As much as I love modern technology, I’m still a bit old-school in certain areas, and so far most of my reading has been paper copies. I’ve had the iPad for a year now, I have Kindle app and the local library’s app installed, but still haven’t gotten around to read that way … not for real. Until last night, I’d never taken the iPad with me to bed and read!
Last time I was in my hometown, I meant to go to the library and get myself a new card, so I could read my favourite, Swedish authors that haven’t been translated. Heard that at least two of the ones I like, have written quite a few during these last, ten years. Somehow that slipped my mind, so last week I initiated an email exchange with them … how to go about getting a library card ‘online’, so to speak … without going there physically, ID myself and all that, allowing a friend to pick it up for me.
They were really helpful, and it all seemed much easier than I’d expected. Found out that I could log on to the site with my personal number [what you call social security number in North America], because I remembered my PIN-code! Turns out my old card was still ‘alive’, I got the card number and is good to go! Splendid!
Of course, I wanted to test out the system, so I borrowed a book right away, and that went swimmingly. Hence … last night was the first with the iPad in bed. I’d thought it might be awkward to hold it, but not so! It was great!
Now, however, I have some reading to really look forward to! Just came back from the library with the latest Nicholas Sparks novel «The Last Ride». Yum! I’ve been on the waiting list for I don’t know how long!