Tomorrow, I will be the proud owner of a new Amazon Kindle.
I’ve fought it off for a while. I’ve said I won’t switch over. I love regular books too much (I still do). But, I’m realistic. I don’t read as much as I’d like to or can because regular books become cumbersome to carry around. I don’t like to take them with me to work for my dinner break because I dislike having to read them in the car or wherever else and carry them around.
It’s the same when I travel.
And at night before I drift off to sleep, I don’t read as much as I used to because holding up a book is harder when they are thicker books (and I’ve been getting into more fiction recently, so usually larger books).
So I did a lot of research.
The new Kindle is slick, sweet and light. It holds 3,500 books. I searched the library and found 5-6 really cool-sounding books that I might have never found without the Kindle research. Those were quickly put into my wishlist.
The one problem was that Amazon was out of stock and it was going to be a bit.
I checked today and saw “In Stock.”
With a $50 Amazon gift certificate in hand from my birthday, I took the plunge (on the non-3G version, so cheaper) and being an Amazon Prime member, I decided to pay the $3.99 for overnight shipping.
It’s already shipped. Yay!
I’ll look forward to it showing up tomorrow and I’ll probably purchase a couple of books to get on there and get going with it. It’s nice that many books are cheaper than the hard-version, but I have found a few I’d like (Jodi Picoult’s new one for example) that is more expensive than the paperback. That kind of irritates me and I can’t figure out why it is more expensive.
That seems to be more rare, however, so I’ll deal.
It’s a new way for me to read more, so I’m excited about it. Hopefully it will be something I can really dive into to be able to check out more books and open up my eyes to other authors and types of books.