Until Amazon releases a fix, the most frustrating feature on the Kindle Fire is the carousel.
Editor's note (January 23, 2012): This blog post is now obsolete, as Amazon has finally released a fix that lets you customize the Carousel. Simply tap and hold an item in the carousel and select "Remove".
For some reason, Amazon didn't program any customization options for the feature, which displays large icons of your most recent activity in the home screen. Any recent apps, movies, Web pages, or books you recently accessed are immediately apparent when you unlock the device.… Read more