Monday, September 20, 2010

I Want a Kindle for Christmas


I feel like a hypocrite.

I write a lot of ebooks- yet I don't read very many.

My excuse- I'm on the computer all day working when it comes time to relax I want to curl up in my cozy reading spot and open a good book. Trying to read on my laptop just is not comfortable.

Plus I really love paper, I have a love affair with print books. Nothing gets me going like a book store or even better- a library. Stacks and shelves and piles of books...to me that's heaven.

I just haven't wrapped myself around reading a book electronically.

Tomorrow's my birthday- I should have asked for one of the new Kindles. Everyone keeps asking me "what do you want for your birthday?". I have been so in my head with my many WIP that my answer has been a blank stare.

Today it occurred to me "A Kindle" would be nice.

I'm adding it to my wish list for Christmas. Then I can add my own ebooks along with all my favorite authors who release shorts and ebooks- and of course my writing pals that I have not been supporting as much as I should since I have been without an e-reader.

I choose Kindle because I've heard the most about them, I'm an Amazon affiliate and almost all of my books are on Amazon- so a Kindle it is.

Who has one and can tell me good things about them?

If you've tried other e-readers and a Kindle how do they compare?

Pros and Cons anyone?

5 comments:

Lucy Felthouse said...

I have one and I love it. Like you, I didn't read many eBooks previously, I just don't like reading large amounts of text on a screen, particularly as I spend most of my day in front of a computer.

Now I lots and lots of smutty eBooks on my Kindle waiting to be read... :)

Roxanne Rhoads said...

That's why I want a Kindle. So I can add all the great ebooks I am offered for review and take them with me anywhere and read them. Either on my sofa or even at the doctor's office with my kids.

Yup I am telling the hubby I want a Kindle for Christmas.

carolsnotebook said...

A Kindle's on my Christmas list, too, and my husband has strict orders to get it for me.

Estella said...

I have a Kindle and I love it! It is lightweight and I can carry it in my purse. Right now I have 150 books at my fingertips.

Marianne Arkins said...

I have a Nook -- I didn't want a Kindle because I have some issues with Amazon and their policies. The Nook has all the bennies of the Kindle, plus is conveniently non-proprietary, so I can buy ebooks from anywhere. It is slightly larger than a paperback, but light and easy to read. I actually prefer reading on my Nook to reading paper (and I NEVER thought I'd say that).

My 11 y.o. DD has the WiFi Nook and loves it. For her it's not just the eBooks (though she loves those), but it's the MP3 player and the games, too. Plus, it is also a minature computer -- you can actually surf the internet from your Nook! LOL...

I highly recommend it.