If you know me well, you know that I am addicted to Google. I love Google, and yes I would marry Google if I could. My husband knows this, and as a technology geek himself, he is skeptical, but allows it.
Google has a Cloud. It stores data in the Cloud. Just like a cloud in the sky, you can see the data you store in the Cloud from anywhere in the universe with an internet connection.
I live for the Cloud. Hubby is skeptical of who runs the Cloud, and what it is doing with all of everyone’s data – but if the Cloud owner steals my recipes, song lyrics, and pictures of my dog sleeping on his back, then I’m ok with that.
If you are too – continue reading. If you think there’s a nasty, evil Cloud master selling your data – then you can stop here.
I have a Google phone, that has automatic access to my Calendar, Email, Contacts, Task list, etc. It now has my books too. (Well, not all the hundreds of trashy romance novels that I collected during the 90s, they still have to reside in the cardboard box in the garage) But any new E-Books that I buy, are allllll stored in the Cloud.
I now read on my phone, my PC, my hubby’s phone if my battery is dead, etc.
I do have some Kindle books. And I have some with Amazon. But I really like knowing that anywhere I go with an internet connection – my book will be there – bookmarked at just the right place.
Prices are the same price as the bookstore, or cheaper, it takes only 5 seconds to buy one thanks to Google checkout (there goes Hubby worrying about my CC info being in the Cloud – if someone steals my identity and gets all $74.21 cents of my wealth, then I will just have to call it a learning experience) and you always have your library at your fingertips.
It allows you to create bookshelves, rate books after you read them so you can sort them later – it’s really a pretty robust organization system.
Books of interest – 81. Hmm. I guess the Cloud now knows I like historical romances. Hehe.
Anyways, just passing that along, in case it interests anyone!