Just noticed that the books in my Kindle collection are not very good. Looks like they're mostly things I downloaded because they were cheap or because I was in a hurry. My paper book collection is much better.
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- I think there is mentality shift that has to take place before that changes.
For me the storage cost of a paper book has gotten so high with my overflowing shelves, that I've even started to buy "good" books in e-form.
There is a hurdle there, nonetheless, after a lifetime of paper book acquisition.Jan 6, 2013
- I think another factor is that I periodically thin out my paper books. I have everything I've ever got for Kindle. (Which isn't much. I don't have a Kindle device, just the Kindle app on my laptop.)Jan 6, 2013
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- I don't have a Kindle but like the Kindle app and download the free classics I'm not sure I want to add to my physical collection.
Enjoy my paper books more, too. Why is the feel of a paper, the turning of the pages so much more satisfying? May be just how we're made.Jan 6, 2013
- I find Kindle books, on a PC, harder to read than most web sites, certainly harder to read than a web page reformatted by Readability. I don't understand what value Kindle adds, other than being a distribution channel for Amazon. A simple PDF would be better.
I don't care for the Kindle device either, and that's why I don't own one.Jan 6, 2013
- The Kindle app for Mac has functionality like Clearly and Readability allowing formatting to fit my reading style. My eyes still get more tired but I would read much less without Clearly and Readability.Jan 6, 2013
- Depending on your lifestyle, another advantage of Kindle is that, if you move from device to device, it keeps track of where you are in the book. I normally read from a tablet, but this weekend I ended up unexpectedly stuck someplace for a while, and just fired up the Kindle app on my iPhone, and picked up right where I left off. Not ideal (for me, anyway) to read on a smartphone, but in this case it was a net gain.Jan 6, 2013
- I do like the Kindle device, but one of the big advantages of the Kindle (and I think other e-readers, like the Nook) is that there are apps for most existing platforms and devices. The trick is finding a device you enjoy reading on, if there is one. (For me, Kindle > tablet > laptop > phone.)Jan 6, 2013