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Been using since Kindle began no problems
I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
My Favorite Reading App
I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
The Poppy Field
I feel that the story was very worthwhile - details of the grim reality of World War 1 were forever etched into my heart as precious remnants of a time that should definitely be brought to everyone & especially Americans historically. I appreciate the author’s research and penmanship to bring awareness to this important history. 👏 I’m an avid reader and for the past 30 years have read and appreciated historical novels therefore I feel qualified to speak my peace. The thing that I found MOST negative in reading The Poppy Field was SWITCHING from Genna to Alice every few pages!!!!! Drove me nuts! One other annoying thing was minute details like over and over Tom’s eyes and the Captain’s smile! Also I skipped so much detail about their supposed Victorian approach to “getting acquainted, etc. After hearing my grandmother’s accounts as well as my mother’s, I found your straight laced account hard to believe and read. One of my favorite authors is Edward Rutherford and I also disliked going back and forth- I finally had to write family characters and heritage down. Perhaps this style in writing historical novels is THE Thing To Do in Publishing today It’s NOT the End All To Be All. I say this confidently because I’m of the generation that loves and buys good reading! I will be interested in your future books on Kindle! PS. I’ve recently joined a local writers group. Blessings, Barb
Never thought I’d enjoy reading a Kindle—how little I know myself.
As I grow older, I find my sleeping habits changing. I often wake up around 2:00am and simply take out my Kindle reading myself back to sleep. I could not do this we’re it a book. One would have to use a light which would disturb my husband’s sleep. As I wear glasses I’d be uncomfortable with one of those neck/head lights one can buy and possibly never fall asleep again. Now the best part of the Kindle is when reading any vocabulary one is not familiar with one can tap on it and a definition supplied there and then. If not enough one can simply go online and find the meaning, see the item and thus enrich one’s own vocabulary and knowledge base. The other aspect of Kindle I love is the number of books one can carry, almost weightlessly when traveling. If I feel like reading something serious, I can. Should I become bored I can immediately find something else. No need to try and find an English bookstore in say Romania simply click on one’s saved library and enjoy. I have around 200 books on my Kindle thus my library is in my handbag—what could be better?No bulky, heavy book to burden me, no confinement to that book—talk about freedom.
I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
LOVE my Kindle!!! BUT...last upgrade for it changed it!
The last upgrade was again, a group of many improvements which will hopefully improve many users experience with the app. AND, I do realize that mine problem with it is going to be very minute to most. Please do bear with me. I've tried support, but they suggested I try through review. I am VERY hearing impaired! I've been this way my entire life. I've learned to adjust, but this one is a pain! At this point of life, I have HUGE problems hearing typical female voices, because they are typically in the treble range. I only hear base. I'm not the only, since this is typical for hearing loss, so there are more "baby boomers" on the way, who will also have this happening to them. So....what's the deal here, you ask?! Up until this last upgrade, the voice for "translation" of dictionary words has been male. A day doesn't go by that I don't look up at least two to five words. I LOVE learning new or odd vocabulary words, AND how they are pronounced. Now, even if I were to stand on my head, I cannot hear the voice you're using. Is there ANY help here for my problem?
Definitely the best source for a wide selection of books but since kindle has taken it’s toll on most local book stores, the kindle prices have escalated proportionally. Also, as kindle expands the options available, caution must be exercised to avoid ordering something other than what your looking for, ie you want a book but you end up with audiobook or sample chapter or some other new and improved offering. Question for Kindle: why do you not list books written as a series in numerical order and why do you not list books written with the same lead character by publication date? It’s an ordeal to find the latest release of a Jack Reacher novel if you don’t know the title as it may be anywhere within the twenty or so previously released JR books. If the author of a series of six or more books is also the author of a large number of novels other than the series the books in the series might be scattered indiscriminately among all the releases. These are just inconvenient irritants but one would think they could be easily resolved. This does not prevent Kindle from being the best choice available and their customer service is second to none.
Reading for Free
Well not exactly for free but almost! I joined the Kindle Unlimited several months back. Let me tell you it is worth every penny, By spending $15 a month reading your favorite books has never been easier. You are able to choose up to 10 titles at a time and after you read one of those 10 books you just exchange it for another title. How easy is that? It’s like having a library card without having to worry about those pesky late fines. And by owning an IPad I can carry all to tiles with me everywhere. My health is not good. I hurt 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don’t leave my house so going to a library is out of the question. Reading is a wonderful friend when your have to deal with that. Reading gets my mind off of how horribleI I feel. So I can say that reading has saved my life. If you are dealing with something that has the ability of stealing your sanity, join Kindle Unlimited and let a book take you on a journey into someone else’s life or read those titles that help you deal with your problems. Yes Kindle Unlimited is a life saving fantastic friend.
Still needs fixing!
I’m not sure if it was the Kindle App or an IOS Update, but around the turn of the year, either when Kindle was updated, or when the IOS System Update happened, the Accessibility option of turning Text to Speech (TtS) stopped working correctly. It would crash the TtS capability, or just stop working, or skip half a page or more, then continue. With the latest update, they seem to have fixed the crashing/quitting problem, but not the skipping half a page, or more. It will be reading along, correctly, and then skip 4 or 5 paragraphs. It is quite abrupt, and makes the TtS feature unusable, which is very disturbing to those who need that capability, and really inconvenient for those who used that feature of IOS to turn the Kindle App into the next best thing to Audible, and some books just aren’t available on Audible. Besides, it is a Safety Hazard, because you would have to keep an eye out that it hadn’t quit or skipped! But the main reason for fixing it is the commitment they have to the non-sighted community. It is a great disservice to them, from a feature that had been working fine, until the updates that happened early this year! Please return it to functionality!
