Saturday, January 29, 2011

I finally bought myself a Kindle!

Slim and lightweight - only 8.5 ounces

After much consideration, I finally decided on the Kindle. In the past few weeks I have read so many reviews on Ereaders and for a while now, I couldn’t decide between the Nook, Kindle, and the Ipad. Of course, I would prefer the Ipad but it’s a little out of my price range. The only reason I even considered it at all is because QVC is offering it for 5 payments of $150. Still, since I haven’t even finished paying off Christmas, AND I just bought a new vehicle, its probably not the best time to add another monthly expense.

It was so hard to decide between the Nook and the Kindle,  I really like that the Nook allows you to lend your eBooks to fellow Nook users. But what finally made me choose the Kindle was that in most of the reviews I read, the Kindle was determined to be the best value and to be honest, I do most of my shopping on Amazon.

I’m so excited to finally have an ereader. I just received it today and I’m already shopping for eBooks! I still love having a shelf full of hardbacks and paperbacks, but I think this is going to be such a convenient and quick way to read. I’ve been wanting a Kindle or similar for such a long time now, and I’m beyond thrilled to have finally gotten one! YAY!!

10 comments:

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

In case you didn't know, Amazon has a lending feature now (just came out) that they have on some ebooks, depends on the publisher I think.

oh yeah, and I LOVE my Kindle! :) And congrats on getting yours!

Lady Reader said...

YAY for eReaders! :) Congrats on your Kindle! I hope you love it foreva and eva and eva. <3
I said I was gonna do research but didn't. I shop at Amazon and B&N equally. Although it seems the Kindle has more ebooks available?? I don't know, maybe I just think that. I have a Nookcolor.

Enjoy it!

Annette said...

Congrats! I love my Kindle! Have fun!

The Happy Booker said...

Thanks for letting me know about the lending feature! I didn't know that but I immediately looked it up and you're right! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The Nook Color looked really great, but a little more pricey than I was willing to go. I bet you love it though!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Great! I hope you enjoy it. I love mine :)

Shannon@BooksDevoured said...

I hope that you love it! I love mine. I get a lot of information about free books from http://www.pixelofink.com/ and from http://www.kindleobsessed.com/
I got a free preorder of James Pattersons new book Tick Tock because one of them posted about it. A lot of publishers have their books up for a free preorder for a short time so that it moves up on the bestsellers list. Those sites will let you know about them!

The Happy Booker said...

Shannon, thanks so much for letting me know, thats some great info!! And everyone, thanks for stopping by to comment. I already downloaded a couple books onto the kindle and am sure its going to be put to good use!

Kristin said...

Congrats! I bought mine kicking and screaming, and now I love it!

Have a great day!
Kristin
MyBookishWays

jackie b central texas said...

Here a couple of places that round up Kindle freebies...

http://blog.booksontheknob.org/p/kindle-free-reads-list.html

http://ereadernewstoday.com/free-kindle-books/

Also there is a kindle lending group or two on Goodreads.com if you are interested...

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/40792.Kindle_Lending

Congratulations and happy reading on your new Kindle...

BooksforCompany said...

l love mine, l am so glad l got it!
l do still love PB books though

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