Tell your story

Every reader has a book they love, has a favorite reading spot, has been moved by powerful  prose. All of these make up who we are as readers and even shape who we are as people. What was the first book you read? What’s your favorite story and why? Share your eReading experience with us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #eBookDay and be entered to win a tablet or device!

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“I like to travel a lot. So, that gives me plenty of time to read.”



“I always set aside some time at the end of the night to read before bed.”


“I like to get to the coffee shop early on Sunday so I can grab my favorite table. It’s out of the way and perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee, a scone, and whatever book I happen to be reading.”  


“There’s a nice spot in the park where I like to read and enjoy nature. It’s a great place to spend an hour or even my lunch break.”  

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Your Stories 1,154

  1. Mei

    With advanced technology like ereader, I enjoy reading ebooks. It’s convenient to just carry one device that contains numerous ebooks for me to enjoy anywhere and anytime.

  2. Chris

    I’ve read ebooks on a Kindle and on a Google Nexus (the 7 is a perfect size!). I underwent two orthopedic surgeries last year, and eBooks were my salvation–being able to store so many books on my devices kept me from boredom and allowed me to switch from title to title if the book did not suit my limited concentration ability.

    I’m also a huge fan of borrowing eBooks from the library. Wireless delivery saves me walking and I can choose so many titles I wouldn’t necessarily want to buy.

  3. Nila

    When I think of e-books, I think of Best, eBooks is the best thing that has ever happened in my life, I love books have all my life, now I no longer have to carry around heavy books, can take eBooks everywhere I go,to the park, outside on my patio,to the beach ,on vacations ..I am having the time of my life reading eBooks!Without having to walk everywhere to find a book .I love my e-Books!!!

  4. Charity Freeman

    When I read my first e-book I used my phone. I enjoyed it immensely. It was so easy to turn the pages and I didn’t have to wait to get a book from the Library. I enjoy all the books that you can get. I enjoy the recommendations! It makes it easy to look for different books that are similar to the book that you’re reading. Thank you!

  5. Summer Burns

    I love ebooks! I still like real books, but the ebooks are an advantage! You can take an entire series and more with you! not to mention, if you are a mom, you can have the convenience of getting library books without taking all the kids with you to the library. I love my iPad because i can use the ibooks app as well as the kindle app! i will be getting a kindle though soon just for reading! I’m soooooo excited about that!

  6. Dominic

    I was reading ebooks when ebooks weren’t cool. Long before anybody Kindle meant anything more than starting a campfire, I was downloading ebooks from Fictionwise to read on an eBay purchased Phillips Nino PDA using the app Starbuck. Since then I have graduated through, in order, a Cassiopeia E-100, a Dell Axim X-50, an iPod touch 2nd Gen., a 7″ Android tablet and my current favorite, MoonReader+ and the Kindle app on a Moto G.
    I’ve long enjoyed the convenience of having a full library in my pocket, and of never being without a book. I can’t remember the last time I was bored, and can’t imagine the next time I will be. Long live the digital format.

  7. Sandye Beyersdorf

    I enjoy reading books on Nook. However, I would like to advise anyone considering purchasing a Nook that you look into the Customer Service aspect of B/N.
    Recently I needed some assistance and ended up talking to someone in the Phillipines. When I tried to contact my local B/N they were no help whatsoever. Some people at my local B/N have actually told me they received little to no training in using the Nook.
    Just be aware folks.

  8. Josie

    As a busy high school student it is difficult at times to fit reading into my everyday schedule. EBooks have allowed me to read anytime, either on my phone or kindle. I spend time reading eBooks everyday whether I am in the car, or at home. Having access to thousands of books that are just a touch away has made it easier and more fun to read.

  9. nicholas

    I love reading ebooks.I have poor eyesight,so I can manipulate the fonts. It makes it easier to enjoy reading.g. I read so many books on my tablet,because the ease of reading them. I am so glad that the technology of ebooks exists

  10. Cindy Doll

    My sister surprised me and sent me a Nook a year ago. At the time, I was just finishing up my last semester of school, and was so immersed in final projects, papers to write and last minute details of graduation, that I thought I’d never get to enjoy this wonderful little gadget. Lo and behold, graduation finally came and I couldn’t wait to commence in my passion….reading. Oh the adventures I could begin to go on…..ebooks are the best thing since sliced bread!

    I love to read I can’t deny
    I’ll read anything that catches my eye
    My favorite thing is something new
    It’s called an ebook….have you heard it too?
    I love to see what free books there are
    And with my e reader, I can travel near or far.

  11. Denise

    I haven’t read an ebook yet but I hope to do so soon! The convenience, portability, and easy access to a huge collection of literature are significant advantages of eBooks. My favourite time to read is for a half hour or so just before turning out the light and going to sleep. The last book I read was The Rosie Project.

  12. Joscelyn Smith

    I love being able to carry a library sized number of books with me anywhere I go. I check-out books from multiple libraries and never have to worry about late fees or going out in bad weather to return or pick-up books. I’ve been reading for a long as I can remember and my family happily supports my addiction to books. I can’t imagine going even one day without reading, I don’t even leave my house without at least one book on me. E-books are just so convenient because items on hold are distributed so quickly from one patron to the next, no waiting for it to be ready for pick-up at a library branch. I can also check-out books from anywhere I have internet access, it doesn’t get any better than that.

  13. Genesis

    I absolutely LOVE ebooks! I could never survive without them. Last summer I had exhausted my supply of books when my librarian told me of Overdrive and digital libraries. My favorite book is Matched by Ally Condie because of her love of poetry and words. I have fallen in love with poetry an words because of Condie’s portrayal of a world where only the “best” is kept and everything else is destroyed. Sometimes we take things for granted. I also love the Hunger Games and almost every other book there is, both contemporary and classical. Happy Reading Everyone!

  14. James Holgate.

    In the classroom, eBooks allow me to connect a projector for the whole class to read along as I read. I can enlarge and highlight text. Some eBooks read the story aloud and help emerging readers read independently.

    eBooks are a publishing format that emerging readers can learn from and enjoy like accomplished readers, so there is less of a literacy divide in a class with diverse learning abilities.

  15. Laura

    I am a mom of 11, and it’s hard to get to sit down with a book, so being able to have a book open on my phone (ready whenever I am) is a big help. I love being able to change the font size and style. I also don’t have to keep a toddler from pulling out my bookmark!

    My children also read ebooks. We live a fair way outside of the city and cannot depend on getting to the local library on a regular basis. Having the library available on our tablets lets us get in a lot more reading than we would otherwise. :-)

  16. Cheryl

    I spent my summer downloading ebooks to my Kindle keyboard. I would put my tablet in a waterproof case, get on my favorite float in my swimming pool and read in the sun. To me there was no better or relaxing way to spend a free day. If only summer could last forever…….

  17. Devon Regal

    eBooks are simply the best- they are everything you could ask for. You can highlight your favorite parts and make notes without permanently damaging the book. You can define words without having to pull out a dictionary from the dusty corners of the shelves. If you are unfamiliar with a phrase, a historical figure, or a historical place, you can look it up with just a tap. You can even translate words and phrases that are in a different language. Plus, they are cheaper and environmentally friendly, so no more forests getting cut down! eBooks make life easier.

  18. Alex Maxwell

    After my stroke in 2006 I got headaches reading a print book. My wife bought me an iPad for my birthday and I downloaded my all time favourite book, Dune by Frank Herbert, and I was able to enjoy reading again. I have purchase ebooks and downloaded books from my library. I really enjoy reading again!

  19. Melanie

    China Dolls pulled me in and connected me with the emotions that the characters felt, so vividly as if they were my own. I was hurt when I experienced with Grace the absolute betrayal of her roommate/friend and the love of her life, cried with Grace as her mother spoke the last words she would hear for a long time, leaving her with a few pieces of advice for the rest of her life. I was still disappointed in and failed to understand Ruby’s motives even as I was reading in her perspective, unable to forgive her for the things she had done. And Helen, although the most conservative of ideals and traditions, proved to be the highest source of wisdom through the bare truth found in her words.

    Thankfully, with the availability of a laptop at home and a cell phone, I was able to read this book at any time of day, and could easily open up the app or the Overdrive page, and pop right back into the page I stopped at. It was extremely helpful that I could read from my cell phone under the covers at night, because if not I’d have to leave the lamp on and prop up in my bed to read the physical copy upright. I don’t want to wake up my parents when they’re sleeping, and it’s difficult to turn the pages of a book under the blanket with a flashlight around my neck. With my phone, I just have to set it to the lowest brightness and wala! I don’t waste any electricity and I don’t have to sweat under the blanket. I have spent a couple of nights, reading A Teenager’s Journey and crying for the narrator as he struggled with maintaining a sense of identity with his connections and wearily debated with himself the ways he could escape his way of life, failing in all his efforts. I felt extremely sad for the narrator especially when he stood in the forest for hours, asking God to help him, giving God one more chance to change his motives before he committed suicide. He received no answer, no closure at all, and it stung him as he continued to live.

  20. Emily B Rawley

    I enjoy eBooks because I can find a book that I can t find in my local library. I also love eBooks because they are online and the pages are not ripped when I read the book. I live ina small town so we don’t get that many books, but thanks to eBook I can get the books that I want to read not the boring ones. they have fun ones like the hobbit and all kinds of good books. I also can just search it up and not go shelf to shelf to shelf looking for a book I want to read. I can just go to eBook and search it up and its there.

  21. Carolyn Pringle

    I love to reduce my stress and chill by reading and/or listening to an ebook! I discovered library ebooks about 2 years ago while in college. The escape into my fantasy/paranormal books was just the ticket for me. (However, I do get a little obsessed with following a series!!!) Since discovering library ebooks, my ebook/audiobook addiction is a great deal cheaper. Such a blessing to have free books to access. Plus, in the old days I would forget to return books and have library fines……no more of that anymore. Thank God for ebooks!!!!!! More please!!!!

  22. Jan

    I love the convenience and flexibility of eBooks. Sometimes it just hits me that I need something to read, and there are thousands of choices at my fingertips! Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I download an eBook and read myself to sleep. I can sit in a park, by a lake, on my patio….anywhere….and choose anything I feel like reading at the moment. Greatest thing to come along since chocolate!

  23. Valerie Philipps

    I love eBooks because they are a convenient way for a reader like me to carry multiple books at once. As a school student this is helpful because I always need multiple books with me for SSR, class novels, and textbooks. It’s the small lightweight solution.

  24. Susanne Philipps

    I use an ebook to make my workout enjoyable. I don’t really like to work out, but I like how it feels when I’m done. I found a way to look forward to it now. I select a great ebook and I only read it when I’m working out. That way, I exercise my body and my mind. It’s the best motivation I’ve ever found.

  25. Melanie

    The past summer, when I had volunteering shifts at the library three days a week and English & Composition class two days a week, I took breaks in between those hours by simply logging in to overdrive and reading books straight from the computer! Whenever I got stuck with writing the narration or with the organization of an essay in English, I would click back to the page where I was reading a book called China Dolls, and take note of the strategies the author used to make her writing interesting, such as the dialogue, foreshadowing, and using the details to imply what happens in the story. It would help me greatly when I had to write the narrative short story, the definition essay, and finally the research paper!

    1. L.D. Trost

      I love ebooks! The advantage is realized when one tries to read the hardback version of a Diana Gabaldon 900 page Outlander book where you end up nearly blind from small print and 2 sprained wrists from trying to hold onto it!

  26. Chad

    I fell in love with eBooks because of their portability – either on my laptop, tablet or smartphone -, the ability to adjust the view and readability of text, and the fact I know longer have to prop open the pages with something… the eBook doesn’t try to snap close. Portability, adjustable views, and convenience: that’s why I love eBooks. Happy reading everybody!

    1. Lynda

      I look for Alexander McCall Smith and anything new that he writes–No. 1 Ladies Detective series, Isabel Dalhousie series, Scotland Street series. Great reads. Sometimes the ebook versions of popular authors are available before the print versions. My local library introduced me to ebooks by having Kindles to check out starting in 2014.

  27. brook

    I just got the overdrive app and I almost don’t read with anything else. I love that you can access a book anywhere you want!I just love reading!!!!!!!

  28. Linda

    As I get older and have more and more frustration with the glasses that have been a part of my face since I was 17, I so love taking off my glasses, increasing the font, turning off the light and enjoying the book dujour without trying to figure which part of my lens will supply readability. The only problem is when I fall asleep while reading. The iPad is a tad heavier than a book when it hits me in the face.

  29. Tori

    As a librarian not only do I thoroughly enjoy reading eBooks myself, but I love offering the alternate format for those that are interested. This ability to be able to offer an alternate format for those who otherwise may not have access to physical books is a wonderful thing.

  30. Susan Dewey

    I just finished reading my first eBook on my laptop. I have always just books made of paper, and never considered an reading an eBook. Last week I could get the book I wanted from the library only as an iBook. It was great. I have arthritis in my hands. I could read the book without holding it with both hands, and I didn’t have to grasp pages to turn them. It was easier and faster to read that way. I also liked being able to search and bookmark.

  31. Rebecca

    My first eBooks were when I attended College in 2011. I don’t think OverDrive existed. Having a vision impairment meant depending on alternate formats my entire life.

    I started enjoying eBooks in 2013 when I read an eText of Imp Of The Mind. I now continue many other titles

  32. Tina

    I am always in the middle of reading a half a dozen books at once, so it’s nice to be able to carry them all around with me on my phone. I can choose the one that appeals to me and read it whenever I have free time, and never have to think, “I wish I’d brought something to read.” With eBooks, I can also read in bed without bothering my husband. :)

  33. Cathie Rose

    Over the past year I learned about the app Overdrive, that help manage the eBooks I borrow from the London Public Library.
    Right now I am reading The Giver where I have a paper copy along with an ebook copy that I can access when I happen to not have my book with me.
    I am also a teacher, so I have used the eBook format when involved with shared reading when working with a group of children. I project the text via a data projector, which makes it easy for the children to follow along.
    I have been involved reading from the Silver Birch and Red Maple Forest of Reading programs last year. It is a program that highlights recently published books written by a variety of Canadian authors. It runs from October to April every year. The goal is to read at least 5 out of the 10 nominated books. If you reach this goal, then you are able to cast an official vote in April. It is these votes that determing the WINNING author each year. Many of the nominated books were available in the eBook format, hence if I were not able to get my hands on a paper copy of the book, I borrowed the eBook version. By doing this, I was able to reach my reading goal and vote for my favourite books of the year.

  34. Erin

    I love that ebooks are so easily accessed on so many different devices! Their versatility allows me to enjoy books from my collection and library books much more easily! The ease of access allows me to read many more books than paper versions!

  35. Sharron

    I have always been a big reader. From the time I was about five I had a library card and would spend as many hours at our local public library as my mother would allow. I’m one who might be reading two or three books at any one time. With my first Nook a few years ago, I was totally in love! All my books were always with me and they didn’t weigh a ton! I’m on my second Nook, but now days, I mostly read on my ipad. I very rarely read a paper book anymore – ebooks are so much easier.

  36. Fae

    I love downloading books from the library. Its a great way to avoid late fees. I’m a grad student and I love being able to check out books from multiple libraries with overdrive.

  37. Ruth Pickering

    I have been an avid reader since early childhood. Books are the ultimate escape. Now that I have downloaded overdrive on to my ipad there are no limits to my reading. I don’t have to worry about the cost, getting out to the local library or returning the books on time. As far as I am concerned this is the best app on my ipad. Thanks so much.

  38. Ethel

    I was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration. Much to my delight, I have found that
    reading books on my tablet is much easier than traditional books, since the back lighting helps me to
    see better. With overdrive, I can obtain books from my public library at any time and any place.
    I have enjoyed all of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Childs and recently read The Rent Collector.
    I have told anyone that will listen to me about this wonderful new way to read, and expect to have
    many hours of pleasure ahead discovering all of the books I am now able to access.
    p.s. I also love listening to audio books while traveling in my car.

  39. Heather

    I find e-books and audio-books to be great as you can download a book from anywhere and you can have as many books on a device as it will allow without causing any extra lifting. The book I am currently reading is The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick which I checked out from the library I work at.

  40. Marisa

    I love to read and at first I wasn’t excited about ebooks. But ever since I tried my first one I am hooked! And with my Nook Glowlight I can read anywhere and anytime. Also I save money by using my library’s ebook system.

  41. Jenn G.

    I find that I read even more now, something I hadn’t believed was possible. With my reader in my purse, hundreds of books are at my fingertips. I pull it out in the checkout lane, or anytime I find myself with an extra minute.

  42. Priscilla

    Happy ebook Day Everyone! Wow, it’s been three years since my husband bought me my first tablet at an early birthday surprise. It was not a high tech fancy one however I was very thrilled. I immediately started to browse Barnes and Nobles, Amazon all night. The next day after two hours of sleep(because I had a new born to attend to) I was enlightened by an email from my librarian about overdrive. Then you can only imagine. E-books galore! Wonderland for me. I was always on the couch with my baby reading our when he got older under the play gym. It was the greatest gift for me. The discovery of ebooks. I love hardback and paperbacks just the smell of a book. However, realistically with three small children I found it very difficult to lug around my books with me. But with an ebook I can have hundreds of books on file and always borrow more. What reader wouldn’t want that? Later I found out why my husband invested in a device for my reading addiction. He was “worried” I’d give my son “brain damage”. I would feed him or lay with him with a huge have book in my hand. Occasionally the book would slip or if drift off to sleep and small him on the head with the book.(I had stopped using hardcovers because of that). So there’s my life changing story and the saviour of my babies head. But now I simply read super early in the morning around 5 am or and after I drop of my two girls at school. I sit in the car and read until I’m called back into life. Once again Happy ebook Day! #eBooksDay

  43. Kara

    I get greedy and download a bunch of books at once from my Library even though I only have time to read one or two because I like choices. I like to read on my Kindle Paperwhite in the dark. It makes it cozy. I only read “real books” when it isn’t available as an eBook from the Library (I do not buy books). eBooks are always clean and fresh and pristine…you never know where a physical book from the library has been. eww.

  44. Evelyn Lush

    I have been retired for 3 years, and finally have enough time to read as much as I want. The ability to instantly download a book to my Kindle from the library just blows my mind!! I know that I am of a generation that had to adjust to the technology explosion, and sometimes it is difficult. But, the ebook, which seemed to take forever to get onto the market and become popular was the easiest adjustment to make. I adore being able to read anytime, anywhere, and have access to millions of books instantly. I am truly in heaven!

  45. Kayce

    I love to read challenging books on my Nook because I can look up the definition of a new word effortlessly. Oh, that character’s line of thinking was superannuated (adj- outmoded or old-fashioned)? Good to know!

  46. Linda Robinson

    I enjoy eBooks very much. I started reading them on my Samsung Galaxy Note phone on the downloaded apps for Nook and Kindle. Then I found out I could get library books from the Overdrive app and fell in love so deep I will never stop borrowing books. I upgraded to an android tablet that I carry around with me all the time now and I read all the time, everywhere I go. EBooks don’t make my hands as tired as a paper book, but I still love paper books anyway.

  47. Mel

    I love my eBooks!! Almost everywhere I go I have one of my eReaders with me. I love the convince of having over 1300 eBooks I can choose from at my fingertips!! The overdrive app is so easy to use & was a great way to expand my library! eBooks really got me back into reading & I try to set aside 1 day just for me to read! I have learned not to limit myself to authors or category types because you might be missing the chance to read a great book because it’s not something you would normally choose!
    Happy reading!!

  48. Joy

    I used to be a little put off by the idea of a digital book. They were this new sort of hockus-pockus that was taking the world by storm, or so it seemed. I wasn’t going to get pulled into THAT passing fad, no sirree! Well, to prove that the Universe likes to show us who’s boss, I had a really bad day one day and was sitting in the hall, just wishing I was at home with a cup of hot tea, mentally banging my head against the wall in frustration. Then I had a thought. A crafty, insidious little thought that wended its way to my mind and was so terribly perverse my mind would have locked it out had I more strength of will left to me. In my desperation I succumbed to that thought. I pulled out my iPad and down the brick wall to the floor. my legs were sticking in the middle of the hall but it wasn’t busy yet, would not be so for several more minutes, besides I didn’t care. I opened the eBook app and pulled up Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – one of my favorites. I didn’t notice the half-hour that passed, or the disgruntled pedestrians that had to navigate around me; I was enveloped in the device that brought me laughter when I needed it most.

    When I had relaxed enough that I became aware I was laughing profusely…out loud…in the middle of the hallway, I wiped the tears from my eyes, picked up my bag and nearly skipped to class.

  49. Julie

    My e-book joy comes from being able to load up my Mom’s old Kindle for her. I put e-books from my library on the Kindle so that she is able to stay busy while receiving bi-monthly transfusions. Thank you, OverDrive, and thanks to my local library for the great selection of books!

  50. Heather

    I love my ebook reader. I like that I can get a new book whenever I want just by downloading it from my library. Right now I am reading Dark Witch, The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy. Should be finished it tonight so I will be downloading the next book.

  51. Leanne

    I love having thousands of books at the tip of my fingers! The library is never closed when there is wifi available. No more late fees and renewals at the touch of a button on OverDrive. Brilliant.

  52. Tricia Brown

    My first really big trip was to the Cook Islands and I had to bring along a suitcase full of books because I was told few would be available where I would be staying for seven weeks. Much much easier to travel with an ebook and I don’t have to pay a fee for the extra luggage.

    I also love audiobooks because I can multi-task. Usually you will find me quilting or driving while listening to a marvellous story.

    How lucky we are to be able to enjoy books in many different ways.

  53. Linda

    I enjoy taking eBooks with me wherever I go. I can take several different ones so I have something to read depending on my mood. I love using overdrive and checking out library books because the I don’t have to worry about getting there before it closes.

  54. Lori Baxter

    I have been a voracious reader since high school. Since the availability of eBooks, I have been able to augment my reading. Being able to borrow books even when I am out of state is a wonderful feature. As a pediatrician, I recommend to patients and parents to encourage reading. Available eBooks significantly reduced anxiety when a school assignment was due and the print book was left at school. Thank you eBooks!

  55. Linda Tomson

    I love my eBook . I suffer from RA and spend a considerable amount of time having to sit at home and in hospitals and/or doctor offices. Having my eBook allows me to connect to my local library and read as many books as I can , giving me the ability to go and do just about anything I can dream of.

  56. Kati A.

    I bought a Nook a few years back so I would have an unlimited supply of books during a European vacation I was taking. I greatly enjoy it, though I won’t ever give up paper books completely. My favorite book of all time is F. H. Burnett’s _The Little Princess_. I’ve read it more than 20 times, almost yearly. I continue to get lost in the magic of the story of little Sara Crewe, though these days I definitely have a more adult perspective on her situation. My first copy is still on my bookshelf, but now sits unread due to the fragile nature of the pages and cover after all these years, and the last time I read the story (this past January) I read a project gutenberg copy on my Nook. The story was the same, but the physical sensation was different. I guess that’s why I use my Nook for traveling or new materials that I don’t want to have to store at home, but will never completely give up those old favorites.

    1. Pam

      I travel to Florida for three months in the winter. I can take my public library with me thanks to my eReader. Overdrive allows me to borrow books while I am away. I only borrow books from my public library. I have never purchased an eBook.

  57. Jodi

    I fought ebooks for years as I just love reading “real” books. However, my husband and I live on a sailboat so space is at a premium. I have started to read ebooks on the laptop and am contemplating getting a dedicated ereader to make the experience easier and more enjoyable, so winning one would be fabulous!!!

  58. Carolyn

    Have become a huge fan this year! I use the OverDrive media app and borrow ebooks from my public library. This year I have read young adult fiction, non fiction and adult fiction ebooks. I love the convenience of automatic returns (= no late fees). I’ve also placed holds on new books that I want to read and been able to borrow them much more quickly than I expected. The best part is the black screen and white ink that enables me to read without disturbing my husband. The dark screen means my sleep is not disturbed either.

  59. Fran

    Happy eBook Day! I first became aware of e-books when my sister in law bought a Kindle and said it was the best thing ever. I usually check out books from my library, so it didn’t seem to be something I thought I would want… but then my library started offering e-books to check out, and often I’d find a book I wanted was only offered in that format. I was very happy when a friend surprised me with a Kindle for Christmas last year, as I had been saving up for an e-reader but had not managed to buy myself one. I am absolutely hooked. I always carry a book or two with me… now I have a whole library in my purse on that little device, without carrying heavy books wherever I’m going. This has been great when I’ve been waiting for appointments and going places where I would not be able to carry a book along with me. I have a variety of things to choose from right there in my purse (I always read multiple books at once!). Thank you, Overdrive and thank you library for offering the wonderful selection you do.

