I am cranky, so if this sounds passive-aggressive and whiny, forgive me. A month ago, my father was also passive-aggressive and whiny, and was pouting that his eyes were bad and he was having trouble reading. My solution? I bought him the Kindle Paperwhite delux thingy. And case and charger and blah blah. I figured out how it worked, set everything up, bought him some books, the usual stuff. Feeling a bit proud of myself, too. And he really liked it. Everything worked great.
It wasn’t to last.
Now, he is no technical wonderkid, I admit. And for the first week, things were running smoothly. Books were bought and read and all that good stuff. But for the last three weeks, it (he) has been making me mental. He can’t seem to maneuver the damn thing. I have taken off every “recommended for you” and dictionary and extra feature I can, but he still can’t do it. I keep getting calls at work saying he can’t get to another book, he can’t get to the home page, etc (like I can help from work). He gets a “rate this book” screen and can’t get off of it, he can’t figure out why pushing the bottom of the page isn’t doing it, that sort of thing. My personal favorite was when he called me to ask what he was reading because he couldn’t see a title anywhere. Yes. That happened.
So, I remove each book as he reads it, have no more than 6 on the Kindle at any one time so that all of his possible choices are shown on the one home screen, and I open the books in reverse order so that he can keep his reading order straight with a written list of what he has (all six of them) as a backup.
My question is this, oh Kindle lovers…
Is there a way, ANY WAY, to have the damn thing finish a book and either roll immediately over to the home screen, or possibly just start the next book on the list?
I have stripped everything possible off of it, but still no dice. Either that, or I need someone to become his personal librarian. Please?