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.
There are three items I own which I'll always upgrade when a significant upgrade exists: my computer, my camera, and my Kindle. Yesterday I got my new Kindle, the fourth generation one that was just released. Before I talk about this specific Kindle, I want to address some general points about the Kindle.
Some people balk at the $189 price tag of the newest 3G Kindle (which is the only one to buy, by the way). It's expensive, but only if you consider it a drop in replacement for books. I consider it $200 to ensure that I read at least 10X more than I used to.
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.