I haven't done custom screensavers since the K1, but they are wonderful! Still, I would give them up for the option of book cover sleep screens.Trophywife007 said:There's where I draw the line. I love, love, love having my custom screensavers.
Just what I was going to say! The experience starts with looking at the cover and opening the new book. I hate to start a new book and see that I am already at 3%.ElisaBlaisdell said:I always zoom back to the cover and start from there. That replicates the 'real book' experience--you see the cover, you flip through the front matter, either reading it or not, as you choose, but in any case becoming aware that it exists, and then starting the book.
And, then there's the practical issue of risking missing important material, such as a prologue. I think it's unrealistic to specify in the poll that the contents of the book will start with the prologue. That's assuming a perfect world, and as we all know, the world isn't perfect.
That's a great idea! I would love that!crebel said:I answered the cover as well, but I would be most happy if the cover of whatever I am currently reading were the sleep screen.
It's not that I necessarily want to spend a lot of time 'lingering over the cover or the front matter.' I just want to know what's there, in case there's something interesting or important.Betsy the Quilter said:It's interesting to me how many people have said they want to replicate the experience of reading a paper book when reading on their Kindles (as far as the cover, back blurb, etc). It's such a different experience for me that I don't really compare them. But on the other hand, even in paper, I never spent that much time lingering over the cover or the front matter. I guess, different strokes.
Well, of course, I prefer to start the book at the beginning, great story or so-so story. But what constitutes the beginning? The copyright page and the table of contents? Or, the first line of the story?storylover said:I prefer to open to the cover and start at the very beginning; you should always start a great story at the very beginning. But that's just me.
I think we are all agreed on that; it's just what constitutes the beginning that differ amongst us. Oh, if only Amazon would let us have choices...Ann in Arlington said:I want to start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start.
I like to look that up afterwards...and I usually do it outside of the book, because if the book is early in a series and hasn't been recently updated, it's unlikely to have the full list.like a list of other books in the series or something useful like that.