I love the convenience of downloading books onto my Android phone. I use the Nook application because it downloads fast, and searching "Young Adult" turns up some intriguing titles. This weekend, I was stuck at a laser tag place waiting for my daughter, so I downloaded SOLD by Patricia McCormick. The time flew by.
I don't know if I'd ever actually buy the Nook, though. The whole point of reading an e-book to me is that I don't have to tote a novel everywhere I go. If I bought a Nook, I'd have to bring that with me all the time. It's just as easy to carry a book. I'm carrying my phone with me anyway. The Nook would be something extra.
I admit, it would be tempting sometimes when I'm in the mood for a particular book to be able to download it as the whim struck me. But at home, I have a big backlog on my To Be Read pile as it is. I can't see me using e-books at home. But downloading e-books to my phone has become my favorite "stuck waiting somewhere" activity. I paid about $7 for SOLD on my phone, which I felt was money well spent.
The only problem is that I didn't get to finish it before laser tag was over. So now I have to wait until I'm stuck somewhere else to finish it. Or I could read it and pretend I'm doing something obnoxiously important on my phone instead. "Yeah, sorry, gotta take this message, it's life or death. We'll catch up on that fascinating story about your cat's sprained leg later."
Do you download books when you're out and about?
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages