I've seen a couple of topics in the community about books. There has been some great discussion and suggested reading in these posts, so I'd like to know more about how you read.
I switched to ebooks two years ago - currently on a Kindle Fire. The Kindle can't be beat for convenience but I have never been satisfied with the built in note-taking / highlighting system. I'm on the verge of switching back to print just so that I can take and organize notes in my old system.
Do you take notes in your e-reader, and, if so, what is your system?
I actually have never taken notes from a book :O For what purpose do you guys take notes?
By note taking, I mean highlighting important or interesting quotes/paragraphs.
For example I've shared the excepts of what I've highlighted in this community post.
I use kindle for reading and probably will never switch to paperback.
The biggest win for kindle against paperback is that it has built in dictionary. I usually find hard vocabulary while reading. So, it's easy to search it on built-in dictionary in kindle. You need to carry around an extra dictionary in case of paperbacks. It's just weighs too much.
As for note taking and highlighting, I make sure that I import all the highlights and notes once a week to my computer, so that I have access to all of them when I need to review.
Kindle is better than paperbacks in numerous ways. I just can't understand people who want to switch back to paperbacks after using kindle.
I think the people who pre-ordered for Haiti have had enough time to read the book, so now it's time to make it available to everyone.
You can buy the book here at Amazon!
In case you're new to the site, I haven't had a regular condo or house in 4 years or so, and have been traveling around the world and around the US. Life Nomadic a really practical guide about efficient traveling -- experiencing a LOT while spending relatively LITTLE. It has everything from travel stories I didn't publish on the blog to packing lists. If you broke it down, about 1/3 is life outlook sort of stuff, 1/3 is stories (maybe a bit less), and 1/3 is take-action-now howto advice. It will change how you travel, one way or another.
When I logged into Amazon.com this morning to look for a book I noticed that the basic Amazon Kindle e-reader was $55.00. That's it. I have a Kindle Keyboard and it cost about twice as much, but they might have been selling them by the ounce because it is heavier too.
I read about thirty books this year, but when I got my Kindle I wasn't sure how much I would use it. It turns out I read a lot on it, and just not always books. Here are 10 ways to use a Kindle
Those are ten great reasons to get started with a Kindle e-reader. If the inch-long crack in my device happens to extend itself today, then I'll be joining you in purchasing one.