Saturday, March 19, 2011

Why Buy a Handheld Ebook Reader? See my List of Books!

various e-book readers. From right to left iPa...Image via WikipediaI LOVE MY KINDLE
I love my Kindle handheld ebook reader.  The books are very inexpensive and I don't have to store real books on a shelf!  The large print has saved my reading life...that alone makes the device worth it's weight in gold!
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Well here is the list that is on my reader today and how I rate them:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  1. The Girl Who Played with Fire (reading now)
  2. The Girl with Dragon Tattoo  ****
  3. Romeo, Romeo (terrible book but free) 
  4. Tinkers ***
  5. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel ****
  6. Eat, Pray Love *
  7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Club ***
  8. Sarah's Keys (NYT Best Seller) ***
What did I pay for these books?  Well I paid around $8...sometimes a lot less.  The next book I read will be Cutting for Stone.  This book was recommended by a friend.  It is marketed on the Amazon website for $7.99.  When I order the book, it will be delivered within seconds of my order via my wireless connection (at home, in airports, Starbucks, etc.).

Senior citizens quit reading because they cannot see the print or because large print books are very heavy and cumbersome. If they are housebound for any reason, they can simply go to their Kindle wireless and order books from their living room.   Handheld ebook readers can be the answer to a prayer for them.  In a comparison of ebook readers on the wikipedia website someone has compiled graphs with all the information about the features of each model.  When you get ready to purchase one, satisfy yourself that you have picked the right one.  Many have features that I just do not want or need...Internet connection or a touch screen just is not something I would ever use.    I suppose that is why the Kindle has turned out to be the perfect choice for me.

Have a wonderful day!


PS...dancing tonight and barbecue tomorrow...this retiree is having a good time!
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  1. you know that I'm a wet blanket on this one already...........I have one, and I use it about four times a year. I'm just unwilling to pay eight dollars a book when I can go to the library and get the same book for free. I think it's great for those people who buy books now, but for those folks who primarily use the library, it's ane xpensive alternative.

  2. Sorry B, I meant to add that you will probably LOVE Cutting For Stone. If you do, please read the biography of the guy who wrote it, before he became an author, he was a doctor and spent alot of time in rural Tennesse dealing with, of all things the first wave of aids patients.

    I've I had any disposable income, I'd probably get an IPad, lol

  3. Barb

    I hear you on the library is the size of the print that I am concerned about personally. Here in Tucson you can actually rent books to use on your ereader and that makes a lot of sense to me.

    For the aging user with compromised vision, a device that allows reading is a miracle. I have a friend that used a reader provided by the blind cost her over $6000 dollars and took up the whole top of her desk. If a person that is not wealthy can afford to get the same results from a small device at $139 (or less second hand) then I think they should do it. Those of us that have the devices and do not use them or have upgraded should make sure that the old one is put in the hands of someone that needs it.

    My Kindle was given to me by my son when he purchased the ibook last summer.

    b (barbara)


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