Posts Tagged kindle

May 12 2013

Collecting

Are you a collector? Maybe a bit of a hoarder? Tell us about something you like to collect. Or if you favour minimalism, perhaps tell us why?

If you’ve read my previous post then you probably know where this is going. I collect books. Until recently that meant the physical books, but with the advent of ebooks I now collect them electronically more than physically.

I do still buy physical books. Cookbooks seem to work better in a physical format. I still buy the Discworld books as hardbacks because I have them all. But in general, I am quite happy getting an ebook.

To be honest my books were starting to take over our house a bit, so it’s maybe no bad thing that I (somewhat to my surprise) was impressed by the Kindle and now read most of my books that way. I did have around 3000 books at one point, taking up a large part of two rooms in the house. I gave away a load to charity, but have kept anything I think I’m likely to read again. I do still like browsing for secondhand books, which is a market that the ebook industry is going to struggle to replace.

I love giving books as gifts, and receiving them, and a good book to me is like an old friend. You can go back to them time and time again, they always have something interesting to say, and they grow with you.

May 23 2011

Idiots guide to Kindle Collection issue

OK. I hope this all makes sense, but let me know if not. Some of the exact details of the screenshots may not be exactly the same as you get, each system is slightly different, but it should be close enough for you to follow.

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