Though you've probably never heard of it, Crackle's been around
since 2007, when it was acquired by Sony (and known as Grouper).
For the past two years or so, the service's primary claim to fame
was streaming episodes of "Seinfeld."
If you've ever tried to use a tablet as an e-reader, especially a
big tablet, you know that it's not exactly ideal. Larger, heavier
models can be hard to hold for long periods, and I find them
especially unwieldy for reading in bed.
Plus, tablets offer no end of distractions, everything from
e-mail to Facebook to Angry Birds to Netflix. With so many cool
apps competing for your attention, it can be hard to focus on your
If you have little kids, you're probably familiar with the
Little Critter series. Mercer Mayer's books were immensely popular
in our house; I believe I read "Just Go to Bed" approximately 1.7
Of course, with each paperback title costing $3.99, Little
Critter can end up costing a lot. But if you own a smartphone or
tablet, here's your chance to score a couple digital editions on