The little-big thing that got me comfortable reading books on my laptop was realizing that the shape of my browser window was important. There I am, reading Accelerando! and something wasn't right.
I resized my browser window narrow and tall, like a paperback book, and all the sudden it was no problem. I didn't realize how wide the columns of the Internets are! And how much of a difference it makes. I read a lot, I guess I'm wired up this way now.
It got me to thinking - I'm always resizing my browser window anyway, and there's basically one size I like by default, wide and covering most of the screen of my 12" pbook.
is nice for reading long-form book type writing. And:
is the default browse setting I like.
What this does is goes to the href= page and makes the page you clicked the bookmarklet on available as $_ENV['QUERY_STRING']. Useful for del.icio.us-style bookmarking and stuff.