The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. IT was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s prompt is:
Do you use the Kindle app on your phone or iPad for reading ebooks? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I do have the Kindle app on my ipad, but I don’t use it very often. I am not a big fan of the kindle platform. I just don’t get why they can’t use pages?! Why do they insist on using this weird numbering system that I am not even sure what they are counting? Words? Sentences? Who the hell knows? I want to know what page I’m on and how many more there are in the chapter or the book.
Sorry for the small rant. I do use my ipad to read however and I only use the kindle app as a last resort. The two I use the most are the NetGalley Shelf app and the Libby app from Overdrive. I of course use the NetGalley app to read my ARC’s. Occasionally though this app doesn’t gel well with the ARC platform, in those rare instances I will try it on the Bluefire Reader app first and then as a last resort the Kindle app.
For any other e-books, I use the Libby app which is what my local library system uses for their ebooks and audiobooks. Most other ebooks that I read are borrowed from the library. I love the Libby app and would use it exclusively if I could. I love that it shows how many pages are in a chapter or in the case of the audiobooks how many minutes are left. It is just a much better and easier to use platform than kindle.
My husband has a Kindle and just loves it and the platform, so I get why people do like it. It just isn’t for me, and that is ok.
What platform do you like to use when you are reading an ebook?