Warning: I’m getting ready to talk about something that isn’t new and that many people have been using already with an app that has been on the market for quite sometime. I am writing this post because I felt compelled to write it and because I like to hear myself talk and I wanted to post something other than boring book posts (that’s a long sentence, sorry).
I’m one of those people who discover stuff late and get all excited about it. That is reading on a multi-functional device of which I own: an iPadand have started to use it exclusively for reading my
ebooks on. I originally bought it to read my comic books but since downloading the Nook Reading App for iOS, I’ve read like crazy on it. I love the app (even more than BlueFire) and the books look beautiful on it. The only problem with the Nook App is that you can’t sideload. B&N needs to get with it and give us this feature immediately! In vain, I’ve searched all over for a workaround with no luck. Bummer.
The Gamut of Devices I’ve Owned
I went through the gamut of ereader devices – Kindle (sent back immediately) and four versions of the Sony Reader (505,PRS-350,PRS-950, PRS-T1). Guess you can say that I loved Sony products despite their high prices and semi-visibility in the ebook market. I wasn’t wowed by emailing files to myself or even having wifi to further put myself in debt. No, I went for sturdiness and brand reliability over value for your buck. Sony hardware was superior to me and I loved the way ebooks rendered on their devices (minus all the OCR errors that show up from time to time). I’ve since donated those devices mentioned above to various family members over the years (think the 505 died on me but am unsure). I put my T1 to rest in a case for later viewing with other irrelevant artifacts where my Sony CLIE and Fujitsu Siemens Loox 720 reside.
My ebook journey started off with a PDA device loaded with uBook that read html files. I graduated up to a Sony Reader and that’s where I’ve stayed until now. Now I read on an iPad. Who knows what device I will be reading on next. I may slide back to paper (not!). As an aside, I used to love to read on my iPhone but I don’t do that very much anymore. I’m not someone who reads at every opportunity (standing in line, at work, etc). So, right it’s the iPad. E-Ink is gone at least for the moment. That’s the end of my article and if you’ve made it this far, thank you. The inspiration for this post was running across my PDA in my closet. It was lifeless. *sigh* I thought back to all the different ways we read ebooks back in the day read as 2006. Things have changed with ebooks but not necessarily for the better.
A Peek at My Ebook Library