The Kindle Reading Experience

The Logic of the Kindle

Someone said “Why would I want to carry another device just to read a book?” I guess they missed the fact that they were already carrying a device just to read a book, and that would be the book itself…

Books Smell Fine on the Kindle

It has been amusing to hear over the last months how many people are wed to the way that books smell. The smell of books is cited as a primary objection to the Kindle, which, as far as I can tell, has no discernible smell. That sensory exploration of books by the nose seems almost…

Is It Illegal on Your Kindle?

Following Len Edgerly’s podcast last week of his interview with “Starbuck,” the Kindle-toting Army Captain serving in Iraq, I thought I would grab a copy of a book he recommended during the interview, T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I mean, the book was written a looong time ago so I figured that Project…

An Odd Path to Thursday on the Kindle

The little saga that results in this post began early Saturday morning when the Whispernet on my Kindle silently delivered my Wall Street Journal to the door. I especially love reading the Weekend Journal, with its eclectic collection of articles on topics ranging from shashimi to secret agents. Plus, where else can I find recommendations…

A Kindle Gift Under Your Tree

If you get up on Christmas morning and take a little peek at the computer just to see what’s going on, who’s on Twitter, if there are greetings on Facebook, or a message in a “tweetwrapper” just for you, then you should be rewarded with something more than a piece of coal. And so it…

Font Size Poll Results

Thank you to everyone who voted. It looks like we have a group that likes those larger fonts, with over half of the votes coming in for the #3 and #4 fonts. According to our font size chart, this means that our readers’ preference is for fonts in the 11 point to 14 point size.…

Kindle Navigation Tips #4 – The Back Button

If you really want to get around the content on your Kindle, the “Back” button is key. It isn’t talked about a lot, but there is a big difference between going “back” and going to the “previous page.” Kindle Tips and Troubleshooting at Amazon tells us this much: Back vs. Prev Page: When you are…