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Offline Plummielass Reading bill rogers
23 Feb 2012, 03:06 PM | Post: #1

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On my Kindle!

I have recently deleted 25 books which I had read. And have 7 pages yet to get through and my wish list on Amazon is now on 5 pages!

I am dipping in and out of the Mamie Dickens book about her father. And another dip in and out of is The Etymologican (think that spelt right!).

But I mainly read detective and books in the genre of Phil Rickman (which to my mind are not horror) I find it hard to define Phil Rickman as his Merrily Watkins books rarely have any true 'ghostly' goings on and are really detective/thrillers at their core. But as Phil is a god and I have read all his books ( in all his many guises) he can really do no wrong!

But I do find that I am reading far quick with my Kindle than I did with regular books. Why is that. I am a fast reader at the best of times and read 1 book the night before last as I could not sleep. Does anyone else find they are reading quicker with their Kindle? Is it because it's so light and you are pressing the turn page button as you read the last line?Rolleyes
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 07:16 PM | Post: #2

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RE: On my Kindle!

It's because it's always to hand.
I have a theory that because you can make the text bigger than you'd normally have on a paper page, you can speed read it a bit more.
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Offline Linda Gillard Reading JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
23 Feb 2012, 08:38 PM | Post: #3

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RE: On my Kindle!

Yes, I find I'm reading much quicker too - and it's really noticeable for me because I'm a slow reader normally.

I think it's a lot to do with having a font that's a comfortable size but I agree with plummielass, you are clicking to turn the page almost before you've read the last line. I certainly find I'm more comfortable reading on the Kindle as it's so light. I ordered a doorstep novel from Amazon and when it arrived & I was handling it, I thought "How on earth did I ever manage something so unwieldy?" I felt tired at the prospect & I have to admit I found myself thinking, "Wish I'd bought it on Kindle" but the pb was cheaper on Amazon Marketplace.

We all complain, "So many books, so little time..." If that's the problem, I definitely think a Kindle helps. But the downside is I'm acquiring many more books than I'll ever have time to read.
Offline TresaC Reading Submissions! A N Other
23 Feb 2012, 09:47 PM | Post: #4

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RE: On my Kindle!

I am sure I always read quicker on a screen. And yes, I think you do 'turn' the pages quicker.
Offline sujay Reading The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard
24 Feb 2012, 08:20 AM | Post: #5

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RE: On my Kindle!

Normally I don't like reading on a screen. I hated reading on the computer using the Kindle on PC, but the minute I had a Kindle in my hands it felt right. I do find that I read a lot quicker when using my Kindle, because I can change the font size and snuggle down comfortably in a chair and feel totally relaxed. Smile
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Offline Plummielass Reading bill rogers
24 Feb 2012, 01:15 PM | Post: #6

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RE: On my Kindle!

Oh I have never thought to adjust the font size. If I made it larger I could read even quicker and then get to read more books!!!!!!!!!

My OH had made the font on his bigger, but I think that's 'cos he needs glasses (will not admit to it!)

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