This Thursday morning finds me sitting here, waiting for my Kindle to install the latest firmware update. I’m looking forward to the new options for sizes and boldness, but while I am waiting I thought it would be fun to discuss what we are all reading on.
This is a question I like to ask every once in while, and it is always fun to read the answers.
In October 2017, I find myself reading almost as much on paper this year as before. I’m not buying very many paper books, but thanks to agency pricing I am checking a lot of paper books out of the library.
When it comes to digital reading, I am reading more on my smartphone than before. I spend more time out and about now, so whenever I am stuck in line somewhere I pull out my smartphone and read either articles I have queued up in Instapaper or whichever book is open in my Kindle app.
When I am at home, my current favorite reading device is the Onyx Boox Max Carta. When I first put my hands on on of Onyx’s 13.3″ devices a couple years ago, I thought they were simply too large to use as a traditional ereader. Now that I have had one for couple months I don’t think it is good for much else.
This 13.3″ ereader is unfortunately crippled by its single-core CPU and lack of a touchscreen (it has a stylus, instead). This severely limits what you can do with it, but it does make for an acceptable (but very expensive) no-frills ereader.
It’s especially nice to read in bed; the screen is huge and the device is so light that it is easy to hold with one hand.
So that’s what I am reading on; how about you?
Are you reading on a tablet, smartphone, or ereader? The comments are open.