I used to be one of those people who said that she would never ever buy a Kindle. I loved paper books. I liked the feel of them and I liked the fact that you could drop them in the bath and they would still be okay. I felt like the kindle was such a waste. And buying books on it was needlessly expensive when there was a perfectly good library.
Now, about two years later, if somebody tries to give me a paperback to read, I tell them that I only read things on my Kindle.
Why I love my Kindle:
1) I love gadgets
2) there are constantly book deals on the Kindle. I haven't paid full price for Kindle book more than one or two times ever. Plenty of books are free and there are many that are only a dollar, or at the most three dollars. If you buy a used paperback on Amazon, the minimum you pay is four dollars.
3) I can actually borrow books from the local library on my Kindle, which not only suggests things for me to read, but allows me to borrow books without having to worry about rushing back to the library to return it on time.
4) works in any room brightness setting.
5) you can change font size. this is actually a big deal for me, because very small print books give me a headache.
6) my bookcase is no longer collapsing from the weight of my many paperbacks.
7) makes me feel really green.
8) I can use the Kindle to read other things, like word documents people send me.
9) You can read books with embarrassing titles.
The biggest downside of the Kindle is the fact that I have to charge it. But not very often. Also, there's the fact that I have to be careful about losing it, whereas books felt pretty dispensable. Except for library books, of course, which I guarded with my life.
Yeah, so if you love to read, buy a Kindle.
This message is not paid for by the Kindle. I have no affiliation to the Kindle or anything related. I just really like it a lot.
Dedicated to Gizabeth, who needs to get a Kindle, like, yesterday.