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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: My Take on Ebooks Edition

I have spent a great deal of time debating whether or not to switch completely over to ebooks or not.

It has been a slow transition. I started first with reducing the number of newspapers I bought. Now I only buy one newspaper per week...Sunday. I don't even read the paper...only purchase it for the coupons! I read ALL my news online. If I cannot find it online...I do not need it!

My numbers of magazines have been the subscriptions have run out, I have not renewed them. At one time, I had quite a long list of monthly magazines! I love to read! Still a matter of fact! As the number of magazines started dwindling, my Kindle arrived on the scene. I was in love! As a person who spent many, many happy hours in book stores...and alot of time on Amazon, I just thought it was the coolest thing that I could shop to my heart's content and have ANY book I wanted delivered immediately for my reading pleasure. What a great concept! So...moving along...happily reading more and more on my Kindle

I presented the idea of an ipad to my husband. Was I ever surprised on Christmas morning to find an ipad  under the tree. Well, I was seriously in heaven. THIS is one amazing little device! I do EVERYTHING on it...from watching movies to surfing the net, researching all kinds of things, and the APPS! I have now reduced my magazine reading even I have discovered the US Weekly and People well as all kinds of movie reviews with the IMDB app. I can rent and watch movies instantly with the movie app. Time Warner Cable has their own app which allows me to watch cable in any room of my house or outside if I so desire! The ABC Player lets me catch up on all the tv shows I may have missed...without having to invest in a TIVO. The Kindle App makes my entire Kindle library available to me on my I only have to carry around ONE device...which also happens to have all of my photos on it that have been uploaded to Picasa and Shutterfly...and with the camera connection kit, one touch uploading of photos off of my Canon camera.

Ok...I tend to get a little bit carried away when discussing my favorite electronics toy, but can you not???? It does everything!!! I never carry my laptop when we travel anymore. The ipad is sooooo much more convenient.

The one thing I had not yet done was switch to electronic magazines!

WOW! I have recently discovered the Next Issue app which gives you full access to TONS of magazines for only $9.99 per month...not to mention High Definition pages throughout...I am COMPLETELY sold on electronic magazines now too! When you consider how much just one magazine sure makes sense! You do not have to read the magazines online. You can download the magazines to read at your leisure OFFLINE too!

Just think how much space I will save! This is important to me as we are always moving around and the least amount of stuff I have to lug with me ... The better!

Happy Thoughtless Thursday!!

Thoughtless Thursday


Jeanne Pursell said...

We do everything on line too and great not having so much paper stuff lying around. However books have to be paper as we don't have a tablet or an ipad yet. Have a tremendous Thursday.

Best wishes Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

I made the full switch over to ebooks last year! It is just so much easier, and you dont have to fumble with pages etc... I love to read, and always plow through books, so it helps not to have a whole ton of books every month just laying around the house!

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Jeanne Pursell said...

"I don't even read the paper...only purchase it for the coupons! I read ALL my news online. If I cannot find it online...I do not need it!"

Jeanne, I do the same thing! I can't even remember the last time I read a newspaper because I do all my reading online.

I don't own a Kindle or iPad, but I do know that so many people are using them now. In fact, it's so ironic you posted this today because one of my other blogging friends posted about this same thing!

Have a FAB Thursday, my friend!

X to you and the girlz!

Jeanne Pursell said...

I have a Kindle and an IPad...Like them both and have not heard of those apps...Thanks, I'll go check them out...but I will Always stop in at Barnes & Nobel, buy a coffee, and a book...If we don't, the stores and jobs, will disappear...

Jeanne Pursell said...

Not me. I still get the printed newspaper daily and about 90% of the books I read come from the library. That's just the way I roll.

Mango Momma

Jeanne Pursell said...

You can find everything online these days anyway! The only thing we do still like in paper form is a good paperback book. Nothing feels nicer than holding it in your hands and turning the pages.


Jeanne Pursell said...

My iPad was also a Christmas gift! I love mine. I do still read on my Kindle because it's the old one that you can read outside + its so easy on the eyes. Also we get the paper mainly for the coupons, only ours is Sunday and Wednesday for 1$/wk.

Jeanne Pursell said...

I keep trying to decide what to do about the newer electronics; however, I do read a lot and love the feel of my books. :)

Jeanne Pursell said...

How cute that your husband listened to you about the ipad! Does it strain your eyes after a long read session though ....vs the old school kindle?

Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Long time no see!!! We love our tablets over here too! They just make life so much easier, not having to find places to stack a ton of books and magazines!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our mom has no clue about any of this. She is so far behind the times. She's pathetic!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

People love them! I'm like you...unsure.

Jeanne Pursell said...

My mom have a Samsung Notebook. It's similar to Ipad. And she loves it. She have a lot of books and movies downloaded. The only thing not so good is if it runs out of power.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Mom loves her iPad too - she thinks she is about due for a new one. But she is not happy with ABC because not all of the shows are available to watch unless you have certain cable carriers:(

Thanks for all the little tidbits too - lots for her to explore and check out too.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Jeanne Pursell said...

,I don't have an iPad but I do have a Kindle and I couldn't live without it