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One of the drawbacks of the Kindle is that the screen is not backlit. So, I bought a book light. Problem is, I need to use the little cover that Amazon ships with the device in order to attach the light. Well, I like to read while I am laying down and that makes holding the device in the cover a bit awkward. Yesterday, I found the answer in the Yahoo! KindleKorner group. The answer is so darn simple, I kick myself for not seeing it: Take bottom of the strap and wrap it around the lower right corner of the device. Reference the photo to see what I am referring to.
There is a better cover in the works, check it out here.
Always in search of ways to get more content, and to possibly save a penny or two, I went searching for alternatives to Amazon. Well, so far, there aren’t any as Amazon has a pretty good system in place. However, there are a couple of sites that do offer services close enough to Amazon to be useful. Feedbooks.com, which I’ve written about before, is a good alternative. Another one is Manybooks.net. Manybooks is a site that lists ebooks that in the public domain and are available for download right on the device. The texts appear to be from the Gutenberg project.
I encourage anyone who owns a Kindle to join the Yahoo! group. There is a good community there and lots of useful information.