I have long been reading almost nothing but ebooks because I like always having a book, or many books, with me no matter where I am. There is nothing better than finding an unexpected five minute window open up that can be spent enjoying a good book. The only way that can work is if I have my ebook reader with me all the time. I have been reading ebooks on my phone for as long as ebook readers have been available for them. The key to the unexpected free time scenario I mentioned is that I must have the reader with me at all times. My experience has taught me that the only way I can guarantee always having the reader with me is if it lives in my cell phone.
This is so important to me that when I first got the BlackBerry a while back I even switched from the eReader platform, my long preferred choice, to the MobiPocket platform. At that time MobiPocket was the only choice for the BlackBerry and I couldn’t go without a reader on that phone. Happily I am back with eReader once again, but that’s just my personal choice. The key is to use whatever ebook reader you can on your phone of choice. Having an ebook reader on the phone is definitely the way to go.
When I recently wrote about the great eReader for the iPhone I pointed out that in the first two weeks of iPhone ownership I had read six books on it. I heard from a lot of folks who asked how I found the time to read so many books in such a short time. The answer is easy, having the reader and books on my phone means I capture all of those short pockets of time that present themselves that I would otherwise miss. I love reading so much that I don’t have any wasted free time ever, I pull out the phone and read. Just yesterday I was at the optometrist to pick up new glasses and unexpectedly had to wait 20 minutess. I pulled out the iPhone and read to my heart’s content. I have no wasted time anymore because these unexpected time delays, which would normally be frustrating, are now things of great value to me. I love reading a good book and I cherish these moments now instead of being annoyed that I am delayed for some reason. These precious moments add up and with my ebooks on my phone I am reading more now than I ever have before. It is a great benefit for me and I feel it would be for most folks too. If you have the chance to try reading books on your phone give it a shot. I think you’ll find that any comporomises you might be making due to the small screen on your phone are more than met by the joys of finding time to read you would otherwise miss.