We got the iPad partly to read on airplanes and such. Books are both bulky and heavy thus make clumsy traveling companions, necessary though they are. This past weekend was the first try. We bought two novels from Larson’s Millennium trilogy. We already had a print edition of the first–the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo–which Susanne had read and which I had started. I finished the print edition shortly after we arrived and began The Girl Who Played with Fire on the return plane trip. Here’s my assessment to date.
The books were easy to download and inexpensive compared to the print editions–$7.59 for one, $9.99 for the other. Reading is a breeze. You don’t even have to have a light on because the reader provides its own. You don’t have to worry about bookmarks or about holding a book open while eating or doing other tasks. Since I read all the time–even while shaving and brushing teeth–this is major. The iPad is quite expensive if all you want is a reader, but it does do a whole bunch of other things. HOwever, if you just want a reader, go get a kindle or whatever. I have a feeling this is going to change my reading life for the better.
More later? Stay tuned.