Tuesday Tales – eReader Envy


Tuesday Tales

This may surprise you, but I am not the owner of an eReader. Do not get me wrong, I would love to have one. The reality is there are other items that I would like more  – you know like a getaway with hubby. For months, my friends with iPhones have been raving about the free Kindle App that is available. May I introduce you to Pod:

Hey Pod

Yes, I inherited an iPod that my parents were no longer using. It gets a lot of use with different educational applications and such. The other day, I added something for me on Pod – check it out:

All set on Pod

Since that time, Pod has been getting a bit more use. I am trying to see what I think of reading using the Kindle App. Wait, am I talking about my iPod like that – why yes I am! Thanks to great resources out there like Mandy at Mommy Cracked, you can often find free and cheap books to download for your Kindle or other eReader. Mandy just published as I was working on a post, so I thought it was perfect to share.

For my test reading, I went to the Amazon Kindle Store. Once there, I searched for free books. I noticed one that seemed interesting to me. So I quickly downloaded One True Love by Barbara Freethy and a few classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.


It was simple to download and within seconds I had my book to read:

Almost ready to read

I have to admit, I was not sure how I would feel about reading in this tiny format, or without a book in my hand. I started just a short time ago and am already done with a good chunk of the book. I have no complaints about the size of the Kindle app and can alter the font size to what works best for me. Here’s a view of the pages and tracking how far you have read:

Inside the book

I do not think this will completely replace my book reading until I get a “real” eReader (Kindle, Nook, or other would be fantastic to review on Tuesday Tales – no?!). For now, I like the portability of Pod with the Kindle app and I think it is great to take on the go, so long as the kids allow me to use it.

Do you have an eReader or Kindle App? I would love to know what you think and could use any book suggestions that you have loved in this format.

What have you read recently? Please be sure to link up to your Book Posts, and/or leave a comment below. Include something you read on your own, with a child or someone else. Tuesday Tales are all about spreading the love for books.


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  • Shelley says:

    I use BOTH my Kindle and the Kindle App on my Droid. For the most part I keep my Kindle at home (except when I go to the beach or I travel), but always have my phone with me if I want to read a bit on the go. The best part about it is that my phone remembers where I left off on my Kindle and vice-versa! I love them both!

  • Just last week Amanda Henson wrote a post on her top 5 Android apps and one was the Kindle app. I had literally been all over town looking for the 3rd and final book in a series I was reading and I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I took Amanda’s suggestion and downloaded the book to my Kindle app and I loved it! I would love to get a Samsung Galaxy Tablet to use as an ereader…and more

  • I have the Kindle app on my EVO, but have never used it. Is it expensive?

  • TheAngelForever says:

    @Linda – The Kindle App is free. The Amazon store has a lot of free/cheap books available to download and also best sellers at full price. Last night I downloaded 3 more free books that look perfect for the summer on the go.

  • Thank you so much for the mention in this post! I have absolutely LOVED having the Kindle app on my phone and laptop. It’s much more convenient on the phone, when I can just read while waiting for an appointment or traveling. I really do want a Kindle, but I’m going to make that my Christmas wish.

  • Susan says:

    I LOVE MY KINDLE!!! I named her Kinderlee. She is my bestest friend, she goes everywhere I go.
    I love the dictionary function on it. I just read a paperback and I was totally lost…

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