Do You Read On Your iPhone?

Or any smart phone for that matter.

I’ve been noticing more and more people talk about downloading books on either the Kindle app or the Eucalyptus app and happily, enjoyably reading books while they’re traveling.  Or while they’re waiting in line at the doctors or post office or whatever.

When I travel, I like to bring books (and magazines).  I can’t imagine not bringing a book.  For one reason, my husband will always, without doubt (unless we can’t get a connection and that’s now nearly improbable) be on his computer doing something or other.

But…I can also see how freeing it could be to not carry a book (or magazine) when traveling.  I don’t travel enough to warrant a Kindle or other e-reader.  Plus, I actually enjoy borrowing books from both friends and the library (or even buying second hand) so I’m not sure it would be worth the expense.

So, that all being said…do you use an app to do any sort of reading on your iPhone/Droid/Pre/Smartphone?  Do you enjoy it?  Is it worth the storage space it will undoubtedly suck up? Or would it be better to just try an audio book?

I’m very interested in seeing what you might have to say on this topic.  Very interested indeed, so please share away.

ETA:  ooooh, you can “buy” trashy Kindle novels on Amazon for free.  Might be worth it just for that 😛

3 thoughts on “Do You Read On Your iPhone?

  1. brie

    I was talking to a friend about this a little while ago. She was considering buying a Kindle and asked me what the library world thought of ebooks. Personally, I think that there is nothing like reading an actual book: the smell of the paper, the rustling of the pages and the feeling of accomplishment when you finish that last page. I’m not opposed to ebooks, but I can’t imagine spending my leisure time reading a book on a screen. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time on the computer each day, but I really enjoy looking at paper after a long day at work.
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  2. LA Blogger Gal

    Brie, that might be part of what it is as well….I enjoy the feel of books. And when I read books from the New Age bookstore, I really enjoy the nag champa aroma that comes from the book.

    Surfergrrl, I think my eyes would become strained as well. Which of course, is pretty much why I asked. It’s not like I’m 18 any more – LOL

    That said, I downloaded the app and figure I’ll try a freebie book to see if I like it. I haven’t done it yet because I’m really enjoying Jennifer Weiner’s Best Friends Forever. And of course, I have a STACK of books to be read when I get around to it.

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