As I wrote nearly 2 years ago, I finally got a cell phone. I must admit that I have appreciated having it, but it gets little use. I’m just not much of a phone talker but since it did bail me out of a bad car trouble situation soon after I got it, I’m a convert.
My most recent foray into the 21st century is the mini tablet I got for Christmas last year. I like it because it’s portable, I can Google wherever I am if Wi-Fi is available, and email is a breeze. I also (hate to admit it) like the apps. My point being that it’s convenient and does what I want it to do, which is not too much. I don’t tend to use a computer much in my real life, but who doesn’t like to watch a YouTube video now and then?
What I really like to use it for is eBooks and eAudio books. I take it up to my craft room with me and it reads to me while I’m sewing or whatever, and it’s just one little device, not a boom box and cds. It’s also great for reading in bed since I don’t need a reading light.
I’m still pretty limited in my skills, but have managed to download and read and listen to several titles. I have had the opportunity to watch several webinars here at work in order to better understand how to make it all happen and even though I still think it works by magic, it works.
I recommend that if you have a device and a Camas library card you check out the Washington Anytime Library and see what they have to offer. There’s an Overdrive app so it’s especially convenient. There is always something to read immediately, which is nice if you end up on a waiting list for some of the newest and more popular titles. Give it a whirl. If I’m saying it, it has to be pretty easy. Just kind of poke around on your device, set up an account using Overdrive and your library card, and enjoy.
Good luck, and be brave!