    1. Jessica

      Reading is my way to relax and escape reality for a little while. E-books allow me an easy and convenient way to do that even with a crazy schedule! I love them!

  60. Delene Allen

    I grew up in a small town where the city library was a very big deal. I looked forward to weekly visits, and can honestly say that books opened a window to the world for me. It’s no surprise that I became a librarian, and now I get to open that window to the world for so many others in my community. Thanks to OverDrive and eBooks, that window just got a lot bigger, and it’s my great pleasure to be able to provide eBooks to the community I serve!

  61. Alexandra Beltran

    I enjoy eBooks every where. It is more convenient while traveling and taking to the waiting room. I especially enjoy reading before bed as a way to relax and set my mind at ease.

  62. Maria

    I enjoy ebooks on my Nook Tablet. Normally, I read them in the evening after the kids are in bed. I love that I can find a great selection for free on Overdrive!

  63. lisette coleman

    JUST love the convenients of ebooks no more carring books I just love it its so easy from taking it from home t0o appointments to reading in bed

  64. Debra

    I’m no longer able to get out to the library due to health problems but the ebook section is always there for me! With ebooks, I can visit the library every day and browse just as though I were physically wandering among the bookshelves. I can read all night long without disturbing anyone. On days when “the world is too much with me” I’m able to curl up in my reading chair with a blanket, a cup of tea and my choice of any one of hundreds or thousands of ebooks from the library or from Amazon – free classics at my fingertips.

    My grandchildren tell their friends that their grandparents live in a library and it isn’t far from the truth. Now our library extends far into cyberspace where Agatha Christie leads me into a mysterious adventure or I sit, with Thoreau, at Walden and soak in the atmosphere. Thank you for offering ebooks as part of the Ottawa Library experience!

  65. Jahna

    How do I enjoy eBooks? Any way I can!!!
    I got my first e-reader 7 years ago and haven’t looked back. I do still love a good book but with my e-reader I can take 3000 books with me where ever I go and always find something to fit my mood or desire.
    I can read in the car, at the store, under a tree or cuddled up in bed at night while listening to a storm. I don’t care as long as I can read!
    Being disabled it’s sometimes hard to read large hardbacks and with my e-reader I can read any book, any size, any time.

  66. Melissa

    I’ve been reading fiction ebooks on e-ink devices for over 14 years now. The convenience of having multiple books in my hand while weighing only a few ounces and using less space than a single book (let alone a couple hundred) is amazing. Reading a regular paperback or hardback book now just seems a little awkward in comparison. And, being able to check ebooks out from the library now is fantastic. Everyone should try ebooks!

  67. Priscilla

    I like it best when all the paper copies of one book at the library are out but I can download and read the e-book right away. Plus, I don’t need to return it.

  68. Kristie Batz

    I just started reading e-books and now I am hooked. I often read multiple books at a time because I like to go back and forth between fiction and varied subjects in non-fiction. E-books make this so easy- I bring my device with me everywhere I go and it is light and compact. Happy E-day!

  69. Susan Mc.

    I love all books: print, audiobooks, and ebooks. The first ebooks I read were Overdrive books: “The Snow Child: A Novel” by Eowyn Ivey, “The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire” by Anthony Everitt, and “Expats: A Novel” by Chris Pavone.

    One of my favorite things about ebooks is that I can instantly check a definition or look up more information about a subject online using my ereader. Also, it’s great to be able to carry a whole bookcase worth of books in a tiny device.

    Thanks, Overdrive. Now that I have you in my life, I don’t know how I’d live without you.

  70. Meg

    Last year when I travelled around the Middle East for 6 months, I was so glad to have my e-reader with me. Carrying only a backpack, my e-reader allowed me to carry all my favourite books to keep me company.

  71. Leechia

    For the longest time, I resisted buying an e-reader. Technology kept changing, and formats were disappearing right and left. When Microsoft stopped supporting Reader, I lost quite a bit of money on books when I couldn’t transfer them to a newer PC. Eventually, age trumped pride, and it became too difficult to read paperback. I bought a basic Kindle, and it saved my sanity. Being able to adjust font sizes is a lifesaver. And now that I can download books free from the library consortium in my state, ebooks have also saved my bank balance. Here’s one use of my tax dollars I’ll never begrudge. At the time I don’t know how many books are on my Kindle, but there is such a thing as a virtual to-be-read mountain. I’m never without my e-reader, and I’m even more grateful because it saves wear and tear on my back, shoulders, and purses.

  72. Sarah

    Ebooks have become essential when traveling – I can load our devices with books, and not have to bring multiple heavy books on a flight!

  73. Julie Adadjo

    I enjoy reading the Bible on my iPhone , but I think I would read more eBooks and enjoy them more if I had an iPad or mini iPad. I work at a high school, and students are really into reading books this way!

  74. Susan

    I love eBooks because when the library or bookstores are closed at night, I can get a book online. I love to read so eBooks is wonderful – I never run out of books to read !!

  75. Jaclyn

    I read practically 24/7 so ebooks make fitting reading into my life a million times easier. I don’t have to worry about lugging books home, or having to go to the library almost every other day to pick up books. Ebooks allow me to just sit back and enjoy the books, without the stress of getting and returning them. Plus, you can listen to audiobooks while you work, which is a huge help with the convenience factor (though I don’t know weather or not they actually count as ebooks or not). I don’t know what I would do without ebooks! I love them!

  76. NRyan

    Just finished my latest eBook last night. So convenient on my tablet. Take it everywhere when I’m on the move. Started the book at the Hair Salon. Finished in bed with my cup of cocoa. Can’t beat it!

  77. Ruth

    Being able to read an e-book is like a real lifeline for me. I have gone to reading nothing but cowboy & indian stories in my youth, to sticking with far north stories, anything with pirates & ships, then mysteries, to everything inbeteen. Now taking care of an ailing husband, I can check out ebooks from the library to downloading from free ebook sites. Being able to read books on an e-reader is such a blessings, just to be able to open up a book & be taken to far away places or a place more famiiar is beyond my words to express. I try not to think of a time if my e-book reader fails because it is an early edition.

  78. Donna M

    Our library has started offering gadget guru sessions to help people learn how to download ebooks to their devices and people are very appreciative for the help and they are so excited to be able to access ebooks from home! Thanks Overdrive!

  79. Louise

    My two favorite things about ebooks.

    I can check them out any where in the world. And I do when I’m visiting my kids. I love knowing I can always get a new book.

    I love to read while I exercise. My kindle can be used while I’m on the elliptical, bike or treadmill. And I can change the font size when I change the distance of the kindle. Can’t do that with a hard copy. I also exercise longer if I’m reading.

  80. Daren Bitter

    Convenience. Having an entire library of books which interests me in my pocket (tablet and/or smartphone) is a “no brainer”…pun NOT intended.

  81. Donna Dupree

    Thanks Overdrive and all the libraries across America for giving us the capability of checking out ebooks anytime of the day or night, any day of the week. Only drawback (not really) is I am not getting my eight hours of sleep because I am up to the wee morning hours or sometimes all night with a good mystery or adventure ebook that I just can’t close my Nook on. Read on everyone!

  82. Debra Hancock

    I enjoy above and beyond them all is checking ebooks out from OVERDRIVE. They have a great selection, and I am so glad that they are celebrating eBook Day. I just wanted to join in. Happy eBook Day everybody! My favorite genre is historical fiction. Happy reading. : )

  83. Luke Henderson

    I’ve only recently started reading eBooks on my Kindle, despite owning it for a few years now. Normally, with my mum working in the libraries i can just ask her to get books for me so it seemed counter intuitive to buy books for a device when i could get them to read for free but when we went on holiday this year i forgot to prepare any books in advance so i hopped onto amazon and downloaded a few different series of books. I wasn’t sure if i was a fan of eBooks initially as they are really quite different to reading your standard paperback book but after a few days of awkwardly learning how to use it properly i realised just how fabulous eReaders were, there was no physical book to get damaged which meant i could easily lie in bed and read until i fell asleep on the eReader, something that i’d done often before with books resulting in them getting crumpled or torn much to my despair. I spent most of my afternoons and evenings reading and then stayed up into the early hours of the morning too reading, once i get into a book there’s no stopping it seems and after finally getting over my prejudice ive been using my kindle daily ever since.

  84. Debra Hancock

    I enjoy e-books in all different ways. I enjoy reading at my computer, I enjoy reading my Kindle in bed before I go to sleep , I enjoy reading it lounging around the house, and when I travel, I even enjoy it on the privateer. I enjoy it when I do my exercise, standing on my head, doing pushups or setting down. I enjoy reading it when I am waiting for an appointment, or waiting on someone else’s appointment, I take it everywhere I go, you never know when free time comes around or time where you need something to fill in the gap. But most of all I love sharing with my friends. I am always letting them know of the e-books deals I have found.

    Best of all, I love winning e-books in contest, like on Goodreads first reads. I love being on the first review of a good book , BookRooster, and Story Cartel send request out for authors all the time, and I have read some of the best from these offers on genres I would not normally buy. They got me started on a whole new plane. My most favorite experiences being on the first review was for author Stephanie Landsem and most exciting watching her books “The Well” & “The Thief” released. They are still both some of my favorite books. Another one of my favorite authors is Amber Schemal, a homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children. She writes wonderful stories that I have been privileged to be able to read and give a first review on, such as the “The Healer’s Touch “, and “The Swaddling Clothes”. I could go on and on, but just let me say, HAPPY eBook Day! : )

    1. Debra Hancock

      I enjoy above and beyond them all is checking ebooks out from OVERDRIVE. They have a great selection, and I am so glad that they are celebrating eBook Day. I just wanted to join in. Happy eBook Day everybody! My favorite genre is historical fiction. Happy reading. : )

    2. Joleen Patterson

      Happy #eBook day. I live in a motorhome full time traveling across America and enjoying this great country. With a shortage of space ebooks makes it so easy for me to read my favorite authors on the road.

  85. Cierra Reynolds

    I am a teenager and I know that as a teen we would rather have the book on our electronic devices rather than always lugging a book around everywhere you go. And most of us have our devices in our hands for countless hours a day! eBooks are an easy way to read multiple books at once or even magazines. You can have hundreds of books on one device without worrying how you are going to carry all that weight around with you all day. Also when you want to get a new book its easier than going to your local bookstore and waiting in a very long line to get what you want. All you have to do is pay online with your credit card and download it and be on your way. The library is also great but if you don’t finish a book you check out by the time its due then you will need to re-check it out which could be a hassle. Also you can have the brightness of the screen so you can read any day and at anytime. eBooks are great to have and fun to read. I think I’m ready to read more.

    1. Joleen Patterson

      Happy eBook day. With eBook I can download books from my favorite library as I travel across American enjoying the beautiful scenery. My husband and I are retired and live full time in our motorhome. With limited space ebooks makes it easy for us to read a book and return it when completed.

  86. June M.

    I love the ability to to carry a large number of books with me wherever I go, with less space than a paperback book. With ereaders, I can have access to thousands of books anytime, anywhere. Plus, I can buy a new book at any time of day or night, from wherever I may be, and immediately be able to read it. Ebooks also make it very easy and convenient to send gift books to family and friends when you come across a book you believe they will love, which makes sharing the love of books so easy.

  87. Gail

    I like to read eBooks when ever and wherever I am, I keep my tablet in a tote I take with me all the time. I like the convenience of being able to read at any time I have to wait. I usually read books from the library using Overdrive, and I sometimes buy books online from favorite authors.

  88. Carolyn Jackson

    I have loved my Kindle from day1. It is the easiest item to use. I still read books because I can’t always get the book I want on my kindle. I also love the adjustable print. That is so much easier then small print, and lighter weight than LP books . carolyn

  89. Janet

    The first book I downloaded was “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. I quickly followed that with the sequel – “Hollow City”. I don’t know how many I’ve done now. At first, I didn’t think I would like e-books, but now I can’t imagine having to tote a book around while I wait for a doctor’s appointment or ride a bus!

  90. Lois

    I have always loved reading. For Christmas a few years ago, my daughters gave me my first Nook. I had not been reading as much, just a lot going on on. Getting the Nook and being able to check out books electronically (no more driving to the library to pick up and drop off books) helped me remember how much I enjoyed reading all over again. I like to read several books at a time and having eBooks allows me to do that without having to carry around a stack of books with me. My grandson loves playing on my Nook and listening to the sounds some of the children’s books make. One of our favorites is Five Little Monkeys Jumpking on the Bed, we even sing along. An added benefit s that I don’t even need to have a light on at night, I can just read from my lighted screen. With so much going on in the world today, it’s wonderfully relaxing to pull up a good book, or several, and read to your heart’s content.

  91. Gail

    I like to read eBooks whenever and wherever I can! I have a tote I take with me always, it has shopping coupons, sales flyers, and always holds my tablet, so I can read when I am waiting for appointments, having a quick lunch out, and waiting for my family. I average about 2 books per week. I like that I can read in bed without bothering my husband if put my tablet on night time background or I turn down the brightness on my tablet, something I could never do with a regular book. I usually read books from the library using the Overdrive system, but occasionally buy books online from my favorite authors.

  92. Judy Newsome

    I love to read anywhere, everywhere I have time which is the reason I so love eBooks. I have a book with me everywhere I go. My favorite thing is that having a book with me all of the time makes waiting – like in a doctors office – so much less painful. I just read and the time passes so pleasantly plus I don’t have to carry a bulky book or always remember to grab a book before I leave home..

  93. Russell Burgos

    How do I enjoy eBooks? Sitting outside in the afternoon under an umbrella, enjoying the breeze, and sipping an iced coffee, the eBook reader is a great way for indulging my passion for out-of-print spy thrillers of the 1960s. As much as I treasure the physical interaction with a book, the fact is there’s not room enough in the house for dozens or hundreds of paperbacks — if I could even find them. But with the eBook reader, I’ve got them always at hand. And right now, it’s time to get back to some British Cold War espionage — gotta find out what happens next!

  94. Connie Grodensky

    Ever since I got a Kindle, I have been downloading free books, buying books I knew I would want to read again, and enjoying always having something to read. The greatest joy I have found lately is the ability to borrow ebooks from the library now–how wonderful!!!! I just love always having SOMETHING to read!!!

  95. karen

    My husband got me a nook color 3 years ago because his friend that reads told him I would like because I’m a reader too. I love it it allows me to read old classic stories I love and biographies and also those schfi books no one thinks Gramma reads. Books brought me to the steampunk world and the slums of old New York in the same week. That is what books should do for you. Ebooks give the whole library at your fingertips. What a gift! I take my books everywhere it fits in my purse, at night I tuck it in to its charger where it can recharge to give me another day of pleasure. I LOVE EBOOKS

  96. Mikey

    I started reading again after a lull for several years when I got my iPad and
    got on to OverDrive and rediscovered how much wonderful stuff there was
    at my library. I’m never without it in my spare time.

  97. Karen S

    September 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I LOVE the ability to carry my book in my pocket!! No longer lugging around a tome. I used to despise

    1. Karen S

      waiting. Now I can read in line, while awaiting someone on a quick break or because I can. Small wonderous “zone out” time for me.

  98. Nancy

    It’s like a vacation every time I open a story!!! Ebooks are great and my library has so many to choose from, my wish list is constantly growing!

  99. Kelsey P.

    I never thought I would be able to step away from a bound book, and while I haven’t given them up, the endless possibilities entertained with ebooks is a whole new adventure. I use the Overdrive, Kindle and Nook apps on my phone to enjoy multiple electronic resources, many at the same time! I love being able to put an ebook on hold and just having it appear on my device when it becomes available instead of having to remember to stop by the library and pick it up before they re-shelve it. Thank you for providing a free outlet to read ebooks!

  100. Kayla

    I enjoy eBooks because you can enjoy them on more than one device. You also don’t have to worry about not having your book or losing your book. eBook doesn’t change the wording in books and you can enjoy them like a regular book.

  101. Cathy Fielding

    I love having instant access to all these great books. I work as an Elementary Librarian and the students at my school sometimes comment about how I must have soo many books at my house. I reply that no, I don’t (and I almost never buy books) because I am always checking them out on Overdrive (and at the Library) for FREE!

  102. Michael

    Part of the fun of ebooks for me is browsing my public library’s collection and either borrowing a title or placing it on hold; it’s sort of like guilt-free shopping, since I don’t have to worry about cost. But mostly I enjoy reading in bed without worrying about using a lamp or light source and keeping my partner awake. Lastly, I love how the books are synced across my devices, so I can stop and start right where I left off no matter if I’m reading on my laptop, tablet or phone.

  103. Matt

    eBooks make downtime reading time – I can enjoy books in bed as well as when I’m out and about without bringing anything extra with me.

    1. Azuka

      I have just discovered eBooks and Audiobooks. At first, I was terrified and hesitant about the unfamiliar area. I was concerned on keeping track of the characters, taking notes and adding bookmarks. eBook and Audi books are very exciting ways of reading that’s very portable. I love my iPod and MP3 and I can’t go anywhere without them. I found myself reading more books each week and urging friends and family to embrace it as well. Its fun and I will not trade eBooks and Audiobook for anything in WORLD….

  104. Connie

    Nothing like returning a book at midnight and checking another one out. How many times did I finish a book and have to wait until the next day or two to return it and get another. I love ebooks Love having several books available to read and not having to carry anything but my iPad.

  105. Rachael

    I love that you can get an ebook pretty much wherever you happen to be. Need a new book to read? If you can get an internet connection, you can get a book!

    1. Najma karmali

      I am a librarian and so a readaholic who cannot do without books. Three years ago I went to Tajikistan to do volunteer work. It was a challenge as I couldn’t carry many books and there were no English books available there. Reluctantly, I bought an ereader and had access to books through my library. What a miracle! I had no shortage of books to read and it was convenient when traveling or wherever I was. I was even able to teach my friends and find ereaders with Russian books for them. They were very excited about that. Moreover, as a volunteer librarian in Tajikistan, I introduced an ereader to the library so that users are able to familiarize themselves with the new technology. I am sold now on ebooks and ereaders:)

  106. Nancy

    I am a genealogist and I love using ebooks to learn more about genealogy. I also love reading books on my devices much better than holding a regular book.

  107. Drew

    At the urging of a friend, I’ve finally started reading the Harry Potter series. It’s incredibly well-written… Throughout the series, JK Rowling masterfully crafts a storyline that twists and turns, always leaving you guessing until the very end. And I love that I’m reading these books using OverDrive for free! I can read on any of my devices, even borrow audiobooks if I choose!

    1. Joyce

      There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t read from an ebook on my IPad at any hour of the day! There are so many selections and categories to choose from. Overdrive is so easy to use. It’s a wonderful service to all ages! Many thanks!

  108. Penny Pierce

    I was never really a big book reader until I bought a Kindle. Now I read ebooks every single day. It’s nice to wind down at the end of the day reading an ebook. Ebooks are also great for traveling. Who wants to pack heavy books with them? Ebooks are the only way to go.

  109. Anthony Jones

    I love my eBooks. Going out in the morning with a cup of coffee and sitting on my deck reading is the highlight to my morning. With having 2 children it is so much easier than it use to be with regular books no crayons any where near here haha!!

  110. Greer

    I don’t have an e-reader, so I take my mom’s whenever I’m home for a few days! They are so easy to use! My favorite book on an e-reader was “The Tiger” by John Vaillant!

  111. William Gray

    Using OverDrive is so easy, and a lot less hassle than going to the library. Check out and return is very easy as well.
    Love to read on my lunch hour, downloading an ebook makes it very easy to do!
    I have told all my friends about how easy it is to download an ebook from their favorite Library.
    Reading Who Dat, Whodunnit by Greg Herren currently.

  112. Lynn Levy

    I bought an ereader in the fall of 2010 after I got frustrated by the small print in a paperback I bought while traveling (I had finished the library book I had with me). My first ebook was Water for Elephants followed by the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I got immediately hooked on my ereader and have read close to 400 books since I got it. It reawakened by love of reading since I can read without my eyes tiring (like with a backlit computer screen) or small text in a book. Except for the workday, I usually always have my Kindle with me. I buy books as well as check them out from my local library.

  113. Mella Curtis

    I always have an ebook! With several more waiting in the wings. I love when I can sync them with the audio version. Today’s my birthday, so I will probably treat myself and buy a few books, but the digital library and overdrive are my favorites!!

  114. Geneva Back

    I recently started reading ebooks and it is really easy for me to hold the device as I have arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome in my hands and it is sometimes painful to hold a regular book.

  115. Linda

    My first ebook was Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, which I read for a neighborhood book club. I loved eReading! My favorite way to enjoy eBooks are reading series novels (trilogies, etc)…because I don’t have to wait to purchase and download the next book! I read in quick moments most often (waiting in car line to pick up kids, while rocking my son to sleep, etc), but on vacation I read as much as possible.

  116. liz hawkins

    Travelling is my favorite past-time AND ebooks my favorite travenecessity. I toured London with 2 British novels, guidebooks, historical treatises and maps – all on my Nook!

  117. TimBo

    I’m a single Grandpa raising my three young grandsons (3,4, & 7 years old) and I work full time. I read e-books everyday while I’m waiting for them to fall asleep and again while I’m waiting to fall asleep myself. I read literature, SciFi, history, business, technical books and whatever else I can get my hands on.

  118. rick humes

    I thought I posted here already, but I don’t see it.

    I take my ereader everywhere I go. My hands don’t have much strength anymore, so the fact it is lighter than a paperback is a huge boon for me. I use our local library and overdrive, so I always have a good book to read. Not sure if I would still be sane without my ebooks!

  119. Erik Thurman

    eBooks mean never finding myself stuck without a book. eBooks from the library give me the freedom to try new authors and new subjects without having to risk any money. They allow me to try reading outside my comfort zone without fear.

  120. Laura

    Every where and any where. I can read at the beach, in line at the drive thru, in the waiting room or in the car. The beauty is if I am reading a book on my kindle and don’t happen to have it with me (which is rarely) I can pick right up where I left off. I can borrow books to my hearts content and not worry about overdue book fees, or taking up valuable space in my home.

    When I am driving I love to listen to audio books to pass the time.

  121. Judy

    I enjoying reading but in the past it was hard to take a book everywhere. With Ebooks, I can read anywhere. I enjoy Overdrive and the ease of searching the website.

  122. Juli Elliott-Cluett

    I love reading my eBooks EVERYWHERE!!! On vacation, in bed before bedtime, on the back deck basking in the sun, passenging in the car, on the front porch with a coffee in the morning on weekends. I would love to win one so that my daughter can have her own and stop ‘borrowing’ mine! I am so happy to have passed along the love of reading to my daughter! #eBookday

  123. Trudy D

    It’s great to settle into bed, with the lights off, for a good read. When ready for sleep, just close the cover, put away on the nightstand. Love it!

  124. Michelle Skill

    I LOVE reading eBooks. I can check out a copy from Overdrive, which is available through my local library in Monroe County, NY. I never have to consider bringing my book with me because the version will be available on my phone or kindle whenever I have free time. I truly enjoy reading. It brings me a sense of relaxation before I go to bed every night. Bonus — no late fees! I don’t have to worry about returning my book to the library.

  125. Dayna Sorensen

    I am obsessed with reading, with 3 kids and a full time job you would think I would have no time to read! Thanks to overdrive I can read at any time and anywhere! Thank you overdrive!!

  126. Anne

    My husband and I recently traveled between Chicago and Seattle and San Francisco. It was so easy “packing” ebooks to read on the planes (where in-seat charging helped) and late at night in b and b’s and hotels.

  127. Tamica Reynolds

    I loveeeeeeeee ebooks they have saved me from having serious back issues. I used to carry books everywhere (not one but at least three). I hate to sit somewhere and not have a book to read. When my husband and children surprised me with my first Ipad at dinner in a restaurant a few years ago the first thing they couldn’t wait to show me was the kindle app to download books. I currently have 348 ebooks on my Ipad. Some of the books I am reading little by little because of what type of book it is or I read it in one day (like my favorite Francine Rivers books). My children have some on their kindles and Ipods too so they won’t have to have big books and can pick up where they left off. I remember years ago sending my husband to stand in line for the next book in a serious because I read it so quick and needed the next one now those days are overrrrrrr I can log onto my amazon account and download my book and before I click on my Ipad it’s already there waiting. I even have cookbooks, budgeting books, business books, pottytraining books, women books, marriage books, Christian books and parenting (you get right). Ebooks are a great solution for busy people who enjoy reading. Read on my friends.

