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.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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