I have a love/hate relationship with my Kindle. It saves me money, yet it can be dangerous to my budget. The book “sample” is a great free feature of the Kindle, but the not-so-free big, black “buy” button is going to do me in. I’m starting to get sucked into the digital world of buying content; it’s too easy to order a book under $10 instead of waiting to see if it’s available at the library. I also feel like it’s too confusing to download a book to my Kindle from the library.
In two months, I’ve already spent almost $20 on two books for myself that I would have otherwise waited to read. (I spent about $10 on another book a couple of months ago for a book club discussion because it wasn’t available at the library.) And, I’ve hit the buy button on a bunch of .99 cent books, too. In fact, I just read two samples and ordered a book from one of the samples. Only a buck, but still. It adds up.
It’s just too easy to order a book on an E-reader. Push the purchase button and Amazon wirelessly delivers the book at the speed of light with its silent Whispernet technology. You don’t hear a thing when you order or even receive your book, so it’s almost like you didn’t spend any money at all! Ha!
But, there’s nothing like reading a Kindle in bed. I can magnify that font size (have you noticed how tiny the fonts are now in print magazines/books/newspapers? Or is it just me…getting older…?) and I don’t have to constantly adjust myself so I can see the left-hand side of a book while I’m lying on my left side to read. It’s heaven. Love my Kindle, hate that “buy” button.