Besides the books I buy and the ones I get to review, I’ve also been downloading a few free books to my iPhone Kindle app. (How weird is it that probably a year ago, I wouldn’t have known what that phrase meant? And probably a few readers don’t know either…)
I’ve only purchased a very few books for the Kindle app. I do have a Kindle on my Amazon wish list. One of these days… in the meantime, I’ve read several of the free downloads and the iPhone is surprisingly easy to interface with as a reader. I don’t hate it.
I don’t put books on there that I’m dying to read or that would be on the top of my To Be Read stack. But it’s nice to know I always have a book with me if I get stuck in line or something happens and I have time to kill.
I’m currently reading Just As I Am by Virginia Smith.
I’m really enjoying it. It was a free download so I “purchased” it. Then a friend just happened to recommend it and since I already had it on the phone, I started it next. I’m not far into it, but I’m liking it a lot. It may even get upgraded from “killing time reading” to “must read this book now” status.
Also read recently on my phone:
Listen by Rene Gutteridge. I liked this one a lot. It did move up from killing time to deliberate reading.
I’m looking forward to reading more e-books.
Do I think they’ll replace the printed page?
But will they find a place in the publishing landscape?