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6 Crazy Things You Can Do With An eReader

The magic of the eReader is that you can carry many books in the space of just one—and that you can access entire bookstores and libraries from almost anywhere. Here are just some of the things you can do with an eReader.

Hold Your Library In Your Hand

You’re sitting on a beach, ready to read the biography of a great historical figure, but partway through, you decide you’d rather read that action novel you picked up the other day. Normally you’d have to lug a suitcase through the sand to have that kind of variety, but with an eReader, you have a digital bookcase at your disposal. Read any digital book you own—without leaving the beach.

Get The Newspaper Without Opening The Front Door

If your morning routine consists of walking outside and searching the bushes for your morning paper, consider the fact that publishers can send newspapers to your eReader wirelessly. Just subscribe to a newspaper (or magazine) of your choice. Now, you can take your time in the morning knowing that the news will be waiting for you right where you expect it.

Share A Book With A Friend

Frequent readers are used to having friends ask them for book recommendations and may occasionally lend a copy. With some eReaders, you can lend a book to a friend for a period of time, during which you won’t have access to it on your own device. But you don’t have to worry about your friend forgetting they borrowed it, because the book is automatically returned when the lending period is up.

Buy A Book In The Great Outdoors

Camping is one of the few ways to experience nature in its purest form, but it’s also one of the quietest and most peaceful places to enjoy a good book. And with 3G mobile broadband and/or Wi-Fi connectivity, you can download a book just about anywhere.

Surf The Web At A Coffee Shop

You’re reading your eReader and drinking your coffee when you realize you forgot your tablet at home, but you need to check something online. Some eReaders have Internet browsers that you can use with Wi-Fi or 3G, so you won’t miss an email when you’re away from your other devices.

Instantly Look Up “Heliotropism”

One challenge of fully comprehending a book is knowing the definitions of difficult words. For instance, if you’re reading a book that uses the term “heliotropism” in reference to leaves and flowers, you might have to skim past it or grab a dictionary. Luckily, most eReaders have built-in dictionaries, so you can look up the word and find out that it simply means, “growth toward the sun,” and the mystery is solved.

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  1. jorge

    October 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Well I guess those stuff are pretty hard to do without the e reader. I was just bothered about the lending part, pretty much sounds like a real book if you cant just give a copy to your friend right? is that a good feature?

  2. UmairP

    October 31, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Well, the new Kindle fire lets you watch movies and stuff. Therefore, eBook readers can do even more crazier stuff than before.

    • kevin

      October 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      kinda like what you can do with the ipad.. 🙂

  3. Danny

    October 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    The part about book lending is really cool, I did not know that, but then you both need to have an ereader that can do that I guess.
    The dictionary thing is also really cool, didn’t know that either. And thanks for telling us what “Heliotropism” means, or else I would’ve had to look it up :).

    @Umair, the Kindle fire is not really an e-reader, more a tablet.

  4. terry

    November 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Okay.. I really looked up Heliotropism too! hehe.. ereaders are upgrading and getting more useful!

  5. joe

    November 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    yeah.. Pretty useful for an ereader, it does more than just read. 😉

  6. Greg

    November 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    You can also:

    *Borrow a book from your local library
    *Lend a book to a buddy for 14 days
    *Sell your ebook and make some cash
    *Gift one to an elderly relative this Christmas

    In other words ebook readers are fun fun fun.

  7. Jeremy

    February 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

    eReaders sure are convenient. The part about lending a book for just 14 days seems a bit silly to me. I know some people can read that quickly or have that much time to read, but for me a single book can take months. By the way, it may be better to focus on mostly the reading functionality when choosing an eReader. When it has more features such as a web browser, music player, etc, it just adds weight and size. Eventually it is no longer comfortable to hold for a long time. The less features it has, the more portable it is and the less it costs.

  8. Mary

    December 7, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Soon, web media will entirely replace print media. Ereaders are no doubt very much handy and easy to access. Most of the E-books are free of cost, thus anyone can read them. One thing which I like most about eReaders is that they are Eco friendly.

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