Monday, May 27, 2013

Re-Kindling

   I've had my Kindle for about 18 months now, and I've made far more use of it than I ever thought I would. Though I still buy a lot of paper books, I use the Kindle for what I consider 'disposable fiction', that is books that I don't collect. Things that I would normally buy, read and give away, are now more often than not, purchased for the Kindle.
   And now, I've decided to upgrade. Part of that is because my current Kindle is having some issues, sometimes not wanting to start, causing me to have to reset it. And part of it is that I've been thinking I'd like to try the new Kindle Paper White, which has a slight glow to the screen so that you can read it in a low light area. (Or a bright light area apparently.) I've seen quite a few times lately where that would have come in handy.
   So I have pressed the magic button and told Amazon that I want a shiny new Kindle. Should have it sometime this week. I'll let you know what I think.

4 comments:

Paul R. McNamee said...

I have 2 Kindles, and (brag) I didn't pay for 'em. :)

I received the first one as a gift. The second came at a tech talk as the door gift.

I would give one to my wife, but I'm still trying to make a reader out of her.

As much as the newer one is smaller, lighter and more sleek, I still stick with my older one. It hasn't given out yet. I figure the buttons will eventually wear. Then I'll switch to the newer one, unless I've got my wife reading a lot more by then. ;)

Or, whatever is the newest model at the time - if it is just too enticing!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Well I'd been eying the Paperwhite for a while and when my current Kindle started freezing up, I figured, what the hey. I'll keep using the old one too I'm sure until it becomes a paperweight.

Bob Milne said...

I was going to snag a Kindle Paperwhite last fall, but they weren't available in Canada. I ended up going with the Kobo Glo, which is essentially the same idea, and I quite like it. It's amazing how much use I find for the light.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Hopefully I'll be as pleased with the Paperwhite, Bob. Should arrive today.