The is my newest reading toy, A Kobo Mini Ereader. I don’t usually name my electronic devices or vehicles, but for some reason I just feel that “she” is named Misha. Once I get her loaded up with plenty of books she’ll live in my purse so I will always have a book with me since I tend to accidentally leave my Kindle at home at the most inopportune times.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.


31 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – My New Baby

  1. I’ve heard that Kobo is partnered with indie bookstores, so I wonder how that works on it. I’ve been on the fence about getting another ereader since I don’t really use mine much, but I’d be interested if the indie bookstore purchases are easy!

    1. I bought mine at an indie bookstore. If I click on their website’s link to buy the Kobo books it takes me to Kobo’s website. I’m not sure if they get any reimbursement from that or not. I use my Kindle so much, but often forget to take it with me. So the Kobo will live in my purse.

  2. Beautiful baby indeed. Trust you’ll have lots of fun time playing with her. I’m still of the old-fashioned type, maybe someday I’ll adopt one. 🙂

  3. I’ve wondered what the difference is between the Kobo and Kindle. I do love my kindle but have the e-ink version with the light in the bookcase. I’d like something backlit to read at night or when I need light. Enjoy your new baby Misha!

    1. I have a Kindle keyboard, Kindle Fire and now this Kobo mini. The Kobo takes a different format (ePub) than the Kindles. I recently found a listing of 10 places to get files for Kobos. I love the small size. Makes my purse not so crowded, LOL!

  4. I haven’t completely made the switch over to e-readers. I recently got the Kindle paperwhite but I still tend to go toward actual books. e-readers are wonderful for travel though so that you don’t have to lug around several books. I will have to look into the Kobo. Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

    1. Well, I still have plenty of “real” books. If you ask my husband, too many! I didn’t think I would like the Kindle (my first ereader of three) when I first got it, but I quickly fell in love with the convenience. Although I am a bit of a tech geek, so that probably plays a big part in my love.

    1. I love that you named your laptop after an author. I think I would have to name mine Laura, for Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  5. Love your new toy! I named my kindle Stella, why not name our companions 🙂
    I agree with you about carrying lots of books around. That is a comfort thing for me.

  6. Hi Janel,

    Thank you for stopping by Fiction Books earlier today. I love ‘meeting’ new people, so your visits will always be welcome and your comments always appreciated and valued.

    I am not much of a techie personally, but I have a handy husband who is, so that’s fine by me!

    At his instigation, I was an early adopter of the original Kindle, which when fitted into the leather case, with inbuilt light, is only marginally smaller than a traditional paperback and certainly no lighter.

    Hubbie has recently invested in the Kindle Fire, which again, is very heavy and not very good on battery life apparently.

    I would be interested to see how you get on actually reading a book on your new mini e-reader, as having a device which could live in my handbag, would be great.

    I’m afraid that I will never do away with my printed books though and my TBR mountain still keeps growing, just to prove my point.

    Have a good weekend,


    1. Thanks for stopping by here! I have a Kindle keyboard and I have been thinking about getting a light to clip on it. Sometimes there just isn’t enough contrast in dim light. I’m sure the ones with the built-in lights and paperwhite screen are nice now. I mostly use my Fire for recipes. My daughter used her Christmas money to buy one for herself. She’s loaded it up with all kinds of Android apps along with books. The nice thing is you can read it at night. I like to reverse the screen so you are reading white letters on a black screen for reading in the dark.

    1. Thank-you! I really like it. I know cute shouldn’t be a basis for picking electronics…BUT it’s just so darned cute!

  7. I do love my Kindle, and have found an app to read on my phone, plus my phone app is back lit and it syncs with my latest read…..When my daughter was reading The Hunger Games at the same time as I, it was handy! Enjoy your newest reader♫♪

    1. I started out using the Kindle app on my iPod. It was good, but I do like the larger screen size. This Kobo is somewhere in between the two and I do like it a lot.

    1. I was a bit hesitant to spend money on my first one, but I quickly grew to love it. Much more than I had expected I would!

  8. I can’t give up my books, I’m afraid. I have an ereader for the times I do the late night soccer pickup so I can read in the car while I’m waiting, but that’s the only outing it gets.
    But it’s lovely to see your love for yours!

    1. I use my ereaders a lot while waiting for my kids to get out of school or after-school practices. Yesterday I sat reading on one for over an hour while my daughter was competing in a math competition. I don’t know what I’d do without them anymore.

  9. It’s very neat isn’t it. Is it easy to read? It has advantages over a Kindle apparently – I think you can download library books on it. I don’t know about other countries, but apparently here in the UK Amazon won’t let libraries provide e-books for Kindles, which is a shame.

    1. With the small screen you do have to turn pages more often, but at least it has a touch screen, so it isn’t too bad. Yes, you can download library books to Kobo. I’ve always been able to download library books to my Kindle, though. Too bad it isn’t like that everywhere!

  10. Congrats on getting an e-reader! I have a kindle, which I like mainly for review copies and free classics. I find I use it most when traveling just because it’s easy to haul around.

    1. This Kobo is my purse book. It seems like I am always waiting for my kids to get out of some kind of after-school practice. It’s really perfect for that use. Also, my husband is thrilled that I’ve embraced the use of ereaders. I have over 1000 ebooks and adding that many paper books into my house is a scary thought for all of us!

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