In high school, I used to be a voracious reader, going through books fairly frequently. However, once I went to college and after I moved to my own apartment my reading dropped. Lately, I’ve been wanting to get back to reading like I used to. Not only for the enjoyment but because I felt like I was missing something.
Now that I actually have furniture in my apartment I also have a comfy place to read. I almost bought a Kindle in October or November, but held off. Would I really use it enough to justify spending $350? Then in late January several of the people I follow on twitter kept mentioning the announcement/release of an updated Kindle. I bit the bullet then, and placed my preorder for a Kindle hoping I would automatically get upgraded to the new one if it was announced. Two days later it was publicly announced and I received an email confirming that I had been upgraded.
Fast forward to a week ago. My Kindle arrived! I was immediately impressed with the device. You can probably find unboxing photos on various gadget sites. The day before I purchased a few books and they synced to it shortly after I turned the device on.
Coming back to now, I’ve read three books on the Kindle; not counting the user’s guide or the thank you letter from Jeff Bezos. Bad Astronomy by Dr. Phil Plait, Ur by Stephen King, and A Briefer History of Time by Dr. Stephen Hawking and Dr. Leonard Mlodinow. If anyone loves to read, I would definately recommend getting one.