So, as most of you know, someone stole my Kindle Fire at my day job. As someone who uses my eReader everyday, I was upset. Since that point, I’ve been reading on my phone. This isn’t ideal as its a small screen and it kills my phone battery.
This week, I bought a new eReader. I decided not to replace the Fire and instead have gone with the paper-white.
- The battery-life is awful. The Kindle Fire has to be charged every other day. On long transport journeys it just about lasts.
- I don’t use the other functions. I read on it, I used Twitter and FaceBook and that was it. There was no need to have a Fire for all the use I made of its functions.
- There is no way to organise it into collections. This drove me bat-shit crazy and is the main reason I am not replacing it. I have hundreds of books, but I had to look at them in one big list. I like to have “shelves” to help me organise my books so I don’t have to peruse them all when I’m picking something to read.
- It stores bought books and DL/emailed books into different parts of the kindle. As a reviewer, there are times I get lucky enough to be given an ARC for a series I’m already reading. The bought books will be in the “books” section of the series, but the review copy will go into the “docs” part of the kindle. The “docs” part is completely disorganized and, unless I take the time to put all my books onto Calibre and change the labeling of the file, it takes and absolute age to find anything on there. I had around 400 books in this part of the kindle and it was a nightmare.