People have asked me how and on what I read. Very occasionally, I will still read a paper book. Everything else I read is on Kindle Paperwhite. It’s sturdier than the introductory Kindle,(I’ve broken two of the cheaper Kindles)but more expensive, too. Still, the lack of eyestrain makes up for the price.
The biggest draw of the Paperwhite compared to other Kindles is the lack of glare. It’s lit with a light as opposed to a screen, and it makes a huge difference in how long and how comfortably you can read.
The biggest objection I hear from people when I suggest they start using a Kindle is “I just don’t like it. I like the feel of paper in my hands.”
I would suggest that you simply aren’t used to it. Make the investment, and practice with it. There is a bit of a learning curve, but you will catch on if you’re at all technically inclined.
The second hugest advantage of using a Kindle is that you no longer have to find a place to keep your books. You don’t really appreciate this until you have had the Kindle for some time and suddenly notice there aren’t as many stacks of books to dust anymore.
The third advantage is the ability to instantly download books. I’m so used to this now I hardly have the patience to order a paper book and wait a few days for it to be sent to me.
The only disadvantage I can think of is that you can’t watch video on a Paperwhite or search the Internet. But by this time, we all have other devices to do that.
The Kindle Paperwhite is just for reading.
I get the model with special offers shown on the screen when the Kindle is turned off. Occasionally, I will see a book I’m interested in, and all I have to do to read more about it is click a link. It also brings the price of the Kindle Paperwhite down.
At $120, the Kindle Paperwhite is an investment. But once you get used to it, you’ll be very happy that you made it.
At this time, there’s a discount in effect to purchase the Paperwhite for just under $100, with free shipping.
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