Monday, September 14, 2015

A New Kindle and Kindle Organization

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was busy. My husband took my son to a chess tournament on Saturday, and Alex came in second for his grade level. His school also took second place. I attended a shower for a friend on Saturday and spent so much time catching up with them that we all went out for dinner together. (My family came to the shower after the tournament and joined us for dinner too.) Yesterday we took our annual trip to a nearby apple orchard. There are a lot of other activities for kids there, so we stayed for a few hours after we were done. I didn't get as much writing done as I wanted to (of course, I never do), but I sure got some quality time in.

Anyway, for my anniversary present, my husband gave me a Kindle Voyager. My Paperwhite was out of memory and not acting properly, so it was time for an upgrade. Here's what they look like side by side (old one on the left, new on the right):

The new Kindle feels very light, but of course I'm used to using my Kindle in a cover. The cover I ordered for this model will fold from the top so I can read with it free-standing. Until it comes, I'm reluctant to take the Kindle anywhere. It does look very nice, with crisp fonts and controls on the sides to turn the pages. When I open a book, I see information such as the beginning of the blurb, number of pages, estimated time to read, number of highlighted texts, and so on. I can delete a sample not just from my device but from the cloud as well. Maybe that will help me bring my books back under control.

As for dealing with my multitude of titles, I'm trying a trick I read about on Kindleboards (I think it was there.) I'm using my computer Kindle app to sort everything into collections, then I'll download the collections to my Kindle. It will take a few days to get that done.

Once I get the new Kindle sorted to my satisfaction, I'll deregister my Paperwhite and figure out where to donate it.

If you have a Kindle, which model do you have? Do you read your e-books on a dedicated reader, or do you read them on a tablet or smartphone?


Pat Dilloway said...

I still have the Kindle Touch I bought almost four years ago for reading books but I don't use a lot of memory either.

Sandra Almazan said...

That's impressive, Pat. My Kindle Keyboard stopped working before I could give it away. I think the metal part of the cover where it charged may have shorted out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Busy weekend. Good for your son!
Very nice present. Your husband scored some points.
No Kindle. But we have the iPad 1, 2, 3, and two iPad Airs. (And when the iPad Pro comes out in November, it's mine!) All of them still work and we use them in different rooms.

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, that's a lot of iPads!

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