I recently downloaded the Kindle App on my iPhone. I did it on the spur of the moment because I wanted to start reading a book I'd ordered for standard delivery, but since then I've found that I love reading books on my phone. I even think the Kindle app might help me stay on stand when I want to hunt all day!
I've been a reader since childhood, but the older and busier I've gotten the fewer books per year I've read. I've probably averaged three books per year since about 2010. Since downloading the Kindle app in mid-September, however, I've read two entire non-fiction books, parts of a how-to book and started a novel last night.
I've heard before of hunters taking books to their stands to help keep them from getting bored on all-day hunts. I generally feel like I'm already carrying too much stuff when I head to the woods, so bringing a book never seemed practical to me. Reading a book on my iPhone, however, is a different story.
Here are a few reasons I expect to be comfortable reading a book on the Kindle app when I go hunting this weekend:
- Unlike with a hard copy book, I can read my phone with one hand.
- Seems like I can do it with one eye too.
- The book is already downloaded so having it open doesn't use data.
- I don't care what anybody says about getting away or going off the grid; I always take my phone with me when I hunt anyway, even when I'm in areas with little cell service.
So if you get bored sitting in a tree stand all day, I recommend trying out the Kindle app for your smartphone. It's free, and you can get books for free as well to try it out.
Just don't get caught with your nose in that "book" when that big buck walks by your stand!