  128. Shreya

    I enjoy reading eBooks on my Nook simple touch e-reader. I love that so many e-books are available to me at the touch of a finger, all at once. I just slip my Nook into my purse and carry it with me everywhere – on the train, during lunch, at the gym. When I have some time during a break, I can choose my book based on how I am feeling at that moment, whether I feel like reading a romance or suspense or non-fiction, I love that it’s all instantaneous and compact.

  129. Sue

    I love ebooks for riding on the bus. It makes the ride enjoyable and I don’t have to carry the weight of a hardcover book back and forth.

  130. Mary

    For my 80th birthday a friend gave me a Kindle Paperwhite. It is on my project list to activate and I just may do it today to celebrate ebook day.

  131. Shelley

    I am currently reading “The Rosie Project” which I downloaded from the Ontario download centre onto my Kobo. This is a great book! I reserve books using the Overdrive App on a regular basis. What a quick and easy way to access books!

  132. shyloh crismon

    when i don’t have time to go to the library i use’s really handy.i enjoy ebooks all the time. i read at least 2 each week.

  133. Sheryl

    I enjoy reading eBooks on my Kobo. I also have library eBooks on my phone so whenever I have an appointment or am away from home, I can always read!

  134. ashleigh b.

    While I’ll never stop enjoying the feeling of reading a book, I am absolutely an eBook convert! Between Amazon and the Overdrive app, which allows me to borrow from my library, I have a world of books at my fingertips and it is a wonderful feeling. I don’t go anywhere without my Kindle, so that way wherever I am and whenever I have down time I can read to my heart’s content. I read a lot of different books and stories, but one of my favorites remains the Harry Potter series. Re-reading those books every now and then is like visiting with old friends!

  135. Liza

    I love being able to carry around a hundred books in one tiny (light!) device. Plus, downloading provides instant gratification, which is never a bad thing.

  136. Brian

    Audiobooks through OverDrive and the Multnomah County Library are my passion. Using to keep track of what I’m reading and what is next in line I’m listening to a little better than a book a week during my commute and free time. I often check out the eBook version as well, especially for non-fiction titles, to see the charts, photos, and maps that I miss in the audiobook version. Once in a while a title is not available in audio format and then I jump right in on the eBook. So convenient to have it available on my phone and other digital locations when and where I want them!

  137. Dylan Miller

    My favorite time is when the power is out and I can easily read without a flashlight. My first eBook was Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files I can’t wait for more Rick Riordan on Overdrive.

  138. Dylan Miller

    My favorite time is when the power is out and I can easily read without a flashlight. My first eBook was Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files I can’t wait for more Percy Jackson on Overdrive.

  139. Serena Stucki

    My husband gave me a kindle for Valentine’s Day, since then I have read thirty e-books, all of them borrowed from my library on OverDrive. I have been reading a lot more since I’ve had the kindle. I have over a 120 books on my OverDrive wish list of books I want to read. I have recommended thirty-three books that my library did not have on OverDrive for my library to purchase, my library has purchased thirty-two of them on OverDrive.

  140. Christina R-M

    I consider my e-reader a really expensive paperback book – in that I’ve always got something in my purse to read. Except they’re not so expensive anymore, and instead of just one book, it’s every paperback, hardback, children’s book, and audiobook that I love all together at my fingertips. And if I forgot my e-reader, I always have my smartphone – now with the OverDrive account, everything syncs across all of my devices. And of course, with my library card, all of the content is FREE!!! OverDrive and e-books are a win-win.

  141. Suzanne Momrow

    Both of my daughters (2nd and 4th grade) have overdrive installed on their ipad minis. Since I don’t have my own device, I download audio books for myself onto their devices. While they are at school, I listen to awesome books borrowed from the library and simultaneously get some domestic chores done. It is difficult to multi-task in this manner with a physical book… When they get home from school, they are allowed to play on the devices once homework is done, including reading an ebook borrowed from the library. My older daughter likes to read before going to sleep, but since the 2 girls share a room, I am unwilling to keep the light on so my younger daughter can go to sleep. With the ebooks, lights go out and my older girl still gets to read … for a little while. On occasion we will download an audiobook they can both listen to before falling asleep (love the timer feature!!) On special occasions, I let them camp out in our room and we all listen to something – they move right in with their sleeping bags and stuffed animals – great fun! I am so greatful for our local library system and their fantastic selection of ebooks and downloadable audio books! Thanks UHLS!!

  142. Lisa N

    My dad read to me every night, and I’ve loved books as long as I can remember, but my earliest magical-reading moment was reading an Agatha Christie novel in class after I had finished a quiz early. It was the first time I remember “falling into” a book — reality dropped away and it felt like I was really in the story.

  143. Wally

    The ability to remain open to a flat page while leaving hands free makes ebooks incredibly useful especially for non-fiction books. Also the ability to quickly access titles of different languages is very convenient.

    1. Jackie Ames

      I am the type of person who reads dozens of books a month. Since I have owned my ereader I find I do not have to leave my home , travel to my local library, read it and remember to return it. Some of my favorite authors are, McComber, Wiggs, McCall Smith. ? I have spent hours enthralled by their wonderfully written stories. Of course my all time favorite is Jan Karon and her writings about the little town of Mitford,

  144. Paula L. Graffeo

    I love my eBooks… my personal ones that I own on my Kindle, and the ones that I have purchased for my students to use. I am the Librarian at J. Wallace James Elementary. I just discovered that today is International Read an e-book Day! Hooray! I’ve encouraged all of my teachers and students to log into our Capstone Interactive Library of e-books or our Sylvan Dell e-books and read one today!!

  145. Rene

    I like being early so ebooks are perfect while I wait. Reading and browsing is fast, easy, and really convenient. Thanks to ebooks I have read more in the past year than I ever had before. #eBookDay

  146. Roxanne

    can’t get enough! I discovered it by accident after a surgery and I couldn’t get to the library. Since I was [still am] new to computers I called my library to confirm if this was for real. Now I have read so many ebooks in the past couple of years. I would have never made it to the library that often. Especially at 3:00 am. I am never without some kind of device I can catch even just a couple of minutes to read. Also eliminates the weight of some of these books, my wrists were killing me after my first intro to Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon. I LOVE YOU OVERDRIVE!!

  147. Mona

    I really like and enjoy reading the books on my e e-reader and now I can borrow e-books from the public library and not thinking about returning date.

  148. Veronica Kersey

    It’s Read an ebook day! I LOVE to read and am so grateful to be able to read anywhere with ebooks. In fact I think I’m addicted to ebooks… I’m lost when I don’t have a new book to read once I’ve finished the last page of the previous book. My favorite time to read is just before bed. My children have gotten so use to me reading to them they won’t go without it!

  149. Retta

    My hats off to OverDrive for your eBook service and for your International Read an eBook Day today celebration. Not only do your Books provide me with lots of reading pleasure, but you also provide me with the ability to download audiobooks and streaming videos. I love being able to download to my MP3 player for those times I’m outsides and away from Wi-Fi. I’m also able to use my other devices to sync where I left off reading. Probably the best reason of all why I love your service at our library is because it helps to provide me with a job. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to all your new improvements.

  150. Judy

    Every day and every where! There is nothing better than taking out your ereader while traveling. The convenience of downloading and reading books no matter where you are just can’t be beat!

  151. Gena

    I love to read all times of the day. When I am at work and take my breaks I can pull up my e-book and enjoy anytime. I love that I don’t have to go through the trouble of finding my bookmarks.Sometimes I go to bed a little later than I should because of my love for reading. If that makes me a nerd then so be it. At least my vocabulary is up to par.

  152. Susan

    I download eBooks from my local library Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library the overdrive program is great and have help the public enjoy eBooks also.

  153. Melanie

    I love reading eBooks when I travel. They are easy to transport. I can load several eBooks from my local library onto my Kindle before heading out on a trip and I don’t have to worry about the books taking up lots of room in my backpack. I also love downloading audiobooks from the library for my hour long commute. I’ve learned so much while being stuck in traffic.

  154. Britney Whillans

    Honestly, I have never really tried an ebook. My friends all rave about them and I am curious to try one out and see if the screen will be equivalent to the paper feeling. I can imagine how convienent it would be to have many books within one little device–how handy! As a yoga teacher it would be really nice to bring one device vs. three massive text books to school.

  155. Keysha Sain

    Reading is my absolute favorite thing to do!!! I have loved books for as long as I can remember. No matter what is going on in my day, I make sure I have some reading time each and every day. My son who is 23 years old also shares my passion for reading. We have spent some wonderful times together at different bookstores (Borders, BAM, Barnes & Noble) sitting and reading for hours! I love that he inherited a love for reading from me!!!

  156. Kaye

    I love everything about ebooks. I love how easy it is to check out and return a book. I love receiving all the suggestions of books to read. I am a DQR ( decadent queen of retirement :), I taught school for 40 years, survived it, loved it). I recommend Overdrive to my family, my friends, and anyone I visit with about books. The more a child listens to books and read books, the better reader s/he becomes. So many children have tablets now, what a wonderful, easy way to take them to the library!

  157. Julie

    In 2009 our library joined a consortium. One of the many benefits was ebooks from OverDrive. Best day ever! I purchased an eReader and have enjoyed reading free ebooks. Now, I have multiple devices so I can read or listen to books from OverDrive.

  158. Sheryl

    I love reading eBooks on my Kobo. I also download to my phone so I am never without a library book to read. I take an eBook with me to appointments and when away on a trip.

  159. JJ

    Is it sad that I have 3 Nooks (one is their first one), and have the Nook App, Kindle app, and Play books along with Overdrive? I am never without a book, and don’t have to make sure my book can fit into my purse anymore or have to take it out to search for something and leave it by accident somewhere. :)

  160. Rich

    The free public library is an institution which our society has enjoyed for ages. The digital age, with ebooks, as delivered beautifully through the magic of Overdrive, now makes that free experience positively boundless. A whole lifetime’s worth of whatever you might like to read, right in the palm of your hand. More books than anyone could ever manage physically to tote around. Available instantaneously. And all absolutely for free. Such a terrific concept!

  161. Pammy

    I love the fact that I can download a few books and only take up minimal space when traveling. The time saving aspect is important to me as well. I work full time and our local library has limited night time hours to sign out and return books.

  162. Lea

    I love having a new eBook for my child, at my fingertips, for those unexpected “we’re running a little behind today” moments. My reading tastes are not mainstream, so I love having more variety than my brick-and-mortar public library can provide. The library’s subscription to Overdrive gives me more options. More horror, more world lit, exciting!

  163. Leslie Blanchard

    I always have a book loaded on my reader so if I have to wait at the doctor’s office, getting my oil changed, or waiting for a friend I can catch up on some reading.

  164. Liz Reyner

    I have been downloading eBooks to my Kindle from my local library – East Greenbush Public Library!! – pretty much since the time they started offering them. The Overdrive program is easy to use, the library’s collection is extensive and growing daily and I’ve found so many great books just by browsing in various categories. My favorite book that I recommend to everyone latest is “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender – AWESOME!!

  165. Sam Garst

    I love reading technical texts in ebook form- I can use bookmarks to get back to critical reference information quickly, highlight sections I might need to refer to later, and quickly assemble notes. And being able to keep an ebook reader right at hand when working on a project is even better- no folding over pages or trying to page through a book!

  166. Pedram

    My first attempt was The Plague of Albert Camus in eBooks. It was nice as I can type what I think in between and make note about the book. There was some problems like I am not so comfortable with the light of my iPad or depend on the type of your PDF or Reader/App you will have some limitations.

  167. Michele Coleman

    I work in a public library and we we first got ebooks we had to learn how to use Overdrive and different devices. A team was put together to help the public. I was not on the team and swore I’d never use an ereader again ! What a pain when I could walk over and get a book off the shelf. The next Christmas I got a nook tablet from my family. Well that was the start of a great new relationship ! I soon started helping patrons with their nooks. From there I progressed through trail and error to learn every device that came in the library. Since then I have started doing all our ereader classes, several a year. I even, along with a coworker led our campaign a couple of years ago for the Overdrive contest on how to get our ebooks known to the public. We came in 2nd place ! I have been dubbed the ebook expert, haha, and my boss calls me the ebook convert. I tell everyone that if I can do it anybody can !! I love my ebooks and have upgraded to an Ipad. I find myself with the actual book on my desk going to Overdrive to see if it’s available for download. I enjoy downloading ebooks to read and the audiobooks to listen to also. The plusses of ebooks for a booklover is so many many books at the touch of a finger and you can carry them all wherever you go !! I love my ebooks and Overdrive is such a great way to obtain wonderful reads for free.

  168. Nicole

    I love having my latest book on my phone. I don’t need an extra bag or anything, just my phone, and I can read on my lunch break, on the bus, or waiting in line.

  169. John Freeman

    I’m relatively new to eBooks. I just started reading them with Overdrive earlier this year. I find I’m reading and enjoying reading more than ever. It’s so convenient to browse and pick up a good read.

  170. Stacy Brown

    We are REALLY enjoying ebooks this year! In fact, we are celebrating our new ebook collection every day all year long. Through the MISBO consortia, we have been able to purchase an ebook collection with Overdrive. During our pre-planning week, we oriented teachers to our new ebook platform and since school started, we have students checking out ebooks, writing book reviews, and sending recommendations to their friends through our library catalog, Destiny Quest. Ebooks have added so much excitement to our media centers at The Davis Academy. In fact, we would love a visit from the Overdrive bus. We host fourth and fifth grade book clubs and those readers are especially enjoying ebooks as they can take them with them easily on trips during school holidays. We are so grateful for ebook access now.

  171. tracy

    I love it!!! I like to lay in bed and read all the diffferent ebooks . I also love the choice to listen to audio because i have a long drive to work. It is like the person telling their story is right beside you. Its amazing…

  172. Dianne

    I am 74 years old and usually don’t like new technology, but my Granddaughter got me a Kindle. Learning to use it was not “too hard” with the help of my local library staff. The best thing is that it is a lot easier on my old eyes. I can read more and my eyes don’t get as tired. A real help with aging without being too challenging to learn and use. I am going to get one with a larger screen so that I can enlarge the font even more.

  173. Gregg Painter

    I am very glad that my wife has finally become a reader. She likes her Kindle, especially because she can adjust the print size; her eyes make reading regular text problematic.

    Personally, I read physical books. Lots of them. I don’t like to read a book on a screen. But if I ever travel to the other side of the world, I suppose I’ll have to join the crowd and get an e-book.

  174. Ann Marie

    I travel often for business and I love how e-books make it easy to bring extra books without the added weight and to have immediate access to books — from my library using Overdrive, or from an e-book retailer in the rare event I have run out of reading material. Having access to the same library book on multiple devices makes it easy to read on go — commuting on the train, waiting for a plane, waiting for my kids to get out of school or practice. When we are travelling as a family, it’s nice to know that there are always books on our e-readers and tablets when the kids will be spending hours in the car.

  175. Carla Sarratt

    As a librarian, I enjoy teaching patrons how to read eBooks from their various devices. Lately I have become an eReader myself and enjoy the flexibility to do so. I find that I read eBooks faster than I do with a book in print. At any rate, I love that technology is inspiring more people to read on a more regular basis.

  176. Pam Blome

    I am a university librarian, but I borrow a lot of e-books from the public library. The e-books our university library purchases are not as much fun to read!! I used to download them onto my Nook, but my iPad makes it much easier!! I love to travel and now I am no longer weighed down literally with lots of books in my suitcase!!

  177. Lisa

    The portability of ebooks makes them great to enjoy everywhere! This summer, I have enjoyed them at home, work and the beach. Overdrive has a great selection of titles and reading them on my tablet is easy on the hands, especially with big books.

  178. Ryan

    I’m a professor and a book lover; I’ve got more books than I can handle! The last couple of times that I’ve moved, the process of packing up 40+ boxes of books has started to become more and more wearying. So, I’ve started to make the switch to eBooks, at least for books that I’m reading just for pleasure and not for work. I’ve cleared a ton of shelf-space, and probably shed a literal ton (or at least a couple of hundred pounds) of books!

  179. mary gates-over

    I live having a library of books with me anytime I have my NOOK. It’s very nice because I’m not limited to only one book. I can read whatever type of book I want.

  180. Aimee

    I absolutely love eBooks because I can take them with me anywhere I go. My eReader fits in my purse or my pocket – I can’t always fit a book in there!

  181. Erin

    I’m a voracious reader & when I used to travel I always used to run out of things to read – often before I even reached my destination! Now I carry an e-reader & always have something to read, no matter how long I’m travelling for

  182. Be Astengo

    I take my iPhone everywhere and I always have an eAudiobook downloaded onto it so I can listen to something wherever I go. eAudiobooks allow me to walk and read, do the dishes and read, even watch my daughter’s volleyball game and read–it’s more relaxing than worrying about the score. I love the convenience of eBooks because my Kindle paperwhite is so light and easy to transport or just lay down. It may seem lazy, but pressing a button to turn a page is so much faster and easier that actually turning a page. And I can still go back and forth if I want to check something earlier in the book. I’m always disappointed when I can’t find a book that I want to read in eBook or eAudiobook format.

  183. Alyson Tasker

    I love ebooks! I love reading, but getting to the library is hard with my busy schedule, so when my library got Overdrive a few years ago I was so excited. Now I’m always able to have a book with me, whether it’s on my phone, tablet or computer.

  184. Ellen OHara

    I love to read at night and with ebooks, I don’t have to turn on a light (which wakes my husband) to read…I just turn the contrSt down on my iPad and read away. Also great for international flights….I always have one or two books downloaded to keep me occupied. I read the entire Maud Silver series by Patricia Wentworth IN ORDER, thx to ebooks. Also enjoyed my intro to Sue Monk Kidd and my reacquaintance with Pat Conroy thru ebooks from my library. All using Overdrive. It couldn’t be simpler, cheaper or mor convenient!!

  185. Barb

    I downloaded an eBook and started reading when I found out my doctor was running late. I was so into my book that I didn’t even notice him enter the room.

  186. Franc Woods

    Give up the car and take the bus! I get so much more reading done when I take the commuter bus to and from work. Overdrive and #eBooks make it easy. Join #ebookDay!

  187. Mary Alicia

    When I was a kid, once a week, my sisters and I would walk to a nearby shopping center to visit the County Bookmobile. If you told the librarian what you liked to read, the next week she had recommendations for you. Using overdrive I can browse my city library Ebook shelves or check the Ebook bestsellers list anytime, day or night. Occasionally people will ask what I’m doing on my tablet and I say, “Shh, I’m at the library”.

  188. Leah

    My love of reading began with my mother. When e-books became popular I wasn’t sure I was ready to trade in ink and paper for digital version, but I was quickly won over. I always loved being read to, so now audiobooks are constantly on my tablet. I love the range of classics to new authors that lets me try out genres I wouldn’t normally explore, and if it doesn’t hit the spot it’s easy to delete and download a new one.
    I’m currently reading Child of vengeance, a samurai story from old Japan. Listening to Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt goddess of eternity- A fictional history. #ebookday

  189. jeffrey S

    A Story of the Benefits of E books for the Disabled.

    I use to never read for pleasure. I always had better things to do. I have been living with cerebral palsy . Until about a few years ago I was able to have a normal life for 40 years. Cerebral Palsy causes excessive pain tremendous wear and tear on the body to the point that I am physical and mentally unable to drive let alone work. I know I have more free time. I have a tablet that I use for e books. I use Kindle’s app and the fact that the they have books free and you can access the library’s collection have allowed me to explore new worlds with out needing to depend on others to take me to go buy a book or loan one out of the library. It provides me an escape mentally from the confines and physical pain of my deteriorating body. Know that I am extremely limited on my mobility. I have found an increased interest in reading. I just completed a 400 page book. The first I have read in 30 years . The interactive abilities of e books littererly gives me instant access to further research without going through the trouble of getting up and move to my computer to look something up. Thank god for technology to make life easier for those with physical difficulties

  190. Meghan

    I love to read my e-books while I’m commuting. I can carry my whole library with me, everywhere I go, and it barely weighs a thing!!! Also, I love the fact that I can read in bed and not disturb my husband by having the light on. It’s great!

  191. Ruth Woodworth

    As an old-fashioned school librarian, I was initially reluctant to start using eBooks, but with my first experience checking out an audio book from Overdrive, via my local public library, I was hooked! Now I always have several audio books and eBooks downloaded to my Ipad from the library, and have purchased eBooks from Amazon and Apple I-Tunes store as well. Audio books and eBooks are an enriching part of my daily life!

  192. Patty

    eBooks have been a life saver for me! I have a debilitating arthritis that makes it impossible to hold a book for any length of time. Especially ones that are thick and heavy. Being able to enjoy the books I love by using an e-reader has enriched my life. When everyday activities have become more and more difficult to perform being able to read has become my solace.

  193. Joann W

    I love eBooks. I can carry so many more books with me, and if I run out, I just need to find a wifi connection! I have memories of racing out to find a bookstore, before closing, in a strange town so that I could continue to read the second part of a trilogy. With Overdrive, if my library is carrying it, I can get it, and if it is checked out, I can place it on hold, use the automatic delivery feature and not miss the window. My only Overdrive regret is that my library doesn’t carry every Overdrive book.

  194. T. E. Williams

    I love to read the classics. Gibbon’s unabridged Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire sure is easier to carry around in electronic form than in print! I’d need to buy a little red wagon if I didn’t have my e-reader.

  195. Stephanie

    Remember how when you first got cable TV you stayed up all night afraid you might miss something. Well, when I got my first eReader I did just that. Loved it. I evenutally upgraded to a different one and passed the first along to my son, so both are now in constant use. I have recently joined mine to Overdrive for library access which is the best of both worlds, eReading and having an entire library to shop from. Yes, back to that feeling I might miss a great book if I don’t read non-stop. This has opened up a whole new world of reading, as I can still purchase eBooks that I just can’t wait for, or eBooks that I want to read over and over. Meanwhile, I am not hesitant to try new authors, genres, etc. I also love putting eBooks on my tablet so I can share them with my granddaughter or just enjoy the illustrations. Great for recipes, picture books, and how to books. Honestly, I could do without my smartphone before I could go without my eReader.

  196. Virginia

    I love that no matter when I finish a book I can download the next one immediately–even in the middle of the night. Ebooks also give me the flexibility to keep reading even when my eyes tire. I simply adjust the font size and keep going.

  197. Dave Linton

    At my age, falling to sleep while reading, I only have to reopen my Ipad and there I am where I left off. Don’t have to search my closed book. Also much easier to handel.

  198. Liberty Schauf

    My whole life my family are big readers. But when my dad started chemo and radiation for his hemo lymphoma he didn’t have the strength to hold up a book. So he bought himself an e-reader that he called his “cancer toy”. E-books helped him get through his hours of chemo and nights where he was in too much pain to sleep. He read e-book after e-book. He didn’t have the energy to fulfill his bucket list so he worked hard on his TBR list. During his last days you could find him having adventure through e-books.

    1. Adam Sockel

      Thank you so much for sharing this personal story about your family. Your words are beautiful and I hope reading helps bring your family comfort in the same way it brought your father adventure.

  199. Livia

    One of the first books I’ve ever read as a kid was “Sans Famille” by Hector Malo. My copy was the complete book (Part 1 and 2) and was in a paperback format. It was over 500 pages and looked like a brick! I carried it everywhere with me until I finished it, and naturally, the paperback covers got damaged and torn and the pages yellowed and ripped. I kept the book, and it proudly sits in my home library, 20 years later, sharing the shelf with many other books.
    Unfortunately, I think it’s time that I put an end to my physical collection of old French Literature gems and start going digital, because I’m running out of shelf space.

  200. Shelia Browder

    I love my ebooks. The best 2 books I have read were written by the same author. Dean Koontz. I enjoy the books that are spooky, thriller. My 2 favorites are The Watchers; The Husband. They are great reads. My most favorite place and time to read is at bedtime, in my bed. The best feature of the readers is being able to read w/o having to turn on a light. This keeps me from disturbing my husband. Love it.

  201. Alan

    I hadn’t read a traditional book in years, then I discovered ebooks and now prefer only that method. My local library has a ton of ebooks that can be checked out plus I’ve purchased a few. I also like ebooks versus traditional because I can read at night. I don’t need to keep the night stand light on and bother my wife. Plus I always have the book with me as I can read it on my phone too. No need to haul a thick book or backpack. Plus bookmarks and searching is so easy. I’m hooked on ebooks now!

  202. Kim

    I enjoy my ebooks everywhere! I have gotten my parents and my sister hooked on OverDrives ebooks as well as my oldest son! Before bed time I will get my iPad out and we will read one of the books I have download from the OverDrive app and he will turn the pages. I also take my iPad on the road and listen to audiobooks while driving. Sometimes I think about buckling the iPad in, as it makes a great driving companion!

