Up until now, I’ve never used an eReader for reading books … or anything else for that matter. Okay, I downloaded some free book, and tried to read it on the iPhone when I was travelling last year. As much as I love the iPhone, I must say that the reading experience wasn’t the best.
Was thinking of that the other night, now that I have the iPad and wanted to give it one more try. I already had installed the Kindle app, so I went over to Amazon to see what they had in the way of free stuff.
That’s quite a list they have there … of books for free download — especially if you’re interested In reading old classical works, Dickens, Jane Austen and so on. Surprisingly enough, I found The da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was free.
It’s already been six, seven years since I read it, so I thought I’d give it a try. Was lying on the couch for about an hour, reading, and it was great.
It won’t replace real books for me, when it comes to my favourites, that I want to really own, but for easy reading like that — terrific! Especially while travelling!
Our public library also have eBooks … not so many bout still, quite a few. A great way, to perhaps discover authors I haven’t come across yet. Their reader app doesn’t have the nifty animations the Kindle app has, but it’s alright.
Imagine if these devices had existed back when kids wanted to read at night when they were supposed to sleep!