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Kindle Love

by Kay~Kacey on 3/5/2010

Okay, I confess. I love my Kindle ebook reader. Seriously. Love. It. :love:

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SuperGuy should be jealous! :toofunny: Here it is one morning as SuperGuy and I were reading over a couple cups of coffee on a cloudy day at sea.

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I love how I can make the font big, so I don’t need to use my reading glasses. Love, LOVE that. I can wear my good sunglasses and still see to read. (You don’t even want to know that I used to put on reading glasses, then good sunglasses over them to read in the sun. Yes, I know they make reading sunglasses, but they aren’t very good.)

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After I bought the Kindle…specifically to bring on the cruise, mind you, I immediately downloaded the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve read the first two books in the series when they first came out, but since it’s been years, I decided to reread those then finish the series. Her books are like 500-700 pages. It’s SO easy to hold the Kindle instead of fight big old fat books. Oh, and did I mention the large font size? :lol:

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Yes, we read out on our balcony on the cruise too. You can turn the pages of the Kindle with your left or right thumb pressing a button. Very nice.

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The screen savers are fun too! They have photos of different authors. It’s very easy to read and I don’t get eye strain from reading it. You can see it perfectly in the sunshine or other light. If you want to read in the dark though, you need to get one of those clamp on lights. Which I did. A pretty pink one. (hm, should have taken a photo of that too. Ah, well, another day.) I wish you could share your books (I swap books with a friend or my mom all the time, so this is going to dampen that somewhat.)

I thought I’d miss the feel and smell of a “real” book, but I got over that pronto when I realized how lightweight the Kindle is. Oh, and did I mention you can increase the font? :woot:

Do any of you have the Kindle, the Sony ereader, or the Nook? Do you love it? Hate it?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Dru March 5, 2010 at 5:42 am

LOL…I have the nook and I love mine as well. The first thing I did when I got my nook was to download the “In Death” series. About the font sizes…love it! I still buy printed books but when I travel, it’s the nook I’m taking with me.

Mental P Mama March 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

I have the Nook and I love it just as much!

Kacey March 5, 2010 at 7:58 am

The best part? I can be in bed in my jammies, and decide I want a book. A minute later it’s in my hand and I’m reading it…I’m an instant gratification kind of girl!

Tracy March 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

Love love love mine too! Its the greatest thing. I also am reading the outlander series. Just finished book 1 and WOW! I’m in love with the characters, and can’t put it down!

Treasia March 5, 2010 at 10:04 am

I would love to have one of them. If nothing else but to save storage space for other things besides hard backed books. Plus I hated holding a hard backed book while trying to read in bed at night.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso March 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I don’t have a Kindle, but I’ve been using the Kindle app on my iPod Touch and I *love* it…like you, I thought I’d really miss the feel and smell of the book, and well, I still read paper books, but the instant gratification is really hard to beat. I’d love a Kindle too, but I had to pick one or the other financially, so I went with the one that just does more stuff even though it has a much smaller screen…font adjustable as well :)

Di March 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

They really look neat, but I don’t read enough to justify purchasing either of them. Not sure Hubby would like it. He has so many ‘real’ books and seems to enjoy actually holding them in his hands when he reads in bed each night. But they look very cool… the Kindle and Nook that is.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
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Tori Lennox March 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I want one in the worst way!!! I think maybe I want one worse than I want a 32 inch HDTV and I want one of those bad.

Pam March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Oh, I LOVE my Kindle too!! My husband got me one for my birthday, and it is so much better than I even imagined it would be. No hunting for the book I want, because it’s right there in that skinny Kindle along with the others, and I can switch back and forth between books by just pushing the button. And SO easy to read while lying down (for some reason that was such a welcome surprise.) I highly recommend it!

Anna March 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

I have a Kindle, and I love, love, love it!!!!

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