Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, I've been on a family holiday to Menorca. Weather fabulous, a few initial hiccups with the accommodation, but all ok in the end.
It was my birthday just before we went away and I was lucky enough to be given a Kindle. I wasn't sure about having one, as I've always been a big reader and love the feel of a book in my hands and turning pages etc.
I normally go away with around five books weighing my case down and then swap books with my other half and start reading the ones that he finishes as I'd normally run out! This time I decided that I wasn't going to take a book at all, hoping that I'd get on ok with my new reading device as I'd be hunting down a book shop if I didn't.
OMG - I have a new best friend!
I LOVE MY KINDLE!
Probably helped by the fact that the first book I read on it, which was called Breaking Even by Kathleen Kole, was an absolute cracker, I didn't miss the feel of a book once. Once I got into this fantastic story, I didn't really notice that I wasn't reading a book.
No glare at all, so great to read outdoors. Light and easy to hold, and easy to turn the pages, I don't know how I managed without one. Easy to slip into my handbag to bring out at any time giving me the chance to carry on reading, and I managed to get through 9 books.
I did find the "talk to me" feature a bit wierd as it has an odd voice (which I was prepared for as I had been told that) but also that it didn't stop at sentence ends, just continued talking so I shan't be using that particular feature.
I didn't realise that you can also use it to go onto the internet, a feature that I would definitely use and a nice surprise and you can also transfer music files onto it too so can listen to music while you are reading. I'll be playing around with these features now I'm back. The model I had was the £111 version as I felt that this would be perfect for what I needed it for. And it SO was!
All in all, I would definitely recommend a Kindle to anyone who loves books. After I've raved about mine, my sister has already put one onto her birthday list and my 79 year old Aunty has already gone out and treated herself to one too.
Will crack on with all my reviews now and will be posting them very soon!
Catch you later