Monday, January 17, 2011

Kindle love

At A Glance image

Yep, that's right...after months of lusting, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Kindle.  I hemmed and hawed, agonized over the many choices (Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPad, which size, blah, blah, blah), should I wait for a Kindle color.  Finally, after playing with Meg's (DD#1) Kindle for a few weeks, I was hooked.  Still, I procrastinated.  I gingerly perused the Amazon website....placed it in my cart...finger hovering over the purchase button... tab.  I did this for days and then one day...I did it...I hit the "one click purchase" button and it was done.  Two days later, I was in reading Heaven.

I love the feeling of a book in my hands, and thought that would be the thing I'd miss most, but I gotta tell you, I ain't missing that one little bit.   I bought the "Official Kindle" cover shown below (got the snazzy apple green) and once you slip the Kindle in there, it opens up just like a book and you get that same feeling.
Kindle 3 covers

The weather was so nice over the weekend, I was able to take it outside, slip into a lounge chair and test out the nonglare does it work.  It was bright and sunny, and it felt just like I was reading ink on glare at all.

Now I just need to pace myself, or nothing will get laundry, no cooking, no work....I've had it for less than 4 days and am on my second book...easy does it old girl.


  1. I am still on the fence about jumping onto this grand new bandwangon! What about reading in the bath or on the beach....I just don't know! LOL I am glad you like yours and the apple green is just yelling out for some pink monogramming!

  2. Michelle, it would be perfect for the beach, but I'd be really careful in the tub...of course, I'm a klutz

    A pink monogram would be PERFECT!!!

  3. Good for you for treating yourself to a Kindle. I'm still old school with paper.

  4. okay, question: can you download a book anywhere? say, if I'm sittin' at the McDonald's in H/M? or just going down the road? or do you have to be somewhere with wireless?

  5. Sheila, if you get the 3G version (which is what I have) you can download virtually anywhere, anytime. It's unbelievably fast and simple.

  6. Glad you're happy with your purchase. My dd is wanting a Kindle for her school books.

  7. Sounds like you a made a good decision for yourself, Shannon. Yes it's hard to get anything done when into a good book, isn't it?