Tuesday, January 31, 2012


For Christmas, I received a Kindle Fire. I've mostly been skeptical about them, simply because I prefer actual physical books as opposed to electronic. This is partly due to the price, but mostly due to durability. If by some accident a Kindle comes into contact with a decent amount of liquid, you're pretty much SOL , whereas a book is still salvageable. For that matter, a book can fall 6 feet without taking damage (ie, cracked screen).

However, the Kindle is still a great device. I can carry an unlimited number of books between the device and the cloud service. If I tried that with physical books, I wouldn't be able to, as they'll start to take up too much room. Also in the Kindle's favor are free books. Yes, you have to sift through them, but there are some great books from independent authors, because E-books make it much easier to self publish.

I've also come across a few resources which can help you find these books and with your Kindle.

Pixel of Ink- I use this one the most. It's great for finding free books, as well as book deals. If you "like" their facebook page, they post the information on your news feed, and from there you can click the link and read about each book.

/r/Kindle- It's one of Reddit's subreddits, and it's a great resource for if you have a question about the Kindle.

eReaderIQ- I haven't tried this one yet, as I've just discovered it, but like Pixel of Ink, it's a resource for finding free books, as well as good deals on books for the Kindle.

xda Developers: Kindle Fire- It's a great subforum for troubleshooting issues with your Kindle, jailbreaking it, or finding accessories for it.

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