Another Christmas has passed and I’m still not the proud owner of my own Kindle reading device. Of course now there’s also the Barnes and Noble Nook reader and the Apple iPad. Even though I don’t have a Kindle, I can still start adding to my Kindle book collection and even read them on my own PC with the Kindle for PC software.
You may not be aware, I wasn’t, that you can pick up a shelf full of free books on the Kindle and enjoy them from your own PC. Here are the titles I grabbed this evening to start my collection:
- The Cruise of the Dazzler – Jack London
- The Sea Wolf – Jack London
- Beauty and the Beast – Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
- The Crater – James Fenimore Cooper
- Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Personal Memoires of U.S.Grant – Volume 1 – Ulysses S Grant
- The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
- The Legends of King Arthur – Sir James Knowles
- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
- Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
- Gulliver’s Travelers – Jonathan Swift
- The Tragedy of Puddn’head Wilson – Mark Twain
The Kindle for PC software gives me the majority of the same key features you get in the original Kindle. From a management perspective though, I’d like to be able to list the books in my library in more of a list view if desired.
Features like the ability to adjust font size to a larger or smaller size could make this a great addition for elderly individuals that might want to read more from their computer screen. That might be a larger adjustment for them to change their reading methods though.
Whenever I do end up getting my Kindle, everything I’ve purchased can immediately be sync’d to the new Kindle without any problems at all. I can’t wait for that day.