Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kindle Review

So last week I got a Kindle. I had been wanting one for a while, but the price (just went down to $299) and the fear of buying too many books kept me from it. Then my awesome MIL gave me some belated birthday money, so I went for it.

Got it last week. and so far I LOVE it. Truly. Although I could see how it could bankrupt me. One of the features I love is that you can "sample" any book you want to buy. So you can download a chapter to see if you like the writing. That is a great feature! Also, you can buy and download any book in about 60 seconds. SCARY! We did a roadtrip this weekend, and being the fast reader I am, I finished my first book on the way up. What to do? Download another one (or two) for the trip home. So great. Good news is most books are $9.99 (cheaper than even the big paperbacks these days!) and many classic books are free. I got 13 bobbsey twin books to read the kids for $.99 total!

Reading on it is not at all like reading on a computer screen. It looks like a print book. And the Kindle is so easy to use. I am totally hooked. I will miss being able to hand over favorites to friends, but I can tell them the titles! And how great is it to be able to have so many books in the palm of your hand (it can hold up to 1500!!). It fits easily in my purse and I can carry it everywhere. It also holds a charge for a long time! If you shut off the wifi (except when you are buying books) it can go for days without being charged.

So, while not a cheap expenditure, its what works for me! For more Works for Me, visit:


emily said...

I am so glad you love it. I have been thinking about it for MONTHS and am on the cusp of the purchase, but still wondering if I can stand not "sharing" :)

I think your review is tipping me over :)

Sherean said...

I've been wanting one for a while, especially when my son was first born and slept in my arms a lot. I figured I could read one-handed that way! Now that he's 9-months old, though, I'm not sure when I'll ever get to read a book again and I don't want to buy the Kindle until I'm "back to reading." For the time being, I read blogs and news on my phone, but when I'm ready for books again, I'm going to go all-Kindle.

Rona's Home Page said...

I've been thinking about purchasing one but I still have a difficult time getting through a book.
Great tip!

mommagurl32 said...

Hi, I am responding to your question about the pancakes! ( I would comment about the Kindle but I am too cheap to buy one!)My husband actually made the pancakes, and if I remember correctly, he used a ketchup/mustard squirter bottle (the empty picnic type ones you get from the store). I think we had to snip a bigger whole from the tip b/c pancake batter tends to be lumpy!