While learning the ‘self-promo’ ropes at Amazon, I started browsing, hitting the forums, finding books I’d likely never find in a bookstore. Now mind you, I have such a vast collection of paperbacks it’d make your head spin. In fact, I vowed I’d never go the electronic route. Why would I? Ebooks couldn’t compare to the weight of a book in my hand, the smell of freshly printed pages, the earmarks that I lovingly put there. Besides, the glare of a computer while reading a story gives me a headache. Printed books don’t do that.
Despite my reservations, I began to realize that─in the publication world─the future is nearly upon us. Electronic books will eventually make extinct printed books. Besides, I wanted the availability of so many publications. So I took the leap. I bought a Kindle.
What do I think of my first E-reader, the Kindle? *Wide Grin* Cha-ching! Money well spent. It’s super easy to use. Naturally, they provide a link to Amazon Kindle. In addition, I can access the internet, email, you name it. Finished online? Press ‘home’ and I’m back to my list of purchased books. Have to turn it off quickly, no time to bookmark? No worries. The minute I turn it on again it puts me back on the page of the book I was reading! It isn’t too heavy. I’d say a little less than the weight of a hardcover. Then again─as you can see in the picture attached to this post─I have it in a jacket. So, by itself, weighs even less.
My favorite feature of the Kindle? No glare! No headache! The words against the screen are nearly identical to the black print of the words against the pages of a paperback. AND, unlike a laptop you can read from the Kindle in the blazing sun. Clear as day!
All right, I believe I’ve rambled on enough. Hope you found this post helpful. Any questions? Want to know the nitty-gritty’s about the Kindle I didn’t get around to mentioning? Leave a comment!