Kindle Review

I adore my Kindle! Mine is black (could not find my version for sale anymore). The WiFi version allows me to use the internet at home. Since I make my purchases at home, I decided to save the money and not get the 3G version. I am pleased that I made that decision, wonder why? Because Amazon offers a ton of free books ๐Ÿ™‚ I use my computer to purchase the free books and the next time I turn my Kindle on, the books are downloaded. I have over 200 free books right now to chose from!

I purchased the Kindle cover with a light. Absolutely the best choice I made. In the evening, it makes the screen so easy to read and doesn’t stress my old eyes out like a paperback seems to do lately.

What if you make a mistake and purchase a book on the Kindle that you didn’t mean to? The NEXT screen asks you if you really meant that ๐Ÿ™‚ So great since the arrows are a challenge to use sometimes.

The font size can be made larger or smaller with the click of a button. Nuff said.

The Kindle is so small and portable that you can take it everywhere. Just slip it in your purse. I have found that I have read probably twice as much this calendar year because it is so easy to take with me. And because you can’t easily flip ahead and decide when to stop reading, it is fairly easy to stay up later than you expected because there is no good stopping point – the plot and characters are too good!

FREE books. I browse Amazon weekly to see what is free out there. I browse on my computer rather than the Kindle, because I can see the publisher and reviews much quicker on my laptop than the Kindle. Anything I might want to read one day gets purchased for free. You might be thinking that 200 books is way too many. You are right, I’ll probably never read them all. But I have choices. And if I finish one book I have many more to choose from.

Over 200 books, how do I organize them? In COLLECTIONS. I have twelve collections (contemporary, non-fiction, secular-fiction, fantasy, historical, suspense, classics, YA, admin, games, previously-read, have-not-finished). What is admin? The files that Amazon sends on the Kindle functions. Previously-read? They are novels that I have read. I could delete them because Amazon saves a copy for me, but I’ve made it into a collection for ease of use. Have-not-finished. When I try new books, if they don’t grab me I give myself the luxury of not finishing them. I simply move them into this collection. Perhaps one day I will return to them.

Anything I’d like to see different? Many words have a space inserted randomly in them–that isย  something you would not see in a paper book. But I love it so much, I try to overlook the errors and just enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Responses to “Kindle Review”

  1. Hubby and the boys got me a Kindle for Mother’s Day. I love it. I’ve been downloading free books too. I’ve bought a few favorites. I bought an inexpensive cover on ebay. I have a small light that will attach to the cover so I can have a book light if I need it.

  2. My husband gave me my Kindle for Christmas. I absolutely love it!! I’ve downloaded so many free books, and I’ve purchased a few of them, too. My Kindle is loaded. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get around to reading them all ๐Ÿ˜€
    I love the text to speech feature, I use this alot when I’m driving.
    I purchased a purse that has a side zipper pocket just for my Kindle, needless to say, It goes everywhere I go!

  3. Debra,
    I never thought of the text to speech feature – I’ll have to give that a try!

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