Making the Most of Amazon Prime: Prime Reading

You guys, I am so behind! I’ve had Amazon Prime for years, but I used it primarily (pun, sorry) for the free shipping, video streaming, Kindle Lending, and Prime Day sales. But I was totally missing out! Did you know about Prime Reading? You probably do. As I said, I’m behind. I recently went camping […]

Reading Comprehension and Digital Books: Jury Still Out

Reading Comprehension: Better on Kindle or Paper? According to a recent study, reading on paper produces better comprehension than reading a PDF on a shiny monitor. According to a recenter study, “While the type of E Ink used in the latest generation of Kindles and other tablets has been shown to be as or even […]

Digital or Paper: Which Leads to Better Reading Comprehension?

According to a new study by Anne Mangen and her colleagues at the Reading Centre of the University of Stavanger in Norway, reading text on paper leads to better reading comprehension than reading on a computer screen. The Methodology (emphasis added): They randomly divided 72 of their 10th grade teens into two groups. Both were […]

Control Issues

I recently came across this article from NYT Book Review about how ebooks change the reading experience.  I hoped to find scientific information about how our brains might react to ebooks versus printed materials. But I found two writers’ opinions about the different media. The contributors, Moshin Hamid and Anna Holmes,  begin by listing some positives […]

PSA: Automatic Kindle Book Updates

You may or may not have known this, but in order to get updates to Kindle books, you used to have to download them manually using Amazon.com’s Manage Your Kindle feature. You used to have to scroll through all your titles, look for the “new version available” notation, and download it. What a pain. But […]