Saturday, May 30, 2009
Kindle goes Virtual "Post It Notes"
Recently, I actually DROVE to a bookstore (and the clerks almost fainted when they saw me - it's been so long due to the fact I have the Kindle and Whispernet) and picked up the book "I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like" by Mardy Grothe.
I decided to actually buy the hardback because I love to highlight and flag things, but have always found that doing so on the Kindle is fine, but used to be tedious to try and and go back and slog thru everything.
While reading it last night, I went through a ton of Post It flags, marking lines that I really enjoyed.
I'll admit it right now, I'm a POST IT NOTEaholic. I had to BUY the actual BOOK Practical Magic so I could highlight all the dreamy, thought provoking, sentences, (hey, it's what writers do!). Also, I did want to have an actual copy of the book in case something happened to my Kindle (no electricity, drop it in the toilet, roll over on it in bed and crack it, etc).
I wake up this morning, open the email from Amazon announcing that now highlights and notes can be easily navigated on line by going to http://kindle.amazon.com.
As an avid highlighter and notetaker, I can't tell you how enthusiastic I am about this new feature!
And my family will be relieved not to find little neon Post It flags stuck to their shoes all the time!