I like my Kindle Touch and have enjoyed reading with it. In many ways it’s easier to read than a physical book due to the wonders of e-ink, it’s obviously much more portable, and books are accessible via phone and computer. So I’m a very content Kindle user. But, one thing I’ve learned the hard way, is that the Kindle is not a great tool for leading (or probably for participating) in a small group book discussion.
Now, I could certainly be missing something because I remain a Kindle novice. But the biggest hindrance I’ve found is that, at least in some books (like the one we’re reading!), you can’t see page numbers. Instead, you get something called location numbers. That’s fine when you’re reading a book, but problematic when discussing it. “What do you think of what he said on page… ummm… location 2138?”
A second problem, also quite problematic, is that not every book published on the Kindle includes endnotes and appendices. And, in many cases, study questions are found in an appendix!
The bottom line is that the Kindle is fantastic for personal reading, but is not a great tool for small group discussion. By the way, this is my first act as an Amazon Affiliate… If you want to check out the Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display, do it here!