This week's BTT topic is all about e-reading: "E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?"
I do have an iPad and I do like it. It's not great for blogging, but for Internet surfing and checking email and just playing, it's great. And lately I've been doing more and more e-reading with it, too. I downloaded the Kindle app for free from Amazon, and I've also downloaded several dozen books now -- many of them also free.
It's interesting that these questions came up just now, since yesterday I was reading an article about the results of a German study that found older people read faster and process their reading more efficiently when reading on a tablet -- faster than when reading printed books, or even with a Kindle or other electronic devices. And although the "older people" in the study were even older than moi (but I'm getting there), I'm finding that I do seem to read faster on the iPad than when I'm reading printed books.
I still prefer printed books -- and that was true of the people in the study, too -- but I can definitely see more e-reading in my future.
Interesting. I don't have one yet but I suspect I probably will within a few years.ReplyDelete
I definitely find that I read faster on my Nook -- and have asked friends who say the same. I agree with the study (and I'm not "older" so I would say it's across the board).ReplyDelete
My BTT is here.
I wonder why people read faster on a tablet? Strange...ReplyDelete
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. :)
I have a Kindle and really like it. I've tried an iPad but I detest the glaring screen and much prefer the non-glaring screen on the Kindle.ReplyDelete
I definitely love to read books on print. I just cannot read from a screen. I find myself having to go back and re-read lines.ReplyDelete
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Those older readers must include me - I'm getting there, and I do read faster with the Kindle.ReplyDelete
Interesting study! I don't have an e-reader or iPad, and don't know if I will get one anytime soon. But who knows :-)ReplyDelete
I have several e-readers and find I don't use any of them. I took our iPad to my mother's last weekend, hoping to blog some and discovered it's horrible for blogging!ReplyDelete
I was still on the fence about this issue...and then last Christmas, I got one!ReplyDelete
There are still a few kinks, but here's MY BTT POST and
I don't have an e-reader, but can see how great they would be if you are a traveler or just to take on vacation. I'm sure someday I will break down and get myself one, but I can't see it anytime soon.ReplyDelete
I enjoy my Nook, especially for traveling--not sure I would care for a tablet though...seems like it wouldn't be as "handy".... Thanks for your thoughts!ReplyDelete
Here's my BTT.
i have an ereader but rarely use it. i like the ipad best of all of them.ReplyDelete
That study sounds very interesting. I consider myself a slow reader and I haven't noticed any difference on my reading speed when I read a pdf book on a laptop.ReplyDelete
Ihave a Kindle that I love and sometimes I do notice myself reading faster with it, which is good, since it's so much harder to peek ahead and see what's coming up.ReplyDelete
That's really interesting. I haven't noticed if there is a difference in reading speeds based on the medium. Could you possibly link to that article? Thanks! :)ReplyDelete
I love my ereader, I don't know if I could ever get an ipad maybe if they went down in price. Here's my BTTReplyDelete
I find it odd that older people read faster onscreen than in print. I'm not that old (early 40s) but my eyes get incredibly tired doing onscreen activities all day at work. As I get tired, I get slower. I can't imagine reading for pleasure on screen and actually enjoying it.ReplyDelete
Here's my full answer: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/11/booking-through-thursday-reading.html