More Devices, Kindle Paperwhite

My Christmas was awesome! I hope everyone else’s was as well. This will be my last post of 2014, so Happy New Year too!

I got a Kindle Paperwhite. I was completely floored. I had been throwing the idea around, but I had no intention of anyone hearing it and thinking to buy it for Christmas. After reading an entire book on the device, I came up with a pretty rudimentary pro/con schematic.

Kindle Paperwhite 6 inch with built in light. Image and device belong to Dilane Mitchell.

The home screen of my Kindle Paperwhite.

On the pro side, the Paperwhite is very very light. I noticed while reading how much lighter it is than my iPad Mini. The backlight is genius and the link to the Amazon Store makes impulse buying a breeze. At the bottom of the Home screen Amazon shows you books you might want to buy based on your Goodreads shelf or your reading patterns.

It’s also extremely user friendly. The entire set up took about 7 minutes and was complicated because the Kindle tried to register to my mom’s account because she purchased it. It was easily fixed and then I was on my way.

On the con side, the screen is black and white. Maybe I should have realized that, but I didn’t. I was a little freaked out when I couldn’t see the covers of my books in color. The Goodreads integration needs work. There’s very limited visibility. I always start trying to do something and then have to switch to another device. That’s a little frustrating.

Kindle Paperwhite 6 inch with built in light. Image and device belong to Dilane Mitchell.

I sat and read on my Kindle all day for the last two days. I will admit I am quite pleased. I was hesitant to jump the reader bandwagon.

It’s a device that’s built for reading and on that front, it’s fantastic. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more about it.

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