Lately, I’ve really made quite a progress when it comes to my reading both with my daily devotionals and Bible reading as well as my reading projects. The last time I’ve been this productive when it comes to reading would be way back 2005 when I think I’ve read about 20 books for the said year. When I got married and got pregnant, it was rather easy to give in to the temptation of watching tv series since it is one of my husband’s favorite past times. Much of my progress in reading I have to attribute to having an ebook reader, more specifically Blue Fire Ebook Reader. Thanks to my husband for giving me an android phone and so I was able to get the Blue fire app and started enjoying reading ebooks. Although my cherry mobile phone before had an ebook reader, it was rather painstaking to use and it only works with a .txt file. Most ebooks come in either .pdf or epub files so it requires me to have the file converted several times. I think my husband managed to endure converting only one file – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, just because he really wanted to buy the book but it was something out of budget at that time.
Going back to Blue Fire Ebook Reader, I started falling in love with this app when my husband got the app for our iPod touch. I got burned in requesting print books from Booksneeze.com and opted to request for just ebook copies instead. What I like most about this ebook reader is the night mode and date mode setting. When we put the lights out at night when it comes time for the little boy to go to sleep, and my husband and I are still chasing sleep (he, busy with his PSP while I read), the brightness can be too hard on the eyes. And with the night mode settings as well as the adjustable brightness, I’m able to change it up to make it easier in my eyes to read.
I also like the fact that when I go to a certain book in my e-library, it automatically brings me up to the last page where I left off, which is the opposite of the ebook reader on my old mobile phone, so you could just imagine how hard it is to go back and forth the pages especially if you are reading quite a large book with too many pages, kinda frustrating really.
Aside from the brightness and the night and day mode another thing that can be fully customized is the size of the font. Whether you have 20/20 vision or not, I think this is a feature you will appreciate. I’m hoping I could get my dad a new phone, an android phone as well before the year ends, and I’ll also get the Blue Fire Ebook reader and download a lot of books for him to enjoy.