I have about 150 books on my Kindle, and it is nowhere near its capacity. E-ink screens are incredibly easy on the eyes, so it feels like I am reading a real book, except with a back light so you can read it everywhere. The battery lasts forever – through several books. And books are cheaper! I stalk Amazon’s Kindle Deals of the Day on a daily basis, and I have gotten some tasty bargains. Now that I’m reviewing books for this blog, I have been sent fifteen free ebooks this month alone from publishers. Free books that don’t come from the library or your white trash neighbor’s yard sale! Last but not least, you can buy books at any time! You don’t have to go to the book store or library again. You don’t have to even spend two long, grueling days waiting on Amazon Prime. To quote Kanye West, “Jesus wept.”
I miss books sometimes, though, I do. I miss the smell of a new book. (Yankee Candle needs to make a New Book scent, am I right?) I love the crispness and freshness of a book no one has read before me. (I know it sounds like I have some sort of weird book perversion. I do.) I also miss just simply browsing the book store. I have absolutely no need to do so anymore; I get book news from blogs I read and Goodreads, and I’m never going to purchase an actual book again, so it’s pointless.
I’ve used the nook 1st gen, nook Simple Touch 1st gen, Kindle Paperwhite 1st gen. I’m currently using the Kindle Paperwhite (pictured), which is hands down the best device I've tried.
I <3 technology.
**By donating it (my book collection) to charity, I really mean that I left it in boxes in my ex-husband’s basement.