Oh and I said I wasn't going to post a lot, but this is post 2 of 3 for Day 1.
I think one thing that's kind of a book keeping thing is how I read and how I get books. 5 years ago there would have been 2 options, I owned/purchased the book or I borrowed it from the library or a friend.
Now it's not that simple.
5 Ways I Get Books
1. I read them directly on my Kindle.
This is a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 that I got as a Mother's Day Present.
I love it. It goes everywhere with me.
It has books, music, movies, games, apps, everything.
It's a little big.
It's my 3rd Kindle.
I have owned an original Kindle (2010) and I got a Fire Christmas of 2012.
I just wanted a bigger screen.
This came in handy today when the power went out and my daughter wanted to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I had Mickey and Donald Have a Farm Downloaded for easy access.
This is my main source of getting books.
I get the question a lot : "Don't you miss the feel of a book of having an actual book to hold onto?"
My Answer is Yes! I miss growing my library but I have several issues.
The first is that I am impatient. I want my books and I want them NOW!
Waiting on my local bookstore to order what I want or waiting on a book to arrive via USPS, UPS, or FedEx or waiting till I can drive 30+ miles (which is problem #2 Living in a Rural Area) to the nearest chain store is agonizing. So I get my books in digital form in under a minute. I love it.
That brings me to the second way I get my books....
2. Kindle App for iPhone
I use this when I forgot to charge my Kindle or didn't bring it in with me.
3. Kindle Cloud Reader
This is an app that I just found that works with my Kindle, iPhone, computer or any other electronic device and it is awesome!
You need a library card to use it but it lets you check out books for up to 21 days. It's not every book, but there are a lot of them.
5. Physical Copies
This copy of The Raven Boys is couretousy of the Fayetteville Lincoln County Public Library.
And of course I own a lot of books myself. And I borrow and purchase my own as well.
So there you have it.
In a later post I will talk about why I chose Kindle and Amazon, but really anyways you can or want to read is wonderful.
See ya space cowboy.