Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kindle for iPad

I finally gave up on getting the ebook from Booksneeze to open on iBook. Much as I love the feel of pages turning in that app, I knew I had to find an alternative. Or else, I wasn't going to read The Little Red Book of Wisdom.

So I downloaded the Kindle for iPad.

kindle is free to download from the App Store. I have so far been successful at opening the Kindle version of the book that I downloaded from Booksneeze (yay!), and I've tried to get a feel for the reader.

So far I've found a few thoughts that I love about Kindle:

I can change the viewing options to a white, black or sepia background. I like black better, and sepia is a close second.



It's easy to bookmark and add notes. This is especially important for books that I'm reviewing. No need for an extra notebook or sticky notes.


Since the book I'm reading is a freebie in exchange for a review, it says that on some pages of the book. I don't mind, specially since I have no intention to distribute copies of the book. I am no pirate. :)


So I am looking forward to reading my book. I just hope I would actually find the time to do that.


I also look forward to using Kindle more. So far I have this book, and the Oxford Dictionary loaded (free). I might purchase the Kindle edition of Bakerella’s Cake Pops too.


Earlier this afternoon I was watching a movie on the Diva channel, Expecting Mary. It was about pregnant teenager Mary who ran away from home, and was hitchhiking her way to her Dad’s place. She ended up finding a family in a trailer park. It was truly a non-conventional family. She was taken in by a former Vegas showgirl who was still doing shows at her local small town Casino. She lived in a trailer park and was constant companion to another elderly lady who had a small pig farm.  It doesn’t look like any of the homes in their tiny ‘village’ needed any rv repair as none of the RVs actually worked, they were parked forever. Anyway, I didn’t get to finish the film though so I’m hoping there would be a replay. Did anyone else catch that film?