Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for...


Kindle. Love mine. Couldn't live without it. OK, maybe that's not precisely true, but I do adore this sweet little device that allows me to read book after book without moving my arse from chair to car to public bookstore. Does that mean I've given up the real thing? ie. paper- and hardbacks? Heck, no! I still love the feel of a book in my hand.


However, I cannot deny the amazing feeling of checking my email every morning to see the "Kindle Daily Deal" in my inbox.  99 cent books? Come on! Who doesn't love that?? Not to mention that Amazon, one, has this amazing feature called "Send Me a Sample," where I can read the first several pages to three chapters or so without the commitment of purchasing... and two, Amazon also has this cool little button: Buy Now with 1-Click!  Obviously, the latter is a bit more dangerous than the former, as we've so often seen when we get our checking account statement.


Do you have an eReader? If so, how do you like it?
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12 comments

Kyra Lennon said...

At the moment, I have a Kindle app for my iPhone, but I am getting a real Kindle in a couple of weeks and I can't wait!

Amanda Trought said...

Alyssia, I have been considering getting one, but have held off. I do love reading, at the moment I am staying well clear from Amazon as you say, that 1click ordering is too easy! Amanda


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Michelle said...

I don't have one (yet) but I think a Kindle would be awesome for travelling. I usually lug around 5 or 6 books in my bag!

Changes in the wind said...

I prefer to listen to audio books so for now I don't have one.

Bonnie Rae said...

I love my Kindle too!

Sarah Allan said...

I love my Kindle. It was a Christmas present a couple of years ago, and it's been awesome. I love the feeling of holding a real paper-and-ink book in my hands, but the Kindle was surprisingly easy to get used to. I did E-readers for my E...seems to be a popular theme this year. You have a great blog and a new follower! :-)

Nicole said...

I don't have an e-reader...probably won't get one anytime soon. I love my old-school books! :) But I'm also really excited about all the options that e-readers give both readers and writers. Yippee for lots of choices!

About JollyJilly said...

I just got one this past christmas so i am still getting used to it. It is great as you can get a book so far and I live in a rural area so that is great. Mind you I still love a proper book, but maybe I am old lol
Love it if you have time to come visit me at my blog in the UK
www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com
Im also following and love your blog the top picture is so cute

Monica said...

I don't have an e-reader but have been contemplating getting one. I just don't know if I'll like it as much as the "real thing".
Hope you're enjoying the challenge,
Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

Andrew Leon said...

No e-reader, yet.

Robyn Shulman said...

Thank you for this post. I love to read, and I still love the feeling of a real book. I don't think that can ever be replaced.

I like your topics too!

http://quietforgiveness.blogspot.com/

Stephsco said...

Hi - stopping by for the A to Z challenge. I have a Nook, which is great when it works but I've had some trouble with the touchscreen. Going on vacation with it was great - I had 2 new books loaded in it, and it was so easy to slip it in and out of my purse on the plane. Not like lugging a couple of hardcovers around.

I still read print copies since I go to a lot of author book signings but the alternative of having an ereader can't be beat!

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