  203. Holly DeGrote

    What’s better than eBooks through my library and OverDrive? The wait was excruciating, but finally it was my turn at the set of four Song of Fire and Ice books!

  204. Phebe

    I am lifelong reader, so I was somewhat skeptical when eReaders appeared on the scene. I thought I would truly miss the feel of holding a book. Well I was so wrong. There is nothing that equals the ability to carry hundreds of books. I can read something new. I can go back to an old favorite. Reading is there much better.

  205. Pat

    I’ve loved books since I was a kid. I remember winning a contest in first grade for being the student who read the most books in a year. My love of reading has carried me through good times and bad. Books help transport the reader to different worlds. Now it’s even easier to read with technology like Overdrive. I’m constantly downloading new books from my library.

    Thanks Overdrive for making books more accessible.

  206. Nina Grimm

    I really enjoy reading since I was a baby; I would always have someone read to me until I was able to. Being able to get eBooks really help me be able to have access to my book 24/7 and it is really quick to get. When, I can’t make it to the library ;I check to see if I can get it through an eBook instead of paperback.If the paperback book has a lot of holds on it, I check to see if I can get it through a eBook which, I normally can. Then, I check as many as I want in one which, would be between 2-3 books a day because, I don’t like getting books and not reading them. It helps me plan my schedule and find time to incorporate my book with doing school and other things in my day. I never leave the house without my book or tablet.

    1. Joseph McGowan

      Ebooks are helping me to become a happy, healthy African American male. I am an only child. My grandmother and mother both worked Monday through Saturday. So I spent many hours from the time I was six until I was thirteen reading books. I started reading ebooks eight years ago.
      Last fall I was fortunate enough to start reading ebooks that focused on these questions: who are you; what keeps you from loving yourself; does God love you or judge you.
      On September 17, eight days after for my seventy fourth birthday, I began reading Marcus J. Borg’s wonderful book Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most. decided to write this book the weekend when he was celebrating his seventh birthday.
      I cannot put the ebook down. This wonderful author has taken my spiritual hand and he is guiding me along a path which I walked and have walked alone; and he is pointing out to me answers to my question which I was coming to see.
      I am so very happy I am finding him and so many other authors who are helping me.

  207. Becky

    I get books from the library in ebook form. I always have a book on my iPad to read and I am never without the iPad. You never know when you will have a few minutes, or longer, to read a bit. It is easy, practical and fun. I buy books from Amazon and Barnes and Noble too. Greatest thing ever!!

  208. Jody

    When my second son was born I spent a lot of time with him throught night for feelings and general comfort. He was pretty clicky. Having access to the library on my iPad was a lifesaver,because reading a paper book in the dark doesn’t work very well!

  209. Rachel Vance

    Since I have carpel tunnel, arthritis, and bad eye sight, it had gotten very hard for me to hold a book and hard to see it unless I shoved it in my face. With ebooks it allows me to use an easel cover so that it stands up on its own and all I have to do is tap to change the page and I can adjust the font to my eyesight. I love to read while I eat a meal, it’s very relaxing and it even makes the food taste better.

  210. Tina

    I have read all my life I always had a stack of books going but about 5 years ago I got my first ereader thinking it might be nice for trips,oh my has it changed my reading habits,I now have a kindle fire and a nook tablet and ereader that I can’t do without.My husband never understood how I could just sit and read at night because while he liked to read he was a slow reader till I got him hooked on audiobooks now he always finds time to grab a book,he listens while at work outside doing yard work or anytime he has a few minutes and he finally understands why I read all the time! So I am very happy to say without my kindle fire and downloading an audio book for him to try he would have missed out on some great books!

  211. dalonja duncan

    My sister needed a book for a college class and even though we have a print version in our library system, we also have an ebook. The ebook worked out great and (shush) I don’t have to worry about her remembering to return it. #eBookday

  212. Susan Hanzelka

    I have loved books for as long as I can remember. My dream as a child was to work at the library, because the librarian was always so excited about the books and made me love the books even more. Today I work at the library and one of my favorite activities is helping patrons master their devices and download books.

    What am I reading? I always try to read a book before the movie comes out (the book is ALWAYS better lol). This year I’ve read “The Giver” (It is one of a 4-part series. If you want to know how “The Giver” really ends, you’ll have to check out the third book, “Messenger”!) and “The Maze Runner,” and am now reading “Gone Girl”!

  213. Leslie Goode

    On a Thursday evening my daughter said she needed to read a non-fiction book by the following day – what to do? Ebooks!!! Our library system #SJCPLS has a lot of great ebooks and had non-fiction in her age range. Mission completed! Thanks ebooks!! #eBookday

  214. Don Goss

    As an avid reader sometimes there isn’t enough hours in the day to work, deal with home life and outside interests – and to to read. I’m very fortunate that in my job as a cataloger, I have the opportunity to be able to occasionally listen to some favorite audio books as well as sample new works while at work. And of course most of my Overdrive books are borrowed and downloaded from my favorite Public Library!

  215. E.R.B

    eBooks allow me to continue to read more books without adding to paper waste, cluttering my house with more and more things, or weighing down my carry-on when I travel. They give me immediate access to the stories that enrich my life wherever I am. I’m thrilled to be reading more often thanks to eBooks!

  216. Jodi

    I often download both the eBook and eAudio versions of books so that I can read or listen – whichever works better. And when I am flying, I find that I am easily distracted on a plane so then I read and listen at the same time. Love it!

  217. Jennifer

    I read e-books on my iPad. I really enjoy the convenience of having a book with me at all times. It is so easy to look for books and check them out. I also love being able to read a sample of a book to see if it would be something I want to check out!

  218. Dakota

    I read a book called the Eleventh Plague it was a fiction book but a very good story. A boy named Stephen Quinn who was with his father while the world was in a huge war and epidemic, there was a plague going around called the eleventh plague. They where roaming the united states to find a way to survive. They came into a few incidents. They always said to survive keep moving and boy were they right. I think its a great book for eBook readers its a great book and story

  219. Sharon

    I fell in love with books and reading in the 9th grade. The book was , “Keys of the Kingdom.” That was 52 years ago and I have never stopped. Ebooks came into my life 4 years now, what a great find. My eyesight is bad, (to much reading? LOL), so with my reader I can enlarge the print to my comfort level. Thank you technology.

  220. Gail McCarthy

    I may be old school (and a former school teacher!!) but I love my kindle and would never travel without it. eBooks from the library make it so easy. Thanks for this opportunity!

  221. Dorothy Harroun

    I love my Kobo. I never worry about appointments being late anymore. I just pull the Kobo out of my purse and time passes quickly. I have a shoulder that bothers me to hold a book in bed, my favorite place to read, so the Kobo is light and works well there. I don’t panic about running out of reading materials anymore either. I can download a book in the middle of the night if I so choose. What a great invention!!

  222. Diane

    My granddaughter is a senior in high school in California. I’m over 65 and live in Michigan. She’s an avid reader & she shares with me book titles that she’s reading (required by school or for fun). When I get her email I can get an ebook on line immediately and start reading. Discussing books has created a special bond for us. She’s reading books for the first time as a Senior in high school and I’m re-reading great books as a senior citizen.

  223. Talela Belue S.

    eBooks have been the best thing ever for me. I read more books now then I did in the past. I carry at least 100 books with me in my Kindle. Some are short stories and others or long novels. I have branched out into reading more types of books too since I can carry them with me all the time, I can read whatever fits my mood at the time. Happy eBook Day!!!

  224. Bluenoser

    Being able to browse library books online and then sign out the one I want without even having to leave the house is decadent – I love it!

  225. Amy Senta

    Late the other night I was holding my two-year-old in my arms as I read a Margaret Atwood eBook on my kindle in the dark. Unable to sleep due to his recent surgery, he had asked to snuggle with me and was observing how the kindle worked. As I silently read, he suddenly pointed at the kindle and said, “Pig! That says, pig!” Being in the field of education, I could hardly believe that he had read his first word from dense prose of my eBook. For our family, this deceptively simple scene has brought new meaning to the concepts of love, learning, and literacies. For me, the scene is an illustration of the possibility that emerges when a relationships centers, even for only a moment, on an eBook.

    1. Donna

      Anywhere and anytime! I always take my Kindle with me, to the doctor’s, dentist, work, anywhere. You never know when you might have ‘downtime”. When I’m having work done on my vehicle, I always wait for it, so I can have guilt-free ‘me’ time, sometimes polishing off the better part of a book. Now that’s taking care of business along with pleasure!

  226. Michelle Barnes

    I enjoy eBooks on my iPad! I love to borrow titles from my local library (shoutout to James V. Brown Library!) as well as purchase titles from Amazon or the iBooks store. I also enjoy reading magazines on my iPad. It is turning out to be the perfect travel companion. I show my friends and family how I read eBooks and they are fascinated. I definitely do not leave home without my eBooks!

  227. Cecelia

    I was hesitant to enter the eBook world because I love the feel of a real book. I like being able to flip the pages back and forth to re-read the good parts. I like feeling the texture of the pages and the cover. With an eBook, all of the books look and feel the same. The reduced price of eBooks eventually won me over, and I love the freebies on Amazon.

  228. Joyce Strong

    We traveled to see my sister in D.C., that’s a nine hour drive and we do it straight through! I have 4 teenage children who just love to read. We were able to download books on our daughter’s Ipad mini for the trip. We didn’t hear so many “are we there yet?” comments because they could read and pass the device around to make all of them happy. It was nicer to take the Ipad instead of a lot of books … there is a total of 8 people in a van, so space was valuable!

  229. Vicki

    I love books and never thought I would give in to ebooks but after I bought a tablet, I figured it was easier to load a few books on it when travelling than to lug a bunch of library books. I will always prefer the real thing but love the convenience of ebooks, so I always seem to have both on the go!

  230. Bridget

    My 6 year old son now loves books of every kind. But for a while, he was reluctant to pick up paper books. Whenever I’d try to read one to him, he’d hold back and get frustrated, because he couldn’t read himself. However, when I bought my kindle and put some books on it for him, he saw them from a different perspective. What had been a source of anxiety now became a source of pleasure because it was formatted differently. He loved grabbing the kindle, and flipping through the ‘pages’ of books! I got audiobooks as well, and we listen to them on road trips. He began to realize the magic within books and stories, and looks forward to them. I still use the kindle and audiobooks, but he also begs me to go to bookstores and libraries to look through traditional books as well. As a book lover, I was nervous about his anxiety, and I am SO relieved to see his transformation.

  231. Charlene

    I’ve discovered that you can become a member of any library in the state of California for free as long as you are a permanent resident. This really broadens your eBook access by providing access to books that might not be at your local library.

  232. Mark

    I love being able to pack even less for holidays by taking ebooks (but normally end up filling the space with books as well!). Plus, always having something to read on my phone when travelling on the bus or train means I’m not bothered if there’s a delay.

  233. Lisa

    I love being able to take my ebooks with me everywhere whether on my phone or on my laptop. It’s great to be able to during lunch at work or to be able to read a couple of pages on the way home.

  234. Tricia

    I am an AVID reader and absolutely love my Kobo ereader. I never go anywhere without my ereader. Even when I go grocery shopping the ereader comes with me – you never know when you will be in a long line!

    I have over 1000 books on it and continually re-read my favorites – so my Kobo is very heavy! LOL! Currently at the top of my list is author Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander series (and Lord John) along with Nora Roberts/JD Robb.

    #eBookDay #ilovebooks #cantreadenough

    1. Vickie Yates

      Since the loss of my son two years ago, I have found reading gives me a break from the constant loop that consumes me.

    2. Adam Sockel

      We are so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story, and we hope reading continues to bring you peace.

  235. Jane Fedelem

    I have been reading ebooks since my library joined the program. It is an easy way to carry a book when traveling or going to appointments.

  236. Erin

    I was a little wary of trying eBooks because I love paper books so much, but now that I’ve started getting a collection I just can’t stop. I read everyday, so being able to read on my phone is great. And I can keep adding to my collection without needing to add a third bookshelf!

  237. Angie

    I read and read and read and read……and it’s soooo nice to be able to have a selection of books with me, at the touch of my fingertips. While I’m waiting for the kids after their activities, or in the doctor’s office, or anywhere, a virtual “getaway/escape” is always right within reach!

  238. John

    Hi my names is John and ebooks have changed my life. Reading was not encouraged growing up. I not a good student. I graduated from college on the GI Bill, but I struggled. Reading was always difficult and I never completed a book. I was givien an ebook from my spouse and I have read more books since receiving an ereader. Now I read daily and reading is a hobby.

  239. Megan Turner

    I have always loved reading but hated how I would have to put down a book if I wanted to get anything done. Then I discovered audiobooks. Not quite as good as reading a book but I could listen while getting housework done. When I got a tablet I made sure to get a swivel case so I could set my book up and read while I knit. Now I can enjoy a book without feeling like I should be doing something else. When I finish a book I can immediately download the next book in the series which is awesome if I am reading in bed and the library is closed. I have helped friends and family get the overdrive app so they can see how great it is too :-)

  240. Jesper Jensen

    I read ebooks every day, everywhere. I love @Overdrive, which allows me to borrow library books on the go. I especially enjoy reading ebooks in bed at night…without having a table lamp turned on. I also have an Overdrive book in my ear every time I am at the gym, exercising my mind and body at the same time…it’s a win-win. The best part, though, being a Dane living in the US, I can borrow Danish ebooks through Overdrive…books I normally wouldn’t have access to. What’s not to love? ;-) #eBookDay

  241. Stephanie Furness

    I read ebooks on my Ipod Touch but would love to be able to read them on a tablet. I love that I can (because I need to) increase the font size =)

  242. Melissa

    Reading is my favorite pastime. Now that I have small kids plus my career, I rarely have time to curl up with a good book. With an Overdrive eBook loaded on my smartphone, I always have a book waiting for my brief moments of me-time.

  243. Robyn Blackburn

    Just finished Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates and beginning Shadow Woman by Linda Howard. Also reading Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer by Sue Friedman.

  244. Diane Dynan

    I love to read, and eBooks make it easy to always have a book available! It’s so nice to be able to take my Kindle out of my purse when I’m waiting to pick-up the kids, waiting at the doctor’s office, on my lunch break and especially on vacation. My favorite feature is that I can make all my eBooks large print.

  245. Jennifer

    When I am sick and need something to read an e-book is great. I don’t have to drag myself to the library or get anybody else sick. Plus I don’t have to get out of bed to dig around the house for a book.

    1. Laura Rodgers

      I do a lot of reading so buying everything I want to read just isn’t in the budget. I really appreciate being able to borrow from overdrive through my library.

  246. Pam

    I love having a variety of books on my Kindle, ready for me to read whenever, wherever! And, because of OverDrive, my library is never closed! Best thing ever!

  247. Jennifer Zamora

    As the mother of five children three of which are extremely active in several sports and a husband who also is very active in sports I spend a lot of time sitting around waiting. Not to mention of course doctors appointments dentist appointments I appointment school appointments etc. I love the convenience of being able to take my e-books with me on my phone and have them available wherever and whenever. And since I keep them on my phone it makes it easy because if I get stuck somewhere then that means that I can without my phone and read my book.

  248. Gwynne

    I enjoyed reading ebooks on my iPad whether I’m traveling or at home or sitting in the car line. It’s a lot easy for me to do this because I live in the country. My favorite authors are Beverly Lewis, Marta Perry, Cindy Woodsmall and Karen Harper just to name a few.

  249. Jessica

    I have enjoyed ebooks since the mid oughts, when Clevnet first started having them. Using first Adobe Reader, then Adobe Digital Editions, I would devour novels on my laptop. Of course, now I use a Kindle Touch and a smartphone to sync across the Kindle app, but my love and devotion remains the same.

    I also don’t have to worry about snide remarks when I read romance novels, while a perfectly acceptable choice, they are often looked down upon. Or children’s books.

    Now one of the favorite parts of my job at a library is helping others download the books they want.

  250. Anne

    I LOVE TO READ! I buy purses based on how well my Kindle/iPad Mini fits. I’m never without a book. Since finding the Brooklyn Public Library -eBooks I have happily renewed my subscription annually. I love that I can choose many reading options with eBooks – Kindle, Phone, Audio, PC or iPad. Options abound with eBooks….

  251. Deborah

    When I went on a three month trip to Europe a few years ago, ebooks were my life saver. I can’t count how many times I would be on a train or a subway or in an airport and be glad I had an ebook on my iPod to keep me company. There’s something really powerful about having a whole library in your pocket.

  252. Ruthann Eilber

    I enjoy eBooks on all of my electronic devices! I never like to be without a book. If I’m heading out with my husband on a long drive, flying to NC to see my family, I am always ready to read. I love the ease with which I can enjoy all of my favorite titles. Thank you for making it so easy to enjoy what I love most….reading!

  253. Jolene

    I have always loved reading since I have been little, I would read everything . There was a time that I had read everything that was in our house right down to the back of every shampoo bottle. I also loved going to the library, when I had free time, getting as many books as I could. Now I like reading an old fashioned paper book, but with the hours I work, I couldn’t always make it to the library before it would close. My librarian told me about eBooks and how if I have a tablet, I could use that to check out books. That has been perfect for me. I never go anywhere without it now. I always have an eBook checked out. And you can bet that if I have any free time you will find me reading a book on my tablet.

  254. Jackie

    I love the easy mobility of e-books on my i.pad, but the most important feature for me is the ability to increase the print size. I find that many of the print sizes in paper books are too small for me to read easily, so e.books are my favourite way to read.

  255. Orphan Train

    I just got done with this book, It was one of the best books I have read all summer. It was very well written and it all way kept my interest through out the entire book. I would recommend it to any one. I would like to know what happened to the main character.

  256. Celeste Chittaphong

    I have a vast eclectic library of e-books that I like to read simultaneously! They are read when traveling, while waiting for a table or a doctor, on break at work, while my husband watches his TV programs, or before I go to sleep. Everywhere and anywhere! The best thing is you can carry a library with you without breaking your back. I have early generation e-readers they have long ago run out of space.

  257. Cheryl

    I love ebooks! When I hear about a book that sounds interesting, I can be reading it within minutes. No more trips to the bookstore hoping they have a copy. No more searching the library for mis-shelved books. No more ordering hard copies on-line and waiting days or weeks for the book to arrive. Ebooks arrive like magic just when you want them!

  258. Sarah Thomas

    I travel abroad and with EasyJet’s baggage policy the less you take the better! An e-reader is perfect for taking as many books as you want without the extra weight and space that the real thing would take.

  259. Donna Robinson

    I love reading eBooks. I like the convenience of having several books at my fingertips at any given time. I’ve always loved to read and eBooks make it so easy to enjoy a book any time. I love to get lost in a story and take a break from the daily hustle & bustle of life. I’ve just recently discovered the Overdrive app and have fallen in love!! I had not gone to a library for a couple years because I got an eReader and didn’t realize I could check out eBooks from the library! So glad I’ve found out differently, it makes reading eBooks much more affordable.

  260. Katie

    My husband got me a Kindle a long time ago, since he knows how much I love to read. Sadly, I returned it. I read so much and paying for books just wasn’t cost-effective. However, I have since discovered our library’s e-collection and have been hooked! I would love my own e-reader to continue my addiction!

  261. Julia Marie

    I enjoy eBooks everyday during my commute and love that I can catch up with Game of Thrones using my eReader and a library card. I also download travel guides whenever we go on vacation.

  262. Lisa Tolder

    HI! My name is Lisa and I am new to ebooks. I have checked out one book so far; its a Debbie Macomber book. I like the ease of the ebooks and that fact that you don’t have to wait log for a book to come in. As far as the book I am reading, Debbie Macomber let’s me travel back to that small town filling that I use to know; I love her writing. I will be using the ebook more and more now that I know about it.

  263. Barb C.

    I use them to keep up with my book club. I can download many of the titles we select from the local library, so I get the next month’s book quickly and I’m ready to go!

  264. Jessica Dewater

    Being dyslexic made my life hard growing up. At 14 a teacher finally figured out what was wrong. It took me another 20 years to really read for fun. With my nook, I can read 400pg e-book in a day. Changing the font size for some sections helps my mind keep the words right. Since having my nook, I have downloaded more than 2000 books. I never understood why my mom always had a book in her hand, purse, car or even at the kitchen table. NOW I do. I wouldn’t know what to do without an e-reader.

  265. Kelley Tackett

    I always keep a handful of ebooks on my phone so if I get trapped somewhere without a book, I have something to read. The process of checking out ebooks from the library is so much easier now than it used to be and OverDrive has done a great job updating their website. I never thought I would like ebooks, but sometimes it is my preferred way to read, especially if I’m going to be away from home.

  266. Nicole Clawson

    As the mom of a newborn, ebooks from my local library on my iPhone have saved my sanity! Nursing a newborn can involve lots of beautiful, still, quiet and sometimes boring hours! Being able to read – whether it’s parenting advice books or pure fantasy – one-handed and without leaving the couch has been invaluable!

  267. Bill Gibbs

    At any given time I may have 4-5 books I am carrying on my iPad. Sometimes i want to read history or nonfiction, sometimes an action adventure, sometimes a goid mystery. I love that my library travels with me whereever I am.

  268. Dana Sessions

    I absolutely love ebooks. Instead of listening to music at the gym, I actually read an ebook and the time just flies. My workouts on the stairmaster and treadmill are really enjoyable because I get engrossed in the books.

  269. Susan K.

    I have a confession: I’m madly in love with OverDrive! I have a mobility disability that makes driving impossible right now and you’ve has saved my sanity and opened up new worlds to me that were otherwise unattainable. I ride an exercise bike for therapy every morning and have found the miles flying by when I’m engrossed in a wonderful book. I’ve finally accomplished reading most of the classics that I’ve wanted to read for decades, and I love that they’re available to me without counting against my borrowed book allotment. I have a wish list chock full of interesting reads to get me through the cold, dreary Michigan winter, and I’ve always got 2-3 eBooks on my device to read a few pages whenever I have time. The convenience of being able to carry dozens of books with me without being weighted down and physically struggling is a Godsend. I truly believe you have kept me sane! Thank you! ~xoxo

  270. Michelle Archer

    Even as a kid I was one of those people who carry a book around with them everywhere. You never know when you might have a chance to read right? Why waste that time in the waiting room looking at magazines when you could read a book instead. Finding ebooks released me from the need to carry books around with me everywhere. Now I have access to whole libraries right on my phone. I’ll never be caught without a book again.

  271. Terry

    My husband is a professor who has taught in many study-abroad programs so we find ourselves out of the country for four months at a time. There would be no way we could pack enough books to keep us busy. Love to cozy up with a physical book at home but rely on eBooks while traveling!

  272. HELEN

    Oh my!! Where do I begin? I was one of those old traditionalists who lamented that I “have to FEEL a book in my hand” or “I just love the SMELL of a new book” or “I am too old to learn to read on a DEVICE” (I’m in my 50s). Well, since I received my first ereader as a gift in 2009 I can say without a doubt that I am a huge fan of ereaders. After a few days of reading on the new ereader, I was completely hooked and I have never looked back. It is so freeing to leave home with one reading device instead of a tote bag full of books because I needed a variety to choose from. I’ve always loved reading and ereaders have made the joy of reading even more enjoyable.

  273. E Pantazoglou

    EBoooks is a wonderful opportunity for everyone. It afforded me the luxury of reading and in my job search as I was able to borrow and download a wealth of material from the Pubic Library through EBooks … It was a great assistance during a time of great need for so many. The materials are endless from reading for enjoyment to educationak and research there is something for everyone … EBooks is Great. Thank you!

  274. Cindy

    I put the kids to bed. They want me in the room and and I settle down to read on the carpet. I keep reading, get sleepy and eventually fall asleep briefly, only to wake up when my kindle hits my forehead. Then I know it’s time to wake up and close up the house for the evening. I’ll bring my kindle to my bedroom and read until I fall asleep. It’s my one moment of escapism in my busy stay at home mom routine.

  275. Clare

    I love eBooks. I am partially sighted and cannot really read a book when commuting on the bus or train as find it difficult to focus on normal size print whilst in a moving vehicle. eBooks are a lifesaver because the text can be as big as I need it to be and I can enjoy my books and not waste my travel time. I have been able to get through so many more books since I got hooked on eBooks and think they make the world a happier place – well, for me anyway. X :-)

  276. Kathleen Wozniak

    Living on a budget, eBooks allows me to read all types of books. I love the fact that I don’t have to leave home to check out a book also>

  277. Georgeann

    My husband hates when I turn on my bed lamp to read before sleep, so I make sure I have an ebook loaded on my Kindle to avoid an argument. Now, if I could only do something about the tv blaring as his background noise while he surfs the Internet and plays Scrabble on his phone/tablet!! Like Fran, I haven’t given up on physical books entirely, but am embracing the convenience of ebooks! The enjoyment of the story is what matters, and I will take it in whatever format I can!

