|Addendum to my post about checking out library books on a Kindle
||[Dec. 13th, 2011|04:57 pm]
simplified instructions two weeks ago on how to do this, I mentioned that:At the end of my |
I shouldn't have to point out what a boon this is for people with either a limited budget, limited mobility, or vision impairment: you can read all the books you like (with a selection of over 27,000 titles including some of the most popular ones) for free without ever leaving your home, you can never incur a late fee or lose/damage a book, and by merely making a setting in the Kindle reading software you can make a given book's text as large as you need.
FWIW this situation is even better than I suggested: since you can generally download any given Kindle book to up to six devices registered to your Amazon account, if a family member is either completely bedridden or in a hospital without access to a computer, and you either register that person's handheld Kindle device to your own Amazon account or else simply lend him or her one of your own devices, then you can instantly deliver new Kindle books to that person anywhere you have access to the internet.
The 25-book simultaneous checkout limit for Kindle-format library books would obviously be augmented by whatever Kindle books you either have purchased or subsequently purchase directly from Amazon.
I mention all this not to imply that you would want to avoid visiting a family member in the hospital, but rather because this seems like an extraordinarily easy way to keep a voracious reader from going out of his or her mind with boredom.