I never thought an eReader would become such an integral part of my life. But since I acquired it, I have been happily using the Kobo eReader app on my iPhone to help with a particular domestic problem of mine. I’ve mentioned before that my husband is the primary grocery shopper in our household due to my, ahem, impulsive shopping habits. Add to that my general failure to bring make a list, and I’m not the most efficient shopper out there. Further, I often used to find myself guessing at recipes when inspiration would strike and then racking up some unnecessary expenses. But with Kobo on my iPhone, right in the middle of the store I’m able to consult those very cookbooks that would normally be standing ineffectually at home on a shelf. I can buy what I need and get out of there!
And now I can take it a step further with Kobo Reading Life. Launched back in December for the iPad, Kobo Reading Life is an app that enables users to do all of the following:
∙ Connect your Reading Life with friends on Facebook
∙ Discover and share your favorite books, passages, characters and places
∙ Celebrate reading and earn fun & exciting awards
∙ Track your personal reading history, and learn about your own reading habits
Well, as of today, the Reading Life app is available for iPhones and iPod Touch devices. So when I’m standing in that grocery store, bursting with pride over getting everything I need (and nothing I don’t) to make Rick Rodger’s Pear Coffee Cake with Streusel Crust, I can post that recipe instantly to Facebook, and give myself an “award.” I can even check my personal stats. Ahh, I thrive on validation!0