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New Paperwhite

My Kindle Paperwhite arrived yesterday. It charged a bit faster than I'd expected, and the registry process was pretty easy (since I was switching over from an older Kindle).

I am still getting used to the touchscreen; it makes my fingers feel huge! I moved over backup from my old reader pretty promptly; the only issue was that my galley backup did not work, and I had to re-download those. Luckily, they were still stored on my account, and I didn't have to go back to Edelweiss to request them again.

The highlighting function works fine, though it's less precise with the fingerswipes than it was with the buttons. I was able to download my clippings for a book preview with no issues via my USB cable.

Downloading my recently-bought books from the Cloud also proved to be pretty easy. The hard thing for me is to resist just downloading everything so it's right to hand, because I really do not need to carry my entire TBR around in my bag, do I? I have a bad habit of wanting to have All the Books With Me so I will never run out of things to read. I have to remind myself there are weeks or months of reading on the e-reader, even with only part of my collection. Baby steps! I am taking baby steps to recover from Book Hoarding!

I do like the screen - I tried it out for reading in darkness last night (you lower the screen brightness) and that worked well, too, though I don't plan to do it often. I have to find out if this screen affects sleep hormones like a computer screen does.

Another thing - without the keyboard, it's a shorter device. That might come in handy.

Anybody else have a Paperwhite? Have you had any issues with it? Are there handy tricks I should know?

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mamculuna
Jun. 7th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
I like it a lot, but I find that working with collections (adding and removing) is more complicated. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Also, I have to be careful not to let my fingers rest on the screen, or it goes to dictionary. But love the lit screen--not hard on eyes at all. Hope you enjoy!
thistle_chaser
Jun. 7th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
Why not download everything? Is the memory size on a Kindle limited? That's one of the things I really like about the Kindle (app) -- I can carry every single book I own with me!
oracne
Jun. 7th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
It's not so much the ones I sent to myself through Amazon - it's the books downloaded then transferred, such as Project Gutenberg files. I do those via USB to save on wireless transfer costs.
thistle_chaser
Jun. 7th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ah! Gotcha. I was thinking just Amazon-purchased books.
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