Jun 042012

So I’ve used my Kindle Fire for magazines, which I’m mostly all right with.  I’ve used it for the Bible, which I’m mostly all right with.  However, I just started reading my first novel on it (on account of The Hunger Games trilogy being free to borrow for Amazon Prime members), which I’m mostly not all right with.  I find that if I turn the brightness down to about 10%, read in low light, and look at the screen at an angle, it’s tolerable.

Yeah, that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.  I don’t know what it is about reading a novel that is so much different from reading a magazine article, but the former is very fatiguing without the above prep.  I’ll read Catching Fire and Mockingjay like this, mostly because I’m reading at the same impatient what-happens-next pace as I did The Hunger Games, and it seems silly to buy them when I don’t have to, and I’m still not sure I want a Kindle with an e-ink display.

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  7 Responses to “Finishing The Hunger Games trilogy on the Kindle Fire”

  1. This may be totally off the mark but your post reminded me of this…

    Even if the talk isn’t related… It’s funny.

  2. Really? I’m exactly the opposite. I’m so addicted to my Kindle that I’ve found myself buying books that I own in book form to re-read on the Kindle. Of course, most of my reading is done outside in the evenings/nights so maybe that’s why.
    I like to sit outside in the quiet with the dog and read…don’t judge….it’s my downtime.

  3. Carey, I hope you don’t think me rude, but you’re going to have to give me the gist. Investing 17 minutes in someone I’ve never heard of is too much to ask. 🙂

    Marianne, with a Kindle Fire? Or a Kindle with an electronic ink display, that is designed to mimic paper?

    And what did you say that I would/could “judge”?

  4. The gentleman in the talk is a book cover designer and he’s funny. I assure you, you’ll like the talk.

    Besides, it’s a http://www.TED.com talk. Few of those are bad talks. Lately, I’ve found myself browsing the site listen to talk after talk.

  5. Kindle Fire.

    Sitting outside alone in the dark reading.

  6. There’s a ton of free books out there for the Kindle. I’m reading all of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

  7. I may have to buy another—with the e-ink display. I just can’t read that backlit display for long periods.

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