Lillith Black

Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

I love my Kindle

Ok, I know, I shouldn’t be professing love to an inanimate object, but I do love that darn thing!

My Kindle is the first generation, nothing fancy (ok, it has the 3G, hallelujah!), but I love it just the way it is. I received it for Christmas few years ago and it’s the best “toy” I own.

Initially, I wanted a Kindle to slow the growth of book piles in my house because I love books (another inanimate object I’m in love with). I thought buying a book in digital would a) help me de-clutter my house, b) save some trees. And as much as I love the smell of new books, my small house could only hold so much. So my lovely husband gave me the Kindle.

That very night I hooked it up to my Amazon account and the rest was history. First of all I was ecstatic that one of the free books on it were Sherlock Holmes stories (my favorite character of all times!). Second of all I loved that the Kindle was so light and small, I could fit it anywhere and read it any time I wanted. And the battery held the charge for weeks! Those were the obvious benefits.

The more I used it, the more benefits or shall I say Reasons To Love I discovered.

Here are my top ones:

  1. Kindle is for reading only. There is no temptation or capability to freely browse the web and get distracted. It is electronic, but it’s just a book.
  2. I can get a new book any time I want. Once I was home sick and ended up reading 4 of the 10 books from “Mary O’Reilly” series by Terri Reid. As soon as I finished one, I got the next one, it was AWESOME!
  3. I got to discover indie writers that I wouldn’t have read otherwise. I think this is the part I love the most about Kindle and Amazon, the chance for the writers put their books out there in the world. I found and read many great indie books and got introduced to some talented people.
  4. Since I got my Kindle, I have read more books than ever before.
  5. When I read my Kindle, no one has to know what book I am on – there is no “book cover”.
  6. My reading progress is synchronized between all of my devices and I can continue to read the book on anything I choose if I happened to forget my Kindle at home

What are your favorite things about e-readers?

What indie writers have you discovered recently?


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About Lillith Black

Computer geek by day, paranormal and urban fantasy writer by night, Lillith Black hails from Southern California where the weather is great and the ocean is just 30 min away.

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8 Replies

  1. Oh my gosh! We ARE kindred spirits. I love my kindle for all of those reasons. I have the old one with the keyboard and have no desire to upgrade unless it dies (heaven forbid). I invested in a pretty leather cover with a reading light built in. That thing goes EVERYWHERE with me.

    1. We have an exactly same Kindle! Mine has leather cover as well and I don’t want to upgrade since I love mine just the way it is. I read you book on it, it was great! 😉

      1. What color is your cover? Mine’s apple green. Another thing I love is being able to underline passages and easily go back and find them in my clippings. 🙂

        1. Mine is black ( my favorite color) Believe it or not, I never got around to learning how to manage underlining :O

  2. I’m thinking I want to get a kindle!

    1. I love it, it’s like carrying a book store in your pocket, a dream come true! If you do get one, I would recommend to get the simplest, paper-white one. The ones that are like a tablet (Fire) that have a shiny screen defeat the whole purpose, they are hard to read on and offer too much distraction.

      1. Hey, thanks so much for the tip.