January 9th, 2012

My dogs: Tansy

Well and truly Kindled

It's been about nine months since I first got my Kindle and I thought it was time for a proper review of it and my experience in using it. To share what I love about it and what I don't really like all that much and/or things that irk me.

Firstly, let me say just quickly and easily I've got used to it and how (very surprisingly) it has become my may source of reading. I do still read 'real' books, but far fewer than I thought I would. I really thought (and feared) that the Kindle would end up being a wee bit of a novelty whereby I did read from it but it was the exception rather than the norm. Whereas in fact the opposite is true, which is more than a little bemusing for me.

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All in all I wouldn't give my Kindle up - despite the little irks. I love it! I love it far more than I ever thought I would and I am a convert to this kind of reading. The pros definitely outweigh the cons, most of which are minor.

I know there are ways I can deal with some of the 'issues' e.g. I can create a list of books in order, I can copy the blurb and I can send the documents to my Kindle, thus I will have them there so I can check the order and read the blurbs without having to log on, etc. But that still doesn't change the fact that these are, for me, negative points about the Kindle.

However, I can live with those for how good it is otherwise.

I am most definitely a Kindle convert.