I’m not really interested in owning a Kindle. I have lots of gadgets and packing up for an overnight trip already consists of carrying a whole bunch of cords and cases. But I did pick up the Kindle Reader for my iPod touch. I wasn’t sure what I would think about reading on such a small screen, but it was free so I thought I would try it.
The first book I tried with Tribes which I had seen on the reading lists of lots of different blogs so I thought I would give it a try. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t really like the book or something about that style book on such a small device, but after trying a few times to get into it I just moved the Kindle reader icon to the back page of my iPod and forgot about it.
Well, this week I was out of books and out of magazines to read when I was…well…when I was alone in the only place that you can be alone with a 3 year old in the house. So I went looking for books on Kindle. I found all sorts of free books, and not just old stories either. There are a number of books that are the first in a series that are free as well. I thought I would try the reader again and picked up a couple of classics and a couple of the first in a series things too.
I chose a Mark Twain story Pudd’nhead Wilson. Other than the fact that I hate reading Mark Twain dialect the story is pretty good, but more than that I started liking my reading on my iPod. It is great for sitting beside Noah’s bed as he tries to go to sleep because since it is back lit you can read in the dark. It is perfect for reading whenever I have time to kill because I generally have my iPod with me.
I don’t know if it was just finding a better story or getting used to the device, but I actually like reading on my iPod. I think I am going to read some Sherlock Holmes next, or maybe The Three Musketeers.