Musing Mondays – Devices

This week’s Musing Mondays, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, is:

What devices –if any– do you read books on? Do you find it enjoyable, or still somewhat bothersome? Or: If you only read the print books, why haven’t you chosen to read on any devices?

Let’s get this straight, I am a huge fan of dead-tree books and have more of them in my apartment than I have space to store them.

I have a Kindle, which I use to read free classics and review copies from NetGalley. I am getting used to it, although it forces me to read more slowly as I can’t scan a double page. I do like the fact that I can increase the font size which means I had read while at the gym and not get too dizzy.

I also have the Kindle app on my iPhone, which is a godsend on the crowded Central Line tube where there isn’t space to have a paperback open in front of you, but you can sort of nestle an iPhone against you at waist height and carry on being oblivious to the sardine conditions.

I also (as of November) have an iPad, but I haven’t moved any books onto it because I think I have quite enough devices from which to read already!

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5 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – Devices

  1. verityjdo 16 January 2012 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Ooh – Kinkdle at the gym – I was wondering about that, but the cross training lacks somewhere to prop it up.

    • readingwithtea 17 January 2012 at 8:57 am Reply

      Ah, that’s a problem. My preferred cross-trainer has a nice little shelf for it.

  2. Maxine 16 January 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply

    I prefer print books too, but I’ve had a kindle for 18 months and read a few on it – if for example there is a promotion at Amazon of a book that I wanted to read anyway, or if I’m away and run out of books (or they are too heavy for the case) or if a book is not available in any other format. I find it harder to remember kindle books cf print – they all look the same!

  3. Burgandy Ice 16 January 2012 at 8:04 pm Reply

    “Dead-tree books” hey?! hahaha I just saw a button that read “Save a tree, read an e-book”! 🙂

    Managing to read in tight spaces is totally awesome. My Musing: http://burgandyice.blogspot.com/2012/01/musing-mondays-ereaders.html

  4. cessie 18 January 2012 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I am enjoying the combination of both print books and e-books. We don’t have enough space in our apartment for the print books so I switched to only keeping the books I really want to have in print, the rest I’m reading on my e-reader. And loving it 🙂

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