Should you get a Kindle Paperwhite?

I’ve been using an All-new Kindle Paperwhite for about nine months now and I love it. So, my advice is yes, yes you should. But like anything you’ve got to know the reasons before making a decision so that you can make sure it is what you are looking for.

First things first, I know that many of us book connoisseurs are hesitant to use e-readers because we love the feel of crisp paper turning in our fingers and the smell of spices and trees that emerges from a real book. We hate the thought of all that blue light when all you want is those printed black letters on paper.

But I can attest to the fact that the Kindle Paperwhite is the best way to get the best of both worlds. There are many great things that a Kindle can do that a book can’t. And the Kindle Paperwhite doesn’t have blue light and it has a soft feel to the screen that is almost like paper. Sometimes I read from a real book for nostalgia’s sake, but all in all, I love my Kindle Paperwhite.

Reason #1: Portability
It’s so light!!! I can hold it in one hand and my wrist doesn’t get tired. It hardly takes up any space in a bag and I can even fit it in my pocket in some jackets. My favorite feature relating to portability is that it’s waterproof. Even though I haven’t spent a lot of time reading while in the water, it’s awesome just to know I can get it wet. I’ve submerged it in a hot tub, and it was no problem, it still works great.

Reason #2: Easy to Use
It’s so simple. Flipping a page is done by just tapping on the right side to go forward and the left side to go back. It automatically saves your page without having to book mark it. There’s a home screen with all your downloaded books. You can download your books directly from the amazon store on the Kindle. Speaking of…

Reason #3: So many books!!!
If you have prime, there are a bunch of free books on the amazon store. And you can buy other books if you want to. What I really like to do though is to get eBooks from my local library for free and I get to have them for a month. You do have to check them out on another device with a browser, but you can send the book to the Kindle and voila, it’s there. I remember the first Kindle add I ever saw and a lady was trying to pack a thousand books into her suitcase, but then she got a Kindle and could fit all of them in a tiny little device. And it’s true, you can have hundreds of books with you wherever you go. It’s great.

Reason #4: In-depth reading
It’s so easy to get into a book with the tools it has. You can highlight a passage and it immediately puts the highlight in the Notes section of Go To on the book and in a separate book called My Clippings. It saves any notes you type on a phrase in to the same location. I find that it’s the closest thing to marginalia without using a physical book. Also if you highlight one word it gives you the definition. And if your online it can give you a translation and/or information from Wikipedia about it.

There are a few things that I’d like to change but most of them are things that I can do something about. I didn’t like that there was ads but you can pay 20 bucks to get rid of the ads. The screen got a couple little scratches from it rubbing against other things in my backpack, but I could get a case and that wouldn’t be a problem anymore. I also don’t like that there is no aux port for earbuds. But I’m gonna get some Bluetooth earbuds and I can listen to audiobooks on my Kindle.

So if you’re looking for a portable, easy-to-use device with lots of neat tools and tons of books, get an All-New Kindle Paperwhite.

P.S. This is my own opinion and I’m not trying to advertise or anything. I just want to help my fellow readers out there.

Let me know…

  • Do you have any questions about the Kindle Paperwhite?
  • What is your favorite reading device?

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