Do I Still Love My Kindle Ten Months Later?
I need to take a break from political discussion so I thought I could give an update about my Kindle purchase.
I have had my Kindle now for ten months and I love it even more than I loved it before. Plus, there is a brand new version coming out that’s way cheaper than I paid for my Kindle. You can pre-order your 3G/WiFi Kindle for $189.00 or the WiFi only version for $139.00 on Amazon.
I was a librarian and so I was a very reluctant Kindle buyer. However since my husband and I have increased our traveling and I tend to read more than one book at a time, I thought a Kindle purchase might be worth it.
Now I don’t know how I could possibly live without it! Amazon has a new software update that allows you to make folders which makes it a breeze to organize your books, documents or whatever else you have on your Kindle. They call it making “Collections.” These are the instructions how to create these very handy:http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_k2cont_sort?nodeId=200505560&#k2sort
This newer feature rocks my world. I know I’m such a geek wanna be—guilty. I can say other than the advent of laptop computers and the cell phone, this electronic gadget is absolutely amazing. I have an even 70 books and documents on my Kindle. I have them sorted into “Reading Now”, “Classics”, “Classics I’ve Read,” “Fiction”, “Non-Fiction”, “Reference”, “Books I’ve Read” etc.
The greatest thing about the Kindle for me is you can get another book almost instantaneously. I was reading book number one in a series. I finished it close to midnight, and right there, sitting in bed, I went to the “Kindle Store” on Amazon using my Kindle, ordered the second in the series and was reading it in less than a minute.
You can go on your PC or Mac of course and buy a Kindle book and with one click you have your book. Or if you prefer, tether your Kindle. But the option of just using your Kindle to get buy the book you know you want is just so awesome to me! That is such a cool option with Amzon’s Kindle and you pay nothing for what they call “Whispernet.”
I’m jonesing for an Apple iPad however, for just an ebook reader, something I can use in direct sunlight, and for the price it’s exactly what I need. If I want to “play games” as you can do on the Apple iPad, I’ll use my Macbook Pro. If I want to surf the internet, I’ll just get on my Mac. I use my Kindle for the very reading. That’s why I bought it and if fills that purpose perfectly!
I also love all the different reading lights and protective covers for my Kindle. It’s such fun! You could say, I’m obsessed a little (a lot?). Here I’m showing just a small portion of my collection of covers.
My suggestion is – if you love to read, get a Kindle. They are an amazing gadget. Were else can you have a dictionary, a Bible, and 68 other books and documents at your fingertips in something thin, very lightweight and about the size of a large paperback?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with Amazon. I just happen to love, love, LOVE the Kindle!
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