TAG: The E Reader Book Tag

Hello bookworms!!
I found this tag at Misty@mistybookspace blog and I quickly decided that I would do it. I am a big Kindle user and I read a lot of e-books which makes me a perfect candidate for this tag πŸ˜›

I am not sure who the original creator of this fun tag, but I will give it a go anyway πŸ™‚

Without further ado, let’s dive into the questions!

What support do you use to read your e-books? An e-reader, a tablet, or the PC?
A little bit of everything. I have the very first model of Kindle Paperwhite which came out in 2012, a Kindle Fire which turned out to be a bit too slow for me and which I no longer use, I have a tablet (Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 with an 8 inch screen) which my dear friend Nel@Reactionary Tales personally recommended, and last but not least I read on my PC (I downloaded a Kindle app for Windows PC).
I used to read on my iPhone, but ever since I got my tablet I stopped reading on my phone because the screen is a bit too small for reading and I have to turn pages like every 30 seconds which is quite cumbersome for me. Now you know what a lazy bones I am lol

I mostly read e-books on my tablet, but I read on my PC during lunch time at work.

How many e-books have you read since you started the new β€œdigital fashion”?
Geez, I honestly have no idea, I haven’t kept track of the formats of my read books, but let me count them real quick.
(10 minutes later)
Okay, I have read 152 e-books so far.

What is the language of your ebooks?
English. I read only in English.

Buy them or take advantage of free promotions and books?
I mostly buy them because living in Japan makes it a bit hard to join giveaways.Β  But if they are available internationally, I will definitely take chances on them. Or, I would volunteer an honest review in exchange for a copy.

Do you enjoy reading classics or new authors?
I am Japanese and English is my second language, so Classics are always a bit intimidating to tackle because of the old style English.
That said though, I went on a huge Classic book buying last April and have read some of them and I think I got used to reading them a teeny bit now.

Likewise, trying new authors makes me a bit hesitant because I have no idea what to expect, like, the writing style and everything, but I am willing to give as many books/authors a try as possible πŸ™‚
So, I think I enjoy reading both Classics and new authors.

↑ These are what I downloaded the other day… hahaha! (They are all free though!)

How many e-books do you have?
Oh, no. I need to count them again… oh, wait. (logging on to ‘My Kindle’) I’ve got 320 books including the books that I have already read! πŸ™‚
(Holy cow, that’s way more than I thought… lol)

What is your biggest supplier of ebooks?
Now this is an easy question. Amazon Japan!

Did you completely adhere to the Digital Reading or do you still live in the Age of the Physical Book?
I love them both. but given a choice and if storage space were no object, I would definitely prefer physical books. They both have pros and cons, for instance, I think e-books are great in terms of not having to worry about damaging my books inadvertently, but I wouldn’t trade anything for the feels of a book in my hand and the sound of rustling paper when turning pages πŸ™‚

As I am not tagged by anyone, so I will leave it to you readers to decide whether to do this tag or not. If you haven’t done this and are interested in doing this, feel free to play along! πŸ˜€

That’s it for today.
Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts!

Thank you so much for dropping by as always, and I will talk to you all again soon!

49 thoughts on “TAG: The E Reader Book Tag

  1. Lisa @abookcalls says:

    I am a huge fan of the physical book, but I have changed my buying habits quite a lot this year. I mostly read ebooks now and I honestly love reading on my kindle. It’s so easy and for some reason, I read ebooks faster than physical books…maybe it’s just my imagination though πŸ˜€ I only buy physical books when I am sure I am going to love them or when the physical book is cheaper than the ebook (which is absolutely ridiculous…I don’t understand it)

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    • Thanks for commenting, Lisa! Oh, yes. I’ve started taking the same tactics recently. Although my gut-instinct screams that I want physical books over e-books, I try NOT to buy physical books unless I’m certain that I’d love the book as well as want to own the book. Plus, likewise you, only when physical books are cheaper than e-books!

