#Booknerd Wishlist: Kobo Glo reader

For a time I didn't see myself owning an eBook reader because I'm a traditional bibliophile. I love running my fingers across the spine of books, smelling the pages, and flipping across each page with gusto. So as it turned out it is that same desire for books and stories – and my lack of bookshelf space – that had me thinking I may just need one.

01 ≈ As much as I want to buy all the books I want to read, it is impractical and there are certain books that I don't necessarily want to collect. My bookshelf is only 3 layers after all and full enough as it is. And I have this feeling of guilt whenever I buy a book that I know I'm never going yo re-read. Besides there are some things you are allowed to experience but not to keep. (#hugot! hahahaha Anyway...) I'm throwing off a Nabokov quote here, "One cannot read a book: one can only reread it". Thus the solution would be eBooks~ I can read all the chicklits and the romcoms I want without breaking my budget! This would open me up to other genres I would otherwise pass up.

02 ≈ Oh look battery life is 1 month! It may also depend how often you use it though.

03 ≈ I like to wander and bringing books I'm currently reading has been a real pain – physically too, lugging around all those books. Now why do I need to bring them with me in the first place if I'm just going to do errands and stuff. You would not believe how much reading time you can do when you're outside. These days it seems we need to queue in line for everything and those idle packets of time are perfect to read. Just stop fiddling with your phone for a while. Those posts are not going to disappear if you don't read them now!

04 ≈ I am planning to do a bit of traveling locally towards the end of this year and at least one in Asia by next year. I'm going the backpacker route so I am not bringing a lot!

05 ≈ ah I'm getting way ahead of myself.~ I'm going to stop myself here because I'm not going to get myself one right this moment. I intend to practice the lost art of delayed gratification. Break the habit of getting everything easy without conscious effort and deliberation.

06 ≈ Though I have savings for times like this, I will start from 0 so I will feel the weight of this purchase. I hope to minimize my impulse buying behavior.

07 ≈ I want to treat this as a reward for myself after I complete my 2015 reading challenge. It also stops me from hoarding too many books without reading them. My TBR pile is already threatening to engulf me. ( T_T)\(^-^ )

Kobo is available in National Bookstore. (No this is not a sponsored post! I just fell in love with it that's all~ :p)

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