Is Kindle worth it ? As a former librarian with a great reverence for the written word and books, I never dreamed that I would want an Amazon e-reader device. This until I started to ask myself if Is Kindle worth it and researched all about it.
Is Kindle worth it ?
One of our favorite tasks in the library was sorting through the new books when they arrived. We would stack them on to the trolleys and browse through them, looking for new and upcoming authors and much loved favorite authors. Nothing beats the smell of the fresh pages of a book before it becomes much loved and dog eared, or so I thought.
When I first started to read about the Amazon reader, my first thoughts were that I would never want an electronic book reader. It all sounded quite sacrilegious to a confirmed bibliophile who was reading newspapers at the age of four. The more that I read about them though and the thousands of rave reviews at Amazon.com site, the more intrigued I became until I knew that I had to have one to see if is kindle worth it.
Why to buy a Kindle
I received my Kindle 3G (now known as Kindle Keyboard) for Christmas, and my then 85 year old father also received one for Christmas. Not being very tech savvy and with the fear of the unknown, amazon device sat for a week untouched apart from the initial admiring of what a sleek little machine it was. Then I found out that Dad had already set up his Amazon device, had downloaded some free books and had started reading. …
Whoops, Dad had never used a computer by then, not even to turn it on, so if he could do it then so could I! So I finally took the plunge, it was so easy to set up and downloaded my first book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . I finished reading it one night at 11.30 pm and hooked up to the Amazon.com store straight away to download the second in the series. So for me the joy of never being without a book was immeasurable and my fate was sealed, I was officially in love with my ereader device.
More reasons to own a Kindle
More reasons to own an Amazon reader device!
Although I love books, I rarely read a story more than once, so I like the idea of being able to purchase books for a fraction of the cost. There are also thousands of classics that you can download for free. Although we could never have foreseen it, a few months ago in Australia we lost two of our biggest book chains. Over the past couple of years, we had already seen the demise of some of the smaller chain stores, with the surviving ones located in the city and other far away places. So for me, receiving my Amazon machine as a gift came at just the right time.
The e-reader family expands
Over the past year, my family have listened to me rave about my Amazon reader, about how compact it is, how convenient it is, how I can download books anytime of the day, how much I love it. Blah! Blah! So this Christmas time, my partner, my Mum and my sister all decided that they would like a Amazone device as well!
- 6" Carta E Ink touchscreen
- Comfort Light: Built-in
- 7. 64 x 5. 91 x 1. 06 inches, 180G
- Our best 7", 300ppi flush-front Paperwhite display
- Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber
- Waterproof (IPX8) so you can read in the bath or by the pool
- Thin and light ergonomic design with page turn buttons
- Reads like real paper with the latest e-ink technology for fast page turns
- The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet-with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
- Now waterproof, so you're free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
- Now with Audible (in countries where available). Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
This meant that I needed to do some serious research. Since I received my ereader, Amazon had released a whole new, exciting range. My Kindle 3 was renamed Kindle Keyboard, and Amazon released the new colour Fire devices, which was the first Kindle touch screen. At the same time Amazon released two black and white Touch Screens. With several other good ereaders on the market such as the Nook Touch and Nook Colour, the Sony ereader and the Kobo ereader, I needed to make sure that the Amazon reader was still the best and if Is Kindle worth it. And as you know from my story so far, it is, because we now have five people in the family who own Amazon devices.
But don’t take my word for it (as I am seriously biased), you can read my other reviews for yourself:
Why Is Kindle worth it
Although for me and my family, the Amazon machines are great, all of the ereaders that I reviewed had features to make them special and unique. So you will need to read the reviews to make your mind up to see if you agree that the Amazon ereader machine is the best.
Bottom line conclusion
Is Kindle Unlimited worth it paying 9.99 $ a month?