Hi guys! I must say I totally love my Kindle! I got a book cover for it today (I was stupid and didn’t order a cover at the same time as the Kindle because when we order for more than a certain amount we have to pay taxes on top of it all) and now it’s all cute and red. Hehe..
My first Kindle actually didn’t work right and after a few freezes it just died on me (just the screen – I could get all my stuff from it onto the computer via the usb cable which was great), but Amazon handled the return absolutely hassle free and so I have no problem recommending it. There are lots of free books available and I love that I can have files altered to kindle files for free (if I get them delivered by e-mail rather than whispernet) if I don’t want to read them as PDF or .doc. I can also do this if I buy Norwegian e-books and want to read them on the Kindle. The integrated dictionary is a great tool for me when reading old English books as there are many terms I’m not familiar with (or I know the word, but it has a different meaning). I’ve also used the bookmark and notes-functions a whole lot when reading for school
One of you mentioned the Barnes & Noble one and I checked it out and it looked pretty similar – a bit thicker and heavier and I’m guessing the touch screen is what causes it to have a bit shorter battery life. That probably wouldn’t matter much most of the time, though, unless you travel a lot. It looks pretty, but I’m not really fond of touch screens so I might have preferred the Kindle anyway… Since I’m not in the US I don’t have the option anyways.
Since I travel a lot and have a tiny apartment I think I’ll just love it more and more… My 85 year old grandpa said he’d like one for Christmas next year since reading regular books are hard for him since his sight isn’t so good any more.
Oh and P – if you’re reading this.. We need a Mama Pajama tells a story Kindle edition. 😉