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A Kindle Convert

Madeleine Ouellette

Posted on September 7, 2020 16:38

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I often said I would never buy a Kindle, but I’ve been converted!

I’ve said it for years; I love the feel and weight of a real book in my hands. I love the smell of the pages and the feeling of turning each one, making your way slowly towards the final page. I understood the convenience of the Kindle (or any e-reader), but I was staunch in my convictions.

I’ve always been a big reader, but during quarantine I’ve really ramped it up. As soon as the library opened back up, I instantly started putting books on hold and then devouring each new one that I picked up. I mentioned to my parents a couple months ago that I was just plowing through books and I think they took this as a sign.

The weekend after my birthday in late July, I visited my parents. We ate delicious food, risotto and scallops with coconut cake for dessert, and talked over glasses of wine. I opened my presents from them: a set of nice, heavy-duty cooking utensils, a tin of caramel-covered cashews, and finally, a Kindle! They said that they knew I was never into the idea, but now that I was reading so much and taking advantage of the pool at my apartment complex, they thought a lightweight, water-resistant method of reading would be useful.

I have to admit, they were right! Currently, I’m reading both real books and books on the Kindle and it’s been wonderful. You can actually take out library books from your local library on the Kindle, as well as buying them from the Kindle store. The device is lightweight and almost completely without glare.

I can read by the pool with no issues and am not worried about water droplets, and I can read in bed at night when my boyfriend has gone to sleep, without having a light on!

The other night, my building lost power in the middle of the night and I was wide-awake and sweating from the sudden loss of air conditioning. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep, but I also didn’t want to waste battery on my phone by watching Netflix. I was able to read a book without any lights and the battery lasts for days, so I didn’t have to worry!

Overall, I would highly recommend a Kindle if you’re a big reader and want to reduce your trips to the library or bookstore. 

Madeleine Ouellette

Posted on September 7, 2020 16:38

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