Why I Love My Kindle

With so many e-readers available nowadays, it’s getting hard to choose which one fits you best. That’s why I thought I would share my experience with my Kindle.

But before let me start by saying that I used to be one of those people that couldn’t imagine not holding an actual book when reading, but I recently was able to get over that when I realized how practical the Kindle really is. Now that doesn’t mean that I don’t read actual books anymore, especially since not all the books that I want to read are available on the Kindle, but when I do go out or travel it’s so much more practical to take the Kindle with me.

Here are a few things that I love about my Kindle:

– It’s light and small enough to carry in my bag.
– I can have my whole library of ebooks on it.
– I can download books wirelessly (no need to connect to a computer).
– The screen doesn’t hurt my eyes like a computer screen does (which is one of the reasons I am not that excited about the iPads’ iBook feature).
– I can put PDFs on it
– You can change the font size.
– You can download samples of books before actually buying them.

But let’s be honest, the Kindle is not perfect, so here are a few things that do need improvements:

– Not every ebook includes a chapter indicators (unfortunately that’s the publisher’s fault).
– There is no backlight in case you’re reading in a dark place.

That sort of sums it up for me. But this is of course only my experience with it and to be perfectly honest the only other e-reader that I got a close look at was the Sony reader, which I didn’t really like mostly because you have to actually plug it in to your computer to update it with new books. And of course I have seen the iPad, but my only issue reading books on it for me is the computer screen, but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t get an iPad (Apple fan here), it would just be for other reasons.

So yes, I love my Kindle and I love reading books on it. In fact since getting one, I have been reading more books just because I love reading on it. But that’s just me, I’d love to hear about your experience with e-readers. Do you have one? If yes, which one and do you enjoy it? Or have you not yet embraced e-readers? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • http://amckiereads.wordpress.com Amy

    I also love my Kindle :) I was always a paper book girl (and always will be) but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoy reading on the Kindle as well.

    What I dislike is the fact that I can’t just send an ebook to someone else to read – I would with real books, why not with an ebook? Also, I’ve noticed a lot more grammatical and spacing errors with the ebooks which gets on my nerves by times…

    • http://www.daemonsbooks.com/author/sandie/ Sandie

      I have been hearing a lot of people complain about the inability to lend books to friends. I personally wouldn’t be against that idea. I would love for my friends to be able to lend me books they recommend. Hopefully, they’ll come up with a way to do that soon. :-)

  • Kristen

    I’m glad you mention the screen because that is my favorite thing about the Kindle. It looks like paper so it’s easy on the eyes. My only complaint about the Kindle is that lately a lot of the books I’ve wanted haven’t been available because of disputes between Amazon and the publishers. I hope they work it out soon so I can go can go back to buying books from the comfort of my house :)

  • Michael

    If the Kindle had a backlight, it would hurt your eyes just as a computer screen or iPhone/iPad screen does.

    • http://www.daemonsbooks.com/author/sandie/ Sandie

      Hi Michael,

      I think I didn’t express myself correctly. Definitely wouldn’t want a backlight, I meant an actual light that you can turn on if it gets dark. I think the Sony reader has something like that.

      Thanks for the comment! :-)