Because I am extremely, extremely impatient and downloading an ebook is instant. No getting into the car and driving to the bookshop, no feeling annoyed because they don’t have the book you want, no getting back into the car and driving to another bookshop, no waiting in a queue at the fourth bookshop where you finally found the book and need to buy it, and no having to haul said book around in your bag for days afterwards because you can’t put it down (thank you Wolf Hall).
Okay, the down sides are irritating formatting and licensing which means that if you want to put it on another PC, it’s difficult to transfer, reading on a PC screen (which I have got used to), and not being able to read it in the bath. It’s that last one which is the biggie for me because I particularly like reading in the bath. If they ever invent an ebook reader than doesn’t mind water, I’m an instant buyer.
And the other reason I like ebooks is that I can get my Modern Heat fix a month early! Woohoo! Now, I like all the Modern Heat authors, they rock, but two of my particular favourites are available for download right now – Heidi Rice and Kelly Hunter have two books out this month on the Mills and Boon site and I am happy, happy, happy. I’m going to be a shameless fan girl here and say that I love Heidi’s deliciously strong heroes like I love chocolate, and I love Kelly’s way with dialogue like I love chocolate martinis. Yummo. Oh, and I’ve been hanging out for these two stories for ages…
So I’m planning a happy evening downloading and curling up in front of my laptop. What else is everyone doing this evening (or day, depending on your time zone)?