Saturday, 29 October 2011

My Amazon Kindle

I love to read. I've always read 'grown up' books, infact I don't even remember reading childrens books at all apart from a select few including Harry Potter; which I still love even as a twenty-something.

*Harry Potter Memory*
Joining the queue at midnight at Asda in Brighton waiting for the last Harry Potter book to be released. I didn't sleep until I had read the whole thing, it took me around 36 hours from what I remember.

For me theres nothing better than curling up with a blanket, a massive cup of tea and a good murder mystery/crime book. My favourite authors of all time are Val Mcdermid (the genius behind The Wire In The Blood), James Patterson, Dan Brown, Sue Grafton, Ben Elton, Peter James and I'm sure as my library grows I'll find more great authors that will captivate my ever expanding imagination.

I wasn't really fully aware of the e-book until the beginning of this year and was rather sceptical about the whole thing. I am admittedly a creature of habit and hate anything new, or anything that changes my routine, but I knew I had to embrace the e-book immediatly! It is sad to loose the feeling of having a well loved book, with pages falling out, and that fantastic musty book smell, but I cannot recommend the Kindle Highly enough and it's one of the best e-readers out there as far as I know.

What great features does the Kindle have? An advanced e-ink display screen, that delivers words and images clearly without the 'pixely' appearance and you can read outside without the awful glare - I took mine on holiday and it perfomed fantastically outside in the bright sunshine. The Kindle can hold roughly up to 3,500 books with around 750,000 books available to download from Amazon including bestsellers and new releases. UK and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs, plus lots of these books are also FREE! (and they put the paid-for books on sale regulary!) The battery life lasts up to two months, as long as you're aren't logged into the wifi or 3g and you can download and read books anywhere from this thin, lightweight, portable gadget, and lets face it - I need all the space in my handbag that I can get!
I've made mine a little more 'me'


  1. I love my kindle! However, I find I still have to go to bookshops to find out what I want to buy, because the store is just toooo big! x

  2. Haha yes me too! I see a book that i like the look of in a shop, then i look for it on the amazon store, they're usually a fair bit cheaper on the kindle as well! :-) xx


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