Thursday, October 11th, 2012

winter_solise: (srsly?)
 I am seriously neurotic sometimes. I don't even know how I think.

I started downloading library books on my iPod. No, that's not the neurotic part. The neurotic part is that I was using Overdrive, since my iPod Touch supports it. It's a cool app, not the best e-reader I've ever used for the iPod, but it downloads the books and I can read them, so it does what it's meant to do and as an added feature, I can browse my library's catalog right from the app and download the books I check out right there. It even keeps track of the due date so I know how long I have to read my books.

 By accident, I got one of the books I downloaded for Kindle. I've used the Kindle app, but I didn't have it on my iPod at the time, but I didn't know how I could return the book and download it for Overdrive, so with a sigh of resignation, I re-installed the Kindle app on my iPod and went on my computer to send my book to the Kindle app...and as it turns out, the book was formatted so much better on the Kindle.

The book I was checking out was 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' Yes, I've already read it XD I just re-read all the HP books every year, and the other books had some formatting issues with the epubs on Overdrive that were eliminated in the Kindle edition. So, I've started using the Kindle app again, even over my preferred reader, iBooks.

This is not an uncommon occurrence. I've been switching between the two apps ever since I got my iPod about two years ago. I don't know if anyone else has this thing, but I like the apps I use to look nice. I like iBooks because it's pretty and I can change the highlight colors, which hasn't really mattered, as I haven't been doing a lot of highlghting in the books I've been reading lately ^^; BUT STILL! It can! That's the important thing, Goddammit.

Although I have to point out that the Kindle app definitely has an advantage over Overdrive because if you make highlights or annotations in the library books, the Kindle app saves them in case you ever check out the book again or decide to purchase it. I can mark up my library books!

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