Amazon Kindle – Update

I first posted about my new Amazon Kindle just over two weeks ago – after having received it the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Here’s an update on my Kindle usage, etc. since that post:

  • My Kindle is almost always with me. I typically carry it in my backpack – tucked next to my MacBook Pro.
  • On weekends, when we’re out and about and I might have some “dead time” to fill, I take the Kindle along – it’s great for that.
  • I still tend to read my favorite newspapers on the MacBook Pro – and use the Kindle as backup.
  • When reading newspapers (NY Times, WSJ, Washington Post) on my Kindle, I do appreciate the ability to focus on the story – and not on the glitzy ads, etc. that surround the story when I read it in my Safari browser.
  • So far, I’ve bought 15 full-length books on my Kindle – having most recently
    completed reading “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany”. I also enjoyed earlier reading “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court”, “The Atomic Bazaar” and “The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda”. The first book I bought weirdly now appears to no longer be available in a Kindle edition: Tom Perkins’ memoir “Valley Boy”.

  • I love the samplers – I’ve bought a couple of books (most recently including “The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe”) after reading the sampler.
  • I also have way too many samples on my Kindle and am feeling guilty about needing to get to them all. I also wish it were easier to delete a sample – once I’ve either bought the book – or given up on it.
  • When I go to the bathroom, my Kindle is almost always with me! 😉

So, that’s it for now. I’m still quite happy with my Kindle.

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