E-books... to me, that's like opening a can of worms topic. I know they're getting increasingly popular and there's so many pros and cons. However, I'm an old-fashioned girl and I don't like change and as long as there's paper and they are going to publish books with papers, then I'm going to buy them in that format.
I thought for 2 seconds about buying an e-book reader, but I never did. I don't know, e-book technology just don't appeal to me. I've read a couple of e-books on the computer and even bought some... Which leads me to my story...
I've been hearing a lot of good things about Karen Templeton's books lately. The Book Binge girls say it's good, Sybil says it's good... My problem with category romance? The books don't stay on the shelves long enough. So on Tuesday, I went to buy the third book in the series; however, there wasn't a chance that I'd find book 1 and 2. After reading the synopsis, I really wanted to read book 1, Dear Santa... However, that means ordering it from the bookstore, then shipping. Long story short, I wouldn't have gotten it before next week and that's just too far away for me. So I went on e-Harlequin and bought the ebook version. By the way, did I mention I was bored mindless at work and I was going to read it on my work computer while lab booking (hey, we girls have the mind for multi-tasking). Anyway, I bought the pdf version and downloaded it... and... it wouldn't **** open. I tried to figure out and turns out I need to install Adobe Digital Editions. Well hello, I bought the pdf file so I could read it on any computer... I don't want to be installing Adobe Digital Editions... and I can't, since it's work computer and I can't install anything on it.
So me not happy, but hey, it's time to go home... So I get home and install Adobe Digital Editions to my greatest displeasure. I sent myself the e-books that I downloaded at work by email. Download them at home... and again, it wouldn't work! It blocks at the authorizing step and then, an error message appears telling me I'm not authorized or something like that... so I went back to my account on e-Harlequin and downloaded Dear Santa and it works. So I'm guessing that I can't open the e-book with Adobe Digital Editions unless I download it directly from where i bought it? (I read that they start Adobe Digial Editions to increase the security aka so ppl can't share their e-books) Problem is? Well I've already downloaded Yours, Mine... Ours twice at work because I didn't understand at first that I needed Adobe Digital Editions.... Seems like 2 is the limit of download and seriously, I'm not about to buy the e-book a second time!
So there it is, why I don't buy e-books... because the freaking technology keep changing... oh, I mean evolving... grrrrr. All I wanted was to read a pdf file. Well now, I can't even do so :( Next time, I'll be waiting for the shipping.