I read a lot of stuff, then I tweet a lot of stuff! But I also can’t resist blogging things that to me signal an important idea, change, or some experimentation by me or others.
So I tweeted, then blogged about something that is VERY exciting to me. Just over the Christmas hols I’ve been chatting with friends about my iTouch, eBooks, iPhones, Kindles, and the art of reading. I love reading, but I don’t always remember to carry my book around with me. I admit, I am looking forward to the flexibility of reading digitally more and more.
Here is the next thing that will work for me, and perhaps for you! LifeHacker explains:
iPhone/iPod touch only: If recession budgeting meant choosing an iPhone/iPod touch over a Kindle when the dust cleared this holiday season, you’re in luck: Stanza is a free and fantastic ebook reader for your iPhone/iTouch.
The free application comes pre-loaded with several sources for downloading free or public domain books (including the entire Project Gutenberg library), so you can easily download books like The Art of War, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, or Walden in just a few seconds without spending a dime.
However, if you want to get new books, Stanza also comes with a bookstore with which you can purchase popular new titles as well. Prices range from $8 to $15 based on the books I browsed. The reader itself is fully customizable, so if you don’t like the standard black text on white background look, you can just as easily pick something that suits you. Stanza is a free download for the iPhone or iPod touch.
Better still, this is a fantastic way of providing ebooks for students!!
No excuses now..any library or classroom can get into this easy form of distributing quality reading.
Stanza [iTunes App Store]
Looks like another reason for me to purchase an iPone – 3 children all have their own.
…or settle for an iTouch for now! Until I get an iPhone my iTouch is my very best friend!
Looks like a great way to explore books online. My new school is striving to go digital all the way. We don’t have iPods/Touches yet plan to purchase them in the future.
At the moment I am exploring reading/literacy options for our 1:1 laptop program in Year 7.
Thanks for the heads up on Stanza.