Next weekend I’ll be test-driving a Kobo to compare it to my Paperwhite, as part of exploring just how far I can remove myself from Amazon. The biggest drawback for me of a potential switch would be the loss of my Goodreads highlights, which are generated directly from the highlights I make on the Kindle itself. There’s no equivalent feature on the Kobo; its highlights, I guess, are just stuck on the device, and only within each book? I’d also miss the public wishlist feature which allowed other people to buy me things to read. The biggest draw for me is built-in borrowing from the public library from OverDrive, right on the device; I’d think half or more of my reading comes from the library. I’m also looking forward to seeing how the “comfort” lights work when I’m reading in bed at night.


Hello. My name is Bix. @bix