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What do you read on?

devices-main-overviewI admit it, I’m behind the curve on technology. A substantial amount of my ebooks are PDFs, because it wasn’t that long ago I read everything on the computer screen. It worked, though not well enough: to read in bed involved sitting up or dislocating a shoulder, and forget standing in line or waiting at the doctor’s office.

The MU got me a Kindle for our anniversary, not thinking what that would do to my book budget. Heh. And then I won a Kindle Fire at GRL (Thank you, Total-E Bound.)  How to spend more money on books [pokes up Amazon store]: it’s so easy to buy a book with a few swift swipes, and the covers show so brightly on that color screen.., and oh look, Dreamspinner downloads directly to Kindle now…

Oh, where was I? Erm, yes. And then the MU, who is an Apple fiend (sigh, there’s a whole lot of technology in this house where the mouse goes the wrong way), starts wanting to read ebooks. So he’s reading things on his iPad, on whatever app works for whatever stories he has, and then today he downloads the Kindle app, which is always the precursor to buying more books. That’s okay, I don’t have to dust them.

I did manage to email myself a PDF on my old phone, but the new one does all sorts of good tricks, and reading is one of them. Which means I need to figure out how to get the books to the phone. I could use some technical assistance on that (it’s an Android, and I guess it needs the Kindle app first).

SpokesSo I have several choices around here for what to read on, and will probably use them all at one time or another. I finally figured out how to upload Spokes to the iBookstore, so we’ll see how long that takes to go live. (Going direct is how to be reduced to tears: how do I find the invalidating error on line 591 without counting? Wahh!)

What do you read on? Why do you prefer it? Do you use more than one device?