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Beneath the Covers,Past
A Romance Column
By Carol Ann Culbert Johnson

The New Technology in Romance

As we venture into 2011, there will be trials and tribulations. Right now as I write this column, there is a blizzard going on in Chicago, Illinois. We have had twenty (20) inches of snow. Wow, and I love it since work is closed for the day. Besides, this gives me the opportunity to focus on my books in romance. I have an extra day to read.

Books are now in the form of an e-reader, where you can download all your favorite books on a device, and read from that device. It’s the e-book technology, which is taking over, and I just joined the bang wagon of e-readers with mine, the Nook, which was a Christmas present. The Nook is sold from Barnes and Noble, just like the Kindle, another e-reader is sold by There are e-readers for Sony, and Borders called the Kobo. There are plenty devices that you can read your favorite books on, of course.

I chose the e-reader due to the fact that I have so many books, and not enough room to house them. The Nook gives me the opportunity to load a lot of books on one device and carry that device in my purse, without loading a lot of books in my purse. I love it. I find reading on the e-reader faster. I am able to participate in the enjoyment of reading most of my books in a little amount of time.

Reading is my passion, and The Nook, a very noted functional motivational tool for non-readers is a necessity in the e-book phrase. You can also surf the net on the Nook, play music, and shop without the use of a computer. All you need is to do is to make sure that your Nook is with Wi-fi, and they also have a color Nook too. This is perfect for parents to read stories to their children, and show the pictures in colors. There are some e-readers where you can actually watch movies.

Now there is no excuse for non-readers to get on the technology craze and purchase an e-reader, and buy some great books to read and enjoy. I find myself amazed at the books I am reading right on a device that gives me the adaptability of educating myself and others. I don’t have to leave my house, and books are downloaded in one second. This stops the process of waiting for the mail to deliver your books, when you are anxious to read them ASAP.

So I dare you to join the crave of technology as it pollutes our minds-----just look at the Iphone, ipod, and ipad. We have jumped on their band wagons, so let’s pick up a Nook at Barnes and Nobles or a Kindle at And if you have an ipod, which I am sure you do, from the apple store/iTunes, you can purchase a Kindle, Nook, and Kobo application, and believe it or not you can read from your ipod and ipad.

There is no excuse not to read a book of romance, or any book. The technology is out there for you to take advantage of. My books will be in e-book soon, so what is your hesitation? To continue a book of romance, take advantage of the new crave of high machinery. I want to fall in love, and live happily ever after in romance. Don’t you?

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