About the Product
- Download 10 additional books through Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
- Contains 100 classic books from authors such as Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare.
- Adjust text to small or large size to suit your reading preference.
- Search for books that match your mood or time constraints.
- Bookmark feature allows you to save your place in a book.
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Little Women-Alcott; Emma, Pride and Predjudice-Austen; Wizard of Oz-Baum; Lorna Doone-Blackmore; Jane Eyre-C.Read more ›
My only problem so far is that if you're reading, say, The Wizard of Oz, and want to start The Odyssey, it informs you that the bookmark in The Wizard of Oz will be lost. I like to read more than one book at a time, so that isn't good for me. However, I can read summaries of other books without losing my bookmark. The second time I turned on my DS, the first screen the game showed was, "would you like to continue from page 28 in The Wizard of Oz?" and yes or no, which is a great alternative to going through the menu to the bookmarked book. As the other reviewer stated, it's quite a steal at 20 bucks!
First things first: all of the books included in the software are now out of copyright, so some people will invariably scoff at the idea of paying actual money for them, particularly since they can be had legally for free on places like [...]. This is certainly a valid point. My feelings on the matter are thus: I like to read, but I am not terribly fond of reading books on the computer. Had I an e-reader such as the Kindle or the Nook, there might be little reason for me to purchase a title such as this. However, decent e-readers are still relatively expensive, and then there's the cost of a cover or case to help protect the thing, and possibly the optional protection plan, etc. Without having used one at any length, I'm not sure whether or not it would be worth it to me to drop the coin required for such a purchase.
Since I already have a DS, making a small purchase like 100 Classic Books is a much easier pill to swallow in order to dip my toe in the waters of e-book reading.
When the title starts up, there is a pleasant and soothing tune playing, as an owl flies across a row of books and settles on the non-touch screen to watch you. The owl also serves another feature. If the thought of choosing what to read from the 100 books available is somewhat daunting, you can ask the owl for a recommendation. He'll ask you a few questions about what you want to read (length, genre, reading level, etc.) and make a suggestion based on your answers.
You can also get recommendations through the online rankings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I made a vow to myself to read all the classic literature books They all fit very nicely on this DSI Nintendo game.Published 7 months ago by lorenia
I bought this before a long flight, it really comes in handy for traveling and helps keep my pack light.Published 12 months ago by Me
Perfect, Brand-new and its' awesome ! thanks for the perfect buy!Published 18 months ago by Sakura Jones
I like the idea of this, but realistically, it's so impractical and difficult to use the tiny ds screen as an ebook reader that the "game" ends up being a waste of money.Published on August 4, 2014 by J F
My teens love to read and love the fact that they can read a book on their DS game system.Published on February 2, 2014 by alicia boardman
This is pretty nice on a 3DS XL. Turning the DS sideways was the irritation I thought it might be, and I'm interested in about 2/3 of the books (plus the 10 I download), so at... Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Jon Sandridge
Outstanding program. Items like this are what make the Nintendo® DS the incredible technology that it undeniably is.
This item is exactly what it is supposed to be. Read more