I TAKE A LOT of reading recommendations from people I follow so I am used to sharing books, book reviews and online social tips from friends. But shared annotations on Kindle take me to a higher level.
I started reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson shortly after its arrival via my wireless connection to the Amazon Store. I intend to use the book in conjunction with several third level modules I teach at LIT-Clonmel so that means I will read the whole book. It's easier to accelerate my reading while holding the e-ink version of the biography because I can see dozens of comments from those who have read and shared their annotations. Yesterday, I noticed Neville Hobson was chapters ahead of my pace (see the photo) so I picked up my reading speed in the hope of catching him before the end of the week. I suspect that he might have already finished all 800 pages so I might sneak a peek at Neville's shared library to verify whether it shows he's read the book. However, when I do that, I might end up buying a book that's in Neville's collection. Kindle makes that so easy.
Walter Isaacson -- Steve Jobs ISBN 978-1451648539