My new Kindle 2 arrived earlier this week and I just have to share with you my wonder at this little electronic beauty. What is it? Something you start a fire with? Not exactly. The Kindle is a portable electronic reading device that allows the reader to reach new heights in terms of reading. The content of the books by the authors is unchanged on the Kindle. The stories in their entirety remain just as the author intended.
What does the word kindle mean?
kindleVerb[-dling, -dled]1. to set (a fire) alight or (of a fire) to start to burn2. to arouse or be aroused: his passions were kindled as quickly as her own [Old Norse kynda]
- The usability is astounding. I picked up the Kindle and could almost immediately figure it out. Very user friendly and clearly marked to lessen the learning curve.
- The pages look fantastic. I love books and can attest to the fact that I love the look and feel of a book, but this display looks so crisp and clear. I can even make the font larger if I have tired eyes.
- The way that it feels in your hand. It is so light and is easy to hold and the buttons for” next page” and” previous page” are where you might hold a real book so it feels natural.
- The Kindle has the ability to store over 1,000 books on it and that equals less back strain for me. I love to have all sorts of reading materials on me and of course don’t know what mood I might be in so I carry lots of books.
- The sleep mode has these really cool drawings of famous folks including authors, inventors, etc. I am always fascinated to see what picture comes up.
- A dictionary and wikipedia come installed on it and are integrated into the Kindle 2 , so I can look even smarter instead of having to ask, “Honey, do you know what this word means?”
- A basic web browser with the ability to look up webpages that don’t include lots of images. I was able to look at this very blog as an example…
- It bookmarks automatically. No buttons to push or try to remember did I save that? It remembers on multiple books and opens to the right page the next time you open your book.
- Amazon. com has the Kindle Store which allows you to buy wirelessly any of 240,000 titles which are mostly under $10.00 for the best-sellers. Feedbooks.com is a website which you can download to your Kindle that allows you to find free (gasp) books that are now available as part of the public domain and authors that choose to put books out to the public free. So many classics I have wanted to read…
- It is just so freakin’ cool! Enough said there.