Last week, Mom gave me her Kindle Fire. She got an iPad for Christmas and since she does all of her reading on that now, the Kindle was not getting any use.
So I said thank you and then I left it on the coffee table because it was square and not terribly big and I didn’t have a better plan for it at the moment.
If y’all have not caught on, I have been actively avoiding e-readers since they were released because of a certain faithfulness to bindings and paper and whatnot. The other part may have something to do with the fact that I almost never purchase books, I am an exclusive library user. Because of these things, I had no idea that what I was actually receiving was a gorgeous tablet.
Don’t mind me over here, just joining up with the 21st century.
None of this was discovered until this morning, at which point I found myself sitting at the kitchen table puzzling over Amazon accounts and the Hennepin County Library ebook catalog feeling just terrifically embarrassed that I had seemed so ungrateful at the outset.
Also, is it just me, or does Amazon seem to know as much about us as Facebook? Because I sort of got that vibe when I went through the process of setting up my Kindle account.
The only thing I’m really certain of at this point is that I have literally no idea as to how to use the Kindle. Hand to God, as I am writing this post I am also discovering that I can Netflix on it. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
I also have a sneaking suspicion that I am also somehow meant to be able to “friend” other readers so that we can share libraries…or something. But that also banks on the fact that I know how to properly construct my library or anything else on my home screen. We’re just not there yet.
Do you have a Kindle? If so, please share tips/tricks in the comments and let me know if we’re supposed to be like…Kindle friends or whatever.