e-books are cheaper (and there’s always the power of free Internet download! Haha). I'm just using my phone right now. With a 4gig memory card and a spacious phone memory, I can stuff it with as many e-books as I like. I think that's enough for the time being. :)

8 comments:

  1. KINDLE FIRE IS THE BEST!!!
    You should get one! Trust me. ^^

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  2. Timeout muna ko sa ebooks this month! haha. I have new books kasi but I have ebooks waiting for me on my laptop.. Haha guilty tayo sa free download.. haha!

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  3. Haha. Minsan talaga, nakaka-tempt magdownload na lang ng magdownload ng e-books. Pero nothing beats reading these books in their own printed glory. Hehe, minsan talaga, hindi ko na mapigilan, kaya I end up reading e-books pa rin. :)

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  4. @Purple Lee: Thanks for recommending it, I'll get that one in time. :)

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  5. @Mamu: Naman! Free downloads ftw haha. Pero mas comfy talaga ko sa real books. Kung umiilaw lang ang pages ng isang libro un pa rin ang babasahin ko sa dilim eh. :))

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  6. @Riza P: Agreed! There's nothing like the joy of reading a REAL book.

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  7. Maganda naman yang phone mo eh parang ereader na rin haha!

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  8. Te Janiz! Oo nga eh ahaha. Pero iba pa rin ung ereader! Heehee

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