I often wish there were more hours in the day because of my Kindle. Life is busy, and there simply isn’t enough time to read through three magazines, my current book, etc. It’s interesting how I tryto make time though. Instead of waiting until the last minute to leave my home to get to my classes, I leave early, opting to take the R train for a direct route. I hope for a seat, but even without one, I enjoy the longer trip that doesn’t require me to transfer to two different trains because it allows me to read more.
So far, I’ve subscribed to three magazines: The New Yorker, Technology Review, and The Atlantic. I barely have time to get through all three of them, and I might end up cutting out The Atlantic. I’m hoping more of my favorite magazines will become available. I love Wired and PC Gamer.
The only thing is the format of the magazine on the Kindle. It’s not as randomly accessible. You can flip through a magazine for an article that might catch your eye. But you can’t really thumb through the Kindle version. The format just doesn’t translate all that well.So far, it feels like the Kindle is best designed for reading a book from start to finish. Reading My Life in the NYPD was a breeze because it was something you read from page 1 through to the last page. There was no need to flip around or anything of that sort.One thing that I was disappointed to see in What Every BODY Says by Joe Navarro (in the Kindle edition) was the lack of a working Table of Contents. Having read the physical copy of the book, I purchased the Kindle edition because I like being able to make searchable annotations. However, the ToC doesn’t work, and now I regret having impulsively purchasing it.
So far so good. For the most part though, I’ll stick with reading plain old books. And now that I think about it, $360 is a lot to pay to read digital books. I don’t really regret my purchase, but now that I’ve got my hands on it and had practical experience with it, I think it’s only worth around $200.