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You can get sale alerts for all the books on your Goodreads "want to read" list. Whenever one of them is discounted on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Google Play, or Kobo, you'll get an email. (This only works for ebooks, not physical copies.)

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The Kindle app lets you read your ebooks purchased on Amazon, of course, but it has other useful functions you might not know about. Things like creating flashcards to help you study, importing free classic books to read, and saving articles to read offline later.

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Amazon's latest Kindle, the New Kindle Oasis, is definitely appealing. It's got a bigger screen, waterproofing, and Bluetooth support for listening to audiobooks. But if you consider reading to be fundamental, you're better off sticking to traditional paper books instead of pixelated pages.

Study after study show that reading on screens is, for various reasons, inferior to reading on paper. It's something to consider before dropping your hard-earned scratch on a New Kindle Oasis -- or any e-reader.

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I love books. I can't leave a bookstore without at least one. But I also have a tendency to buy books and not actually read them. Somewhere along the way reading fell by the wayside in favour of other forms of entertainment. To get back on track, I made some simple changes that have helped me with my reading habits thus far -- no speed reading necessary.

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Jailbreaking a Kindle comes with a variety of benefits, including installing custom screensavers and software, but most recently the availability of the jailbreak has been restricted to a small handful of firmware. Now, its seeing a much wider release.

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Amazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle ereader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you're in the market for one -- or an upgrade -- let's take a look to make your buying decision a little easier.