This is my new toy, the Amazon Kindle. I had been researching eReaders for a while and finally decided upon this. It was between the Kindle and iPad. I like the iPad; it looks cool and does a lot of neat things but in the end I decided I only wanted an eReader and nothing else.
I absolutely love it! The minute I took it out of the box, I knew it was meant to be. Haha! It is so lightweight and thin; it’s really very comfortable to hold. The eInk technology makes it so easy to read and there’s no glare. The Kindle is very easy on my eyes; it’s like reading from a regular book. One of the things that I didn’t like about the iPad was that it was a computer screen. There’s a lot of glare with a computer and it can be fatiguing to read for a long period of time. Because there’s no glare you can lay it flat and still read it fine. I bought the 6″ displayand it is just the right size. Instead of holding it like the picture above, I rotate it so the keyboard is on the left-hand side. At night, when I like to lay on the couch and read, I adjust the font size so I don’t have to wear my glasses.
The first book I downloaded was the Bible. It was so easy to do and it popped onto my Kindle in a few seconds. Amazing! The second book I downloaded was Elizabeth George’s new Inspector Lynley novel. As usual, it is excellent but I think all her books are amazing. I have been reading it every chance I get.
One of the nice things about the Kindle is you can add notes and bookmarks. There’s also a built-in dictionary–this comes in handy right now because Elizabeth George’s vocabulary is a lot better than mine!
There was one snafu….after I bought my Kindle, a few days later I was on Amazon’s website and I saw they had dropped the price by $70. Eeek! That’s a big difference!! I contacted customer service and since I had bought it within 30 days of the drop, they refunded the difference. Yeah!
So, if you are thinking of buying an eReader, I would recommend the Kindle. You won’t be disappointed.