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      • Lisa @abookcalls says:

        Yeah, I just don’t have the space anymore. I got rid of almost half of my book collection this year because it was just too much. I have also just decided that the environmental impact of every book I buy is pretty huge if I add it all up, so I try (even though I still fail sometimes because some books are just too pretty) to buy mostly ebooks.

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  2. I love this! This is such a neat tag. I have to admit, it took me some time to get used to ebooks, but now I love them. I can’t live without the notes and highlighting feature! All of your answers were perfect, Noriko. Thanks for sharing this! I’ll try to do it as well. πŸ’•πŸŽ„

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    • Thanks, Mischenko! Oh, yes!! The highlighing and note features are amazing! It really helps me to keep track of my thoughts when it comes to compiling/sorting out my thoughts upon writing my posts.

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  3. Nel says:

    You don’t even want to know how many ebooks I have. My first e-reader was waaaay back when Sony used to make e-readers and then I upgraded to a Nook Color, haha. Great answers Nori. Fun tag! πŸ˜€

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  4. I miss reading physical books as much as I used to. But storage has become an issue and I read so much in bed, with lights out that the kindle gets more use. Soon though, I’ll gwt back to my previous pages πŸ˜„

    Have you read any of the Japanese authors who have translated to English or would you just read them in the original Japanese? I wonder how much is lost in translation. I’ve read a few transalted books but felt so lost in the stories… and of course now I’m trying and can’t remeber the author names.

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    • I know! you can read on your kindle in bed. That is very convenient πŸ™‚

      If I ever be inclined to read Japanese authors work, they have to be translated ones. I will never read the original japanese ones. The reason is, I don’t particularly appreciate how direct and sometimes cloying it can be. I don’t know. Although I am Japanese and japanese is my mother tongue, I seem to have developed a distaste when it comes to Japanese literature lol Yep, I am weird lol

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      • hahaha well no not really loads, I meant I’ve got the app on my phone, my computer and I have a kindle fire lol!! (I realise reading that back it sounds like I have tons of kindles or something πŸ˜‰ )
        Ah I get that- and I find them intimidating as a native speaker- so no pressure! But they are really brilliant if you get one you love πŸ™‚


  5. English is my first language and I can’t seem to enjoy classics either. I’m actually trying to read Lolita right now and I had to turn on the wise words feature on my Kindle, haha. I’ve always wanted to read Wuthering Heights, too…but I am extremely intimidated!
    This was a fun tag to read your answers too as I am a big e-book reader, too! It’s interesting to read your reading habits and compare them to my own. πŸ™‚

    Just out of curiosity, do they translate English books into Japanese?

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    • Yes, Hunida! Not all the books, but popular ones are definitely translated into Japanese. It could take months or years until the translated edition comes out, but there sure are πŸ™‚
      Oh, do try Wuthering Heights if you love gothic novels! It’s dark, but I quite loved it! But be warened; Joseph- the servant’s English (northern england dialect, I believe?) is so hard to decipher! lol Hit me up when you are up for the book, I will give you the link to the website you can see look up πŸ™‚


      • Ooh, I see!! Is there a reason you only read English books? Just curious. πŸ™‚

        And I just returned Lolita to the library after 4 chapters, I can’t make myself enjoy the old English writing style. :-/

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        • And the reason why I only read in English is that english is the only language I can handle is for one, and another is that, funny as it might sound, but I found myself not appreciating the ‘directness’ and ‘amplifying effect’ that my mother tongue has. Not specifically Japanese, I think it could be said about any language, but for me, Japanese language kind of strengthens the cheesiness and makes everything sounds more direct.
          Like, making something cheesy sound even cheesier and even more cloying lol


          • Ah, I’m glad I’m not the only one who wasn’t able to finish Lolita. It was so difficult for me, lol.
            Do they ever translate Japanese books into English? I’d be interested in reading one!

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            • Yes! There are plenty, I think! For instance, the famous one will be my favorite, ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto, and I believe some of her other books are translated into English. I have never read his books but I believe Haruki Murakami is also big in the US? Some other authors as far as I know is Natsuki Kirino as in ‘Out,’ he’s, I believe, a suspense/mystery writer??

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