5 Reasons Why I Love My Kindle the Best

by Alli

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I’m the one! The one who scoffed when Amazon released its first Kindle. The one who told her hairstylist that she would never, ever, trade in her printed books for an e-reader. Don’t you talk to your hair stylist about important stuff like this?

Pretty Case for Kindle Paperwhite

My struggle is real! It’s the feel of a book in my hand. It’s the smell of the paper. Can you really curl up with a good Kindle?

I dug in and didn’t jump on the bandwagon when the first or second Kindle was released. Then I heard my aunt raving about how she loves her Kindle. My hairstylist kept urging me to at least try it.

Finally, I broke down and purchased my first one in ugly brown. Is that a color? I decided to go with the lime green case to jazz it up a little. It has the little night light that you pull up from the case. My husband still has one from that era. He believes in the if it ain’t broke theory. Luckily, mine finally broke.

At first, I was just ho-hum. It’s OK. I mean, I bought it, I might as well use it. And then, it happened! Gradually, I fell in love . . . with an e-reader!  Here are a few of the reasons why!

5 Reasons Why I Love My Kindle

1. Convenience

This really sums it all up. It’s just downright convenient. I can purchase a book without leaving my house. And when I do leave the house, My Kindle Paperwhite fits in my pocket. It’s perfect!

Kindle Paperwhite Fits in my Pocket

Plus, I can recharge my Kindle in the car or purchase a new book with the touch of my finger. Well, maybe that’s not so good.

I read a lot of books for free because I have Kindle Unlimited. That means I have access to over a million books that I can read for free – well, for $9.99 a month, that is. If you’re an avid reader like me, it’s a deal!

2. Instant Gratification

If I work my tush off from 4:00 am until 3:00 pm, I need a break – a reading break. Actually, I can curl up with my Kindle on the sofa. If I fall in love with a series, the next book in the series is at my fingertips. If it’s been released, that is.

3. Fits My Minimalist Lifestyle

I’ve given away so many of my old school books (not the classics). You’ve got to realize that I’m an avid reader and I’m always in the middle of a good book. Oh, and not bragging or anything, but I’m almost a speed reader. I read really fast and I retain what I read. Trust me, my husband has given me tests on books I’ve finished because he can’t believe how fast I can read a book. I once read 14 books on a 3-week beach vacation. Yep. That’s me.

My Kindle takes up very little room and my bookcases are practically bare without all those books in there. That means I get to style them like those HGTV bookcases – you know the ones – very few books and a whole lot of knick knacks.

4. Lightweight

I just drop my little Kindle Paperwhite (my current and most favorite Kindle) in my purse and I’m on my way. It only weighs 7.5 oz! Hello! It doesn’t matter how many pages my book has because it will always weigh the same.

Kindle PaperWhite - Why I Love My Kindle

5. Travel

Y’all know I love to travel and you’ll usually find me in the Caribbean during the month of July. I’m the one underneath the palapa with the Kindle Paperwhite in the bright pink cover.

You can’t keep me off the beach even when it’s raining. My husband snapped this photo with his phone from our balcony when we were in St. Maarten in July. It was pouring rain – but it never lasts long.

Why I Love My Kindle

You know what I love best about the Paperwhite? There’s no glare! I can read in the bright sunlight with absolutely no glare at all!

Kindle Paperwhite - No glare

The Kindle Fire is my least favorite of all. It was Kindle #2. I just let the grandkids play games on it because I just don’t get it. And the glare is horrible on the beach.

Back to travel. It’s so convenient when traveling by plane or car. Can you imagine packing 14 books for vacation? I don’t have room in my suitcase for that.

Travel is Another Reason Why I Love my Kindle

To sum things up, I said goodbye to my paper books and now I pretty much read exclusively on my Kindle Paperwhite.

P.S. – A few days ago I read a for-real book and it felt, well, weird.

I was that girl. The one who said she would never trade her paper books for a Kindle. And then what happened?

Let’s discuss Kindle vs. paper books! Which do you prefer and why?

