My Love…My Kindle…
I said it would never happen. I said that nothing could be as good as reading a real book, you know with paper pages.
I was a doubter. I doubted that I would ever love a Kindle, but I accepted that if I wanted to have a better choice of books to read, then I had to get a Kindle.
This time last year we had around five hundred books that tourists had left behind after their holidays. It sounds like a lot of reading material, but I found that I was reading books that didn’t always appeal to me and Catherine, my daughter and book addict, prefers the type of books that wouldn’t really be classed as holiday reading. Although she is fully bi-lingual, she prefers to read English books.
In The End…
We had to get rid of half of the books as we just don’t have the room to keep them all and it was doing my husbands head in.
It was sad. There were a lot of tears (tears of insane laughter) as me and Catherine sorted through them all, trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. It was exhausting too.
It was then that I decided I wanted a Kindle. We’d got Catherine a Kindle Keyboard just after they first came out, just to help keep her in books (she prefers ‘real’ books), I wasn’t overly impressed by it, but I could see that if I had a Kindle I could download books that I actually wanted to read and keep my husbands blood pressure down at the same time.
For my Birthday and Christmas present (perils of having a birthday near Christmas!) I got a Kindle Paperwhite (I would have loved a Kindle Voyage, but I couldn’t justify paying the price for it).
I was smitten. Not only was the Kindle much sexier than I expected, but the box it came in was soooo sleek and sexy too. And when popped into it’s pretty pink case, it was just the most perfect gift I could have asked for (and that’s before I started reading on it!)
Just holding my Kindle is a pleasure. It is so light and comfortable to hold that my reading pleasure really is enhanced. I had actually become picky when choosing books to read; often not reading a book because the text was too small or the font was all wrong or the page was too grey.
I Love My Pretty Pink Kindle…
I love the fact I can alter the font, the font size and the back lighting.
I love the fact I can get any book I fancy in a matter of seconds (we have signed up to the Kindle Unlimited service to help keep book costs down).
I love the dictionary, X-ray and search settings on it. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to flick back through the pages if I needed to. I needn’t have worried though, as a couple of taps and I can flick back without loosing my place.
I like the fact that this wonderful little gadget can help transport me to another place. Like a holiday in me head!
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