June 4th, 2011

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So that was most of May. In between I've been catching up on sleep, reading a lot, and fighting off a head cold.

In the meantime, we just got home (again) and I am sunburned and tired and happy, but I'll post that report tomorrow.
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I was filling out a survey about e-books the other day, and it asked what I used to read on my iPad - the Kindle app or the Nook app?

Hah.

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In sum: yay books.

I'm reading a lot more now that I'm reading e-books. I still like paper books, sometimes, but e-books are upping my reading volume; I'm still thinking about why. What I end up with in paper and what I end up with in e depends on what form factor the library has, how badly I want to read a book, how much I want to support the author, whether I'm likely to get it cheaper at the used bookstore (I am a reader on a budget), whether I'm going to want to loan the book out, and whether the books I want to read are digitized (most of Dorothy Gilman isn't. Charlotte Macleod isn't. Etc.) Some books I own in paper, but I'm getting ready to sell to the used bookstore and replace in e-book, because they're doorstoppers (S. M. Stirling, I'm looking at you). I don't audiobook (my audio attention span is about as long as an episode of This American Life). If you offer the first book in a series free, I'm more likely to buy the rest. Etc.

So. Do you read e-books? What's your preferred app/hardware? What are you reading now?

Meantime, I think I need to go to bed. And, well, read. And sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. :)