Amazon's Kindle

The Kindle. A little piece of technology which I hold in my hand and have literally hundreds of books at my fingertips. I know some folk don't like the idea of e-readers, preferring the weight, smell and general awesomeness that a 'real book' has. Don't get me wrong, I do love paperbacks and would happily have an entire library in my house if we had the space. But sadly, we do not. And for someone who loves to read, the Kindle is my very own perfect solution. I've had it over a year now, and I thought I'd share why I love it so.

  • It takes up virtually no space, despite being able to hold over 1,000 books. Pretty fab as I have zero space for anymore books in our house.
  • It's super light weight and very thin so easy to carry when I'm out and about.
  • The battery lasts for hours from a single charging cycle.
  • Built in wi-fi means I don't have to hook it up to the laptop to get my books.
  • Thousands upon thousands of books to choose from in the Kindle store, some of which are usually cheaper than the paperback version.
  • Amazon have Kindle Daily Deals each day where they heavily discount a few titles - I've bought some amazing books for 99p each on Daily Deals. There are usually lots of books on offer too at reduced rates. And of course there are lots of FREE books that you can download, especially the classics such as Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.

I really do love it! To quote Matt a few days after Christmas: "You haven't put that thing down since you had it!" :)

You can buy my Kindle here or if you prefer to spend a little more, here is the paperwhite version which you can read in the dark! I would recommend the paperwhite version if you like to read in bed when your fella/lady/pet is trying to sleep as the lights you can get for the regular Kindle are pretty bright and aren't very sleep friendly... or so I have been told ;)