It's not like you didn't expect me to buy one. I read a lot. I like gadgets.
How hard is it to connect those dots?
So, I'm the proud owner of a Kindle. And you should be one too.
- It's remarkably compact. I can put it in my trusty travel blazer side pocket with just a bit peeking out. Very thin.
- It is very readable with easily adjustable font sizes as your eyes get worse.
- Nobody on the plane or in the pew knows you're reading "Return to the Planet of Amazons" because there is no book cover to peek at.
- You can carry about hundreds books with you. Some of them can even be worth reading.
- New books cost generally $10 and you don't have to wait for paperback or hate yourself for splurging on hardbound because you couldn't.
- Books download in less than a minute.*
- You can read one-handed.
- Illustrations are OK-ish.
- The list of available books is growing exponentially. (Well, really fast).
- You can get a lot of old books for less than a buck or free. KJV Bible: $1
- You can highlight or make notes to save stuff to cleverly insert into your conversations or even to make your life better.
- It remembers where you left off.
- I haven't recharged yet. I leave the wireless off mostly.
- It's way too easy to buy more books than you have time left in your life to read. I'm 60% there, and I've saved $$!
- You can pay for it by skipping lunch on the road until 2013. That's my plan.
- Unless they come out with a color version.
*Unless your home is not in Sprint's coverage area - something it might be smart to check out before buying a Kindle. DAMHIKT.