Kindle From Amazon.com
I have wanted a book reader for a very long time and have studied them on the product research pages and read the reviews. They just seemed like too much money and reading books on line is very difficult for me. The Amazon.com came out with the KINDLE reader and format. I began to salivate.
I wanted one of these in no uncertain terms.
I got one, when a surprise check came my way, for my daughter who is studying to be a Librarian. We are storing 11 boxes of her books in every available space of storage we have. All our bookshelves are lined with books. And my daughter moved numerous boxes of books to Graduate School – whoopee!
I have taken bushels of books to the Library book sale and the recycle bookstore.
I asked and asked in my most happy voice and my most begging voice for a KINDLE or my birthday. I had the neighbor explain to my family how much her two daughters enjoyed using their KINDLES and could have their newspaper subscriptions already when they boarded the train each day.
I shared that the $44.00 worth of books I had just purchased would have only been $13 on the KINDLE – and that I could carry around 150 books at all time in a lovely comfortable sized package.
I could do my research on the darn thing and be reading a pleasure book at the same time.
I could even get your Blog on the KINDLE and many folks publish their eBooks one chapter at a time in this format! Steven King is available big time on KINDLE.
I would never assume I would want to read Pat the Bunny on KINDLE or many of delightfully illustrated children’s literature – the black and white prints would not do it justice. The long turn the page bar is extremely sensitive – be forewarned. Making the text larger is fabulous and being able to read a 1500 page novel in about 3/4s of the time is fabulous.
Josh Quittner in July28,2008 Time Magazine wrote the following:
“Like Beauty, I found myself carried away by the quiet virtues of the Beast: how the KINDLE feels encased in creamy leather, the way the gadget helps me power through a book superfast and how it lets me take my library on the plane. …..Best of all is books on demand – delivered in seconds to the kitchen table on Sunday as I read the weekly book reviews. How great is that? …after 25 books the device pays for itself.”
I know I am passionate about mine.
Any of you passionate about a device that really does what you want it too? Let me know, ‘cause I have my KINDLE and my list of wants is empty right now!!!
Looking forward to your comments.