I received a Kindle Touch for Christmas and, in the space of a week, have completely fallen in love.
When Harry first asked me if I wanted one, my response was, "Why would I? I love books." Real books, that is. But I guess what I really love is reading. And sometimes I love reading real books with pages that turn and sometimes I love this little lightweight e-reader of mine that is so terribly convenient.
It was your responses when I asked on Twitter and Facebook that tipped me over enough to say yes to the Kindle idea. Many of you said you were "real book" people, too, but that you loved your e-reader. Several of you said you read a lot more now that you have an e-reader. And, of course, being able to hold and carry several books at a time was mentioned. Now that I have one, I agree to all of the above! (Note: I usually use my own photos, but that's an Amazon photo, not mine. I've been so busy reading, I haven't photographed it.)
Here are a few more reasons I love my Kindle:
- It holds your place for you! In multiple books and documents. This is a small thing, really, but small things make me happy.
- You can highlight and save passages with the touch of a finger. So easily. So quickly. No more writing out quotes by hand or marking up your books. Which makes me think—anyone who does research, either for school or work, might find their work easier with an e-reader.
- You can e-mail yourself documents to read on the Kindle. As with the highlight feature, I didn't know about this ahead of time. But I love it! It allows me to read word documents whenever and wherever without printing them out.
- You can read blogs on the Kindle, too! The selection (for what I'm looking for, anyway) isn't huge, but I imagine that will change. You have to subscribe, but the fee is nominal at only 99 cents a month. That's worth the convenience of reading it on the e-reader to me. So far, I've signed up for The Happiness Project and Zen Habits because I already liked them, but you get a free 2 week trial which makes trying out new blogs easy. It's not the live blog, but rather a feed. However! You can click the links and they will take you to the live blog! I totally didn't expect that. And I'm sure all you iphone and ipad owners are laughing at me, but I don't have either of those and so this has been my first experience with that functionality on something other than my computer.
The Artful Parent is now available on Kindle!
You know what I did as soon as I found out you could read blogs on the Kindle? I added mine, of course! So if you own a Kindle and enjoy reading blogs on it in addition to books, you have the option of reading mine there.
Any other new Kindle addicts out there?