  278. Tabitha Adkins

    Before getting my kindle, I would carry around 5 or 6 books were ever I went, my family would joke about me carrying a library around. After my kindle I realized what I was missing out on not having an e-reader. Being able to access so many e-books, whether by my own personal library or by checking them out from my overdrive acct. It’s incredibly liberating. Whether I’m in my room reading a textbook for classes or on the road reading my favorite book I love the freedom that e-books give. Right at this moment I’m sitting at over 3,000 e-book and climbing, and I’ve read every one of them… at least once, some more than that! Happy Read an E-Book Day!

  279. Heather

    I don’t have my own small device yet for reading print eBooks, but I have downloaded audio from Overdrive to my laptop to enjoy while doing housework, knitting, cooking, etc. A good book helps me get the job done in a better mood!

  280. Jessica Kathryn Olson

    Although i love traditional books, I love e-readers as well. While with traditional books you choose one or two books to take with you when you go. with an e-reader i could have all the books of my favorite series, like Leven Thumps wherever i go. I cannot remember the first book i ever read on an e reader, but then i have read so many i cannot tell you all i have either. What i know is that it is an easy way to carry many books with me, lessening the size of the bag i carry (in theory) doesn’t usually work that way lol. i tend to carry a traditional book with me and my nook just in case i want to read that story instead of what i have on my nook. My favorite books however are those by Obert Skye. The Leven Thumps series is one of my ultimate favorites. It is a good story, simple to read with humor thrown in at random times. and for those who didn’t know today is national ebook day. #eBookDay

  281. Claudia MacFarlane

    I love to read. My e-book allows me to read in places where I would normally just be wasting time eg. Dr’s Office. I also love to travel and rather than taking 6-7 books with me on vacation, I can now just carry my e-book reader! (more room for my shoe purchases )


  282. Debs

    I love the way eBooks are available 24 hours a day and from any where in the world. On holiday I can log in to my app and refresh my holiday reading whenever I want. No more suitcase filled with books now all my reading will fit on to my ipad and the bonus is I can fill the suitcase up on the way home with shopping!

  283. Linda Charlier

    My favorite part of having eBooks available is that when I am reading a book, if it is not that interesting to me I can have another book immediately available to me. There are so many books available now, and yet so little time!

  284. Kim Javins

    I always have at least 2 e books on my phone. They are great to have right at my fingertips while waiting in the doctors office, standing in line, on my lunch break, or anywhere else that I can steal a few minutes for myself.

  285. Debbie M

    I love reading and read whenever I get a free moment but with 4 kids there’s not a lot of free moments. So my favorite time to read is at night when everyone else is asleep and the house is quiet and even though it’s been a long day and I’m tired and should go to sleep, I stay up to read. One of the reasons I love my ebooks is that I can read anywhere, anytime and even in the dark which makes hubby happy when I’m reading at 1am and he’s trying to sleep.

  286. Joyce

    Love reading ebooks . Have books downloaded on phone, nook and tablet . Overdrive is so easy to use. Still use my library for new best sellers. Janet Evanovich ‘a books make me laugh out loud!

  287. Michele

    I am unable to drive due to limitations of MS and it is not often enough that I get to the library or a book store. EBooks are so special to me because I have an entire library at my fingertips! It is so easy to stay connected, learn, and escape through eBooks :)

  288. Julie Mike

    I think one of the best inventions of our time is the ereader. I have been an avid reader all my life and loved the feel of books in my hand. When ereaders first appeared, I admit I was a hold out. Working at a public library, however, I pretty much had to learn how to use them in order to better inform our patrons. My first ebook downloaded was Jacob’s Faith by Lora Leigh, and I was hooked. The convenience of the ereader as opposed to a book is fantastic for travel, and the convenience of being able to download a title anywhere there is wifi is awesome. My physical library has thinned to a few select titles I still keep for sentimental reasons, but the majority of my books are on my reader. I am an avid fan.

  289. Virginia March

    I am able to request books from my library in both traditional and eBook format. Whichever becomes available first, I start reading!

  290. Diana Morris

    I recently got an e-reader using gift cards I received from my friends when I retired from teaching elementary school. I have always wanted one, but thought I didn’t have the time for it. I wish I would have gotten one sooner. My first borrow from the digital library was a read-to book for my great nephew… If I Were Your Monster by Scott Nicholson. I really like the choice of being able to either read it myself or have the book read to him. What a great way to share a good book with a child! I can’t wait to take out books during the winter months when I won’t be able to get to the closest library-(10 miles away). Having e-books to read -increases my choices of what I can read, and definitely broadens ” my personal reading library.” What a great invention! Audio,video, disco

  291. Nick

    eBooks, for me and so many others, is that wonderful escape from the world. The ability to get lost in a book is always something I’ve loved, but it wasn’t always easy to make time for the book store or even ordering online and waiting. Being able to dive right in to a book anywhere I am and being able to find something new truly at my fingertips with the OverDrive app is amazing! So from road trips and traveling for work to reading a few pages before bed, I enjoy time with my eBooks anywhere I can!

  292. Janet

    I absolutely love that I can have ebooks anywhere. I have them on my smartphone, and I’m never caught without a book in my hand because I can download directly from my library where ever I am–the files are so small that they don’t even use much cell data if I’m away from wifi. LOVE ebooks!

  293. Erik

    Spare minutes at lunch or a quick weekday breaks are easy moments to read from my phone. Plus, I don’t have to turn on a reading lamp at night and wake up my little one.

  294. Carol

    I love eBooks! They help me stay active in ways hard cover books really could not. I enjoy reading them while I walk on my treadmill! It makes me forget all about myself as I get absorbed in the story! I Enjoy the audiobooks when I have work to do outdoors!

  295. Kelly H.

    I love being able to take books on the go with me – I never worry I’ll “run out” as long as I have a wifi connection! Also, as a librarian, I love being able to share eBooks with our patrons. Every day, I teach people just how easy it is to start downloading eBooks through OverDrive on just about any device, and I love hearing people talk about how excited they are to get started.

  296. Wendy

    Ebooks allow me to read at any time. I have problems with my hands that prevent me from holding onto a physical book, so the only way I can read one is if it is propped up in front of me. My EReader allows me to read any time, any place, because it is not heavy and awkward – so light and easy to hang onto. It has really brought reading back to me :)

  297. Fran Bott

    I ride the bus a lot and ebooks make it easy to pass the time away. Being able to checkout a ebook at the library is a huge plus as it allows me to carry that big book with me and travel light. While I still love holding a physical book in my hands, ebooks definetly have a place in my life making reading convient.

  298. martha

    I alternate between library books and ebooks so not only do I get the best of both worlds, but a huge selection of new and older books.

  299. Lee Anne Jodoin

    Ebooks gave reading back to me.
    I work two jobs, go to college full time, and I have 5 kids. The only time I have to read is late at night, when everyone else is asleep, or on breaks between activities. Ebooks allow me read multiple books without having to drag 50 lbs. of books with me everywhere I go.
    Having access to endless books without an extra trip to the library or bookstore is just the icing on the cake.

  300. Kathy

    I love the fact that I always have a book on me, because I have a smart phone. Waiting for appointments is always easy now, because I always have a book on me, and this may be superstitious, but they always seem to get me in quicker because I don’t mind waiting and even look forward to the wait because I have a good book with me. Whereas before, if I forgot my book, it seemed to take forever to be called. I’m currently relishing Diana Gabaldon’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood!

  301. Jarrod Scarbrough

    I’m a life long bibliophile. The ease and availability of eBooks is one of the greatest inventions of late! I love that I can purchase a new release, borrow from the library, or browse my own collection, all from the comfort of my own home, or while on the go. I can read a book on my eReader, then while standing in line at the grocery store, pick up where I left off by reading on my smart phone. It is estimated that one tree makes about 30 books, so I love that my eBook collection has saved the lives of many trees!

  302. Stephanie Biggs

    I read every chance I get, so if I am waiting on a train to pass, the light to change, or waiting for an appointment, I get out my iPad or phone and read!

  303. Moy

    I love the links to free e books that a lot of face book interest pages put up. It’s broadened my reading. I’d love a free reader too ;)

  304. Eleanor

    I was a firm believer that ebooks were “not my cup of tea.” One day I decided to give it a try and now two years later, I wouldn’t read any other way. It’s the best as you always have a book with you. My nose is constantly in my phone or ipad. I have done so much more reading now than in the past. My favorite books so far is the Victoria Thompson Gaslight Mysteries series. Love that time period.

  305. Mayim

    Ebooks provide an amazing way to read. Many times you can just look for a book online if you can’t find it in the library. Plus it is on your device so you have easy access to the books. I love that I can read books anytime without having to carrying the extra weight around.

  306. Heaz

    I purchased a Kobo simply because it allows library books to be downloaded. I love the library and my reader. I wasn’t sure about not physically holding a book, but the Kobo is great! I read on my breaks at work and couldn’t imagine my reading life without my ebooks. =)

  307. Michelle

    I love laying with my daughters each night before bed and reading them ebooks. It’s such a special way to say goodnight and we have overdrive to thank for that.

  308. Jane Sibley

    How very inspiring to read all the stories about ebooks! I am newly converted to ebooks. Being an avid reader I have always enjoyed having a huge pile of books waiting to be read. How could that ever be replaced? But after joining OverDrive and being able to easily download books to my iPad I have discovered the joy of being able read what ever I want whenever I want to from home quickly and easily. It is wonderful to be able to see what new books are available and of course even listen to a book if I so desire. I feel privileged to be able to be part of such a great new technology. My favourite part must be being able to go directly to where I left off when reading an ebook. No more finding bookmarks or spending time finding my page of my book. Book bliss!

  309. Marsha

    I always have at least one book going and have been like that since I was a child. I always resented not being able to read anytime or anywhere but now with e-books I can. I especially like the audio books as I can listen to a good book while I am cooking or cleaning the house or driving someplace in my car. I think the e-books are also wonderful for the blind, the elderly, for anyone that struggles with the written word and for all the individuals that are just too busy in their everyday lives to sit down and enjoy the written word. Thank you for providing such an important, free service to all people around the world that have the advantage of an electronic means to access the books. I hope your prizes go to people that do not yet have access.

  310. JoAnna

    I never really believed in EBooks until it was the only option I had. I recently had my baby and while I was pregnant I could no leave my bed. Going to the library was near impossible as well as a lot of other tasks. My husband saw how distressed I was about this and told me about the library app for my phone. At first I didn’t want to use the app because it would mean that I know longer support my local libraries, I was definitely wrong! At first I was just perusing and looking around and then I found the series I was reading and I could borrow it right away! That was only the beginning. Now I have a book wherever I go because my phone is always with me. Between doctor appointments and waiting for the train to the mundane nights where i have time to read I know I will always have a book. I read on my phone for most of my books and love that I am still supporting my library at the same time.

  311. Jessica

    I love my kindle fire. I can play games, surf the web, and most importantly, read ebooks! The first book I read was Eragon and I’ve since read almost the entire series on my kindle fire. Ebooks are the best!

  312. Sandra Malafronte

    I take my ereader everywhere with me, even to the park when I take our grandchildren to play. They have fun and so do I. The ereader has made it easier to have my books with me (and many at one time) wherever we go when traveling. Once the books are loaded I only have to worry about recharging my unit and I know I’ll have plenty of entertainment when we have down time. Still trying to convince my husband that an ereader is the way to go.

  313. Elaine

    I truly enjoy my ebook experience. I read on the beach! No sand in the pages! The reader I have has paperwhite technology, so no sun glare! I received this as a birthday present from children and have been reading quite a lot ever since ! I go to the “library” check out a book a begin my journey!

  314. Karen Sapinski

    All my life I have been a reader. For a few years when I was little and getting teased, books were a good friend, always there, never judging. I walked to the library a lot. Now I am forty seven so that was a while back. Today a lot of kids can’t get to their library unless their busy parents can bring them. Overdrive gives a child a chance to fall in love with reading. We can not measure the amazing benefits this makes for a child’s future. And for all of society. Thank you Overdrive!

  315. Katelyn

    I love listening to eBooks at work while I am doing data entry. It is a great way for me to “read” while maintaining presence on the job.

  316. Athena

    I wasn’t sure e-books were for me… there is just something about holding a real book and turning it’s pages. But then I tried the e-book service available at my local library and I was hooked!! E-books is the best way to read as many books as possible and have them readily available at all times at my fingertips. I especially love e-reads for my travels… I don’t have to worry about which books I want to take or leave behind because of a lack of space in my luggage! Here’s to e-reads! :)

  317. Dianna

    I love reading, always have. With my digital book I can take it anywhere and read while waiting for car to be serviced or at doctor and especially on vacation. Now I have a smart phone and download books to listen to, I do this while I am quilting in my sewing room, love it.

  318. Margaret

    I read eBooks checked out from my free public local library. It’s great that I can have any eBook at hand anywhere on my phone, tablet, or computer.

  319. Jim

    My dad recently became ill and I frequently have to spend a few hours at a stretch at the hospital with him as well as doctor offices. E-books are great because with all the equipment I have to take for him, my e-reader takes up so little room I can always pack it. This allows me to keep up on my reading and makes the time more productive. Also, with e-magazines, I can read current issues rather than year-old copies in the doctor’s office.

  320. Ellen

    Not only do I read ebooks personally, I am a Library Media Specialists and I use ebooks with students during my 5th grade lunchtime book club. I project an ebook so they can read along with an audio book as they eat lunch. A favorite for the last two years has been Wonder by R.J. Palacio. A book that everyone should read!

  321. Rachel M

    I have rediscovered a love of reading since reading ebooks on my tablet. I’m dyslexic and find the ability to change the size and colour of text, increase margins etc brilliant to make reading easier. I have borrowed ebooks from the library, although it would nice if more were available, and bought them as well as reading loads of free ones. eBooks and ereaders are brilliant :)

  322. Gina Maida

    I had owned an iPad for years but I was reluctant to switch to reading on a “device”. Then I downloaded one of my all-time favorite novels out of curiosity, more than anything. Now I’m hooked! The convenience of carrying multiple books in one small package overcame my distrust of the electronic medium. Thanks, to both my public library and OverDrive for turning me around!

  323. Eve

    I absolutely love reading eBooks on my Nook! I have done so for about 5 years, both purchasing eBooks and utilizing Overdrive and selecting books from my local library system. Besides being so convenient, it is a must for me as I have severe Rheumatoid arthritis! My hands are very deformed and weak making it impossible for me to hold a regular book not to mention I cannot turn the pages with my fingers. I have been an avid reader for over 40 years and was so excited to find out about eReaders – that made me so immensely happy, I cannot begin to tell you!

  324. Courtney

    Just recently in the past year I have realized how much I love to read! With college tuition and papers OverDrive has definitely been a life saver. It allows me to read books without having to pay for them, which is a great thing for a college student! Also it allows me to relieve some of my stress by relaxing and curling up to a good book.

  325. cmadler

    Back in the 1990s when I first heard about the idea of ebooks, I thought it sounded silly. Why would you want to read on an electronic device that runs on a battery when we’ve had a perfectly good non-battery-powered format for hundreds of years.

    Over the last six years, I’ve found the answer. ebooks win by just always being there. I’ve always got my phone with me, and I’ve always got plenty of ebooks on it. Wherever I am, wherever I go, whenever I have a moment, I can “pick up a book” and start reading.

    The other advantage of ebooks is the ability to get untold numbers of public domain works absolutely free. This summer I’ve been reading the entire Sherlock Holmes canon in ebook format. At the moment, I’m midway through “The Valley of Fear”.

  326. Ursula

    I started listening to ebooks as a way to make a daily treadmill workout more enjoyable. With a good book I found myself jumping onto that treadmill the next day! I then moved on to listening during my drive to and from work and on long car trips. Just love the opportunity to fill time I would otherwise be wasting. I highly recommend ebooks to young and old. It knows no age limits or genres. Try one, you will fall in love with it.

  327. Norma Hannah

    I love to read them anywhere, home, waiting at a doctor’s office, or in the car. I also enjoy listening to audiobooks: biking, sewing, or riding in the car.

  328. Gail

    I’ve been using ebooks in the classroom for years. Not only does it provide a treasure trove of built in benefits like the ability to look up text, taking notes, sharing quotes but you can use all the features of your devise to explore, create, and publish media in response to the knowledge you are gaining. Thee ae even bonus health features! The backpack is so much lighter when you can carry so many resources and books in one small, lightweight device. Truly revolutionizes the classroom and a lifetime of learning and exploring!

  329. Angela

    I love the convenience of e-books. I probably wouldn’t have gotten a chance to read some of the books I have if not for e-books. I just browse the library or ebook sites and if something perks my interest, I read it. I read on my Kindle while lying in bed or at work during down time. So much easier than carrying 3 or 4 books around. Today I’m reading “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie as my ebook of choice. Have fun reading folks :)

  330. Jill

    In honor of read an ebook day, I just borrowed On My Honor from my library through Overdrive. This book was recommended by my 6th grade daughter’s teacher. One of the great things about ebooks is that she can read it on her iPod and I can read it on my Kindle at the same time. And we can discuss and share and bond as we read along. I am also a huge fan of audio books that I also borrow from Overdrive and listen to on my iPod or iPhone. It’s a great way to read a book when you don’t have time to sit down to read a book. I listen while I walk my dog, drive to work, put makeup on in the morning, clean the house, and wash dishes. This way I probably double the amount of books I read per year.
    What I love most about ebooks is that since I always have my phone, I always have my current book with me and whenever I have a small pocket of time, I can sneak in a few pages and escape to that wonderful world of a great book.

  331. Michelle Ball

    I always have my Kindle or iPad with me so when I have a minute I can read my book. I’m a middle school librarian and I’m slowly pushing ebooks on my students as well. A lot of them love that they can read on their phone! We use OverDrive to download books from the public library. :)

  332. Shawn Pecze

    I love the convenience of ebooks. Being able to borrow a book from my library while on vacation gives me the freedom to read whatever genre comes to mind

  333. Sherrie Cohen

    I love over drive media and have been downloading books for years. I have MS and need to exercise everyday. I download an audio book and listening to the book gets me though the exercises and allows me at least an hour everyday to exercise while my mind is someplace else – with the characters from whichever book I am listening to that week. I also download e-books every two weeks. Reading on a device is much easy to read – the device usually weighs less so less arm strength is needed to hold the book up. Probably the best thing about reading on a device is that I can change the font size to adjust to my day and my eyesight that day. I finished Silver Bay this morning and will download the next book soon. Thank you also for allowing us to suspend holds for a week or so. I always have lots of books on hold and very ofter two books become available on the same day. It is great that I no longer have to chose which one I am going to read and then wait another couple of months for a best seller – but can not suspend a hold for a week until I am finished the first book.

  334. Morgan Craft

    I read an eBook just about every day. Reading is and has always been my passion. I remember thinking how terrible it would be to read a book without physically holding it. Typically, I’ll read at night, so I always had to have one of those bulky awful book lights. My grandmother finally bought me a Nook a couple years back, and I couldn’t begin to explain the difference. I find it so nice to be able to lie in bed and read without turning pages or fussing with a light. Of course the portabity is an added plus. :) Being able to now check out books online is amazing! Believe me, I take full advantage of this privelege. I love reading anything and everything wherever I go!
    Yay eBooks!!!

  335. Marty

    Ebooks are the great. When I 1st started reading ebooks, I didn’t think I would enjoy bit having the hard copy. Now I only read ebooks. You always have a book with you.

  336. Janis Marshall

    It is great for vacation, when the library is closed or just for searching for different books. Very convenient. Love it, Still like to visit the library too.

  337. Joan Peluso

    A whole new world of reading opened up when I discovered eBooks. I can always have a book with me no matter what piece of technology I have with me; my phone, my iPad mini, my lap top. What a great example to my grands and my 2nd grade students – “Have a moment? READ!”

  338. Sharon

    I love how ebooks are so portable and can be accessed from anywhere. Being able to check out a new title from my library while at the airport, on the beach, at midnight in my PJs…awesome!

  339. Kelly

    At first I didn’t know about not holding a book in my hands. But once I downloaded my first eBook I loved it!!! Now, it’s so nice to have my kindle with me where I go. I can read when and where ever I have a few free minutes!!!

  340. Katie

    I’m Katie and I am 13 years old. I love going to my public library and checking out books, and went almost every day last year. Soon we were going less and less, from after school activities to my parents work schedule, it was hard to go. One day, while my grandmother was visiting from another state, she was reading a book on her kindle. I had a tablet with books my dad bought for me on Amazon, but he rarely buys them because you have to pay $5-$20 for books. My grandmother told us about OverDrive, and once I started using it, my brother and sister used it. When my tablet broke, the thing I bugged my dad for on my iPod was OverDrive. Now I read everywhere I go that I bring my iPod!!! #ebookday

  341. Suzanne Schultz Pick

    EBooks are a Godsend. It’s so much easier to browse books from home. I can carry around a stack of them on my Kindle and read whatever matches my mood. It’s also made a big impact on authors too – we reach a wider audience with ebooks.

  342. Joyce

    I’ve been enjoying audiobook and digital books for years. I listen to them on my daily bus commute to/from work. I’ve introduced my daughters to them as well. One of my daughters has dyslexia and struggles with reading. Audiobooks are a lifesaver for high school and college kids with reading issues. If only EVERY classic novel were available in this format!

  343. Dana Brigandi

    eBooks have allowed me to simplify my life and save money. I have the joy and power of reading in my hand — without taking up space in my home or spending money on books I don’t love. I can check out books from my local library and read them in peace (to fulfill my secret YA addiction) without anyone knowing what I’m reading! I always have a book with me, no matter how big it is, and it easily fits in my purse. Sometimes I spend hours browsing the OverDrive site trying to figure out which five books I should put on my bookshelf and which ones I should put on hold request. So many great books, so little time. #eBookDay

  344. Bri

    I look forward to the end of the day so I can lay in bed and cuddle up with a good book. My lifestyle has become so busy at times that I do not have time to sit and read so I am a big fan of audio books. I can download a book and listen as I’m on the go. Dean Koontz is my favorite author and I will read/listen to his books over and over. I love all kinds of books in all different genres but Dean Koontz will always be my favorite.

  345. Nancy Kolis

    My elderly mother sometimes encounters technology such as downloading an ebook via Wi-Fi. “Magic,” she says quietly. I’m inclined to agree.

  346. Nate

    eBooks have been such a pivotal discovery in my life! I’m a high school senior, and the stress can really pile up every night. I decided that reading every night could help me to organize my thoughts and get some much needed downtime before bed every night. I started reading eBooks on my phone, and not only have my stress levels decreased, I enjoy it so much! eBooks are so easy to check out or buy, and I can have as many as I want on my device! OverDrive makes everything so easy: it’s just like my library! #eBookDay

  347. June

    1. Right one my husband is asleep, I am awake, and I am reading an ebook in bed. No having to turn on the light.

    2. I travel a lot with just a carry on. No more tring to find a skinny book I can read. I load up my iPad and voila!

    3. So easy to get free books from the library.

  348. Donna Doolin Anderson's

    wow I have one of the first readers that came and have up graded…… My reader goes every where I go. I started a senior book club at our hospital and. Everyone ended up with and ereader . I now have a book club at our local library. I think this is so important that I donate my time teaching how to use the ereaders . The first thing I do is get them on overdrive. Our library is so busy I am set to teach the staff how to use the readers. My son is a Docter he carries his kindle in his white coat.
    my family are avid readers I have over a thousand books in my cloud. Would love to win a new version… husband says I treat my readers as if they have a soul, I say of course they do….. overdrive doing a great job thanks for all the hard work.

  349. Allison

    I can’t tell you how much I love my drive to & from work now that I listen to my books. Sometimes I wish my commute could be longer. By the time I get home my work day is so far in the past. It’s “my time”.

  350. Laura

    I love eBooks for their convenience. But when I recently saw my “reluctant reader” reading a book on his new Kindle Fire – it made really appreciate eBooks.

  351. Lynette

    As a teacher librarian, I love ALIA’s statement of “50:50 by 2020″! That about sums it up for me, personally and professionally. Books in both formats are great, for so many reasons!

  352. Maryanne

    While I still love the physical book, ebooks have actually encouraged me to read more. I am more likely to download a book that is out of my comfort zone, so I have enjoyed many non-fiction titles I probably would never have picked up off my library”s shelf. I also teach ereader classes at my local library and am so excited that just yesterday we added wifi to our children’ s library . The digital library can now enhance our children’s programming!

