I bought a Kindle a few months ago, and I use it almost every day.  If you don’t have a Kindle, you should really think about buying one!  Here is why I love my Kindle and what I use it for most.

Why I love my Kindle and what I use it for

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Why I love my Kindle:

Cost

I bought the Kindle Fire (7″ display, wifi, 8GB) from Amazon for $49.99.  Bargain!  And for such an affordable price, you get a lot for your money.  It’s basically a small tablet: you access the e-reader, games, internet, Pinterest, or whatever you want through apps on the home screen.  It’s super versatile and cheap too!

Size

The Kindle I bought is 7 inches, and super light.  It’s really slim and not too heavy.  It’s comfortable to hold when reading or casually surfing the web, and I bought a case for it that has a stand to keep it upright on a flat surface if I want to.

Portability

Because of its size, I can easily take the Kindle with me on the go.  I always used to lug books around with me to read when standing in line or in a waiting room, but now I just take my Kindle.  It fits easily in my purse or diaper bag.  I also always take it with me when I travel.  It’s great in airports, on planes, or even in the car on long drives.  And because it has wifi capabilities, wherever there’s wifi, I’m connected (shout out to Logan airport for free wifi!!).

What I Use My Kindle For:

Reading

I bought it to use as an e-reader, and use it for this daily.  I read a lot (at least a book a week!) and usually in bed before going to sleep.  The Kindle app is awesome. Here are some features I love:

  • It syncs across all my devices (like my phone), so I’m always on the right page.  I do make sure to sync it before I leave the house, in case I’m going somewhere without wifi.
  • I can look up my reading history to see what books and authors I’ve read.  This has come in handy when I’m recommending or talking about books I’ve read and I can’t remember the title or author.  #englishteacherproblems
  • The in-book menu lets you read information about the book, skip to a certain page or chapter, and includes links to the Kindle store.
  • The in-book dictionary.  Just press and hold on a word, and the definition pops up!  This is so handy, and make me wish I had Kindles for all my struggling high school readers.
  • When you finish a book, Kindle includes links to other books in the series and recommends similar titles, so you always have something to read next!
Videos

Although I bought my Kindle to use primarily as an e-reader, I also use it a fair amount for streaming video through Netflix.  Sometimes I just need a break from endless episodes of Sofia and Jake, and yes, I plug in my headphones and watch Fixer Upper while my kids are watching cartoons.  Don’t judge!

Web

I also use my Kindle to browse the internet or use Pinterest.  It’s a lot easier to use my Kindle than my computer when I’m sitting in the living room with my kids.  I also use it in this way when I travel.

Are you convinced?  I hope you’ve found the reasons I love my Kindle and what I use it for helpful in making your decision!

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