Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Reading on my iPad

Ive had my iPad for about a month and am still learning things. I was impressed with the video quality when I've watch Ed tv shows. I've loved sky ping with Whitney. Ive even gotten some aps so i can play games. Yet I resisted reading books.

First let me say I'm cheap. I will not pay to download anything. So movies, tv shows, reading materials had to be free for me to even consider them. I finally found that you could download/check out ereader books from the library. I wasn't sure if I would like it. It see,s the only time I read is on plane trips. Since I was going on a trip next week I needed to figure out if I was going to be able to use the iPad for this. So I tried a book from the library. I had to first figure out what to get. Reading to me is a lot how the cover looks. Can't really do that online. Little pictures. So after cross checking amazon I found a book.

My fears of reading on the iPad were unfounded. I sped through the book as fast as I would if it was paper. The one thing I had to remember was that as soon as I touched the screen the page changed. I'm used to skimming and going back if I missed a word. Several times I had to go back to read something.

So I now have four books for my trip Sunday. Next project...putting on some music so I don't have to listen to the snorers or snorers who always end up sitting next to me on the plane.


  1. Sounds great! Our library has the same service. If I ever come into this century [and get an iPad] I will have to use it. Free is good. [But I still like paper books better. :)]

    Hope you have a safe trip and no snorers.

  2. I will have to check on that service from my library. That sounds great but I still love the feel of paper in my hands. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Thanks for the review. I am such a book snob and love the smell and touch of the pages. Not sure if I would like to read books on an e-Reader. But, perfect for vacations.