Took me a LONG time
to become an ebook user and ultimately a Kindle kween. I was one of many vp merch’s at that NY based bookseller during their heyday years. Quite frankly, I still purchase a few hundred used books each year as I’m a voracious reader and when I find something particularly fabulous via Kindle, I’ll often seek out a “real” copy for my library. Yay! The Kindle app allows me to go on vacation for a week, month or whole winter by just packing my IPad. Brilliant! I used to need to box up and lug boxes, (yes BOXES as I read 7-12 books a week), of books to support my vacationing pleasure. So, you haul an ATV or surfboard? I read at the open or close of my day! Finding a library or bookstore while on vacation is often a daunting task. As my students would say, it’s now “easy peasy”. I’m also a Prime member which gives me access to 1000 free titles each month across every genre and product type (magazine, graphic novel, kids books, games, etc.). Add that to online reading clubs like TheEReader, BookBub, FaithfulReader, GoodBooks, etc. and Kindle is the gateway to bibliophile Nirvana! Come, get your read on and Kindle!
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
I first got interested in the Lara Jean saga through the movie, and then my daughter got me started reading the books. I loved the movie and now I am so enthralled with the books that I have read the trilogy, three times. I just can not get enough of Lara Jean and her exploits. I can go back (in my mind) to the days when I first started dating and all of my ‘firsts’ like Lara Jean is always talking about throughout the books. A smile comes to my face every time I think of those days, over 50 years ago. So many wonderful memories, I can’t even count them all. Plus, unfortunately, some bad memories. But ALL the good and the bad memories taught me something about myself, and I think that is why Lara Jean’s story has ‘hit’ home with me so much. I have dated a few Peters, and a few Joshs, and even one Lucas, many years ago, and I can honestly say, each experience STILL brings a smile to my face, because they ALL taught me things about myself. I, personally ended up with my ‘JOHN’ (his real name, BTW) and we have been married for 37 years, so I believe you could say we are our own success story!!
I love reading since I was a child and have read thousands of books in my almost 50 years of living. I always have a book and often 2 to 3 that I read at same time. The Kindle app makes it all so easy to pick up exactly where you left off and on my phone or tablet I have access to everything without the weight or bulk of paper or hardcover. I travel for business almost weekly, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday I am pretty much on a plane 36-40 weeks annually and often would read a 10-15 dollar paper back in that one day, no less than 2 a week. Having the Kindle unlimited account (10$ monthly) and app has allowed me access to do much more with nothing but my phone. The only caveat is it doesn't synch well between devices. If you don't manually synch from phone and go to tablet you must synch but it doesn't seem to find the page you last read. I cannot find in settings a Auto Synch that would do on day, opening app, but it's not a big deal and I still think it's a 5 star app, especially coupled with Kindle unlimited reading subscription.
Linda Bridey Westward/Dawson Chronicles/Echo Canyon
There are no other books that I love more than Linda Bridey’s. I become so captivated with each character and it’s very important to me that there’s chemistry between the characters. Wow! The chemistry is so powerful and different with each person, what an imagination the author has. I find I need to take a couple days away from reading after I finish one of Linda’s books as I reminisce about the characters and story. I can’t let go before starting the next one..... which brings more excitement! I just finished Dawson Chronicle Book 4. Since it’s been awhile since I read this series, I appreciated it when little reminders of who certain characters were was mentioned. I also like reading clean romances, but with a little spice, just no sexual scenes. The author delivers on this very tastefully and goes the distance just enough. I have Kindle Unlimited but I purchase Linda Bridey books. If that says anything about how much I love her books. Oh boy, I’m going to search right now for any of her books that I haven’t read...... ♥️
Kindle Fire vs Kindle app on iPad
I’m fortunate to have both a Kindle Fire and an iPad. Rec’d my old Fire as a gift in 2012, and have gone almost completely to e-readers since then. I thought I’d miss the feel of the book, but my arthritic hands are grateful for the change. My new, 2017 Fire is lighter and easier to hold than the old one. I have books for my granddaughter on it, and I’m comfortable handing it over to her because I don’t have a lot of other ‘stuff’ on it. We do occasionally watch videos on it, and that’s easy. The app I have on my iPad works well - probably equal to the Kindle, itself. I tend to read it from the horizontal position, and enjoy that the font size is so easily adapted. It’s a little more difficult (for me) to use to read in bed - extra weight & bulk - but if my granddaughter & I are both reading, it’s not a big deal. I guess the bottom line is that I’m a confirmed e-reader and doubt I’ll go back. Convenience, ease of book purchasing, better price on books, being able to sync between the two readers... it doesn’t get much better than this.
Love reading on a Kindle
Why? I can look up definitions of words by highlighting. I can search for the name of a character I have forgotten. I can bookmark an important page and return easily. If I look something up within a book, the page I left has an icon to return instantly to the original page. If I’m reading in the dark and I don’t want to disturb my partner, I can switch from white to black background. With a paper book, I have to have a light on. With a paper book I have to have a bookmark but with a Kindle it opens automatically to where I left off. I can share books between my other electronic devices and the program asks me if I want to go to the furtherest page. When planning a trip I can load as many books as I think l read and only have to carry the one device. Some books are cheaper, I won’t purchase a Kindle book for more than $10. I read very few magazines or books with lots of pictures because the graphics or pictures are just too small. But that doesn’t matter with so many books to choose from..
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