eReader

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!

15 Replies to “eReader”

  1. I bought a Sony e-reader and am very happy about it. I lend library books (crimi) and I have bought some books from a Danish bookstore where the e-books are very cheap ( they have office in Luxembourg and save VAT). I didnt want a Kindle, they cant read many of the formats we use here (even that I can get some software that makes it possible to read some of them).
    I bought a cover too, and it has a little lamp, so I can read everywhere.
    Like you there are many books I want to have as “normal” books, but think about: an e-book doesnt take any place on the book shelves and it doesnt gather dust. ( I am almost out of space).
    An e-reader is handy and easy to bring with you, and it is easy to read on when you are in bed. I am absolutely a fan – BTW I read books on my PC too.

    1. Hej Annette 🙂
      That’s great! I downloaded the Kindle app for this, to get access to Amazon. We’ve bought so many ‘real’ books from them, as Gerry likes to read Cicero. There’s another ‘native’ app too, iBooks, but I haven’t checked it out. The library’s and Kindle is enough for now.

      I think I could very easily become accustomed to this. 🙂

  2. Hi Rebby: You are so progressive!!! I was checking out my Nephew’s eReader back over Xmas….it did not inspire me at all!!! I guess I am an old book lover!!! I love the feel of a book; turning the pages with anticipation; fallins asleep curled up with a book; going to the Library….I guess it is a process for me….. 😉
    Maybe when I am older & can’t get around……for now I am off to read my book, lol…. xo

    1. Yes, Sherriellen, it’s very different … but I like it! I have not yet brought it to bed, though … still have a ‘real’ library book to finish. But I will, it was nice reading on the couch!

      1. I bet with practice I would like it also…..I just love the whole ‘picking out a Library book’ experience…..LOL…I am acting like an old lady 😉

  3. My hubby bought me an EReader about three years ago and I grew to love it. The library is a forty minute drive from the house so I loved being able to download books. Then a friend gave me access to her library in Ontario so I had even more books to choose from. I read pretty much any fiction on my IPad now. Non-fiction I still want to own but, even there, I’m learning how to highlight and write notes so am thinking, more and more, my books will be electronic. For me, the biggest advantage of the EReader was being able to increase the font. My old eyes sure appreciate that.

    1. That’s wonderful, about the library. I don’t think it’s been even a year since our library introduced electronic books, so I guess the selection will grow bigger with time!

      It’s great with the font size, and also how clear and distinct it is!

    1. That sure was a page turner, the first time I read it. I found all the details fascinating, and kept looking up the places on the web as I read. For once, I wasn’t disappointed in the movie either..

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