How not to store a Kindle

How not to store a kindle

The above linked article tells about a woman whose Kindle was infested by ants. I’m not sure what the ants were after, but they bought several ebooks while they were inside the Kindle. I am assuming they ate wires and got something to work together that was not supposed to work that way.

Amazon’s return policy helped the woman out, but what a strange feeling to find unwanted books being charged to your credit card.

I’m Stuck in Your Kindle! by Wally Otto

I'm Stuck in Your Kindle!

I’m Stuck in Your Kindle! by Wally Otto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this one up from Kindle Unlimited.

It is several short stories with simple, but cute, illustrations. It could be for either an adult or a child. Simple, relatable stories are perfect for a quick read.

This book is great for a quick breather between long books, or for a bedtime story.

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Kindle articles

Kindle vs paperwhite

Black Friday Kindle Deal

Oasis vs paperwhite kindle

New paperwhite

Paperwhite 2021

Signature edition

Above are several articles about Kindle products. For some reason, my phone seems to think that I need a new Kindle. Maybe it knows that mine needs to be reset randomly, but still works just fine?

I didn’t want to comment on every single article, but if you’re looking for a new Kindle, here’s a good place to start to compare them.

What to do in a power outage

Our power went out a few weeks ago. I had been doing research for a paper, but, even though I had images on my laptop, I had no WiFi. End of research. I couldn’t charge my phone, which was my alarm clock, so no audiobook. No TV. No lights, so no book without a night light. The night light is a little on the heavy side, so I passed on that. Thankfully, though, I had my Kindle charged! Woohoo! I started a book I have been wanting to read for several months now. I only started it and the power went back on. I stopped to eat dinner and as soon as I put my fork down, the power went out again. I finished up what I was doing and decided to just go to sleep. I made it an early night. I do have to get back to that Kindle book soon, though. I will finish it. I swear I will.

An Evening with Kindle Vella

An evening with Kindle vella

The above linked article isn’t talking about a new Kindle model, as I originally thought. It is a tool for authors to get their stories out as they are writing them. They don’t need a publisher. The stories can be published an episode at a time, and the reader has to pay for tokens to read the stories.

It sounds like a great tool for new authors. I’m not sure how well it would work for the readers, but it’s certainly a new idea.

What is Your Passion?

For one of my assignments for school, I have to write a paper on my passion. It was written vaguely on purpose. I have to come up with something to write about. What will I write? I assumed that, since it is for a writing class, I should be leaning toward books. While I could write about swimming, I don’t think I am prepared to read a lot on the topic, given the other assignments I have.

As part of the discussion when we were given the assignment, the instructor asked if we had read or watched anything interesting lately. Hmmmm.

I have been listening to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on audiobook. It got me thinking about how it differs from the written book and from the movie. I haven’t yet watched the movie, but I will get to it before I truly start my paper.

I have to research the whole thing, so between the three types of media, I think I will be able to find enough to write about.

I have the project for a second class completed and ready to present, and another project for a third class almost completed. I am stalling on the paper for the final class, but it will get done before the due date.

Kindle Cover Art

Kindle cover art

Finally, according to the above linked article, we can show the cover of the book we are currently reading on our Kindles! It seems that no one has tested it yet to see if those of us with special offers turned on can use this feature, but it’s a start.

It’s a nice feature to have, but if it doesn’t work on Kindles with special offers, I don’t know if it’s worth it to me to pay the extra $20. I’ll wait and see if it works, but it’s nice to know it’s a possibility.

Elevate Your Kindle Experience

Elevate your kindle experience

In the above linked article, there are 4 things that the average person might not know about their Kindle.

You can loan books to others for 14 days. There is the option to loan through Amazon, under my devices and content. You used to be able to loan it three times, then they took the option away totally, but now you can loan it once. The other person must be ready to receive it and read fast. Only 14 days!

You can send personal content to your device. It doesn’t need to be in Kindle format. The only downfall with this one is that you can’t send your notes to Goodreads, since it’s not quite in the right format.

Your Kindle will keep your notes and highlights in one spot. I didn’t know this one. I’ll have to try it. There’s a link to the spot in the article. I haven’t found it on my actual device, but I will look around later.

You can return purchases you made. Don’t take advantage of this or your ebook rights might be suspended. I’ve had my Kindle for many years. I think I’ve returned only 3 or 4 times in the many years that I have had a Kindle account. Usually because of a duplicate purchase or I fell asleep and hit the one click button. It happens. Not often, though.

I know that there is a new Nook coming out, and I still can’t see the benefit of the Nook over the Kindle. I haven’t been convinced yet. I am still a Kindle fan, and sharing these things with you just reminds me of why I am a fan.

Threatened by eReaders

I agree with this statement. I read on both paper and Kindle. Each has its own use, but neither is fully better than the other. I run out of battery life on the Kindle because I forget to plug it in. I can’t read a paper book in the dark.

One of the comments on this photo was “bookstores, not books, are threatened by Kindle.” I do believe that is true. The books don’t care. The books are just getting the words out there.

If we go further, the authors are the ones getting the words out there, and if the words are on paper or on Kindle, it really doesn’t matter, does it? (we aren’t getting into the great audiobook debate here)

If we go even further, on that comment, bookstores don’t care about Kindle, either. The bookstore owners care about paper vs Kindle, not the bookstore itself.

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