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The Children’s Book Review

Published: April 9, 2009

I received a well written article about the Kindle 2 (Amazon’s latest generation reading device), by Steve Smith, in a newsletter by Media Post Publications. Steve, the dad of a Stephanie Meyer fan, does a great job of describing the usability of the Kindle 2. Below, I have included a snippet from the article, Back to Kindle-Garten — Media Post welcomes and appreciates forwarding of their newsletters in their entirety or in part with proper attribution — you can read the whole article by following this link: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=103630

… “You are so critical of everything,” my daughter complains… again.”But, I am a critic,” I try to explain… again.

“Yeah, but you don’t need to find problems with everything.” She is taking exception with my nit-picking the new version of Amazon’s Kindle. “I think it is pretty cool… if you like to read.”

I would love to hear what your experiences have been with the Kindle 2? Or, if you don’t own one, like me, would you want one?

Which she doesn’t. My girl is decidedly post-literate, except when it involves Stephanie Meyer or manga or 140-character text messages. And the new Kindle has no SMS, no manga and no Stephanie Meyer unless and until Amazon lets me access on my Kindle a book I already bought from them eons ago in hard copy. That isn’t going to happen anytime soon, so she hands the “kinda cool” device back. …

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  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Kindle. I actually have Kindle 1, which allows you to save books on a memory card that slides in the back, which the Kindle 2 does not (if I understand correctly). Granted, I’m a bookaholic, and having a Kindle saves my back and shoulders hours of pain and numerous ibuprofen from carrying 7 to 8 books in my carry-on when I travel, but even when not traveling, I love it. I do bounce back and forth between Kindle and regular books, as I still like using the public library for that “free” aspect (and for the aesthetics of holding an actual book), but for the most part, the Kindle has just added to my love of reading and given me many new avenues for it. LOVE my Kindle!

    April 10, 2009
  • Thanks for the great feedback. I think I’m going to have to get one sometime soon. Have you had the chance to read any children’s books on it? I always wonder about the look of the illustrations?!

    April 10, 2009

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