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Here is the question of the week:
What do you like about reading on an ereader?
I have been lucky enough to own and ereader since 2008, the beginning of the ereaders. I have always owned an Amazon Kindle, and I am now on my third Kindle. Here is what I love about reading on an ereader:
Portability: Kindles are light, small and easy to pack. The newest Kindles also have long battery life, so you can read for hours and hours before charging. A Kindle is perfect for traveling and on the go reading. Even if you don’t have your Kindle with you, you can still enjoy your favorite book your phone thanks to the Kindle App. You can pick up right where you left off as the Kindle and Kindle app sync to the page you last read. How convenient is that for on go reading?
Storage: A Kindle can store thousands of books meaning I never run out of books to read. Can you imagine having to store all the physical books a Kindle can hold? You would need an entire room devoted too books, which is a dream for most of us, but not practical.
Library Books: Don’t think if you have an ereader you can’t get library books. Most libraries these days offer digital ebooks to check out. You can check out most books online and then have them sent to your ereader, you don’t even have to go to the library. How awesome is that?
Free/ Cheap Books: Amazon offers lots of free books for your Kindle, so you can try new authors and series for free. I discovered many authors and series thanks to free Kindle books. Just head over to the Amazon website and look up the freebies. Also look for deals on books, sometimes you can snag best sellers for a couple of bucks.
Reading in the Dark: I own a backlight Kindle, so I am now able to stay up reading well past my bedtime without disturbing my husband. I love the soft glow light, it doesn’t hurt my eyes and can read in the dark without any additional lights.
Immediate Delivery: Don’t have a new book loaded up on your Kindle for a trip? Not a problem, your Kindle will connect you to the Amazon Store where you can quickly purchase and download a new book in just a few seconds. I also love that you can preorder a book and that it will immediately download to your Kindle with the book releases, no more long lines at the bookstore.
These are a few things that I love about my ereader, what about you all?
Next week’s TMST:
What do you love about audiobooks?