No More Kindle Fire

At long last Amazon have seen a bit of sense and renamed all the Kindle Fire tablets.

I am fed up with ‘people’ (i’m being polite) moaning about how crap Kindles are when what they’ve based their judgement on was a Kindle Fire.   Trying to explain to these ‘people’ that a Kindle Fire is not a Kindle, that they’re completely different things, and that a Kindle Fire is not an e-reader, is like trying to explain to a 3 year old in a toy shop why they can’t play with all the toys.   They stupidly bought the cheapest thing with a Kindle label on it to use as an e-reader and refuse to admit that they are the ones at fault because a little bit of reading before they purchased it would have revealed to them that a Kindle Fire is not an e-reader, it’s a tablet computer.

A little bit of research from the comfort of your arm chair would soon make anyone with a reasonable level of intelligence realise the difference.

A ‘Kindle’ is an e-reader.   It does not have a back lit LED screen that eats your battery life to a matter of a few hours.   A Kindle screen is e-ink and it only uses a tiny amount of power when the page turns to reset the e-ink on the screen.

A ‘Kindle’ has a higher resolution screen than a Fire giving you a much clearer print.

A ‘Kindle’ screen does not suffer from screen glare and can be read very clearly in high light situations.

A ‘Kindle’ is lighter.

A ‘Kindle’ is smaller.

A ‘Kindle’ battery life is in weeks, not hours.

So hopefully with Amazon removing the Kindle name from all of its Fire tablets we shouldn’t hear any more of this ridiculous moaning and ‘people’ calling their Fire tablets, Kindles: it’s not a Kindle, it’s a Fire.

To sum it up, if you want an e-reader, buy an e-reader.   If you want a tablet, buy a tablet.   Don’t buy a tablet and then start slagging off e-readers because you actually wanted an e-reader but bought the wrong thing.

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More 2018 Braggin’

Yeah, more literary braggin’ from 2018.   This one shows the total pages i read as well as the total books.

While it would be nice to beat the book total in 2019, my actual goal is to beat the pages read total — because, as you can see, the books can vary in page length by a huge amount.   Anyone can read 300 books in a year if they’re all shorts of about 14 pages, and likewise, anyone would struggle to read 20 books if they were all around 1,498 pages.

So i’m thinking 25,000 pages has to be the goal — we shall see how it goes at the end of 2019.

Not surprised at The Night Circus being so popular.   If Erin never writes another book she’ll always be deservedly famous for that one, and can probably retire off the funds too.   But instead of retiring, Erin’s new book is out in November 2019, and we’re all looking forward to that, aren’t we?

What i am surprised about is A Child at Heart being the least popular.   It’s a great book and really is worth a read by everyone — especially parents.   No wonder the world’s going to shit in a u-bend if people won’t read stuff like this:   #nohope

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