  353. Svargo

    Love being able to read in bed with the lights out and not disturb my husband.Love that it remembers where I’ve got up to. Love listening to a book in the car – no stupid adverts and endlessly repeating “news” items. Love that I can make the font bigger. Just love my ebooks

  354. Jayne

    I commute to work via the bus, which can be very crowded at times! It’s so easy to pull out my kindle and start to read, which makes the commute so much more tolerable! And with OverDrive, I’m never “stuck” with having to read just one book! I love how I can take out a few ebooks of my liking and read whatever I’m in the mood for! I also recently discovered the joy of audiobooks, so I now have the option of just listening to a ebook when I’m too tired to actually read! And the fact that OverDrive can be accessed anywhere, including directly on my kindle via the wi-fi, I’m never without a ebook!

  355. Arushi monne

    hi, I’m Arushi and i am 10 years old .I am from pathways school Noida. Right now ,in our school it is literary week so we are reading alot of books because it is literary week and because we are having an inter-house competition on which all the houses read the most will win and we are using a Caterpillar and the body will be books that the participants have read.

  356. peter edwards

    I am an 80 years old and disabled I love e-books as I do not sleep very well and read for hours at night about two weeks ago I tried to download another book as normal but my tablet keeps telling me I have reached my checkout limit of five even though there are no books on my bookshelf and it tells me I have not got a book out on loan.
    I have a tablet called a HUDL from Tesco since last Xmas that I bought specifically to borrow books from Newcastle library. I live in Consett Co Durham but I can come to the library if there is somebody there that can help me. I am not great on I-pads but I have managed up till now.
    Peter J Edwards library number 1024 4776

  357. Navya

    I am a student and as literary week is going on in my school i read a ebook. I like ebooks because i can read them anywhere i want. And some of them even have a narrator speaking so they are more interesting to me.

  358. Shubhamgupta

    I am Shubham Gupta I am 10 years old. it online so I like to online doing stuff like website . it is fun also. are reading also get more high level and we get inturst.

  359. Varsha

    Hi, I’m Varsha, I am 9 years old. I am from Pathways School Noida. Right now, in our school it’s literary week going on so we are reading a lot of books. ebooks is a nice way of reading. I really enjoyed reading from ebooks.

  360. jaiya

    I am a student that likes books. I like books because they are fun. I can also read them anywhere. I am going to read lots of books.

  361. Navya

    I am a student and as literary week is going on in our school i read some ebooks. I like ebooks because, I can read them anywhere without a book. And some books also have a speaker so its more interesting.

  362. Ananya

    I really enjoyed the book THE BIG GAME ADVENTURES it was really interesting and a very nice book I really liked and i will read more books on ebook.

  363. Stacey

    Although I do not own my own eReader our local library does have a borrowing program! Being able to pack all of our books in one device is convenient and frees up valuable space in my bag. Pulling out the device to catch a few pages without having to reread is wonderful as my little one can’t remove the bookmark like he can on paper copies.

  364. Gail

    I absolutely love eBooks. I’ve always loved reading, but eBooks make it easier and quicker and simpler in all kinds of ways.

    I can now read easily in bed. I am very short-sighted and need to wear my glasses when reading, which was very uncomfortable if I tried to read in bed. With a regular book, I could read it without glasses if I put the book really close to my eyes, but I could only see one part of the page at a time, so had to keep moving the page around, which soon got annoying and tiring. Now I can read on my phone in bed, without my glasses, and the screen’s small enough that I can see it all at once close up, plus I can make the font big enough to see from more of a distance.

    I also have Asperger Syndrome, which means I have some visual processing difficulties, and I see every little detail – I can’t filter out irrelevant things. Regular books were quite distracting because I would see every little groove in the wood of the page. And I have difficulty with serif fonts, because the serifs, and different thicknesses of different parts of the letters, would be too much information for me, and got quite overwhelming. All paper books seem to have these serif fonts with mixed thicknesses (other than ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’, interestingly – that’s in a simple sans serif font). So something I really love about eBooks is that eReaders have a smooth, undistracting background, and I can select a sans serif font, and I can also space out the lines and give good margins, so that it’s easier visually. I like being able to select a yellowish background when reading on my phone, and I like that my Nook has a greyish background, because it’s a gentler contrast than stark black on white.

    I also really love being able to carry lots of books around in one device. If I’m going away somewhere I don’t have to pack lots of books, as I used to, so it’s a lot lighter. And I always have my phone with me, so I always have plenty of books to read wherever I am. It’s also easier to read while eating or drinking, because you only need one hand to hold the device and turn the page. And I read from my phone as I walk to work – walking while reading a paper book gets you some odd looks, but lots of people walk while looking at their phone, so now I can read while walking and blend in.

    And I am very happy that the classics are available for free on Project Gutenberg. I don’t have much money, and buying cheap classics in paper book form generally meant that they had tiny, cramped text, so there are classics I never read simply because the font put me off!

    Basically, eBooks and eReaders have made reading a lot more accessible to me, and as reading is what I like to do more than anything, I’m incredibly grateful for this.

  365. Jill

    I love eBooks. Having a world of books at your fingertips is amazing. I can’t wait to check out the new eBooks from Doncaster Libraries. Which to choose next?

  366. Shirley

    I discovered eBooks at Doncaster libraries. My favourite eBook experience was reading Life of Pi, with the beautiful coast of Norway as a backdrop whilst on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (hoping the boat wouldn’t sink and land me in same predicament!) I now have the fjords as the wallpaper on my tablet.

  367. Jane Fanning Brown

    Thanks to I got rid of TV! I have a Kindle, a Nook, the Kindle app on my laptop and iPad and I download audiobooks to my laptop and mp3 player. The audiobooks on my laptop keep me company when working on projects where I need to use my eyes, so can’t read. The audiobooks on my mp3 player keep me company when I’m out walking or I plug it in to my car stereo when on long trips. The best part is that Overdrive is always with me when it’s time to download another book to whatever device I’ll be using! The only problem I have is deciding which device gets the download since I can only check out three books at a time! Between Overdrive and other download sites, I usually have five books going at one time!

  368. Andrea Vaughan

    omg e books have changed my life. I have only been downloading e books since Feb (7 months) but I seriously have read over a hundred ebooks since that time. I love the convenience and the ease…not to mention the huge selection. I read 3 to 4 e books a week and don’t see it stopping anytime soon

  369. Kym

    I enjoy reading eBook during my 2 hour work commutes. I have become more productive reader ever since. Because I have lots of love for mother earth, I have been having a paperless classroom by leveraging on eBook. The outcome is marvelous! My trainees love it – no more carrying heavy reference books to their lessons. They save a lot of money and storage spaces too :)

  370. Josey Fountain

    I am now the proud mom of a beautiful little boy. Reading is one of my favorite things to do… but with a six month old it gets hard to find time. With Overdrive I can listen to my favorite autio books in the car or while folding one of the million loads of laundry I do every week! Overdrive has brought back a passion I thought I had lost time for! Now I can cook, clean, and care for my son all while getting lost in my favorite stories!

  371. Pete

    All the words, none of the weight. To be able to carry so many books with no extra weight is awesome. It’s not like the weight of the phone will be going away anytime soon, so having books on it is weightless – and getting an eBook on Overdrive is waitless too!

  372. Mary Ann Hogle

    Libraries have always been a safe haven for me. I recommend! When new to a school; it ‘s the place you’ll want to be. When junior high junk is more than you can take: visit the media center. Take a social break. Long mommy days are brightened by an outing to the library. Picture books for children and chapter books for mom–let’s get you kids home it’s time for your nap!
    Now, I’m a middle-aged woman and life it is grand! With eBooks this grandma can check in to check out the best of all books. I read with my eyes and I listen with my ears. Yep, there’s an entire library right here in my bag. I’ve the dearest of friends; I’m never alone; I’m safe in my haven and my grandchildren–oh– they are ALL just darling!

  373. John Miles

    have only been using eBooks for two months its really great i do a lot of reading at work and eBooks allows me to load up many of my favourite authors on my tablet rather than having to carry a bagful of books

  374. Susan Korstanje

    I love reading in bed to wind down from the work of the day. I don’t need to have the light on to read on my tablet, so reading an ebook doesn’t keep my hubby awake.

  375. GrowlyCub

    All the time. One of the best days of my life was when I stumbled across the READS link on my local library’s website. I almost always have my full complement of e- and audiobooks checked out and I’m on the website looking to see what new books have been added several times a week. E-books rock. :)

  376. doug

    I pretty much read eBooks exclusively now. With small children, I have to read (often only a few minutes at a time) whenever i get the opportunity. eBooks & iphones makes that easy to do. The Sisters Brothers was one of my recent favorites.

  377. Justine Meredith

    I have only been reading eBooks for a few months and I don’t know how I lived without them before. I have had a shocking year with family illnesses and I myself struggle with stress and anxiety but when I read my sBooks it is like I can forget it all, I can escape into another world, even if it is only for 5 minutes as I have 3 daughters so I read when I can and where I can. eBooks on Overdrive are amazing now I don’t have the worry of having to spend money on a book I cant afford. Even my eldest has borrowed a couple of books so she can read which is great though she has to wait till I have finish to get on and read, but she doesn’t mind. I have to thank my mother for introducing me to eBooks, what a wonderful mum. I would have to say so far my favourite books are the Partials Series by Dan Wells, just amazing. I could read them again and again.

  378. Kirsten Benhiam

    My first eBook was the Rosie Project. I really wanted to read it but the only place I could find it was as an eBook. I was worried that it would be hard curling up at night with the reader and that I would hate the whole thing. Nothing could be further from the truth and I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed it. The lamp wasn’t on so my husband wasn’t getting angry with me, the brightness could be adjusted for my eyes and I could even make the text bigger. I devoured the Rosie Project in a few nights and went online straightaway for next book. Looking through the titles in my pyjamas at breakfast was fun and convenient. I am hooked now and love that the book returns itself.

  379. Chelle

    eBooks have become very much a part of my routine and I appreciate the convenience of using them. I’ve been a lot more productive, knowledgeable & inquisitive. These books are my companions. Cheers to a healthier mind! And the blessings of technology!

  380. Vera

    I read every day. I use my e-book reader when I travel on the bus, and I read paperback books at home. My favourite place to read is the bathtub! :) I enjoy mysteries, detective stories, young adult and romantic books, and sometimes science fiction. One of my favourite books is The City and the Stars from Arthur C. Clarke.

  381. Andre Edgerson

    Well the first ebook I ever listened to was “Under the Dome”. I am a huge Stephen King fan and since June of this year I have listened to 5 ebooks. Funny thing is for the last 6 years I have given my wife TONS of grief about her obsession with ebooks……so I had to profusely apologize to her when I got hooked. I have listened to “IT”…….”11/22/63″…….”Mr. Mercedes”……”The Cell”……The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower and Currently The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three. I bought my new Jeep Patriot back on July 5 and pretty much all I listen to up until this date (September 17) are my ebooks. I don’t believe I could even READ another book going forward in my life…….I am an ebook junkie for life…..LOL!!!!!!!

    1. Andre Edgerson

      Just for Clarification…..I know there is a difference between ebooks and audiobooks. However with that being said it is all digital media to a certain extent and while I don’t really read ebooks……I do love audiobooks and I check them out regularly from my public library. Thank You!!!!!!

  382. Jeffery Davis

    I enjoy ebooks anywhere and any time. I’m able to read multiple books at once and I keep the wife happy by not adding to our already overflowing home library. Like your wallet or keys I never leave home without my e reader loaded with my next adventure being just a finger touch away

  383. Robyn Blackburn

    After my Mom passed away from cancer I started reading a lot to escape. I was averaging about one book every two days. Soon after I discovered ebooks and then overdrive and fell in love. I can now keep as many books as I want on hand and don’t have to worry about where to put them. Overdrive is amazing I love that when you check out a book from the library it will return it for you at the end of your loan period. I don’t like to spend a lot on books so being able to borrow ebooks from my library is great. It has been five years since I lost my Mom I no longer read to escape but read because there is nothing better than a good book. I still manage to read around 200 ebooks a year thankfully I’m a speed reader. In the last Year I have only read one book that was not an ebook.

  384. Mark

    My wife is particularly fond of my kindle paperwhite since unlike my old book lights, this doesn’t keep her up at night while I’m reading. Plus, it’s very lightweight and perfect for travel. It’s great to load two or three books on it before a trip and not worry about finishing a book and searching for a bookstore to find a new book for the ride home. Currently reading How Kentucky Became Southern, on loan from my library. I just wish the library would give us longer than 14 days for a checkout period. It can get tough to finish some books in only 14days.

  385. Rebecca

    I was once a sceptic about ebooks thinking that they would never take the place of a “real” book. The feel and smell of the paper only enhanced the story on my mind. Until, that is,I got my first iPad mini as a gift. Through the iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and the wonderful Overdrive apps I have found hundreds of authors I would never have discovered and tunneled through thousands of pages of wonderful stories. Soon, I ran out of room and developed a need to upgrade to avoid the dreaded trash icon.

  386. Jovina

    I count eBooks as one of the greatest inventions… having access to countless books wherever you go, and being able to read these books on iPad or on your mobile phone even in the dark is just fantastic. With eBooks, I can read anytime, anywhere!

  387. Anna

    eBooks are a great bedtime reading. It saves me the hassle of using a book lamp! It’s easier to preview books and make a decision from the short description before borrowing them.

  388. Jeny Lanuza

    I would go to our community library regularly and grab a book that looks interesting in the the ‘staff’s pick’ section. Each item is different type of reads, and each time I pick one, I ended up hooked into either the characters of the book or the author. I would start borrowing the series or the other novels by this author from the library, and before I realize it, I’m already stalking the authors avidly following them in social media. My favourite author is Louise Penny.

  389. Anthony Fraley

    I had a minor surgery that has kept me from doing any real hard work for the week. How am I passing that time? I am going to happily read a book or 5 this week. #eBookDay is a good thing, I hope for a good day of reading.

  390. Layla Natsheh

    I have always enjoyed reading from a child to my adult years. Recently we moved overseas and lost contact to an access able library. E-books and overdrive solved this problem for me. Now I can log into my digital library and the world of books is open to me again. The best thing is my children can also choose what books they would like me to read to them at night simply by searching the the iPad library. The world of books is again within reach!

  391. Anna

    I love reading on the train on my commute to work. eBooks can be easily borrowed and downloaded from my local library without having to go there in person. I can carry with me several eBooks at the same time all in my tablet with no extra volume or weight! eBooks…. great invention!

  392. Gerri

    A lover of reading books, I did not expect to enjoy ebooks as much as I do. I expected to missing holding an actual book. I recently started reading ebooks and love the ease of ebooks. I love that I can borrow an ebook from my library 24/7. And when my friend recently recommended I read “If Nuns Ruled the World,” which she is figured in, it was so cool to be able to purchase the ebook as soon as I hung up the phone. A quick click on my Ipad and the book was on my ebook shelf.
    And it is so great to have several books on my ebook shelf, ready to read all under one device. With OverDrive it is like I have my own traveling library open 24/7.

  393. Margaret

    I love to read ebooks. Its so much easier than having to go to the library when i need a book. The library or store is always open. I don’t have to go anywhere to pick up a book. I sometimes read 2 books at the same time depending on what I am in the mood to read. I also enjoy listening to books when I’m on my way to work or on my way home. Some of my favorite books are the Stephanie Plum series. They are hilarious. Ebook readers is the best invention ever!!

  394. sue green

    I love listening to audio books while I exercise or do housework. Also when my husband and I travel, I load my I-pod with audio books and the I-pad with e-books so that I’m never without my favourite entertainment.

  395. Gord Hamilton

    With my ereader I find it much easier to find and enjoy my favorite authors, which includes the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. It so easy to go online to my local library and down and read the books.

  396. Jenny Lavender

    Even though I worked for an Ohio Public Library for 16 years I could never hold still long enough to actually read a book, and then I was introduced to audio books, and from that moment on, as I have told my husband many times, “who needs Sirius XM radio when you always have a good book playing!” In 2008 I put together my first ever book club, with the stipulation that any title chosen – there had to be an audio format available for me. After leaving the library in 2009 I am proud to say for the past five years we still continue to meet monthly and once a title is chosen, I am not the only member downloading the title from the State Library’s digital service, as several members are. I have enjoyed having the privilege of utilizing the Overdrive app that I continuously inform friends on Facebook – instructing them on how-to download and use the Overdrive app and website, as well as inform co-workers and total strangers, you know the ones you meet waiting in line and strike up a conversation, whereas the love of books just seems to take over? Yes, everyone! I just believe that everyone should know that their library card holds more opportunities for them then they probably could ever imagine. I also must add just how much I appreciate the convenience. It doesn’t get any easier than downloading a title, especially when you need a book at the last minute! A few weeks ago I had to make an unexpected jaunt and leave directly from my office and believe it or not I didn’t have an audio book in the car. So while gathering my items to take with me I grabbed my phone, opened up overdrive, headed to the State Library of Ohio and downloaded a title, plugged my phone up to my car and I was on my way – easy peasey! Yes, I truly do enjoy this amazing opportunity offered by our local and state library and honestly, it gives me the opportunity of enjoying so many wonderful books that without it, I probably would not have had the opportunity of discovering such wonderful places, engaging characters and such expressive imagination! Thank you for such an amazing gift!

  397. Paige

    Hi my name is Paige

    Hi I love eBooks because when I’m bored I can get my chromebook out of my back and open my download book and read it. I also like it because i can read my favorite author Geronimo Stilton and it helps me to find books that i like to read chapter books nonfiction or fiction and catch up on the latest kidding books.

    Thank You



  398. Nesi

    I love reading on-line because you can read heaps of books. I like reading on-line because you don’t have to go to the library. I also like reading on-line because if the library doesn’t have the book and you can just search the book you’re looking for. I like the non fiction books. I like reading on-line because I also learn from them. I love reading on-line. :)

  399. Tai

    Hi my name is Tai and I am 10 years old and I am from panmurebridge school. I really enjoy eBooks and they help me read better and the book that I am reading now is spookvills

  400. Kyle

    I have always been an avid reader, but having an e-reader has really opened my horizons. I will never have to worry about finishing a book and not have a new book to follow it up with. Not only do I have plenty of books on the cloud, but at any time, day or night, I can browse the shelves at my library via Overdrive, check out a book and have it downloaded and ready to read in the time it takes me to close the browser. Whether printed on paper or in a digital file, the stories are the same.

  401. Aminiasi

    Reading e-books is really cool because you can change your book if you wanted. There are lots or books that I like. Every time when I go to my Grandpa and grandma’s house I always read.

    1. Aminiasi

      My name is Aminiasi and I am 9 years old. Reading e-books is really cool because you can change your book if you wanted. There are lots or books that I like. Every time when I go to my Grandpa and grandma’s house I always read.

  402. Jane Mikyla

    Hi my name is Jane and I go to Panmure Bridge School. I am 10 years old. I love to read ebooks. I like ebooks because ebook are interesting to me. Ebook are interesting because some books that I read is interesting. I like reading gerronimo stilton Books. Ebooks Rock!!!!!

  403. Jasmine

    I love to read e book because when i bored that some thing i can do and it get my level up and some time my home work is reading !!!! :) and i’m 11

  404. Sylvia

    I make lists of books that I would like to read or listen to & spend hours on the overdrive site searching for books, reading the highlights of books & checking out books that I would have never heard of! Love my e/audiobooks!!

    1. Nate Hoekman

      eBooks have been such a pivotal discovery in my life! I’m a high school senior, and the stress can really pile up every night. I decided that reading every night could help me to organize my thoughts and get some much needed downtime before bed every night. I started reading eBooks on my phone, and not only have my stress levels decreased, I enjoy it so much! eBooks are so easy to check out or buy, and I can have as many as I want on my device! OverDrive makes everything so easy: it’s just like my library! #eBookDay

    2. Kat

      I have been in l love with books since the first story was read to me as a toddler. I can remember not being able to wait to start school so I could learn to read for myself. Because of my insatiable desire to read, libraries were the greatest thing ever. In fact, I grew up to work at one. Needless to say books have always played an important part of my life. When I discovered my public library gave me access to Overdrive I immediately became a fan. To have access to so many books, day or night, regardless of where I am is incredible. I have a smart phone mainly so I have access to my ebooks when I don’t want to carry my tablet around. Overdrive is the best service ever! So now I enjoy ebooks whenever I have a spare moment to read and audio books for the moments I can’t. Thanks Overdrive!

  405. sylis

    Hi my name is Sylis and I love to read eBooks. Why I like to read eBooks is because it is online and there are a lot of books that I like. The best book I like is zac power tomb of doom and zac power mind games.

  406. Ruth

    I read ebooks on my Kindle, which was a gift from my nephew. Reading ebooks is like a miracle to me. When I was a child–way way back in the last century–this kind of technology was unimaginable. I love being able to carry numerous books in my purse all stored in one small device. I love being able to borrow books from the library-ebooks-any time, any place.

  407. pat

    I carry my e reader where ever I go. One of the best gifts my kids have given me.! I love the fact that I can get ebooks from the library any time I want. one of my favorites was “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. My next challenge is to download some audio books.

  408. Coral

    I love downloading an entire book series and reading them back to back. It’s great for long weekends and I always have something to read for a rainy day. I share them with my friends and we talk about our favorite parts together.

  409. Quinn

    I’m a writer, avid reader, and lover of all things technology, so when the first e-readers were introduced, I was all over them. Now my iPad, iPod, and even my iPhone (with their corresponding Kindle and iBooks apps) serve as my personal library that travel with me wherever I go.

    More than the obvious perks mentioned here and by many others, I’ve found my e-reading apps to be essential. My eyes just don’t allow me to read good old-fashioned print books anymore. The ability to change and enlarge my e-books typography is fantastic and spares my eyes unnecessary strain.

    I’m a huge fan of the Overdrive Media app and I check out titles frequently through my local library, including audio books which I love to listen to during my (almost) daily exercise routine. To all those print book purists, I get it… I really do. Books are a beautiful thing in all forms, but if you’re an eye strain sufferer as I used to be, it might be time to give e-books and e-readers a try.

  410. Sharon

    I have been reading since I was a kid (to many years ago to confess the number). Reading is my number one pass time and escape and I have a great collection of paperbacks. Then almost 3 years ago I bought my first Kindle…. Now I have more on my Kindle than in my paperback collection. I love being able to go to the library at midnight to pick out another ‘trip’. I also have all of my books with me no matter where I go and I can reread all of my favorite titles or authors with just a click. The other thing I really like about my Kindle is that I don’t have to have a light on to read and I don’t keep my husband up because of the light. I won’t be without my Kindle now.

  411. Lucie

    My husband purchased a Nook Color for me as a Christmas gift and with the technological advances it’s so much easier with Over Drive to download and place holds on selected titles than the old way of connecting to a desktop computer and using Adobe digital. So on ebook day I look forward to selecting many classics that I once read in high school..appreciating good literature more so now than when it was required reading and being able to have educated discussions with the ladies in my book club.

  412. Anna

    I love being able to use different apps on my iPad to read eBooks. It is great for travelling to take my iPad with me to a conference to take notes and I also have the benefit of having heaps of eBooks downloaded ready to read.

  413. JSCAH

    To me reading is like going to #myhappyplace!! When it’s been a stressful day nothing is better than getting cozy and curled up in the recliner with my book. I love to get so submersed in them to where I almost feel like I’m right there on their journey or the main character feels like a friend and not just something on paper. And to be able to have ebooks where I can just whip out my phone or iPad while I’m at the doctor or waiting in an incredibly long line is such a convenience and gives you hundreds of options. I usually have 2 or 3 I’m reading at a time because some days you are in the mood for certain genres and other days not. So the ebook let’s you carry them all around to be on the ready for your any whim!#lovetoread, love ebooks audiobooks just love books in general!! ‪#‎eBookDay‬

  414. Carol Purfield

    When I was about 8 years old, I was able to get to the library on my own. I decided to read every book in the place. Sixty four years later, Overdrive has made my dream come true. All the books can be mine to read!!!!!!!

  415. Xavier

    Hello my name is Xavier and I’m in year 5. I love to read eBooks because I don’t need to go library. I like this site because we can read eBooks on my chromebook. And my favorite eBook is History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs.

    1. Lilyan M

      I use ebook in school andit’s so much better than carrying a book around ,you could chose any book you want which is really help full because sometimes you can find a hardcopy of the book you like, and you can’t lose the book that way and now I could read any book I want so thank you ebook.

