Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kindle Review

So I have had my kindle for over a week now. How do I feel? More like...how did I ever live without one!?! I feel like such a traitor to my lovely paperbacks, but it is just so hard not to fall in love with this device. I am no longer squirming around trying to find comfort AND balance my book without losing my page! So before I go on and on here is a list of some of the features you can expect from your Kindle Keyboard 3G :) : (The following list is straight from Amazon.com)

Most Advanced E Ink Display
Kindle's high-contrast E Ink display delivers clear, crisp text and images that you can read without eye strain. For extended periods of reading, E Ink displays deliver the best reading experience.

Read in Bright Sunlight
Kindle's E Ink screen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.

Lighter Than a Paperback
At only 8.5 ounces and 1/3 of an inch thin, Kindle Keyboard is lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine.

Holds 3,500 Books
Carry up to 3,500 books--keep your library with you wherever you go.

Two Month Battery Life
A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time.

Free 3G Wireless
No annual contracts, no monthly fees. Download books anytime, anywhere. Learn more.

Global 3G Coverage
Travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories. Check wireless coverage.

Built-In Wi-Fi
Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Includes free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.

Quiet Page Turn Buttons
Quiet page turning means you won't disturb your partner when you want to read all night.

Share Meaningful Passages
Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.

Simple to Use
Kindle Keyboard is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required.

PDF Reader
Now with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs. Easily carry all of your documents on the go.


Let's face it, books get expensive. I have a collection of over 600 books (both paperback and hardcover) and I don't even want to think about the collected cost of them all. What I love about owning the Kindle, is the HUGE selection of free e-books! I have started a library of about 102 books on my kindle ... all of them free. Where can you find these you may ask? Well there are several websites, and many are found right on amazon! Not only does Amazon provide a large selection of free content, but they also list many other places to find choice reading material. A places include:

1. www.Amazon.com in their Limited-time Promotional Offers or Kindle Popular Classics directory.

2. archive.org - Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated to offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. Provides over 2.5 million free ebooks to read, download, and enjoy.

3. openlibrary.org - Open Library's goal is to provide a page on the web for every book ever published.

4. gutenberg.org - Project Gutenberg, one of the original sources of free ebooks, is dedicated to the creation and distribution of eBooks.

5. manybooks.net - ManyBooks.net provides free ebooks as a service to the Internet community at large.


I also love how quickly the Kindle works, whether you are using it to search for an download books or reading a book, the load times are minimal and almost non-existent if just reading a novel. Internet speed may seem a tad slow, but I feel it moves just as quickly as the internet on my smartphone so it is just another wonderful perk of this amazing device.

As you can see I am a truly happy gal. I adore my kindle and I am so pleased with how well it functions. If you are considering purchasing one yourself, please do not hesitate! They are wonderful!

Thank you www.Bzzagent.com for another wonderful opportunity! This is Bzzagent Mary signing out until the next campaign :)

If you are interested in purchasing a kindle yourself and would like more information please visit: www.amazon.com and click the kindle department.

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