There is much debate over e-readers. Many say they prefer a ‘real’ book over an ‘e-book’. From reading this blog you may have noticed that I read e-books. In fact, I normally won’t review a book for an author unless its in e-book format. At the same time, I like reading real books and get them from the library.
The next debate is which e-reader should you get? There are a few choices. I tell people they should check out the features of each one and see which one suits their needs best. Also, since you can borrow e-books, in much the same way you borrow real books, you should make sure you get an e-reader that is compatible with where you will be borrowing the books from.
That being said I have a Sony Reader. I believe it is the first one made, no wifi, no light, no dictionary. I had a period of Kindle envy when a book I wanted was only available for Kindle and I ended up buying it in paperback for $35. But recently I bought an iPod touch. I got a book off my friend’s computer that I have been wanting, then downloaded the app to read it. That got me thinking, I checked the app store and I now have the Kindle app and the Nook app (both free). So I can read books on my Sony Reader, I can read Kindle, Nook, and iTunes books on my iPod touch.
So if you have an Apple product, ie iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad; and want to read e-books, you don’t have to buy an e-reader. You can just download the app and buy the book and start reading.
I don’t know how much reading I’ll get done, but I am pretty sure I’m going to be broke.