For years, I didn’t consider Kindle. Recently my husband told me that I could download the Kindle software to read Kindle books on my MacBookPro.
For many years I have been trying to learn speed reading. I bought some books on this but wasn’t even able to finish reading them. My friend Liping Wei and I used to joke that these books certainly were not very successful in teaching me speed reading.
So I tried again, this time on a book called Breakthrough Rapid Reading on Kindle. It turned out it was much easier to read on Kindle than on paper, since I can change the font, columns, and width to fit my reading habit. The book asked me to think about 5 books to read if I only have 6 months to live, and mentioned that I might be able to finish reading them in the next 6 months without dying :). I thought of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jane Austin, Plutarch, and Harry Porter, but where can I find these books?
Turned out Amazon has all these books in Kindle format. What’s more, you won’t believe the price, the complete works of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jane Austin, for just $2.99!! Wow, I should really clean up my bookshelves. The cool thing is that these Kindle books can automatically sync with my iPhone, so I can read it anywhere with my iPhone when I have a few minutes. Kindle also has many free children’s books, many with nice pictures too.
Technology is really changing the world!