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I don't know if it is true or not, but I believe most individuals in the U.S. own a tablet or smartphone rather than a Kindle. This means that many people are confined to the indoors when they read online because tablets and smartphones are difficult to read in the sunlight. I also don't know if it is true or not that more people are spending more time indoors (especially children), but I know it is a pleasurable experience to read outside, whether in a park, at the beach, in a backyard, or on an apartment balcony, and I feel compelled to promote e-book reading devices so that many other people might feel the same pleasure that I know.

Currently, I own a Kindle Paperwhite, which is 6.7 in. long by 4.6 in. wide and a mere 0.36 in. thick. I carry it with me where ever I go, and its battery management and content are often in the forefront of my mind because reading is a very pleasurable experience for me, and I am always ready for it.

I do know it is true that not everyone finds pleasure in reading, and no matter how much I panegyrize the subject, a non-reader will never relate to what I'm saying here. Nevertheless, the compulsion to share the joy I feel about reading my Kindle outdoors is too strong to suppress. So, let me tell you about my reading habits and how they relate to my Kindle Paperwhite.

Send to Kindle IconMy Kindle can hold over 1000 books, but I've calculated that for the rest of my life, I will only be reading a little over 200 more books until I die. However, I don't only read books. Most of what I read are articles from the internet. Each morning, I sit at my desktop computer to peruse available new articles, and when I find one I'm thrilled about, I select the "Send to Kindle" icon located in the upper corner of my internet browser, and the article is then sent directly to my Kindle. Later in the day or week, I will read the article—ideally somewhere in the sunshine.

Naturally, everyone knows the internet is limitless when it comes to topics, and each individual will drastically narrow down his or her selections, but the internet is also a cesspool of horrible revilements, and wading through the muck requires critical thinking. If you haven't refined your critical thinking skills, just question everything and don't believe anything and be extraordinarily skeptical no matter from what source the content comes. When you read, you only have to answer to yourself; it's when you open your trap, you'll find your're answering everyone else.

Content of all sorts comes from sites too plentiful to list here. If you are a person who has the good fortune of experiencing the spontaneous implantation of ideas in the flesh of your mind, a good place to start finding reading material for your Kindle is Wikipedia where you can enter those blessed ideas and have a solid overview about them presented to you. You can then send the Wikipedia overview article to your Kindle and read it later. Plus, you can select hyperlinks that are embedded in the Wikipedia page and send those pages to your Kindle too. If, on the other hand, you are a person who has been possessed by a single subject, then finding a resource-rich directory or repository relating to your subject is a well-suited approach for you. For instance, the website called Arts & Letters Daily is a site guaranteed to over stimulate the brains of English majors. Those totally absorbed by the field of English literature never need to go anywhere else to send articles to their Kindles.

Right-click File Options Include Feature to Send MS Word File to KindleAnother great feature of the Kindle is the on-board dictionary. If you happen to be reading this article right now on a Kindle (or another e-book device), you could select the word I used earlier "panegyrize" to discover its meaning with relatively minimal disruption. I do have to say, though, that sometimes the on-board dictionary sways away from the internet's definitive source of word definitions, which is Dictionary.com, and this causes me to change my word choices when I am using my Kindle to proofread my own works of writing.

Writers will find that using the Kindle to proofread is a handy tool that enables you to see your work of writing on a device on which many others will be reading your novel or article. Just like the "Send to Kindle" feature on your desktop's internet browser, Amazon (the maker of Kindle) has provided Kindle owners with the ability to send Microsoft Word documents from computer file directories directly to their Kindles. So, essentially, not only readers cherish their Kindles but writers do as well.

During the writing of this short article, I've come to realize that my Kindle is a tremendously significant part of my life, and writing about it has been almost as pleasurable as reading on it, so now—as a writer—I will send this article to my Kindle and read it from the perspective of a reader, and I'll do it out in the sunshine of course!

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