reading novels in the bath

This morning I bought a Kobo, a cheaper, lo-fi, more open, version of the Kindle.

What I love about it is the screen that’s made of eInk that’s like no other electronic screen I have used. It isn’t backlit and is fully readable in full sunlight, plus it doesn’t use any power except when turning a page, so you can leave it ‘on’ and open to a page for as long as you like. Pretty amazing stuff.

Besides the screen, one of the reasons I bought an eBook reader is summed up in this quote:

What do you say to Kindle users who like to read in the bathtub?

I’ll tell you what I do. I take a one-gallon Ziploc bag, and I put my Kindle in my one-gallon Ziploc bag, and it works beautifully. It’s much better than a physical book, because obviously if you put your physical book in a Ziploc bag you can’t turn the pages. But with Kindle, you can just push the buttons.

~ Jeff Bezos – CEO of talks about eBooks in the bath

So yes, I will be taking my Kobo in the bath, and the spa, and the pool, if only Junior Pixels would allow me some time to read!

Here’s some photos of my Kobo (in a Ziploc bag):

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