Not long after I posted that, I took the plunge and bought one. Now? Now it’s one of my best purchases of the year and it’s got me reading again.
Reading was reserved as a holiday thing for me. I drive to work, so reading during my commute isn’t all that advisable. The only real time I had to read was on holiday. Well, so I thought.
In reality that was a lie. An excuse. I’ve got plenty of little bits of time to sit and read. Having a Kindle has probably made it easier for me to just read a little bit here and there, whenever. Sure, you can do that with books. But can you really hold a fat book with one hand and turn the pages while the other hand holds on for dear life on the tube? Well, maybe that’s a skill I haven’t mastered yet. Now I won’t need to!
I opted for the Wi-Fi version of the Kindle and do not miss not having 3G. I’ve loaded enough books onto it when on wi-fi and haven’t ever been out and about, outside of wi-fi, when I’ve thought, “Oh, I could really do with that book!”
It’s incredibly easy to read and use. It took a little while for me to get used to the lack of touchscreen. For me, anything handheld with a screen that big should be touchscreen!
Reading in bright sunlight is as easy as pie. When I took my Kindle with me on holiday, I was sitting out in bright midday Portuguese sun and the words were as clear as day. I think it’s actually better than books, as usually I’m sitting with some sunglasses on because the paper of the books is a little too bright in bright sunlight.
I don’t think I even miss regular books now. Not that I was a massive book person before. I just see my Kindle and I think ‘book’, now. Kindle has officially won me over.