And now, here we are, a happy Kindle owner!
After only three days of playing with it, here are my observations:
- You need a cover. It's too hard to hold without one, and too scary to haul around the house even. I finally got one on Tuesday, and of course, it's purple. (Which totally matches my phone!)
- I think reading blogs will be very fun on this thing, though commenting is still a bit hard (like on the phone) but maybe I'll get better at that.
- So far I've only nabbed three books... all free. A Tale of Two Cities, which I'm dying to re-read, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, which I think is pretty much one of the oldest "modern" Robin Hood stories which I'd like to read for Melissa's Classic Double Challenge, and the first volume of Clarissa, which I wanted to join in on the year long buddy read but didn't want to buy the book (and now I'm too late to join anyway!)
- That battery does last long! I've yet to watch a movie or TV show on it though, that would be a pretty good battery test.
- I'm glad to have notebook/apps/etc. on it so I can do all sorts of things besides reading
- Reading on it, by the way, is very nice. I can get used to this!
- One of the first things I wanted to do was NetGalley, but that place is SLOW and a little confusing... so I gave it a break and now I've totally forgotten about it!
- And having a bigger screen for Draw Something is awesome! :)
Questions I have for you experienced Kindle people:
- Can someone please explain this Cloud thing? Is that a general thing, or just an Amazon thing? How does it work? Where do I find it?
- Can I listen to podcasts on this thing? How? What's the best way?
- What are some tricks and hints you've discovered? Let me know your secrets!
- NetGalley help please!
Anyway, it's going to be fun and I'm happy to be part of the crowd and not be left behind. I figured if I'm to consider myself a real reader, I have to ride this wave of change! I think it will be a fun ride. But I still stand by my position that "real" books are awesome and will hopefully stick around.