Last Saturday, 1 December 2012, is the day I took a massive leap into technology of reading. My husband bought me a Kindle!!
The 4th generation Kindle comes in several versions. There is the Kindle Fire, Paperwhite, touchscreen and the very basic one I got here.
For a long time I can’t see myself jumping into the ebook reading revolution because I love my paperbooks so much with its attractive covers and printed pages, I love the feeling of crisp pages on my while I read…. well, I soon find out, the answer is Yes and No.
No, because books in hardback is hard to carry around when you are commuting on a crowded train everyday. No, because I found out how convenient and slim a Kindle is and how easy it is to make notes and mark my pages. No, because now I have managed to download about 100 free books, mostly classics straight into my Kindle within less than 30 seconds. This is instant gratification at its best!
For £69 I wasn’t expecting all singing and dancing gadget but I was fairly impressed with the packaging. The first picture above shows that it is sealed and you have to tear off a perforated line at the top of the package to retrieve your Kindle, which also tells you no one has attempted to replace your Kindle with a used one or one that has been displayed or shown to the customers before.
I opened up my package and I saw a small instruction booklet tucked at a pocket facing me and my Kindle all wrapped up with a screensaver (Yes, it is a screensaver! I thought it was a sticker at first) telling me to press the ON button to fire it up.
Black is really my colour and I went on to order a new Brown Kindle cover. I love these screensavers that show up when I put my Kindle on a sleep mode. Each time a different one.I can’t tell you how happy I am. A Kindle will never replace the way I want a paper book on my hand but it offers a superb alternative for reading while commuting, travelling and value for money to read some Classics more widely.
Guess I’ll sign up to the 50 Classics in 5 years challenge soon!
Now, tell me. Do you own a Kindle or an e-reader? How did it change the way you read? I look forward to hear from you.