The home screen of my Kindle Paperwhite comprises a single page (see above.) Hidden in my collections are three novels, two inspirational books, eight nonfiction books or articles, and one volume of poetry. That’s it. Everything else, all 856 items, resides in my Amazon archive in the cloud.
I used to have lots of pages on my home screen, but that felt cluttered. Now I have fewer choices when I pick up my Kindle. Fewer choices mean more focus. More focus enhances the attentiveness of my reading. It’s a big deal when I move a book from the cloud to my Paperwhite. It means, in all likelihood, that I will really, truly read that book.
I think of my archive as a personal Cloud Book Store, and it keeps growing thanks to Kindle Daily Deal temptations and other titles too good to pass up. When I finish a book on my Kindle, I make a visit to my archive and browse the cloud stacks for the next book I will bring home to earth for an uncluttered, satisfying read.
How many pages do you have on your Kindle’s home screen? How do you organize your reading between the cloud and your devices? If you, too, are a member of the One-Page Kindle Home Club, welcome!