I got money for Christmas this year and spent it on a Kindle--it was the best toy I've ever bought myself! It saved my sanity during the endless state testing!
By the way--Have you seen this button?
I'll bet that if those
idiots people who serve on the state legislature would come and work at a school during state testing we would not have so many tests. Oh and they should also have to work in the ISD (in-school detention) room. And just for good measure, teach a remediation class.
So, anyhow, I've been severely distracted from blog posting and reading by my little grey toy. In case you're considering purchasing an e-reader, Just go for it! My husband and daughter have read kindle books purchased through my account on their iphones. I have downloaded lots of free books from the Amazon website--and they are not only public domain books--plenty of recent ones to choose from! Sometimes a publisher will release a first volume in a series right before the new one comes out to drum up interest in purchasing. I've also read stuff I would have never even heard of if I hadn't found it for free.
Nook and Kindle are pretty comparable. An iPad or the Color Nook are what I would choose if I were going to read alot of picture books online. But the iPad is heavier and the glare is bad for reading.
So--I love my ereader! I still read plenty of traditional style books but this just gives me more choices!