  416. Moeses

    HI my name is Moeses and I am 9 year old and my favorite author is Justin Richards. His book is called The Wolfstone Curse . I enjoy the book

  417. Sue Boos

    I bought my first Kindle when library books could be downloaded to Kindles. I much prefer ebooks now as I can take several books with me at a time. My grandkids asked me if I always have had a book in my hands; and the answer is a definite, “Yes!”

  418. Jo Ann

    Once I finished The Hunger Games on e-book I ached for more stories written by Suzanne Collins. Then I found Gregor the Overlander series on e-book (all on Overdrive) and could not stop until I finished those. Impressed with Overdrive ease of use, I adopted the software and digital format in my library at Spearfish Middle School. Don’t miss a moment of time – read read read and e-books are the best!!

  419. Rebecca

    When my husband and I retired 3 years ago, we each bought e-readers. We both have always loved to read “real”books. We completely fell in love with e-readers and Overdrive makes it so easy to check out books since we do not live near libraries. I received a new tablet for my birthday but I am hoping I can WIN one for my husband that will be easier for him to read. Our eyesight isn’t what it used to be! THANKS

  420. Cindy

    I’m new to e-books, but I’ve come to love them as much as regular books. It’s great being able to carry around multiple titles on one device and there are so many interesting e-books to borrow from my local libraries. The ability to change the size and shape of fonts as well as the color of the type and background on e-books is a very useful feature as well, especially for those like myself who have to struggle when the text is too small or hard to read. I was initially skeptical about e-books, but now I am definitely a fan of them. I also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and am lucky enough to be able to do so at work.

  421. Peggy

    I enjoy watching my 85 year old mother enjoy her ebooks. Certainly not a techie, she is still comfortable navigating the ebooks. One of her 10 children help load the books on her iPad and then she is good to go. She even uses Overdrive from the public library to borrow titles.

  422. Richelle

    Hi my name is Richelle. I am 10 years old. I like to read the ebooks because they are easy and fun to read. The ebooks keeps me occupied when I have nothing to do and when i’m bored. It is really really fun to read the ebooks because it is interesting and fun. I was so amazed when I read my first book because it was on my chromebook. Thank you so much Tamaki Collage Library for letting us borrow and read the books from your library. We are so lucky to be reading these awesome books.

  423. Lorenzo

    Hi i’m Lorenzo I love ebooks. It is fun to read. When i read it it feels like i’m on a holiday . So read ebooks. It is good to read . I am 9 and I love to read.

  424. Lisa W

    As a ruptured brain aneurysm survivor who had to relearn everything including how to read, I enjoy ebooks usually waiting for doctor appoinments! Ebooks offer a contrast that makes it easier on my eyes than a book and is much easier to carry since I use the app on my phone!

  425. Lorenzo

    hi i’m lorenzo i love ebooks it is fun to read if i had time to read i love them when i read it it feels like i’m on a holiday so read ebooks it is good to read i am 9 and i love to read i love to read tongue-tied paul jennings

  426. Limi

    My name is Limi and I am 10 years old. I think eBooks are better to read because you don’t have to go to the library to get a book . If you would like to read you can just get it from the Tamaki College eLibrary or other libraries. You can also get it any where and any time. I am so lucky to have a eBook to read every day because my teacher gives us time after morning tea and lunch to read. When I read books I like to read different kinds of books, small ones and big chapter ones. The best books that I have read from Tamaki College eLibrary is Madison Finn and Franklin.The book i’m going to talk about now is Franklin says I Love You, written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark. The story is about Franklin wanting to give his mother the best birthday present in the world to show how much he loved her. He did not know what to get her. Every year Franklin made a birthday present for his mother. She loved her macaroni necklace and she even wore her birthday hat to shopping. At the end he finally found the best birthday present for his mum.The present was him saying, “I love you”.

  427. Zachary

    Well, I’ve never had the pleasure to enjoy an eBook. I can’t afford a kindle or any other sort of tablet. I don’t even have a smart phone! But, I love to read. I absolutely LOVE reading! I read for at least an hour or two a day. My favorite thing to do, especially in the summer, is sitting outside first thing in the morning and read my book with my coffee. I hope to one day get a kindle and then I can build a proud eLibrary like I have my personal library!

  428. Huntah

    Hi my name is Huntah and I am 9 years old. I am from glen innes school I really like reading eBooks.
    I like eBooks because some have friends and cousins from all around the world and cause they some of the words that people don’t know how to spell it.
    I made my own eBook and I put it on my blog. I don’t think that it was that good.

    1. Huntah

      Hi my name is Huntah and I am 9 years old. I am from glen innes school I really like reading eBooks.
      I like eBooks because some have friends and cousins from all around the world and cause they some of the words that people don’t know how to spell it.
      I made my own eBook and I put it on my blog. I don’t think that it was that good. Hi my name is Huntah and I am 9 years old. I am from glen innes school. A eBook is much faster and when you want to change the book you are reading you can just switch straight onto another eBook instead of getting out a normal book. I really like reading eBooks.

  429. Rebecca

    Hi my name is Rebecca and I am 9 years old. I am in room 9 at school and I enjoy reading a lot. My favourite book to read is Madison Finn.
    I get my books from the Tamaki College e library. My time for reading is after school and after morning tea and after lunch time. Our teacher Mr Ramkolowan encourages us to read books so that we can be better at reading. An e book is the best to read because I can read it any where and any time.
    Thank you Tamaki College for the ebooks.

  430. Jasmine

    Hi my name is Jasmine and I am 11 years old.I go to Glen Innes School , in room 9. My teacher, Mr Ramkolowan, encourages me to read and know what eBooks are. I enjoy reading and listening to people when they read an ebook. I love the way people create nice and wonderful ebooks. I also enjoy listening to audiobooks during school. I love being able to get a ebook at anyplace and anytime. I love when I find new words and what it is and how to do it. Now I know why I love books and ebooks its because it can help you with lots of things and it never ends that’s the good thing. I am very happy I met ebooks because now I think I can read them anywhere and anytime.

    Thank you

  431. Lana

    I am 10 years old

    I enjoy reading eBooks because they are so easy to read, anywhere and anytime. When I started reading the book Astray written by Amy Christine Parker I was so amazed by the book she had written. The book is about a girl named Lyla caught in between two worlds and navigating the outside world for the very first time. Lyla also tries to find out what Pioneer and the Community are truly up to if she wants to survive. So that is why I choose this book and found it very interesting to read. If this wasn’t a eBook I would have to go to the library and read for a long time, but as it was an eBook it was easier to read and I could read it anytime and anywhere.

    Thank you Tamaki college and Overdrive

  432. Petuana

    I am 11 years old

    I have read Elizabeth Gone Missing and I enjoyed the book because of all the mystery and suspense it had in it. I like Reading eBooks because you can go anywhere with them. By reading on the internet you can read thousands of different books from around the world. I also like how creative the books can be with all the illustrations. You can read eBooks anytime and anywhere.

  433. Lauren

    Hi my name is Lauren and I’m 10 years old. The e book I read was Dollbaby and I thought it was going to be really boring but when I started to read it I was so amazed that it was so interesting to read. I enjoyed reading Dollbaby because it’s such a interesting book. You can read e books any time you want. I just go to the Tamaki College overdrive to read more e books. I love to read at school and I hope others do as well. You can read e books anywhere at anytime.

  434. Kerry

    I love to read, and I LOVE my local library :) but I love that I can now also download eBooks from my library. Because it gives me access 24/7. Like the other day when I finished reading all the books I had borrowed, it was late on a Saturday night….
    Well I was able to just login to the library website and download a book, within minutes I was tucked up in bed with my new book :) PERFECT

  435. Sina

    I am 10 years old

    I read a E Book called Frankenstein, i love that book because it is cool and fun to read and it is funny too.

    I get time to read at home anytime, at school after morning tea and lunch or in the afternoon.
    E books is better than those original books that are in the library or schools. The reason why E books are better the normal books is because we don’t need to keep flipping the pages and you don’t need to hold it.

  436. Havea

    Hi, my name is Havea and I love reading ebooks.
    E books are good for people to read even if it’s just a sample.
    I hope that one day I could grow up to write a lot of ebooks just like these ones.
    If you don’t agree with me I don’t see why because ebooks are really good.
    They help you read hard words, learn new words, and spell.

    1. Havea

      Hi,my,name is haves I love reading eBook because read is good for
      people to read even if they are just the same I hope if one day I can grow up with a lot of e book just like this ones.
      E BOOKS ROCK!!!.

  437. Daniel

    I love ebooks, I don’t even know how many I’ve read but they are absolutely wonderful. I really like ebooks because you can read books online! I can even find some of my favorite series that I can’t find in some shops.

  438. Nesi Otuhouma

    Hi my name is Nesi. I enjoy borrowing books on-line. My favourite topic about books are non fiction chapter books. I enjoy reading your books because I can learn from them and I can get another book whenever I want to. I also love books because it’s much faster than turning a page of a book. I love reading on-line because sometimes the library won’t have the book your looking for and you can just search the book your looking for. I love reading on-line. <3 : )

  439. Sebastian

    I enjoy reading eBook because where ever I go I can always take my device and read any book I like. A eBook is much faster and when you want to change the book you are reading you can just switch straight onto another eBook instead of getting out a regular book. I really enjoy reading eBooks because it is more faster and fun.

  440. Latham

    I think eBooks are brilliant because I can read them at school and at home and I also can learn how to play a guitar in one of the books that i’m reading,It is wonderful to be able to read these books and I want to thank you guys for letting us have the opportunity to read them.

  441. Pote

    I like and enjoy ebooks at home and school. The selection of ebooks are enormous. They help me to understand more about the used of reading that helps you with many learning obstacle ahead of me in my school grade and year. I wish there were more E-books for kids and teenagers so that they get to read books online and offline. Thank you overdrive for posting E-books in different language so people around the world can read.

  442. Deb

    I read every night for thirty minutes before bed to help my brain wind down. I also love to carry books with me so I can take a chance for a break at lunch or when waiting for an appointment. eBooks are the perfect solution to be able to carry words with me always!

    1. Julia

      My kids bought me a Kindle as a Mother’s Day gift a few years ago. I didn’t think I would us it much because I love holding a “real” book. Boy, was I wrong. I first realized how much I was going to love it when I loaded my Kindle with several books for a vacation that was going to involve several hours in the car. I was use to carrying a bag full of books and having to cram them under my feet in the passenger seat. After that first trip I was HOOKED. Love the ease of Overdrive. I love being able to download ebooks, audiobooks, and more than one at a time all contained in a slim little friend. :)

  443. Lorenzo

    hi i’m lorenzo
    I love eBooks. They are so easy and you can take hundreds of them with you everywhere if you want. They also safe paper which is very good for the environment. Also there is just something special when you are reading with your iPad or other electronic reading device.I love eBooks. They are so easy and you can take hundreds of them with you everywhere if you want. They also safe paper which is very good for the environment. Also there is just something special when you are reading with your iPad or other electronic reading deviceI love eBooks. They are so easy and you can take hundreds of them with you everywhere if you want. They also safe paper which is very good for the time i like to read . I love eBooks. They are so easy and you can take hundreds of them with you everywhere if you want. They also safe paper which is very good for the environment. Also there is just something special when you are reading with your iPad or other electronic reading device

  444. Janice

    My first experience with E-books was a 4 week trip to Brazil and cruising the Amazon. It was great not to have to pack many heavy books and yet still get to enjoy reading while travelling. My E-reader will be coming with me on all of my trips.

  445. Mandy

    My class of 9 and 10 year olds love reading e-books. They were only reading for 2 minutes without stopping at the beginning of the year. Now that they are hooked on e-books, they will read for 20 minutes without stopping.

  446. Amber Taylor

    I love ebooks! I check them out on my Kindle through my library so they are free and I don’t have to worry about returning them. Currently reading The Divorce Papers and it is so good!

    1. jeleina

      Sometimes when i’m not doing anything i start reading a book and i just love it, if i could i would read all day everyday

    2. jeleina

      Its good for everyone to read and is helpful at the best of times books are great i love books if i find a big thick novel i want it but know i cant have it because i have hundreds of books already and I LOVE BOOKS!!!

  447. Eva

    Like the thousands others who have contributed to these comments, I love that I can read or listen to books almost anywhere. Overdrive is a great gift to humanity and we don’t need large book cases or to spend lots of money to find our favourite books. I love also that I can look for new authors and read new books. Great invention. I love it. Thank you!!

  448. Leslie Goodson

    I love reading period! But I LOVE that I can check out e books from the library for my kids! I’ll either search for something they want or I’ll let them peruse the titles and then check one out…NEVER a lost library book again! Awesome!

  449. Saruja

    I enjoy my eBooks by reading at home and at school. We can read eBook everywhere and when we are camping we also can read eBook on the Ipad. Unlike normal books, you can switch books rather than sticking to one book. In eBooks we also can listen to the story . In my school all the people enjoy the eBooks. I also enjoy eBooks by read at home and at school.

  450. Lyn Court

    I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed reading my ebooks while I have been overseas. I am never without a good book to read and relax with. I am reading Lynn Austin’s books at the moment and loving them.

  451. Akansha

    I love to read eBooks, the Over Drive is awesome! What a good thing to read in the weekend or holidays/or listen anywhere you want, any time. My favourite thing is to read eBook every day and eat.

  452. Kathleen

    Being an avid reader, travelling for a week presents a problem in how do you pack up to four books for the week. With my Kobo I was able to read about six books, all fantasy and large ones. My favourite author is Patrick Rothfuss’ Name of the Wind and Wiseman’s fear ; I can hardly wait for the third volume.

  453. Leighton

    I do still love a real printed book, but my wife is from Germany and when we go to visit her family I can’t pack three or four books with me. So instead, I load of my iPad with a bunch of e-books and have plenty to read while sitting in the airport or riding on the plane for nine hours. :)

  454. Andrea Kincannon

    I’m tied to my computer until 7 p.m. during the week; the local library closes at 8, and has short hours on the weekends, so I can’t always get in there. By reading e-books, so far I’ve improved my pool game, learned about using Magistrate Court and serving warrants, eBay, blogging, sewing, cooking, fitness and health.

  455. Katherine

    I borrowed a Kobo from our local library, what a great way to test eReading out that was! I now read series of books this way, and I love being able to get the next book from the comfort of my living room at any time of day (or night)…

  456. Jazire

    Hi, my name is Jazire and I love reading ebooks.
    Ebooks are good for people to read even if it’s just a sample.
    I hope that one day I could grow up to write a lot of ebooks just like these ones.
    If you don’t agree with me I don’t see why because ebooks are really good.
    They help you read hard words, learn new words, and spell.

  457. Craig Utting

    I have a job which is highly skilled, but doesn’t require my full attention …. so I listen to audiobooks from my local library while I work. I get a lot more done, and stay focussed for a lot longer!

  458. Janna Niemi

    I love eBooks. They are so easy and you can take hundreds of them with you everywhere if you want. They also safe paper which is very good for the environment. Also there is just something special when you are reading with your iPad or other electronic reading device.

  459. Quaid Fletcher

    My name is Quaid from Panmure Bridge School.

    We use laptops at our school. I use the Overdrive app to access stories.
    I enjoy audio ebooks. I especially like Sci-Fi stories and Mystery stories. These books allows me to imagine the readers point of view with an interesting perspective. I enjoy reading ebooks/audiobooks After lunch because after playing in the playground, I can just sit on the beanbags while relaxing and reading a Sci-Fi novel. I recently finished the Harry Potter – The Goblet of Fire. It is a scary book.

  460. JeanMarie

    I resisted ebooks for a long time in favor of harcover volumes. Then I read The Orphan Train on my Kindle app on the beach! Awesome–now I have a couple of books with me everywhere I go! And my bag is so much lighter when I travel. Plus my public library makes it super easy to check out ebooks.

  461. mj goff

    As a big, big lover of books, I hesitated to even acknowledge the eBook reader. “How dare they even try…,” I lamented. However, when I had some travelling coming up, I saw that the eReader was a terrific way to bring a lot of reading material without overloading my carryon. One of the books I downloaded was “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand, and I thoroughly that particular eReading experience. When a book has hundreds of pages, it can be intimidating to pick it up…when it’s on an eReader, that whole “visual” intimidation is erased. I love my eReader, AND love my old fashioned books.

  462. Mom6MN

    I love being able to have 600+ books in my purse (with my eReader) when I travel. Books on my device can have my mind and body thousands of miles apart while I am literally hundreds of miles in the air. I love eBooks! Thank You Overdrive!!!

  463. Lorraine

    I started reading ebooks when I discovered the OverDrive app. That was a few years ago and I used my iPhone.
    Having enjoyed the convenience, I joined 3 online libraries, purchased an iPad and have been happily reading everyday. I just put a hold on The Good Girl as recommended on this page. I really love to download audio books to listen to in the car and be read to sleep each night by setting the timer. My favourites genres are mystery, thriller/suspense, historical fiction, biographies… I am a member of 3 book clubs and wouldn’t know what to do without OverDrive.

  464. Lydia Ball-Arthur

    Ebooks have saved my back and neck from toting a backpack of books around. I love the new interaction with my library without ever leaving my home. An unexpected disability has limited my mobility and As an Avid reader having the ebook option has been a blessing. #ebookday

  465. Pauline Tibbertsma

    I talk about ebooks to everyone I meet! I think the concept is amazing. I can read a book on my phone while I’m in a long queue, then go home and read the same book on my tablet, and it syncs to the very same page. I can borrow and return with the click of a button without having to go to a library or check open hours. My friend who is blind can talk about and read the same books. The concept is amazing and my library is way ahead of most libraries in my country because of it.

  466. Anna Lawson

    A book has ALWAYS unfailingly, been my best friend. I now work as a travel nurse , and tried packing my new books and old favs with me, but soon found a need for other things on my 3 month tours. So I discovered the world of e-books and audio books. I can now pack extra clothes and linens and carry my wonderful, extensive library in my purse or on the front seat, wherever I go!

  467. Omer Latif

    I love Reading eBooks. I have been looking for applications that provide free eBooks for all my Life. I like reading eBooks because the real books are very expensive. My favorite book series are Goosebumps and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I like them because they are funny and scary. The eBook applications I have are OverDrive and 10000+ eBooks.

  468. Sue

    I have an ancient reader and downloaded a ton of classic books that I’d always meant to read (but hadn’t yet) and all of Jane Austen’s books (which I’ve read many times). It is so great to never be without a book to read, whatever your mood or time constraints that keeps your place no matter where or when you have to put it down. Am now sharing my reader with my guy who has a writer friend who only publishes in ebook format–he’s getting hooked too.

  469. Norma

    I ALWAYS said “I NEVER want a Kindle/Nook/etc”–I Love the feel of All my books around me!!!
    Welllll—Guess What——I was SOOOO WRONG!!! Thank Goodness I had Friends who kept after me to
    just Try!!!! The BEST thing I ever did for MYSELF!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! And OverDrive, Inc.
    is GREAT—-I have my limit of Holds waiting for another to read!!! Keep new ones coming!!!
    It works and Never Want To Be Without It !!!! Thanks

  470. Lisa

    My job changed last year and now I find myself spending 10+ hours commuting each week. I decided to give ebooks a try to pass the time, and I fell in love! Now I’m never without a book!

    1. Lorraine Danyluk

      I started reading ebooks when I discovered the overdrive app. That was a few years ago and I used my iPhone.
      Having enjoyed the convenience and joined 3 online libraries, I purchased an iPad and have been happily reading everyday. Right to putting a hold on The Good Girl recommended on this page. I really love to download audio books to listen to in the car and be read to sleep each night by setting the timer. My favourites genres are mystery, thriller/suspense, historical fiction, biographies… I am a member of 3 book clubs and wouldn’t know what to do without overdrive.

  471. Melissa

    I bought my Kindle from a coworker. It is one of the first ones, with the keyboard at the bottom. I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy reading on an e-reader, that is why I bought a used one. It ends up, I LOVE it! I love that I can balance it on my lap and not lose my page. I love that if I am near the end of a book when going away I don’t have to take multiple books with me, they are all right their on my kindle. I love that my case has a light on it (it’s so old it is not backlit) and I can read in the dark. I love that sends me free or cheep books. When I go back to a regular book, I get frustrated with all of these things. Lets just say I am hooked on my e-reader!

  472. Noah Strickland

    I love the convenience of ebooks, because well, who doesn’t like convenient things?
    I recently got a kindle fire from my school and now read ebooks all the time.
    I always read before going to sleep and it is part of my nighttime ritual . Reading is definitely one of my favorite things to do – ebooks make it even more of a joy. I’m not rich, so I can’t afford to buy ebooks all the time, that is why I really like overdrive because it makes it possible to borrow books from my library.

    1. Marion

      I’ve always loved books and reading but thru some busy years I stopped reading. My husband bought me an iPad 2 years ago and I discovered eBooks! Having access to previews of such a wide assortment of books has me reading books I would not have considered reading before. My favourite reading time is while I have early breakfast, no one else to disturb my immersion in my story! Marion

  473. Leslie

    Whenever I finish a book, I am a little sad. But with eBooks, when I finish the last page I love that I always have my next ebook waiting for me in my OverDrive app!

  474. Marilyn Grossenbacher

    I am probably a reading junkie–If I don’t have a book available to read at all times, I can start to feel panicky. I read through the Childrens Department in our small town library by the time I was 12 years old and had to move into the Adult Department. I love the convenience of ebooks and can usually find something great to read when I can’t get to the library. I recently acquired a tablet so I can take my books with me.

  475. Tom Hilpert

    Ebooks have changed my life. I am a voracious reader. A few years ago, wherever I went, I carried at least two or three books with me. Now, I can simply carry my ebook reader. I used to hate realizing it was too late to get to the Library to get some new reading material. Now, with Overdrive, the Library is never closed.
    Even more than that, ebooks have become part of my livelihood. I write novels, particularly, the Lake Superior Mysteries, and I sell far more ebooks than hard copies.

  476. Bonnie Neubauer

    My favorite eBook experience was actually with the first eBook I ever read, the Steve Jobs bio. The thought of reading about the man who was so pivotal in bringing about the technology on which I was reading the book was mind-blowing to me. I carried the book – I mean iPad – with me wherever I went and I showed everyone I met how cool it was to turn pages, highlight passages, look up words, and drop bookmarks. But the best part of all was being able to once again read in bed without glasses. I simply made the font huge, turned out the light, and read until I was bleary-eyed. At no point did my husband have to come in and shut out the light or remove my glasses. How liberating. And, the icing on the cake was that the book happened to also be a great read! Hooray for eBooks; I love ‘em.

  477. Alia Parrish

    I was working overseas for a few years and before each trip would go to the library book sale and stock up on as many books as I could-preferably paperbacks. You can imagine what this did to my luggage allowance! On my last trip to S. America I saw quite a few people reading eBooks and so, I bought a device. As it turns out, I won’t be traveling anymore, but as my eyes aren’t what they used to be, I love the ease of reading on a Nook. I just wish all the books I want would be in this format, but in time more and more will, so I’ll have years of happy reading!

  478. Donna Mobbs

    The first book I ever checked out was Winnie the Poo when I was six years old. That’s when I began reading under the covers at night with a flashlight until I grew sleepy. Then I grew up and got married, and that was no longer doable. With ebooks, I can now read under the covers again until I grow sleepy without disturbing a soul! I love reading and read every day, and it was that first book that got me hooked and made me realize that books can transport me around the world, through history, and even into the Hundred Acre Wood.

  479. Chris

    I have been reading since “forever”. But my favorite book is “Catch-22″ so now I am off to see if I can find on ebook so I can read it on a new-ish medium.

    1. RG

      I have been listening to audio books from Overdrive for about ten years which I hadn’t thought about until just now! I’m including these as a form of “e” books What a great way to improve listening skills and oral retention! I used to have to play back parts of the books when I first began. It’s amazing how you can train your brain while exercising at the same time – a double win! This is a great idea and I thought I’d casually look through everyones books to get ideas for adding to my list. So to see how long this link was I selected print and it said 188 pages!!! Wow!!! Guess we aren’t such a small group! Thank you to all the staff at Overdrive and the libraries for making reading on the go a joyful reality and raising literacy in these days of abbreviated texting/communications.

  480. charlotte

    I am not among the lucky ones to have a tablet, so I read regular books.
    I started reading when I was very young…….and at the time, my book of choice was the Nancy Drew Mysteries. I read every single one in the series, most times re-reading them. As I grew up, I always loved horror and mysteries. Now I enjoy Stephen King, along with a host of “cozy” mystery stories.
    I always read when I have my dinner, then when I am resting in bed, I read…..I take my book with me to any appointment I might have…..I love to read… is a wonderful way for me to escape.
    I go to the library at least twice a month…..I would be lost without my books

  481. Michaella

    I love my eBooks so much that I didn’t even consider that when I was camping that I wouldn’t have power for my reader. I went out and purchased a solar charger.
    There are so many things I love about eBooks and even more that my library has this capability. I am able to read in bed, not bothering my husband, even fall asleep with my book open and not lose my page when my reader shuts down.
    I read a lot of books, approximately 10 a month and having access to the library has given me so many more books to choose from and a much larger variety of book.

