Thinking of getting an e-reader? Then you’ve come to the right place! My name is Cameron and I am addicted to reading books. Please send help (or more books).
But seriously, I love reading. Specifically teen/young adult books. I’ve also love everything ever published by J.R. Ward and I can’t forget the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin. Generally speaking, I can get through a whole series in less than a week and I just don’t have the storage space for that many books in my house. Just this week along I’ve finished six (yes, you read that right) books. My fiancé knows when I find a good series to read and is constantly asking when he gets home, “So how many did you get through today?”.
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This is just one of the reasons I’ve always owned an e-reader. I was, at first, very opposed to the idea. For all of the book purists out there, I feel you. There is nothing like opening a new book for the fist time, feeling the pages between you fingers, and most importantly, that new-book smell. But I got tired of carrying around multiple books around and having them get banged up in my backpack. And if you’re reading a series, it is the most amazing thing to be able to buy the next book from your device, without having to go to the bookstore. Which, side note, are dangerous places for me. I can’t just walk into a bookstore and not buy anything. I promise, I will walk in there and buy a hundred dollars worth of books because I have absolutely no self control.
I decided to get my first e-reader back in high school after my mesh backpack ruined yet another paperback, but I didn’t want just any e-reader. I wanted it to be as close as it could be to a regular book, while being sturdy enough to handle being in my backpack. I decided on a first-generation Nook (by Barnes & Noble), and when that gave out my senior year of college I upgraded to a Nook Simple Touch. Now, I loved this thing, I really did. But I noticed shortly after purchasing each of my Nook devices, a newer version immediately came out and accessories for my version were harder to find. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy a Nook again after my Simple Touch died. Shortly before Thanksgiving, my Simple Touch was starting to glitch (pages skipping, freezing, shutting down, etc.) so I started looking for a replacement.
Which brings me to my Christmas present! This past Cyber Monday, I purchased a brand-new Kindle Voyage e-reader for $30 off list price ($199.99 regularly). I decided to treat myself after having just received my degree in the mail and decided to get the Voyage rather than the regular Paperwhite. I absolutely love this thing! It is much nicer than my old e-reader, doesn’t have a glare, is super responsive, and the list goes on. If you want to check them out for yourself, you can do so by clicking the images below.
Keep in mind, there are very few differences between the regular Paperwhite and the Voyage, so unless you are an avid reader like myself, the Paperwhite should be more than fine. Around this time, I also saw a promotion Amazon was doing on their new Kindle Unlimited subscription. After reading up on it, I decided to do a free 30-day trial, and ended up loving it. Many cookbooks and magazines are also included with the subscription, and after using mine for several months, I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth out of it. If you want to look into it yourself, I’ve included the link below.
Thanks for reading! I know this seems like a huge Amazon post, but I absolutely love my Kindle and would recommend it to anyone that is interested. There will be plenty more of book related posts in the future, from book recommendations to authors I love. Make sure to subscribe to get updated about new posts!
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