Operation: Clear out the Kindle

My Kindle is dying. I hope it will be a slow death because I don’t want to replace it until we can get the new Kindle Paperwhite over here and who knows when that’s going to be. My current Kindle is not quite two years old, so I am sure it will hang in there for just a little longer.

Ivy was going to inherit it when I got a new one, but it has something loose that rattles around inside it, and now it’s doing random stuff like typing letters all over the page, or scrolling down when I’m not pressing any buttons, and sometimes it won’t turn on until I’ve tried three times. Hang in there, Kindle, hang in there.

The other reason I need it to last for just a little longer is that I have so many books on it and I can’t remember which ones were ones I really wanted to read, which were given to me, and which I just got because they were free. In response, I’ve slipped into mega reading mode, going through the books one at a time, giving them until around the 5% mark to see whether I want to continue reading them, and then deleting them either when I finish, or if I don’t want to read.

I’m also not going to buy any new books. Of course, it’s easier said that done. For instance, I saw a link to this Humble eBook Bundle that I simply couldn’t resist. Buy books for charity? I’m sold! I haven’t put them on my Kindle though, they are in a folder, and they can sit there and wait until I get a new e-reader.

So yes, that’s probably my reading taken care of for the rest of the year. I’m so looking forward to purging all this academic stuff from my head. Summer months are fabulous for just chilling out and forgetting about articles and assignments and theories and applications.

One more day until my essay is due. I should be done tonight, and then there are just a few little exercises to do and I am done. I can’t wait.


4 thoughts on “Operation: Clear out the Kindle”

  1. I read Kindle books on my iPad, which is a first generation one, and had two owners before me. I still like it, and it still works.

    But I notice on my amazon account that there’s a “manage” button that will let me take books off my iPad (Kindle app) and put them onto Amazon’s cloud. Then I can read them from my computer, or from a new iPad, or–if Santa smiles–a new Kindle.

    Could you do that? You do it from your computer. Sign into your Amazon.com account and start looking for the “manage” button. :)TX

    1. I will have to investigate. I know about 90% of the books on my current Kindle I won’t be worried about transferring, but am giving them a shot before it dies. Many of them are arcs, or were pdfs purchased from sites other than amazon, so those are the ones I am mostly concerned about. Hope Santa is good to you this year!! I read somewhere that they probably won’t open paperwhite sales internationally until the new year, so I have some waiting ahead of me.

      1. If you’ve purchased the books through Amazon there is a record of every book that you have purchased. It is under the manage your device link under “your account”. It’s helpful when you have more than one kindle linked to your account. (I have 5!)

        If you emailed those files to the Kindle email address linked to the device to put them on your kindle – Amazon will also have them listed under personal documents in the same section..

        I picked up the humble bumble ebook offer the other day. I’ve donated to them before. This is the first time they’ve done ebooks and I love it.

  2. I had no idea that things you emailed via Amazon would be on there too! Very cool

    I was so stoked to see the ebook bundle, and I will be keeping an eye on Humble Bundle from now on I think 😉

    5 kindles! I guess having only one, I haven’t needed to look into the way you can share books between the devices. Might have to do some learning.

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