I have to admit that I held out a long time before I even considered buying an e-Reader like the Kindle Paperwhite. I was steadfast in my love for paperback and hardback books. Like many avid readers, I’ve always been a sentimental fool when it comes to the sound of flipping pages and the subtle smell that both new and old books pleasantly emit as you peruse your way through their printed words.
But, as is prone to happen, I slowly relented to the convenience of having something small and lightweight when traveling. The older I get, the less stuff I want to carry around with me. And while I had long held on to the belief that a true literary lady always makes room for her printed companion everywhere she goes, a true traveler knows that space efficiency is your real best friend.
So, after careful consideration, I bought a Kindle Paperwhite and after two months of using it, I have to say that I’m completely in love with it. The freedom of not having to lug that bulky book around with me has been quite liberating during my daily life as well as when I’m traveling.
The truth is that I take my Kindle almost everywhere with me. It’s lightweight and compact and I love the fact that I no longer have to match my bag with the size of my book; I can carry a small bag on public transport, trains, planes, etc. On top of that, a Paperwhite holds over 1,000 books so you can choose between books according to your mood at the time, something that is great for when you might want a bit of literary variety at your fingertips.
And not only is it easy to carry with you, actually reading on the Kindle is quite enjoyable thanks to its no-glare screen and front-lit design that makes it comfortable on the eyes to read in the dark.
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