 


21 comments

candy September 15, 2017 - 8:05 am

My daughter loves her kindle and keeps trying to get me to purchase one. Might rethink this now.

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Amber Myers September 15, 2017 - 8:17 am

I’ll use my Kindle at times too when I don’t have a lot of extra space. But I admit, I prefer the feeling of a real book. Still, it’s always nice to have the Kindle just in case!

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Jeanette September 15, 2017 - 9:59 am

I give my dad a Kindle for Christmas a couple years ago and he likes it. It is hard to convince him not to buy a physical book but he definitely enjoys his Kindle quite a lot. Especially when he’s on vacation.

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Liz September 15, 2017 - 10:04 am

I like both. I was like you originally – I was like, I’ll never use an e-reader! But a lot of galleys come in through that (I’m a book blogger, although I have two blogs) and then I started using the Kindle app on my iPad Mini – which is also small enough to throw in my purse, which is nice. I’d like to get a Paperwhite at some point though.

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Sarah Bailey September 15, 2017 - 11:28 am

I recently got a kindle and I love it, it means I can read in bed again I just the set the writing to really big! Makes sure a difference before bed.

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh September 15, 2017 - 11:29 am

Our whole family has owned a Kindle at some point through out it’s life span. Mine was one of the first generation color screens that came out. It won’t even work anymore, and has become my husbands alarm clock. 🙁 I totally miss mine, and need to get another one.

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Carol Speake September 15, 2017 - 11:52 am

I first saw a Kindle years ago used by an audience member in a play I was attending. I’ve been hooked on it ever since!

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Mimi Green September 15, 2017 - 3:04 pm

These are all great reasons, and reasons I can support. I need to stop buying books because I don’t have a place to store them any longer. However, I still need something in my hand. A Kindle might be the answer for me.

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Cheryl September 15, 2017 - 4:25 pm

I am in the same boat. I was given an older generation knife awhile back bit could never get over the fact that it just didn’t feel right. Plus there was the glare factor. This looks much improved and no glare!

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Katina Davenport September 15, 2017 - 6:36 pm

I never liked the e-readers until the Kindle Fire came out. I began an eBook junkie since my first Kindle Fire. I used it to build my library of books on blogging.

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LaShawn September 15, 2017 - 7:04 pm

I love my Kindle! I love books and they were taking over my house! My nightstand clutter is finally under control!

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Pam September 15, 2017 - 7:55 pm

I mostly read paper books, but my daughter is a kindle fan. She loves to take hers traveling.

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Karissa September 15, 2017 - 9:01 pm

These are a lot of the same reasons why I love my Kindle too! Sadly right now it appears to be broken ?

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Karissa September 15, 2017 - 9:03 pm

These are a lot of the same reasons why I love my Kindle too! Sadly right now it appears to be broken ? ?

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Erin F September 16, 2017 - 11:23 am

My mom is a kindle user – she hates normal tablets. I think this is because she likes the simplicity of it (plus all of her books are right there!)

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Kita Bryant September 16, 2017 - 2:36 pm

I DO enjoy being able to read books on my phone or Kindle. However, there’s nothing quite like a physical book from time to time.

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Lisa September 16, 2017 - 9:14 pm

I’m like you, I love the way a real book feels in my hands. But there is something about a Kindle that just makes it all so easy.

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Jesica H September 16, 2017 - 11:23 pm

I have a kindle paperwhite and I do love it, I just wish I had a bit more time for reading. Lately, I’ve been so swamped I haven’t had time for anything!

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Victoria Heckstall September 16, 2017 - 11:30 pm

I really like to reads books. But kindle sounds so interesting and easy to use. Will definitely check this out.

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Nikka Shae September 17, 2017 - 12:39 am

You have a great point, the Kindel is very convenient then carrying around books while traveling.

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Amazon Kindle Support November 20, 2017 - 7:48 am

Kindle is obviously easy to carry and handy then a book. It’s best while travelling. If you need any assistance or technical support regarding kindle apps or products, feel free to call at this number (8775925156).

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