One of the reasons I put off getting a smart phone is that I was worried that I’d end up spending ALL my time reading blogs, checking email, and playing on facebook. When I finally broke down and got one because I needed to be able to do work on the run, I stayed away from adding any game apps. I spent entirely too many hours in grad school playing tetris and I just knew that if I added something like that to my phone, I’d have a really hard time putting the phone down.
And then I found e-books. My library has a huge selection of books that can be downloaded for free. Most have waiting lists, but you can put books on hold and you get notified when they are available. I’ve currently got four books on my phone. I find myself hoping for an extra wait at the dentist and long lines at the grocery store. Kids want to play at the playground for hours? I’m up for that since I always have a book with me now.
I haven’t decided if this is a good or bad thing. I’ve always been a voracious reader, but haven’t had much time to read since having kids and never seem to have a book with me. Now I’m reading every chance I get.
FWIW, I always said I could never stand to give up real books. Guess I was wrong LOL.
On the running front, I’m still sore from the race on Saturday. While I wasn’t thrilled with how the run went and I’m not happy about the current state of my fitness, the fact that I nearly passed out at the finish line and that I’m still sore two days later leaves me with no doubt that I left everything on the course.
9 thoughts on “Addiction”
I love your attitude! Thanks for giving me the inspiration for my run tomorrow morning. And BTW -how can you *read* books on that tiny screen?!
When you read a good book share! I love to know what people recommend.
I always said I'd never give up real books too, but then I had kids and found out how much STUFF accumulates in a household with children. So, at Christmas, I went e-book and haven't looked back!I just wish I had more time. It's taking me about a month to get through the novel I'm reading now. And, it's good!
I was skeptical of e-readers for awhile. Then my company bought iPads for everyone. Call me a convert!
The iPhone screen is SO small. I have envy over my husband's Kindle!
As a librarian, I am happy to see you post about ebooks being available through the public library!!! We are still growing our collection at my library but already have a ton of users taking advantage. My husband has a nook but I have not really gotten into the ebook thing myself. I have a smart phone, perhaps I should follow your lead!
I didn't think I could give up "real" books either, but now I'm hooked on my ereader! It's so convenient begin able to carry dozens (well, hundreds!) of books around in one hand!
I've been hesitant to get any kind of e-reader because I get all of my books from the library. I didn't realize there is now e-book checkout, I'm going to have to do some more research!
what app do you use to read them with?