Kindle Notes

I’ve really enjoyed having a Kindle.  Mine’s an actual e-reader and not a tablet.  I’ve noticed a few things about my reading habits since buying the Kindle:

  • I’ve “found” writers that aren’t in my local library.  Specifically those that are indy.  That’s one of the reason I bought a Kindle, I wanted to read indy writers.
  • I’m easily distracted.  I get emails from Amazon listing books I might enjoy.  This has caused me to start books and set them aside for other books.  I have several unfinished books begging to be finished on my home page.  I guess it’s better than being stacked up on my end table.
  • I miss book covers in color.  I judge books by their cover.  I know…. While reading, I flip back to look at the cover.  I can’t do that with a Kindle.  Yes, I can see the cover, but then I have to find where I left off in the book.  Not as easy to do with electronic pages.
  • I miss page numbers.  Page numbers mean nothing to a Kindle.  The only consolation is the bit at the bottom that tells me how many minutes are left in a chapter.  Makes up for not being able to flip through the pages to find it.
  • I “buy” more books that I did before.  Yes, I mean I spend more money now on books. Before, I only spent money on books from writers I knew I would enjoy.  I didn’t risk it on Unknown writers.  I know, that’s terrible but it’s true.  Now, I will spend money on an unknown.  Mainly because it’s cheap.  I can find plenty of books for under $5.  We won’t tell my sweet husband how much I have spent over the past 2 months!
  • I miss roaming the aisles of the library looking for my next read.  The last thing I need is unfinished books on my end table and on my reader.

There you have it.  Wisdom. 🙂 How has an e-reader affected your reading habits?

CK

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2 thoughts on “Kindle Notes

  1. I have a Kindle reader too. It’s the one with the keyboard. When I’m looking for that next book to read, I go online with my desktop instead, and find that next book so I can look at the book cover. Many times, I will use the desktop app for Kindle to read a book that I really like. When doing so, you can left click on the page and it will give you the actual page number and not just the percent of how far you have read.
    Right now, I’m reading The Game of Thrones: #1 – Fire and Ice. I’m really enjoying this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
    Also, I still like paper back books but when it comes to books that are over 300 pages, I tend to read them on the kindle. This saves on shelf space.

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