The Amazon Kindle is now available for $189.
I’ve been using mine for a couple months now and I’ve been able to make the transition from “real” books to the Kindle pretty easily. If you don’t have one, I’d seriously think about getting one.
I’m currently reading Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on it and one of the great things about the new Kindle software is that certain passage are “pre-underlined” for me, representing sentences that other people found most fascinating. I’m doing quite a bit of highlighting myself and I’ll share those passages with you soon.
The biggest thing I want to see is the ability to choose who I want to follow (and whose highlights and annotations I want to read).
Can you imagine reading a book like Hitch-22 with a local atheist group? You could share thoughts/annotations/favorite passages digitally and then have more in-depth discussions in person.
I already read constantly, but I think I’d carve out even more time for it if that happened…
Baby steps, I guess.