This post is to tell just how much I enjoy reading on my iTouch. At first when a friend suggested I try one, I scoffed. No way you could get me to read from such a tiny screen and turn pages so often. Then I went to his house and he showed me his wife's iTouch and I became a
believer. I went to the Apple Store in Northridge and bought me one, along with a red case.
The beauty of the iTouch is that I can take it everywhere with me —— and no, I could NOT take a Nook or a Kindle everywhere with me because I do not carry a large enough purse. The iTouch fits in the compartment usually made for a pack of cigarettes in a purse; I love it.
Another beauty of the iTouch is that if a waitress is long in coming to my table, I pass the time reading a good novel. No such thing as tapping my fingers on the table or checking my watch. Also, because it is small, I can hold it in my left hand and a fork in my right hand; pages turn with the swipe or a tap of the thumb. I don't have to make space on the restaurant table like I would have to if I were using a Nook, Kindle, or iPad.
I also read my novels in bed at night, at which time I change the reading format to white words on a black field (to avoid the glare of a white page in a dark room). It is a lot easier holding the little iTouch than trying to balance a large and thick or even small and thin book on my lap or on a pillow on my chest. And have you ever read a book and the print was too darn small for you? That never happens with the iTouch, since you can change the font size as well as style.
Another beauty of reading on the iTouch is that all of the books that I have bought are all right there; I have the option of deciding to read this book, or that book, or that other book without having to carry them all with me, say, at an airport.
If I am reading at Denny's and finish a novel, I can quickly go on to read another one. The thing that I have to do to prepare for this, is to buy a new novel when I am getting near to finishing one novel — unless I am at a place where there is free WiFi. I have WiFi at home so I can download books in bed if I want to, although I prefer to do my book shopping on my iMac and then download the novel from my iMac to my iTouch. It's easier than typing on that too-small keyboard on the iTouch. (My one big dislike. The virtual keyboard is ridiculously small and those keys are a royal pain. This is why I do not send email on my iTouch.)
If you're at the Apple Store of if you have a friend who has an iTouch and reads with an eBook app, give it a whirl — you might like it.