Saturday, December 5, 2009
A few years ago I would have thought it crazy--reading novels on a 3.5-inch screen that fits into the palm of my hand.
But lately I've been doing just that.
A few months back I downloaded a ton of FREE classic novels onto my iPod (the iPod has same e-book functionality as the iPhone or Blackberry). I promptly forgot about it until one evening I couldn’t sleep. I decided to crack open War and Peace.
I've been hooked ever since.
For an insomniac such as myself, reading ebooks on my iPod has been a godsend. A big draw of reading on the iPod (and no, my eyes don't hurt) is the nighttime reading light; no more bulky bright nightlight which my husband complains keeps him up at night. The iPod for nightime reading has solved this martial problem for us!
And, as a recent article in the New York Times points out, why buy ANOTHER expensive gadget? For those such as myself on a budget, the iPod (or other iPhone or Blackberry owners) makes perfect economic sense.
(Sure ONE day I hope to buy a Kindle or Nook too, but for now my iPod works just fine).
I just love the portability of reading on my iPod. Just put it in my pocket and go (I also love perusing the New York Times while I'm waiting for appointments or waiting to pick up the kids after school). I can't imagine doing that with a Kindle or other bulky ereader (but maybe I'm just jealous).
I don't plan on getting rid of my physical books anytime soon. I love the feel of a book in my hand and I get too much of a high from the whiff of that fresh-papery smell that books evoke.
But on those nights when I awaken in the middle of the night and have trouble falling asleep, the iPod has been a savior.
Any other ebook readers out there that use their iPod as an ereader? Or, am I the only crazy one?