I completely forgot to tell the world. I am officially an e-Reader now.
My cell phone.
I have an iPhone and there’s a nifty, free Kindle app (with WhisperSync) for the darn thing. I also downloaded the eReader and Stanza apps. I’ve only read one book via the Kindle app (The Windup Girl), and my very own short story on Stanza.
And here’s my verdict: I like it.
With both systems, it’s super easy to purchase and download books. Super easy to navigate through the book, and I think I worked out the font size and color that works best for me.
Is it better than a book?
Naw. It’ll never be. Not for me. I grew up with real, physical books and those will remain my favorites, but a digital book offers advantages that the real thing just can’t compete with. Accessibility (don’t have to go to the store or library), eco-friendly (no paper waste), and I can take it everywhere and no one knows how many books I’m carrying under my arm (so to speak).
Of course, the disadvantage is that it is digital. Can’t throw the damn thing across the room when an author kills off a loved character. But other than that, I think I’ll be using it more and more often. It’s just awfully convenient.