Happy New Year everyone!
It’s that time of the year again where everyone’s creating new year resolutions. If you are one of those rare people who actually ticks off their resolutions as the year passes by, kudos to you. As for me, I don’t really do well with those stuff so better to just do things than listing them then forgetting them until a new year rolls in.
So by the end of 2015, I decided to jump to digital reads after years of shunning them away. I mean, there’s no better feeling than seeing and touching the book first hand right? But that’s until reality kicks in and you’ll realize that it’s either you or your books that needs to get out of your room. And if I ever decide to go live somewhere else, it’s going to be a bother to pack all of my books and send them over to the new place. It is another matter all together if I decided to live abroad… So unless I really really really like the author or there’s no digital alternative, I’ll go for ebooks.
Choosing an e-reader is tough. From e-readers like Kobo and Kindle to tablets to e-ink tablets, there’s a lot to choose from. After so much deliberation (in contrast to the popular belief of my peers lol), I go for Kobo Aura H2O and I loved it! It is also easy to navigate through their Rakuten bookstore once you get the hang of things. I have yet to shop from the Kobo store though.
While you can only shop to affiliated stores to Kobo, I enjoy going through Rakuten book section. They have free stuff; some are previews, others are free volumes (I got Orange vol 1 and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun vol1 & 2 for free). Recently, they have a winter sale where books could get as low as 50% discount.
With that said, expect that most of the books that I will post here will be digital copies (unless I find cheap ones on secondhand bookstores).
Happy New Year again and may we all have a prosperous year ahead. Cheers!