Kelly bought herself a Kindle not long ago, and one of the first things I learned as a result is that a Kindle account comes with the assumption that you may have more than one e-reader in the house. If one or two of those happen to be, say, an iTouch, there are unexpected benefits. For example, once I’d downloaded the Kindle ap, either of us could buy a book and then we could both read it at the same time.
I’d have thought reading on the iTouch screen wouldn’t be all that appealing, but I gave it a try, and absolutely ripped through the latest Connie Willis book. Was it the novelty, or do I really like reading this way? I’ve bought a history book, Bloody Crimes, to put it to the test. So far, I’m halfway through.
It is also nifty knowing that, what with the Kindle version of Indigo Springs being out, I can essentially carry a copy of my book with me everywhere I go.
On a completely different and more toobalicious note, my Quantum Leap rewatch of “Catch a Falling Star” went up on Tor.com last week.
I got a Kindle late last Spring after a severe clean-up of our overloaded-to-groaning bookcases. Two weeks later, my sweetie decided he’d get one too. I didn’t expect to fall in love with it, but I did. Reading is so much easier on the eyes. I rip through books, and when I travel I have a huge library of books and magazines with me. Wonderful! I find that I buy many more books, and I don’t have to worry about teetering piles of paperbacks all over the house. Sharing books is trivial (if you’re on the same account). Magazines seem to be device specific. I recommend Kindle to all my friends.
I am astounded by how much I like reading on my teeny-tiny iPod screen. And I’d love to pare down our bookcases a bit too.
If you ever get an iPad… It’s really an amazing reading experience! It’s feels much like the ipod/itouch, but with a bigger screen. Yow! 🙂
I may yet get an iPad, but probably not until late next year, when there are some more competitors in the field that I can compare it with.