Kimberly

Why My Family Decided to Give Up Paper Books

by On August 10, 2012 in General


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My family is embracing e-books, and it only took packing and carrying myriad boxes of books during a recent move to convince us to make the change toward convenience. E-books are easy, they don’t collect dust, and they don’t need to be boxed up when moving.

We’re not alone in our decision to leave behind print newspapers, magazines, and now books. The Pew Research Center found earlier this year that four times more people read an e-book on a typical day than two years ago, and that number will be increasing as more people acquire iPads and become comfortable reading on smaller smartphone screens.

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Hello, I’m New Here!

by On July 16, 2012 in General


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As a mom of two young readers, I’m excited to be apart of Bookboard! My kids love to read, and they think reading on an electronic device is more exciting than in print, which is fine with me, as long as they are reading. Plus, reading on an iPad means no more salsa spilled on library books taken out to dinner with us. Yes, that was us, and we’re sorry.

Not all electronic reading programs are created equal, and we found this out the hard way when our nine-year-old daughter downloaded 50 Shades of Grey from an online retailer. We thought we’d taken sufficient security measures to prevent her from reading anything age inappropriate, and she thought she’d found a book about colors.? We both were wrong.

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