I’ll have a more in-depth review on the Kindle down the line, after I get through a few more books. But I wanted to share my early experiences with it.
First, it’s awesome. It’s light, easy on the eyes and very easy to use. There are some curves to learn and get used to, but once you get through a few of the things, you’re moving right along.
Let me note that I purchased the non-3G version as I don’t plan on purchasing books on the run most of the time. I have the wireless off and download any I buy to the computer, then sync things.
I’ll worry about the technical things when I do a full review, but here’s one major reason I love this thing — the books I never would have found without it.
There are many authors who have Kindle-only books. After reading reviews and plots, I’ve put several on the wish list so when I get through the four I’ve already purchased, I’ll get more. I used to be someone who purchased basically sports books or real-life. In recent years, I’ve become a fiction guy, but never know who to look for etc. I have a waide variety of book tastes.
Now, I have a chance to read authors many have never heard of and who have published these books in this format, but not in print. I look forward to checking many out.
In a couple of weeks, I will give a full Kindle review.
I was coming home from the New York State Associated Press Awards the other night. It was almost 10 p.m. and I wanted to listen to some baseball. Knowing the Yankees and Rays had a long rain delay, I figured I could find them somewhere on the AM dial.
I’m in Albany and there has to be someone who carries Yankees games. I couldn’t find it though.
What did I find?
I got WGN out of Chicago and heard some Cubs talk. I listened to the end of the Reds game. Of course I heard WFAN out of New York, but that station is the Mets. Other stations included a political show out of Missouri and a country radio station in French and out of Quebec.
But no Yankees.
AM is quite wild, no?
I got my Guinness pathtags for the Beer Cap club today. I’ll be shipping them out to people with whom I’ve traded later this week.
I haven’t had the chance to geocache much lately, but I’m now in the process of planning my trip to Maine, so hopefully I’ll be able to get a bunch up there, mixed in with a lot of photographs.
Speaking of photographs, I’ve reached Day 268 of the Project 365. I’m now in the home stretch. Looking forward to finishing this one as it’s been a fulfilling, albeit frustrating at times, challenge. Not sure I’ll do it again, but I will be happy when I finish this one.
Went to an independent pro wrestling show the other night with a friend. We were looking to have a few laughs and I was interested in finding something cool to take photos of — and this paid off.
The end of the night featured someone being powerbombed through a table that had been set on fire. It also turned out to be just feet from us. As I scrambled to get the smaller lens on the camera before it happened, I basically had one shot at this.
I’ll leave you this day with my shot: