Capacious Kindle for July 8


For anyone out there who isn’t sure about how it is to read on a Kindle, I wanted to post today’s entry just for you guys. As you probably know already, I’m a big Kindle guy and really enjoy it. I still think that the $400 I paid was worth it. One thing that I wanted to ensure with my Kindle is that I didn’t get overwhelmed by the technology and I lost myself in the book I was reading. I did this by being picky about my first book.

My first purchase for my Kindle was Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons. The book is the prequel to The Da Vinci Code and it even has some of the same charactars. One thing I love about Brown’s writing is how he goes at a breakneck pace and that hooks me in. I’m a sucker for his writing style. I will admit that when you’re reading on a Kindle the first few times you do feel a little awkward pressing buttons instead of turning pages or holding something that doesn’t have the thickness of a book. This is where a great story makes the Kindle shine.

Within five to six pages of starting A&D, I was fully engrossed in the story and I almost forgot that I was reading electronic ink on a device that had EVDO, batteries, and was the thickness of a pencil. I only came ‘out of it’ when I had to stop reading to get a drink or to use the bathroom. I have heard time and time again that a good story is a good story no matter what. I believe that the Kindle is just another way to get that good story from the author to the readers eyes.

I finished A&D within a week and I never looked back. The Kindle showed me that reading books on other platforms is okay and can really be a benefit. I enjoy it and I am also achieving my goal of reading more. I actually started my fifth book the other day. More on that next time!

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  1. This is the second post I’ve seen – today alone – about the Kindle. I’d never heard of it before, but I’ll be darned if it isn’t now on my dream list! Too, too cool.

    • Aaron
    • July 8th, 2008

    It is the hotness! http://www.amazon.com/kindle Go to town! lol. Also, this is a weekly series I post, so if you want to know more, you can check out my past few posts (it’s a new series) or click the Kindle tag over on the left, in the tag cloud.

    • wendycinNYC
    • July 9th, 2008

    I have a friend who is an editor and she reads manuscripts on a Kindle. I was playing around with it and it looks pretty neat.

  2. The problem with the Kindle is that they don’t get that old book smell. $400 and you don’t get the pleasant fragrance of old paper? That’s terrible…

    Seriously though, glad you like it. A&D is a great book! I just read it for the second time a few months ago.

  3. hi – please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this.
    i run an amazon kindle blog theKindle.wordpress.com and viewership has been climbing steadily and I’m actually launching a social network for kindle owners and book lovers.
    We’re in pre-Alpha right now with the Alpha Release on 21st July (we’ll also be moving to a more book friendly url).
    Would appreciate it if you could join and give some feedback and help build the community – and perhaps also mention it on your blog.
    More details at http://thekindle.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/social-network-for-kindle-owners-and-book-lovers/ including ‘3 Free Kindles in the first 3 months’ promotion and other information.

    • Owen
    • July 13th, 2008

    I’ve got a Kindle and find that not only does it disappear while I’m reading, but that I’m reading more now that I’ve got it!

    • Lisa Kruesi
    • May 3rd, 2009

    Dear Aaron
    please may I have permission to use your photo of the kindle (entry Capacious Kindle) with the coffee for a talk I’m giving at the University of Queensland on eBooks? Best regards, Lisa

      • Aaron
      • May 4th, 2009

      Lisa, Yup, go for it. 🙂

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