Thursday, August 11, 2011

Reading: The Cheapest Alternative

Deciding on a Book, and How to Read It.  (The New York Times, 8/11/2011)

ExcerptFor the last chapters of the book, I read the paperback. It took barely a paragraph for me to feel frustrated. I kept looking up things on my iPhone, and forgetting to earmark my page.

In the end, it might come down to a personal choice based on the type of phone you own. I was torn between the Kindle and the iPad 2. The Kindle is light and costs much less, but it is also limited in that it can’t connect to the Web. The iPad 2 costs much more, but has so many added features it seems worth the added expense.

But if money is tight, go for print. My used paperback cost only $4.

The cheapest alternative.  Check out a copy for free at your local public library.

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