Sunday, August 28, 2011

A New Way to Read a Book

At our library we can get audio books put on our iPods/Pad.  They have a very limited selection and have told us a few times about another service we could use to download books, both audio and e-book.  I finally got around to trying it.  It was a little weird but I figured it out.  It's called Overdrive.  You can get it as an app (it's free!) which makes it very easy to use.  And there are no late fees.  The books just disappear from your iGadget.

Recently I've been reading Kade's bedtime story and I've used the iPad as the book.  We've read "My Teacher is an Alien", "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee", and we read this one tonight.
Books on iPad
My only complaints are that there are lots of typos and you can't return the books before they expire.  If you can, I haven't figured it out yet.  Otherwise I totally recommend Overdrive. 

I mentioned the other day to come back today because I was going to do a give away.  Tomorrow is my birthday.  I don't always enjoy my birthday.  So I'm asking all my readers, even you lurkers, to leave me a birthday wish/greeting (in the comments) and you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 iTunes card.  Even better there will be two winners.  (Only one entry per person.)
iTunes Cards
 The deadline is August 31st at midnight, EST.  I will announce the winners on September 1st.


Amanda and Chris said...

Wahoo!! I'm the first! Happy Happy Birthday, Kelly! (One day early)I hope you have a great day!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! Enjoy your day.

Mickey said...

I suppose I should be excluded from the drawing, but I have to tell my wonderful wife...Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Karren Family said...

Have the happiest day ever Kelly!!

Jessica said...

Happy belated birthday, Kelly! I hope it was fantastic!! You deserve it. Miss you guys lots.

janel said...

Wow, you're giving something away on your birthday? Always so generous! I still love the little coin purse you made me. The kids are always trying to abscond with it. Have a great bday.