A new way to read for free

Did you know you you can get free e-books at your local library? Lots of libraries now allow members to borrow books from their website. Some libraries even allow patrons to checkout e-readers.

Even if you don’t have an ereader,you can still read ebooks. Nook and Kindle both have apps you can download for your computer, smartphone or tablet. There are also tons of free books through both services, as well as through Google.
At first, I didn’t think I would like reading ebooks but now that I’ve been reading them that way for a year, I won’t go back.Ebooks are so much easier to carry around. I can have multiple books with me on one device. Plus, when I do purchase a book, it I often significantly less expensive in digital format. Ebooks also help declutter my house and I never have to go searching for a favorite novel. All my books are stored in my digital library. I don’t even have to go to the store, which saves as. Ebooks are also ecofriendly. No books to print, ship or deliver to my house.

If you love books, give reading a try. Even my 72 year old mom has an e-reader and now she’s hooked.

There’s an app for that?

I don’t have much of a blog post put together today because I’ve been working on a presentation I’m giving for the Suffield Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. I’ll be discussing Quickbooks for new users and taking questions about the product. I love doing presentations like this because I get to teach people something new.

So in lieu of a real post, I’ve been playing around with apps for the phone of awesomeness. I swear there is an app for everything. There are apps for home improvement ideas, grocery lists, mileage tracking, a flashlight, coupons, movie times, news. You name it, there is probably an app for that. Most likely, that app is also free.

Today I downloaded an app for my grocery list. I figure I keep the phone on me all the time so I might as well put my grocery list on there. It even uses speech recognition so I don’t have to type everything out.

I think I might be addicted to apps. Are you? What’s the strangest one you’ve downloaded? What’s the best one?

Strangest one I’ve downloaded so far would probably be flashlight app which turns your camera light into a flashlight. The best one is probably Drudge Easy since I’m addicted to news.