Much like my 12 year son, I seem to be more productive if there is a technology gadget involved.
But this is not just a gadget. I’ve only had a Kindle for three days and I am finally reading again. I have read more in the past three days than I have all year (yes sad). Why?
Portability: If I’m relaxing I don’t have to preplan what I will read and bring the books. Instead, on a whim, I can decide what to read.
One handed reading: I can hold the Kindle in one hand, drink coffee/tea or even pet my dogs with the other hand while I’m reading. Great for my ‘multi tasking’ nature. The iPad is so much heavier.
Contrast: The Kindle is easy to read-much easier than some cheaper paperbacks or even some hard cover books. Reading the Kindle is not an exercise in eye strain.
Highlight phrases: I love being able to highlight phrases that are relevant to me. Then being able to post these excerpts on Facebook is an added bonus.
Price of books: This is related to the spontaneous factor again. If I want to read a book – in a matter of minutes I can start reading it (free, real cheap or cheaper than the book). I am in the process of reading three books right now. Who knows, tonight that might turn into five books in a matter of hours.
There are still many features I haven’t discovered, but so far I love the Kindle.
I have hardcover books to finish and I’m very tempted to just buy them for the Kindle because I don’t even want to pick them up.
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