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I Hope My iPad Makes Me Smarter

Posted on: March 3, 2011

Gone are the days that I can pour over a book for hours. Twenty minutes, sure. But hours? Never. Because of that, my reading has been limited to “easy reads”, which in my case tends to be anything more modern and non-classical. unfortunately, classics tend to be my favorites {or books written in classical form}. So I haven’t read a new-to-me classic since Julia was born {though, I have re-read a few favorites}.

Enter the Kindle for iPad:

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About a month ago, I downloaded Kindle to my iPad, mostly because I needed to buy a book for church. Then I started browsing through Amazon’s Kindle collection and found a treasure mine full of free classics. I downloaded a handful with the hopes of one day reading them.

Earlier this week, I realized one day really just means never in mom world, and decided to start that day reading a new classic. Which classic did I choose?

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

According to the Kindle app, I’m only 4% through the book, but so far it is good! The app has the sentences and paragraphs broken up for “easy” reading and I can fly through a chapter in no time. It has an easy bookmark feature, taking me right back to the last page I read. Even better… if I have to quickly turn the app off, it still saves my page without my prompting! Honestly, between the girls, Jack, errands and chores, I use that last feature more than bookmarking the spot myself.

Here’s to delving back into good {but challenging} reads!

What have you read lately?

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9 Responses to "I Hope My iPad Makes Me Smarter"

I have never completed anything by Tolstoy, but would really like to. Would love to hear what you think when you finish the book. 😀

LOVE Kindle! Since I’m married to an English major (and managed to read virtually no literature in 17 years of education), I let Brett pick about every other book I read. He’s going chronologically, and I’m only up to Plato. Currently working on The Republic”

“One day really just means never in mom world.” I need to hang that on my wall! So true!

Aww, I’m so glad you’ve been able to read some classics thanks to your ipad! I knew those things were good for something. 😉

I’ve been reading some book about ending backtalk in your kids… I’ve found myself using the tips towards the adults in my life that talk back to me as well. 🙂

Phillip really wants the Ipad 2nd generation!

I just finished 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp, I think you would love it!

I would love to have a fancy book-reading gadget like that “one day” (ha!). But like you, I have realized that small children do not allow for much reading for pure enjoyment. So I spent half of nap time today going through my library’s website listing of “new and featured books” and selecting a list of over 30 books that I would like to either request or at least look at in the next short while. I am pretty excited about the possibility. 🙂

Fun! I picked up War & Peace right before school started. Then, obviously, I didn’t read very much. I recommend making some sort of list or graphic organizer to keep track of the characters and how they’re related. Each character seems to have all sorts of nicknames, and sometimes the nicknames are shared by different characters. A W&P finisher gave me that advice…and I think it might be necessary for me!

just finished 1000 gifts too 🙂 and Mission Motherhood by sally clarkson is next in line!

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