The grown up version

Can I “friend” my Kindle?


     Facebook – I have a new idea for you. Allow users to send Friend requests to their Kindle, Nook, etc. I bet Amazon and Barnes & Noble would love that.

     Only problem is, I believe if I ever stalked someone on Facebook, it would be my Kindle.

     My Kindle can store all the books I want to read in one handy little place. It will save my place for me. It will save multiple spots in multiple books. It will let me skip ahead.

     My Kindle doesn’t judge my reading choices, as varied as they are. It understands my interests vary from Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction to Management to Higher Education. I don’t have to hide that I’m shopping for another dieting book. I don’t have to worry that somebody will see me in the Parenting section of the bookstore. It doesn’t judge my motives for reading “How To Kill Your Husband” by Kathy Lette.

     My Kindle will read to me. It has its own built-in light. The battery lasts a month. Its tiny enough to fit in my purse. 

     Right now, some of the selections on my Kindle are:

  • On Picket Duty, and Other Tales by Louisa May Alcott
  • Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore P. Stewart
  • So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap by Edward Hess
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Fanny Goes to War by Pat Washington
  • Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins
  • The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age by Cathy Davidson

     Yes, there is a dieting book on my Kindle. But that’s a secret between me and my “friend.”

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One response

  1. Julie Turner

    Now I want one!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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