October is National Book Month. While many readers like the old fashioned style of reading, pages, print and bindings are so 1999. Being 2012, there are quite a few ways to read, while embracing technology. They include cross platform apps, multi-use tablets and devices that function as readers only.
Familiar apps include;
- Kobo Reader
Multi-use tablets include;
- Kindle Fire
- Acer Iconia
- Generic Android Tablets
Readers and Readers only
Your choice, especially in a physical device, depends on what more (if any) you want out of your app or device. If you want an all around great reading experience without the desire for additional apps, You should check out the Kobo eReader Touch edition which was reviewed here.
As for tablet style devices incorporating android OS and an embedded app, the Kindle Fire and the entire Kindle line is something you should check out.
As for a tablet format with both computing power and multitude of eReading apps, the choice is between two powerhouses.
- The iPad
- The Acer Iconia Line with Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Neither of them come bundled with reading apps, accept the iPad does come with “newsstand” which has a small library that claims to be growing. This is an easy remedy though. Do your research and pick the app that suits you best. You can download all of the above apps, as they each have quite an offering of free eBooks for you to read, test the app and or get the feel of the device. Once you get the feel for the best one for you, stick with it and buy, buy, buy.
For a last ditch side bar, both Mac OSx Mountain Lion and Windows 8 have Kindle apps available for their respective machines. In looking at the Windows store, and Mac App store however, it does appear that “Kindle” has cornered the marked, as the other aforementioned apps are not apparently available in either store.
So take heed, find your perfect reader from this list, and pick up a good eBook to read. Celebrate the month that it is. Be sure and check out your own public library, as many, if not most lend eBooks.
Some sites that celebrate the month are;