Over the past several months, I have heard rave reviews about the Amazon Kindle device, which allows the user to download books and store them for reading anytime. I like the idea of having an entire library of possibilities at my fingertips when I am on the go.
I have been tempted several times to get one, but I couldn’t get past the big pricetag. Currently, the latest version of the Kindle runs $359.00, and the “first generation” version starts at $239.00.
I wouldn’t mind paying these prices IF the device included books, too, but each book runs another $9.99 on average for first-run titles.
With that in mind, you can probably imagine how happy I was to realize that there is a Kindle application for the iPhone!
But there must be a catch, right? Nope. It’s FREE!
I downloaded this app within minutes of hearing about it for the first time, and I am finishing reading my second book on the iPhone this week. Incidentally, the very first title I grabbed was Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Outliers” (highly recommended, by the way). Gladwell has become one of my favorite writers, since he always makes me think.
So, if you have an iPhone, and you like to read, this is a “must have” application. It only takes a few seconds to install, and you can immediately start book shopping. Enjoy!