Do I need a Kindle?

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...

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Sheesh..I know I don’t NEED a Kindle, but I sure do want one.  I’m an avid reader, have been my entire life.  But now I’m trying to declutter my life…trying to get rid of things I don’t use or enjoy…trying to really think things through before I make a purchase.  I guess that’s kind of what I’m doing here…trying to make sure this is something I would truly use.

I have several friends who have Kindles (or other e-readers).  They all talk about how much they love them.  Would I love one?  I pretty much think I would, but do I need one?  I don’t need it, I know I don’t, but I believe I would get a lot of use and enjoyment out of one. I’ve been researching them, seems like there are quite a few options now that weren’t available just a couple of years ago.  So not only do I need to decide whether or not to buy a Kindle, but which one…decisions, decisions…

I have to admit, the thought of buying one for myself for Christmas (don’t tell me I’m the only person who buys Christmas presents for herself?  Come on, at least you know you’re getting something you want that way) has been in my mind frequently of late.

What do you think?  Do you have a Kindle or other e-reader?  Do you get a lot of use out of it?  Are you happy you got one or is it sitting there collecting dust?

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10 Responses

  1. I love my Kindle, but I have to admit that it has been collecting dust lately (being unemployed doesn’t led to paying books)! I do wish I would have spent the extra money and purchased the cover with the built in light because not having a good light for it is a discouragement for me. I did learn that for books that I’m using to study with (like my college textbooks) I very much prefer to have the physical book!

    • I appreciate your input…so maybe, if I decide to buy one, I should spring for the cover with the built in light? And there is something particularly appealing about actually holding a book in your hands…

  2. I don’t really have the desire for one yet. I was probably the last person to give up a camera that used film, too…

  3. Both my coauthor and I have Kindle for the computer because it’s FREE. No, we can’t carry our around an entire library in our purse, but with limited money and shelf space, it is a good middle ground between books and a separate ereader.

    Kindle for your computer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311

    Hope this helps!
    -Elia

  4. One day I want one, the next day I don’t. Can’t make up my mind on these things. But I resisted a smartphone for a very long time, and now I am completely in love. I will wholeheartedly recommend, though, buying Christmas presents for yourself. It makes Christmas shopping so enjoyable!

    • I was the same way with a smartphone and now I don’t know why I waited so long…I use mine all the time…actually did some blogging on my morning commute…how convenient is that? I agree about buying Christmas presents for yourself. I don’t splurge too often so it seems kind of special when I do at Christmas.

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