  482. Natalie

    #eBookDay… There is nothing better than when you receive an overdrive email telling you an ebook you put on hold has become available! I stop my whole life and download the book. I love the convenience of tablets to house your library, you can re-read any book you want without having to go look for it in a box somewhere in your house. I also love the privacy of getting to ready any book you want without your fellow coffee shop customers knowing what you are reading.

  483. Jacque Uriel

    When I was younger and I got in trouble for something (which wasn’t too often, thank goodness) my punishment was not being able to read. (That’s what I loved the most) That to me hurt a lot, so I did try to be very good! :) I Love to Read; to be able to go to places I’ve never heard of or seen and to become so immersed in the lives of people who become a part of you. I hate it when a truly good book ends. I never thought I would like to read an eBook but when I finally tried it on my phone I was hooked. I have read several books on my phone now and Love that you can pick it up and have the world right there at your fingertips. I love it. LOVE 2 READ!!!

  484. Paula

    I love reading audiobooks. In fact, I use overdrive almost every day to listen to books while I’m running and driving in the car. It is an amazing way to read. I hope my local library keeps adding more and more books available to be download in ebook and audio book format.

  485. Bev

    When ereaders first came out I didn’t want anything to do with them. I wanted to feel the book in my hands when I read it. I have since had a sony ereader that I absolutely loved and now I have a Kindle Fire. I do not leave home without it ever. I like having all my books on one machine and not have to carry a bag of books with me. I like to curl up on the sofa and read every night into the wee hours. I still like to read printed books but I would truly be lost if I could did not have my ereader with me at all times. I have recently started listening to audio books while in the car or at work and this has aloud me to read whenever or wherever I am.

  486. Vicki

    I love eBooks, and OverDrive is awesome! What a convenience to be able to read and/or listen anywhere, anytime. My favorite thing is to fall asleep while reading a good eBook.

  487. Al

    I have been using e-books for quite awhile and it’s a great way to learn and enjoy life’s facts or fiction only an ear shot away. It provides easy and convenient access in todays busy world anytime/anywhere. It’s a great application!

  488. Carolyn A

    I like the availabity of 24/ 7 to access the library or book store. Usually have 2 books on the go…one for lighter reading and the other more intense. I like the click away to interchange between them both.

  489. Laura

    For years I was able to get many, many books from OverDrive and really enjoy the ease and availability of so many of my favorite authors, as well as new ones. When we moved to very Southern NM about a year ago I found out that our little village library is not connected to OverDrive and nearly had a panic attack! I have been able to keep my old library account active, but I don’t know for how long. I love the convenience of being able to carry lots of books in my ONE ereader and to read on the road or away from home. I want to get a new ereader with backlight so I can read in bed and not disturb my husband, or when we travel I’ll be able to read when I no longer have enough light to knit by! I enjoy my ebooks anytime and everywhere I can. I have just discovered the Cobbled Court Quilts series by Marie Bostwick and OverDrive has them all!

  490. Shirley

    I am an avid reader and am really enjoying the ebooks. It is so handy and I can go to my computer and get a book in the genre I want and start reading immediately.

  491. Elizabeth

    I love that I can hear a great review on the radio and instantly download and start reading a great book! Or save myself some trouble lugging big books around – I just read Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, both on my kindle. They were MUCH lighter as ebooks! : )

  492. Denise

    When I started reading the “Outlander” series, which is my favorite set of books, I had been reading the actual books, carrying the large books everywhere I went since I am an avid reader. By the time I got to the third book I switched from a blackberry phone to a smartphone. What a difference!! I no longer had to lug the books around. Downloaded an app to my phone and presto, I was good to go. I can search for books from the library or an online vendor and have the book on my phone momentarily. I am now able to read even in the tightest of places like the subway during rush hour and my pocketbooks have decreased in size. When I travel with my kids and they don’t want to carry their books it’s no longer an issue as well. Everyone has their books on their phones. They have always liked reading books but now they read even more because they don’t have to carry anything extra in their bags. We are a family of readers. I love it!! I also don’t need book shelves any more and have cleared up space in my home where tons of books used to be. I read a book every 2-3 days. It’s great!!

  493. Kimberly R Hall

    I enjoy reading ebooks so much. I have been reading them for about 3 years now. I love the fact that I can find any book I’m looking for. I take my kindle everywhere I go, so when i get bored I have something to keep me busy. My first book was a Brenda Jackson novel. I have so many favorites. I’m so glad I have any book I want it need at my finger tips. #ebook day

  494. Ken P

    I travel a lot and ebooks are PERFECT for what I don’t have to do and what I can do. What I don’t… Don’t have to run down to the library to pick up a book. Don’t have to worry about returning a book on time, let alone being in town to get it back to the library. Don’t have to be in town and able to get to the library when a requested book becomes available. What I do… I do search for books and download them from wherever I am on a layover in the country. I do sync books to both my tablet and smartphone. I do get to read them on both my tablet and smartphone. I do get to read from anywhere without carrying anything extra (always have my smartphone with me). I do enjoy all of the customization features (fonts, backgrounds, etc) and usability features (bookmarks) that come with OverDrive. Thank You!

  495. Toni Rodriguez

    I have worn glasses since I was 5 and am now 62. I used to read a lot of paperbacks but now find that the print is usually too small. Many of the authors I read come in paperback only. I received my kindle from my son as a gift. It was terrific! I could finally read paperbacks again by increasing the font size. I have only just discovered being able to download library books. Apparently my kindle is old and I had to download an app to do so but it seems to be working ok. I love actual hard cover books, but find the quality of the publishing to be getting worse and worse. I re-read most of my books and find that hardcovers are beginning to suffer from glue loss and loose pages. eBooks will last forever.

  496. Cel

    I am an avid user of the e-audiobooks. It is so convenient to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks anytime and anywhere I want and right on my devices which I take with me everywhere. I can listen to my books on my commutes, while doing chores, while doing repetitive work and just about anytime I want. It’s a great way to fit in some reading in a busy schedule and maximize the time in between.

  497. Kirsten Rogers

    I first got ebooks on an older computer when I was planning for my recovery time after an operation. I was so greatful I did that because during my recovery time, I read at least 67 books. I was amazed, but it was so easy and all the books were either FREE or checked out from a library. Thank goodness for eBooks!!

  498. Rosa Marina

    I had a accident in November 2013, my mobility was limited. Reading eBooks from my public help me with my recovery since I was able to obtain books without leaving the house. I got books that help me to go through my healing process but also books that keep me entertain (mystery).
    I was great, an of course now that I am better I am so use to this convenient. Love it

  499. Krista

    I can never remember to return my books on time, when i was introduced to overdrive e-books I was so happy that I never had to be late to return a book again. Then I discovered how easy it is to access my book anywhere, anytime, and on any device. I have been able to read more books since I started using overdrive than ever, because 15 mins here and 30 mins there while I am waiting for an appointment, or every night before bed gets alot of books read over the course of the last year or so, since I discovered overdrive and e-books. I also love being able to check out audio books to listen on my commute to work everyday! Thank you Overdrive

  500. Teresa Kirby

    I still love, and quote from ‘The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame.
    When I say “treacle, treacle”, it means I’m tired.
    When a friend left to tour the world for two years, I wrote the following message in her card: “And I looked into her eyes, and her eyes were grey – they were the colour of the female sea rat going far, far away.”

  501. Wendi

    I come from a family of readers and now have my own family of readers. I have always enjoyed curling up with a good book for as long as I can remember, but noticed several years ago that my eyes were getting more and more strained. Then I invested in an e-reader and it changed everything for me. I have instant access to unlimited e-books through my local libraries, and now I can read with a font style and size that reduces eye strain for me. I take my e-reader everywhere I go and am never without great literature for myself or a great adventure story for my children. I wouldn’t know what to do without my e-reader!

  502. Shannon

    I love that I can bring my digital library with me everywhere I go and it doesn’t get heavier with every added book! I love that I can read books with my children, or let them read instead of playing games, wherever we are whenever we want. Books at your fingertips, what could be handier?

  503. Helena Kells

    My sister and I go to bed early every night so we can read our ebooks. Ebooks are easier to handle in bed. I like not having to have a light on as my concentration is fully on the story I am reading. Great site, you are always improving it.

  504. SoozB

    I like to read eBooks on my phone while I wait for my tea water to boil in the morning. Since I’m not fully functioning before the first sip of hot tea caffeine, I prefer anthologies on short stories on my phone. This is especially helpful for catching the stories between novels in various series like Melissa Marr’s “Wicked Lovely” series or, as I just discovered, Laurell K. Hamilton’s first Anita Blake story in “Strange Magic”.

    But eBooks also allow me access to books that are out-of-print and not available in my local libraries (Woohoo to Massachusetts and their library networks and sharing!). Plus there’s that instant gratification of having it NOW at midnight when the library is closed.

  505. Joseph

    I enjoy checking out overdrive ebooks from my library because I can’t accidentally damage a book. I used to carry a backpack everywhere while in college with my laptop and other books. Now I carry a smartphone and I can have a couple of ebooks checked out and my own personal Nook and Kindle library and never lose my place, lose a book nor damage a book plus I’ll never have an overdue ebook. They go back automatically! The selection at my library is decent and they add more every day and since I have an Overdrive account my bookmarks sync with my overdrive app on my kindle fire. I love read informative non-fiction and also adventurous fiction. What a joy!

  506. Ann Thompson

    I am a librarian and I know that these have been around for a while; however I really didn’t know how to take advantage of them until about a year ago when I was visiting a branch of my public library for a strategic planning meeting. They talked about ebooks and how easy they were to get. I talked to one of the public librarians that evening and she gave me pointers in how to get started. I absolutely love them. I used my older model iphone 3 to get these but couldn’t do the audiobooks until I purchased a Kindle this summer and then upgraded my phone to an iphone 5. I have been a reader from a little girl and now I am over 60. What a wonderful way to sneak in some reading or listening when you only have a few minutes in busy days.

  507. Shirley Garwood

    I have been reading ebooks from the library long before overdrive. I was so pleased when overdrive arrived. It made it so much easier and I like the improvements they have made to the site over time. I never go to sleep without reading my ebook. Also if I travel or am hospitalized I always have a book as close as my e reader.

    1. Elizabeth

      I am so pleased that I can get my library books
      at home and it is so convenient for seniors.
      I have read many books on Overdrive!

  508. Donald Middagh

    As a school librarian, I enjoy eBooks because they provide students an alternated way to fall in love with reading. The vast majority of our students do not have access to technology outside of school. Because of the fascination and increasing demand of technology in our society, students who are reluctant readers are drawn to eBooks. The more devices our library can obtain, the more reluctant readers we can reach and help to become successful. There is no better joy as an educator than to see a student become a reader.

  509. Veronica Carano

    A few years ago, I was speaking with a librarian at a book sale. She informed me how much she loved her e-reader. I simply stated that I enjoy turning the pages of a book. I like the feel of the book in my hand and the feel of the pages as I turn them. I also informed her that I like to visually see how much I have read and how much I have to go before the book is finished. I simply stated I will never use an e-reader. That was before I tried one. The following Christmas my husband purchased an e-reader for me. I have not gone back to the old ways. I enjoy my e-reader so much that I worn out chargers and a stylus. Now when I go on vacation, I can take as many books as I want. I don’t have to worry about having room for them. I can borrow books from my library and not worry about due dates. I love my e-reader and if I could eat the words I spoke that day to the librarian I would.

  510. Make Kay

    I love being able to buy ebooks or check them out from the library so I can start reading immediately. And I love being able to take my books with me everywhere via my phone!

  511. Kathy

    Love reading eBooks because I’m a late night person, so I can check out books at any hour of the night using Overdrive. Also my late night reading doesn’t bother my husband because I don’t need a light on in bed with my iPad.
    It took some time to get used to holding an iPad instead of an actual paper book, but I got used to it!

    Now it’s fun to get a book I have on hold, and not even have to go to the library to pick it up!

  512. Marcia

    Ebooks are the only way to go! I can make the type larger, not worry about light levels and not have to carry an extra few pounds of a paper book. Plus we can read with one hand, and get books immediately.
    I have read some wonderful books recently: “The Goldfiinch,” Americanah,” “The Dinner.”

    One Request: if a paper book can be easily renewed online, why can’t OverDrive (or our libraries) allow us to renew ebooks that way too?

  513. Laure

    I love that I can carry multiple books with me wherever I go and the space it saves at home having e-books. It’s also a great way to try a new author without leaving your home when using e-books from the library.

  514. Regina

    I keep my e-book reader on my nightstand. I read for about 30 minutes in the morning before I start my day, and about 45 minutes at night before I fall asleep. It is easy and convenient to borrow e-books from my library. I can borrow books anywhere at anytime. I don’t have to worry about running out of books before I can make a trip to the library. My e-reader also has a night light. I can read without disturbing my sleeping husband. Reading at the beginning and end of my day gives me so much pleasure. I cannot image my life without reading.

  515. Traci Kimble

    Reading has always been an important part of my life. The chance to escape, have adventures and let my imagination run wild is a thrilling experience whenever I open to the first page of a new book. I remember spending hours with my mother in the library when I was young. We still share a bond through books today, although it has transitioned from trips to the library to simply downloading something new straight to my device. I love the convenience of ebooks and being able to have my current read with me at all times.

  516. VivianLea

    I enjoy listening to audiobooks, particularly mysteries and historical fiction, while I work behind the scenes in a public library. I help patrons learn how to use eReaders and help them download eBooks and audiobooks to their personal devices. I love their excitement and enthusiasm for our eLibrary — it offers our patrons more options for reading which is a great thing!

  517. Betty

    Ebooks are awesome because they are always with me, so I can grab a quick read wherever I am. You can have them in book form or in audio form. I spend a lot of time on the road and this is a great way to keep up on the latest books that are out there.

  518. Rosalyn Ward

    I work long, stressful hours. My best escape is to open my current ebook and allow my lunch hour to take me far away from the stress. I use the time while waiting at doctors’ offices for a great passage of time. However, my favorite is curled up in my recliner with a good book and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

  519. Elizabeth

    I love ebooks. I used to have to take at least 3 or 4 books with me whenever I traveled. Ebooks are so much lighter. And no one can tell that I’m reading a trashy romance novel on the plane. Only trashy romances will do on a plane. I still get paper books of anything really important to me, nothing can replace the smell and feel of a book, but ebooks are good for most of them.

  520. Jane Jensen

    I like mysteries, scifi, and fantasy. Right now I am reading Skin Games by Jim Butcher. I can just picture it on the big screen. Hugh Jackman would be perfect for the part of Harry Dresden. I like eBooks because I never run out of reading material and they eliminate clutter from my life. Also it is very easy to take them along anywhere I go.

  521. Bill

    many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting John D. MacDonald at his residence in Sarasota, his main character was a boat bum by the name of Travis McGee who was always getting into difficulty doing favors for friends. I loved his books and wrote him a letter and was invited , I spent an afternoon being regaled by adventures of Travis
    a nd have been a book lover ever since.
    My major problem is that my authors don’t write fast enough

  522. Karen Staten

    I love eBooks! While recovering from surgery, eBooks from my library kept me entertained. I could read them on my smartphone with just a thumb. I never buy books now. If my library doesn’t have one I’m looking for, I can request it and they always deliver. 

  523. Shirley

    My favorite? As an early riser, I take a couple of hours in the morning. Depending on the season, I read outdoors or indoors. Now on the cusp of fall, I head to my reading chaise to begin my escape to another world. In the summer, after tending the garden and plants, I sit on the patio ready to dive into a story for about an hour before the chores and day beckon. Sundays I get my spiritual fix on nice days when our neighbor, the church, opens their doors and windows for their one service. As the singing wafts over the fence, morning sun on my face, favorite cup of tea at hand, the world is a truly special place. My hunger for reading developed in a small Midwestern town where the local librarian, Mrs. Spencer, would open the town’s tiny library two days a week, Monday and Friday. My sisters and I would take the Rocket Flyer wagon with the youngest of us riding in the wagon the several blocks to the library. After selecting our books and fitting them around my youngest sister, we’d head home where our mom would let us read the rest of the day. My choice? The swing set with the chair swing. I can tell you e-books were not even a gleam in my eye back then. Today I carry my e-reader (Nook Simple Touch) with me everywhere. One never knows when there will be a few precious minutes in which to read. From the e-book aspect, travelling has become simpler and lighter. Yet, when home, I still go between the two, electronic and the “hold in your hand” book.

  524. Beth

    At first I didn’t really enjoy reading e-books. It seemed like my library just didn’t have anything worthwhile, in my opinion , to check out. Not the kind of books that I’ve been used to reading in hardcover. It was also difficult getting used to the feel of reading a book on the tablet as opposed to reading a real book that you could hold and turn the pages. But my husband had bought me a NOOK a few years ago, and I felt obligated to give it a try. As I used it more and more, I began to enjoy the luxury of being able to check out books at odd hours without having to go to the library. Once, however, I began to use my iPod to download audiobooks at any time that I wanted, and to use my iPad to download e-books without having to transfer them from my computer to my NOOK, I really began to enjoy using OverDrive. Now I use OverDrive more than I actually go to the library to check out hardcovers. I enjoy the luxury of being able to read an e-book in the middle of the night without having to have the lights on. I also really like the ability to sync my iPad with my iPhone so that I can read my book whenever and wherever I am , whenever and wherever I have downtime to just be able to pick up my device and immediately read. I can have any book I want just by reaching into my bag ,being able to grab my phone , and go to OverDrive. I am a true convert, because I didn’t really like it at first and now it seems I can’t be without it. Thank you for a great invention!

  525. Garry Underhill

    As a teacher the E book us the way to go. We are dealing with the E generation those connected electronically. Real books don’t compete with this Generation. As for me E books and the Overdrive App are the way to go. As the parent of a Special Needs child time is of the essence . The convenience of Ebooks and Overdrive can’t be overstated. No need to race to the Library to change the books just go Online. Wow fantastic unbelievable. Thanks so much fir ebooks and Overdrive. The number of books is also increasing all the time offering that real Library feeling and choice. And best of all look at all the money I save not buying books anymore. As I tell my students all the time Reading is Key to Learning and therefore the Key to Life. Let’s celebrate E book day Everyday.

  526. Len Horrocks

    September 17th. 2014
    The ease of borrowing books by simply downloading to my laptop means that I don’t even have to leave the house to enjoy reading my favourite novels which are crime mystery, and suspense types.This is comparable with internet shopping where I purchase items whilst sitting in my recliner chair and at the click of a few buttons I receive items often postage free delivered from anywhere in the world to my door or my local post office (as I live 2kms out of the township and have a PO box at the post office.

  527. Debbie Keltz-Wolk

    I enjoy reading eBooks and listening to audio books on my tablet. It’s wonderful to be able to read or listen to it anywhere I am, even if I’m in a foreign country. I really enjoy reading a good mystery or fiction.

  528. Julia Muse

    I have the Overdrive app on my phone among with the kindal app. I absolutely love them because I can listen to audio books in the car and read anywhere I am. So I can be “reading” at least 2 books at a time.

  529. Amanda

    I love e-reading! So much easier when travelling, there is no fumbling on pages or lost pages. As long as there is wifi I can download anything from my local library.

  530. diane

    Got my ereader as a hand-me-down from my nephew who upgraded. Love it. Borrow all my books from my local library and read during bus commute to work. also great for vacation to take multiple books on the reader taking up much less space than carrying a bunch of paperbacks.

    1. Anita Flanigan

      In the middle of the night when I can’t sleep my book is ready to take me on a journey . It has just enough light to read without bothering anyone else and sure beats ” under the covers with a flashlight” reads of my youth.
      Just wonderful!

  531. Dorothy

    I love the convenience of reading on my Nook. I’ve always enjoyed reading. With ebooks I can read any time and anywhere. It’s my relaxation before bedtime. Traveling, I don’t have to carry books and I can always borrow another book if I finish the one I’m reading. My only complaint is that I’m not able to read all the books in a series. Hopefully my library will eventually be able to provide them.

  532. Jeannine

    I listen to audiobooks every chance I get, and it is so convenient to be able to listen via my phone versus driving to the library for cassettes and CDs. There is no way I could afford to buy all of the audiobooks I read every week, so I am beyond grateful to the Delaware County Library System and Overdrive. Because of the library, I can check out new authors, subjects, and genres without risk. When I find a wonderful audiobook or book, I will buy it as a gift as a way to contribute back to the authors and publishers. I donate to the library as well. I can’t afford to buy all the books and audiobooks I read, but I do what I can and appreciate the incredible service that Overdrive and my library provide.

  533. Bev

    I’m a mom of three young kids, so I rarely have time to sit and enjoy a book. It’s easy to keep a few books on my phone to read while waiting in an office, standing in line, or rocking a baby in the middle of the night. And when my kids see me reading, they want to read too.

  534. Laurel

    I read constantly and electronic devices, ebooks, and audio books have allowed me to have the world at my fingertips. We live in a very small rural area and our local library does not have a large selection of books. The ebooks and audio books that are available through the library district allows me to check things out that I’d never be able to get in paper for from my library. I love ebooks!

  535. Katrina T

    I love reading ebooks, as a student I can borrow the book we’re reading in class from the overdrive library, and then I can highlight and take notes, so I can write my essays without having to search through the book. But, if I need to search through the book, I can easily search a word or quote throughout the book, and then I’m able to make connections in my essays I never would have seen.
    Not to mention, wherever I’m going I’m able to bring along enough books to keep me satisfied for the duration of the trip. I went on vacation for two weeks, and I brought probably way too many ebooks. But it didn’t matter, because I was able to keep them all, and they didn’t affect my luggage space or cause any trouble at all.

  536. erica

    I love reading eBooks because my reading experience happens anywhere now. Before my reader, I would have to carry around one book everywhere in case of boredom setting in (doctor’s office, lab work, waiting anywhere) and now life is easier with this as I simply click away to whichever book or magazine I feel like at the time and read, read, read!

  537. Greg McGillis

    I love the fact that I can read my Kobo in bed, in the bath or in transit. I get a lot more reading done and the non-lit, ink-like presentation means I often have that natural feel of reading that I enjoy so much.

  538. Nina

    As an avid book reader I swore I could never be converted to e books, however after being bought a reader for a christmas present a few years ago I love them. No longer a heavy bag full of books when I go on holiday, or the frustration of not having a book with me when waiting in the dentist. Nor the frustration of picking up my book then finding I don’t fancy that one. But best of all, when I get my email from my work book club about the lateset choice, I can download it there and then.

  539. Kimberly McCall

    eBooks keeps me connected to the world. I am always linked whether its my phone, ipad or computer. Work, home or play its my life! I can always find a moment to read….stuck in traffic, doctors office, football game, or long line at the grocery store there is always a way to connect! It’s so convenient. My night stand is no longer covered with books. #eBookDay

  540. Kathleen

    I love internet reading, both text and written books. My favorites are mysteries/thrillers. I can multitask while following a novel very closely. When the reader has done a good job, the book gets even better! As for reading text, I do love checking a book out of the library at 4 am while still in bed, either with insomnia or having woken up early. #eBookDay

  541. Amy

    My eReader is my favorite traveling companion. So many books at my fingertips. It also allows me to read Stephen King books at night without the threat of dropping a 5 pound book on my nose if I nod off.

  542. Trish

    I have a busy schedule everyday but sometimes I get a few minutes between clients to grab some escape time. Ebooks is perfect because I can set my iPad down and pick it up in an hour and never lose my place. I also like to end the day with a good read. When I finish one book I can return it and check out another right away, be it 7 p.m. or 11 p.m. I never have to worry about late fees or getting out to return or check out books. Thanks OverDrive for an amazing way to read books!

  543. Dorothy

    It is so simple and easy to download eBooks to my tablet and read my favorite authors anywhere. I have spent too much time in the hospital with a relative and reading helps calm my nerves. Thanks, eBooks!

  544. Doris Pelletier

    Ebooks is the best media! I was never an avid reader, but since books became available online through the library, I read 3-4 books in a 2 week period. Overdrive media console is so easy to use. When I know that I don’t have access to wifi for any length of time, I download a few books to make sure I have my books with me. It is so easy to open my ipad and have access to books. Happy reading everyone !