It was destined to happen.
It was just a matter of having everything come together at the same time, a perfect storm in other words.
What started the ball rolling was when I bought an iPhone 7 Plus a few weeks ago, and I realized how much I liked having the bigger screen.
That was followed by turning in my final grades for the semester, which meant there was going to be some free time in my schedule. That meant time for some reading.
The next thing I did was go onto our local library’s web site, and tried to download some e-books. None of the ones I wanted were available for immediate download, so I was placed in a queue.
A few days later I got an email telling me that one of my e-books was available (a Harlan Coben novel), so I downloaded it.
Since the phone was in my hand while doing all of this, I decided to open up the Kindle reader app and see if the book came through OK. It had, and so I started reading it on my phone. The plan was to eventually read the book on my standalone paperwhite Kindle, but it was so nice reading it on the phone, that I decided to see if I could read the whole book just using my phone.
I never realized how convenient it was to read an e-book on my phone. I had read a chapter or two before on my old iPhone, but never a full book. I think the bigger screen size had a lot to do with it. Since I always have my phone with me, I could just read a few pages whenever I had a couple of free minutes.
Before I knew it, I had read the entire book, just on my phone.
Since that first time, which was just a few days ago, I have read another novel on my phone, and I am just about finished another one. (The Harlan Coben novels are quick (and great) reads).
It was so easy to read the books on my iPhone; to be honest, I’m not sure when I’ll use my Kindle again. I love e-books, but it seems as if the larger smartphone screens aren’t that much smaller than the paperwhite Kindle I have.
Plus, as I noted earlier, it’s hard to beat the convenience of using the smartphone, since it’s a device I always have within two feet of me.
So I’ve been busy downloading as many e-books as I can from my local library. The nice thing about using the library is that it almost forces you to finish the book, since after three weeks the book is no longer available for reading on your Kindle.
At some point, perhaps within the next week or two, I’ll have finished all of the Harlan Coben books, and it will be time to move on to some other author.
It will be fun discovering another author whose work I can become immersed in, knowing that the book will never be further than two feet from me.
So there you have it. The story of my first time reading a book on my iPhone.
*My First Time logo by Andrea Pippens.