You might be surprised to find out that you don't need to purchase on of those Kindles to read e-books from Amazon. Then again, you might be not. Either way, Kindle is also available as an app. Using Kindle will grant you access to the Amazon book store as a well as act as a reader and collection manager. Isn't that nice?
From the Kindle Store section, you can buy books, read samples, add books to your lists and of course, download your purchases.
I must admit, the Kindle reader is one of the most satisfying to use. You can choose between four background colors and ten fonts. There are also easy settings for margins, alignment and spacing. Flipping pages is done rapidly and without any graphical gimmick, while tapping on the screen brings up the quick navigation bar and also let's you view pages in a matrix. Tapping on the top right of the screen will add or remove a bookmark. Navigation between these bookmarks can be accomplished easily by using the navigation bar.
Selecting text will bring up a menu from which you can add notes, translate, or search the book among others. There is also the Word Wise feature, which superimposes short explanations on less than common words. The frequency/detail of the explanations can be adjusted to fit the reader's knowledge. This is vaguely similar to how Japanese is written for children and young adults. If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry. It's not essential.
So in essence Kindle works fine and well, except for books that question the validity of the Shoa event. You know, the one that supposedly happened some eighty years ago. The one which Hollywood finds ample opportunities to exploit. The one that has repeatedly thrown a lovely old lady in jail. The one that ostracizes many respected authors and critical thinkers. The one that somehow keeps Germany and the USA (yes!) siphoning money to the Gaawd's "chosen". Given the fact that more and more people are waking up to this blatant lie, Amazon decided not so long ago to remove all of the books that deal with the subject from its library. I mean, all of the books that treat the holohoax in a historical and forensic way, not exploit it for even more shekels. So if you're looking for classics like "The Myth of the 20th Century" or "The Leuchter-Report", best be looking someplace else
- Adaptable text (fonts, page color, spacing etc.)
- Quick navigation (bookmarks)
- Word Wise - reading helper
- Flash cards
- Word Runner - speed reading helper
- Integrated with the Amazon e-book store (which I'm boycotting for obvious reasons).
The Kindle app is well done. You can customize text to a large degree and there are many tools to help you mark and reference what you are reading. The online store works well too. Purchased books can be downloaded and read as soon as you've paid for them.