Friday Morning Bookclub

January 21, 2011

Getting To Know My Kindle

Filed under: Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 8:18 pm

I love my Kindle and knowing that I will never be caught without something to read. No more schlepping books wherever I go! This week, while on vacation, I was in the  mood for a light read so I downloaded The Book of Bright Ideas, a very clever. sweet book. One, two, three and there it is. In the past I would have had to run to the local book store. There is no question, having a Kindle is very convenient.

The other day I was talking about my Kindle to a friend and mentioned that one of the things I don’t like about it is that it is not as easying to flip back. Once in a while I need to go back and check something out. With a book, I stick my finger on the page I am reading and can quickly thumb through the pages, find what I am looking for and return to my original page. With the Kindle I keep pressing the previous page button, counting how many times, since there are no page numbers and then have to count again as I press next page to return to where I started. It just isn’t worth the effort! I was surprised when my friend told me that she thought it was actually easier to go back and find something with the Kindle than a book! Apparently all you have to do is use the search button and it takes you right to the name or word you are looking for. I just tried it out and it is the best! No more flipping or button pressing! You can even bookmark pages!

 I guess that I never really read all of the directions and there is so much more to my Kindle than I ever knew. Do you have any Kindle words of wisdom? Are there any features that you know about that I don’t? Please help!



  1. One of the things I discovered about my Kindle is that I downloaded the Kindle app onto my husband’s iPad, and now everything that is on my kindle is on his iPad! This will definitely come in handy when we are reading the same book for our April meeting! I also downloaded the app on my new Droid smartphone. If I ever leave my Kindle at home, and need to read in an emergency, I have all my books on my phone!

    Comment by Esther — January 22, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  2. The “furthest point read” command takes you back to where you were reading,

    Comment by Loryn — January 24, 2011 @ 8:36 am | Reply

    • Thanks. Last night I was trying to figure out how to get back to the first page. For some reason I couldn’t remember how and was planning to experiment tonight! Do you know how?

      Comment by susanbright — January 24, 2011 @ 9:39 am | Reply

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