Maybe I’ll read an e-book one day…
To follow-up my post on the printed book, I’m still not sold on e-books.
First of all, it’s a confusing mess. Thanks, Meghan!
Second, I don’t like to buy books.
I received an iPad as a gift and the first thing I set to do was get my public library’s e-books on it. Well, eventually this worked, thanks to a post by the Distant Librarian. 1) Sign in to library account, select and download file 2) Sign up for Adobe account 3) Get Bluefire app on the iPad 4) email file as an attachment and open on the iPad 5) Cross your fingers and hope that Bluefire recognizes the file (this took awhile)….
After this much work, I didn’t even read my selected book.
Pros: the iBook ereader and the Bluefire ereader are beautiful. Slick, fast, coloured, touchable. Everything I wish the Kobo had.
Cons: the thing is heavy! I cannot hold the iPad for an extended time with one hand. The glare (and fingerprints) is also noticeable and distracting.
I think I’ll hold out for an improved dedicated ereader and use the iPad exclusively for Scrabble*!
*All of my New Year’s resolutions are in jeopardy!