Kindle reading …

I’ve been a kindle devotee for something like four months now.

What’s interesting is how it’s changed my reading habits. Pre-kindle I would mostly read ‘serious’ books around my interests in classical and recent east asian history, not to mention the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, but very little in the way of fiction. Most of these books were bought second hand via Abebooks and I’ll admit to still having a substantial backlog.

Post kindle is different. More fiction. In fact I’ve been indulging in my slightly guilty pleasure of reading Roman murder mysteries, ie mystery/detective stories set in classical times, though not exclusively.

Now as I’m well over 21 I don’t need to explain my actions but it’s curious and I wonder if it is an artefact of the content of the Kindle store and Amazon’s habit of selecting like content (if you liked that you might like this), especially as my purchase history is eccentric, due to using and Bookdepository as well as Abebooks when I almost exclusively bought books made from dead trees.

You would think, given that Amazon owns all of them, as well as a stake in Librarything, that there would be a way to merge your purchase histories/libraries to get better suggestions, but apparently not …

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Former IT professional, previously a digital archiving and repository person, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical medieval and nineteenth century historian ...
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