I love real, physical books too much
19 September, 2014
I am one of those individuals who swore they would never get into this e-reader trend. I love real, physical books too much. I will still buy books I absolutely love and want to cherish in paper form, however, I must admit: This device is worth the money. (Especially if you're buying used/refurbished.) In two weeks, I've already saved enough on books to pay for my used Kindle. And other than pushing a button to turn pages, with this Kindle, the experience is very similar. No, there isn't the book smell, or the feel of paper, but put a leather cover on it, and you feel like you're reading a very nice copy of something. The clarity of the words is incredible. It weighs almost nothing. Which, for those of us who have read several thousand page novels lying on our sides in bed, trying to figure out how to hold the book without making our arms go limp after a while... The words on the screen are incredibly clear, and turning pages happens very quickly. The screen doesn't go dark, because there is no light behind it. "Sleep mode" with special offers (if you opt for that cheaper option) takes a long time to set in, so it can't happen in the middle of reading a page. (Unless you fall asleep.) As to the special offers, personally, I don't mind them. They let me know about $1.99 deals, and many other offers for Kindle owners/Prime users. Without the special offers, I wouldn't have found out that Prime users get a free un-published book each month. Or have the ability to use the Kindle Owner's Lending Library. Over-all, I'm incredibly happy with my purchase. Just a bit guilty about leaving paper books behind.