My Kindle Touch arrived just before Thanksgiving! I returned my old Kindle unopened and waited almost 2 months for the Touch to arrive, and finally, it showed up. I am in love! In fact, you could probably blame the new Kindle (at least a little bit) for my lack of posting lately. Reading has been taking up much more of my time than writing.
I ended up getting the “with advertisements” version, since the ads are very unobtrusive . They only show up when the device is powered off, never while you are reading. I was hesitant, but with a $40 difference, I knew I couldn’t resist the discount.
I was really hesitant to get a Kindle because e-books all seem to be about $10 each. In the past, I’d typically order some used books online for $3-$10 (including shipping). Paying $10 every time seemed like a lot. But so far, I’m really impressed with the selection and availability of e-books at my library. Yay!
Aside from the library, I’m not impressed with the public domain free book selection in general, but there are a handful I’d like to read. We also have a trial of Amazon Prime right now, so I have been able to get 1 free book a month from their lending library. The lending library service alone isn’t worth getting Amazon Prime for, but if it is something you already have or would use for the other features, then it is a nice perk.
I’m super excited to take it home over Christmas and to have as many books as I want in my purse! Is a Kindle Touch on your wish list this year? Or are you staying old-school with paperbacks?