Saturday, September 25, 2010

Loving my new Kindle

A few weeks ago my husband bought me a Latest Generation Amazon Kindle for my birthday. I don't have any other kindle models to compare it to, but nonetheless I am very happy with it. It sure beats what I was using before. Last December my brother-in-law gave my hubby an itouch for Christmas. At night time, when he wasn't using it I hijacked it and instantly downloaded the Kindle application for itouch. From December 2009 until now I had been reading books off of the itouch. The screen was tiny and I had to turn pages every few seconds but it did the job. So in essence, in the contest of kindle vs. itouch for reading, kindle wins, no contest. I am also amazed at how much the screen text looks like an actual page out of a book. I'm all for authenticity. Now all it needs is to emit puffs of paperback scented air every few seconds and it will have completely replicated the sensory experience of reading a physically real book.


So what am I reading at the moment you might ask? For pleasure I am reading "Blue Moon: The Immortals." by Alyson Noel. My favorite genres have always been YA and adult dark & urban fantasy, and Sci-Fi. I loved reading the Twilight series but my love for this type of  book began many years earlier with books such as Christopher Golden's "Of Saints and Shadows" and L.J. Smith's "The Vampire Diaries" being among my favorites.

I'm also reading a few books on writing right now including Stephen King's "On Writing" and William Strunk's "Elements of Style."

If you have a kindle and have not checked out Amazon's huge selection of Free Popular Classics, you should do so. I have downloaded "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen and "Anne's House of Dreams" by L.M. Montgomery to name a few. 

I love being organized, so having all of books in one place on my kindle has been very comforting for me. You can also put your books into categories which I found to be equally delightful!

Do you own an e-reader? How do you like it?

2 comments:

Unplanned Cooking said...

I've never read off a Kindle before and have been wondering whether I'd like it... I love the feel of a hardcover book, but was thinking a kindle may be easier (more portable, easier to download a book etc.) Not sure I'm ready to make the jump yet but liked hearing your thoughts!

Christine said...

@ Unplanned Cooking ~ I am with you. I resisted e-readers for quite some time before succumbing to using one. It was only when myOCD-like aversion to clutter that outweighed my love for the feel of books that I started using one. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I am enjoying. Thanks for your comment!