The good: I can read faster on it. The bad: I have opacities (aka cataracts) too small to do anything about, but my eyes get tired. I would like better contrast.
The good: I can download free books and am enjoying that hugely. The bad: I can’t bookmark pages or mark passages. It’s cumbersome to flip back to an earlier page to share with A.
The good: small, portable, easy to pick up. The good: it doesn’t replace paper books. The good: I downloaded The Good solider for a Goodreads discussion group. The good: I put A Widow’s Tale on hold at the library Thursday and it arrived via email Friday, though the library is closed.
I’m looking forward to future improvements, better contrast, more options. My wish list: bookmarking, note taking, hyperlinks. I know that these are available in the Ipad, which some people love, but I find that my laptop is too distracting, and the LCD screen not as good for sustained reading as the e-ink used in the Kobo reader.
Bottom line: kobo is recommended. Also recommended: Calibre Software, which is free, better and easier than Adobe. It even turns news into ebooks, though I haven’t tried that yet. If you don’t have an ereader, you can still use Calibre on your computer to download and read digital books that you can’t find in paper.
And as a final bonus, I sewed my own case for it. This is my first sewing project in ages, so it’s a good thing I left plenty of margin for plenty of errors! But it works and made use of a vest I love but no longer fits.
And a shout-out to Rachel at Indigo Books: thanks so much for the cardboard! It worked perfectly.