Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Most Amazing Thing EVER Invented

Last Christmas I received a Kindle from my husband. It is the most amazing thing EVER.

As I've said before, I'm a big time reader. I wasn't really sure I would like an e-reader, I thought that the BOOKS were what I loved, but it's the reading... the story.

I'm currently reading the second Stieg Larsson book, "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and it is my 100th book read on my Kindle. Yes, 100 books since Christmas (I said I liked to read!). What I love the most about the Kindle is that I can (and do) take it everywhere with me. If I have a few minutes, I can pull it out and read... anywhere, anytime. Don't have a book, don't like the one I'm reading, well I can just buy a new one in seconds. I can buy books that are coming out in advance and when they are released they appear like magic. Since I've always purchased books (I'm way too impatient for the library to have what I want available) the expense has actually been less than what I usually spent on books at Costco. I've also read a few classics again, such as "Little Women". Another great feature about the Kindle is the ability to look up a word as you are reading. I actually hadn't needed to use this feature until I read the first book by Stieg Larsson, "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo". Because his books were written in Swedish and translated, there are quite a few "old english" words used in this book, although I could usually figure out the meaning just by the context, it was really cool to be able to look up the definition.

If you've been looking at e-readers and are unsure about them...well from one book lover to another, I say go ahead and try one... I think you'll love it! In fact, the only thing I don't like about my Kindle, is that sometimes when I pick it up I forget what I'm reading... no book cover to remind me!

1 comment:

  1. They just came out with a new design for the kindle btw. Sten's mom is looking into getting him one for xmas.


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