Thursday, June 2, 2011
5 Reasons I LOVE MY KINDLE
I hinted. I asked. I even begged my family to get me a Kindle for Mother's Day. I don't normally ask my family for any particular gift. Hey, on Mother's Day I'm just happy if I don't have to cook. But this year, I really, really wanted that little object. I think hubby knew I was going to be seriously unhappy if I didn't get a package with an electronic reading device on M's Day.
Why was I being a toddler begging for a toy about this?
Here, the top 5 reasons I LOVE my Kindle:
5. I can take HUNDREDS of books with me wherever I go and I don't have to lug them in a tote or my handbag.
4. I can download FREE classics to my reader. Amazon has so many public domain classics available for free. Alice in Wonderland. The Island of Dr. Moreau. Grimm's Fairly Tales. These are just a few that I recently downloaded (all works I have never read before). Does it get cheaper than Free?
3. There are a gazillion (don't quote me on that number) FREE and 99 cent books from self-published and Indie authors. I can try out a new author for less than a buck (or even free). Honestly, some have been not so hot. But others have been really fun reads (for example Hollowland
by Amanda Hocking and Death Whispers by Tamara Rose Blodgett). When's the last time you went into Barnes & Noble and had the choice of THOUSANDS of books for less than a dollar or free? (And, you had to buy the gas to get there and get out of your pajamas long enough to go to the store.)
2. I can get books delivered to me INSTANTLY (okay, it actually takes about a minute, but that's pretty darn instant isn't it?). Instant gratification is a beautiful thing.
1. It's just plain COOL!
There are other reasons I love it and I'm sure to discover more as time goes on (like being able to read my OWN books on Kindle when I get them published).
Do you have a Kindle? Do you love it? Or do you have another e-book reader? If so, what is your experience? Share you thoughts on e-books, readers and such in the Comments.
I write Science Fiction and Fantasy for teens and adults. When not writing, I may be found geeking out about space, physics and other cool science; gaming (Dragon Age rules); traveling the western U.S. to attend comic cons and book festivals; and spending time with my guy, my teen daughter and two cats.
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