Why My Kindle Is the Best Purchase I Have Made
Why I love my Kindle
I have been a proud Kindle owner for around a year now, and it is safe to say that purchasing my Kindle was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I was very hesitant beforehand. I have always loved the smell, and the feel of paperback books and I didn't think that reading from a Kindle would bring the same enjoyment to reading. However, I quickly realised that if a book is good, it doesn't matter where or how you read it! The magic is still there!
Usually when I travel, I have a bag dedicated to my books; and I read a lot so that bag is pretty heavy which I am sure my fellow readers would understand! My Kindle is lightweight and small. It is PERFECT for travelling as it doesn't take up much room and it is impossible to run out of books. You can connect your Amazon account to your Kindle which means you can purchase or download books on the go which is fantastic. It also fits in the pockets of my uniform or my handbag so I can take it everywhere!
I am a student which means that I unfortunately don't have the luxury to constantly buy $30 books. I still buy lots of physical books by my favourite authors or books that have beautiful covers (we are all guilty of it!) but I have actually saved around $200 in the past year by reading lots of books on Kindle. So many books are on the Kindle store for extremely cheap, and there are also lots of great freebies as well. You can adjust the brightness, font size, and paper type while you are reading on Kindle, which makes it so much easier to read at night time, in bed, at the beach or when I don't have my glasses on! There is also a dictionary function, so whenever you come across a word you don't understand you can just press on it, and its definition comes up.
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” - Jane Austen
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” - Jorge Luis Borges
Another really fantastic feature of Kindles is that you can connect it to your Goodreads account. Goodreads is a fantastic app/website where book lovers connect and share their thoughts on books. Whenever I want to buy a new book on my Kindle, I always look on my Goodreads 'want to read' list or the personalised book recommendations Goodreads provided for me so I know what books to buy. It is a fantastic feature. When you are reading a book on your Kindle, (based on your average reading speed) it tells you how long you have remaining in the book or in the individual chapter which is fantastic, as I can tell my family exactly how long it will take me to finish my chapter before dinner!
If I haven't made it clear already, I adore my Kindle. Nothing will ever replace paper books, but that doesn't make me love my Kindle any less. I definitely recommend all of my fellow book lovers to purchase one!
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” - John Green