** Please note this post is NOT in any way sponsored or endorsed by Amazon or anyone else involved with the Kindle. I don't think they even know I exist! All opinions are completely my own and I'm just blogging about it because I want to!**
I got my Kindle for my birthday last year. I had been sceptical for a while and unsure as to whether I could give up my precious 'real' books in favour of digital ones. I could see the advantages but I just wasn't sure that it was for me. I've always been a bookworm, the first proper full book I ever read to myself was Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers, I read it, fairly fast (and I was quite young, maybe 7 ish?) and I didn't look back. I worked my way through all of that series, a lot of the Famous Five, Secret Seven type books and on and on I went. At one point I'd read most of the stuff in that section in my library.
As the Kindle grew in popularity I found myself thinking more and more about it and in the end decided that I DID want one, and that if nothing else I could have that as well as my shelves of books.
And now? I'm a convert, I still have books (though I am going to go through them soon and de-stash) and there are still certain books that I will buy. But I love the Kindle, and here's why:
1. I can have all my books in one place
2. Takes up very little room
4. Easy to turn the pages
5. Actually looks like paper (this still amazes me)
6. I can get lots of books for free, including the classics
7. I can think of a book and own it in about 2 minutes flat
8. I can pack it in my bag without having to make a choice about what I'll want to read
9. Reading is a lot more accessible
10. It remembers what page I am upto without me having to turn over the corner of a page
So, yeh. I love it. I've gotten my Mum converted too. I've got a new snazzy case that has a light built in that is powered by the Kindle. So clever, and more importantly. It's green. Apple green <3