You can carry with you a very large number of books at any time,
at the weight and less the size of an ordinary
hardcover. Suppose you finish a book earlier than you thought
while on vacation, or home for the holidays. Or you decide that
you don't want to continue the book that you are currently
reading, at least not for now. Or you would like to read several
books in parallel, like a novel and a textbook and a cookbook or
some such thing. No problem. You have them all with you at all
You can obtain any book within minutes or even seconds,
whenever, and wherever there is cell phone reception. If you are
like me, you often forget about books that were recommended to
you. Now you can get them right away. Or you are in one of the
situations described in 1) above, and you want to read a book
that you do not yet own. No problem. Whatever you want to read,
it's at your fingertips.
You can find any word or phrase in an instant. How did that part
in Dostoyevsky's “The Idiot” go again where he knocks over the
Chinese vase? Find it within seconds. This feature is probably
even more useful when reading technical books.
You always have a dictionary at your disposal. You can look up
words anywhere, anytime, with the click of a button.
You can adjust the font size. Forgot your glasses, again? Make
the fonts bigger and continue reading.
Using the Kindle for PC, stealth reading at work without raising
suspicion has become much easier. You can now read Flaubert
while your colleagues surf the Internet or play Solitaire.