What Are You Reading On?
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.