Like to read? The other day one of my friends was telling me about a new reading gadget he got from Amazon.com, called a "Kindle". This little hand held wireless device allows him to store and read multiple books at a time. For a guy that travels a lot, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread!
Here's how it works. He buys electronic books (eBooks) from Amazon and downloads them to the Kindle. Amazon keeps a record of all of his purchases so if the Kindle ever crashes, he can just redownload them for free. Then he reads them on the Kindle. And since the Kindle is portable, he can take anywhere!
Imagine storing all of your books on one little handheld device! This saves room on storage (especially in your suitcase while traveling). It also means that you no longer have to worry about book bindings falling apart or the pages ripping out. In addition to eBooks, you can also read newspapers with the Kindle.
The Kindle even lets you 'dog ear" pages! You can also add notes in the margins. Another cool feature of reading books this way is that if you come across a word you don't know. you can click it to get the definition of it immediately ( no more having to get up and find a dictionary). So you can actually increase your vocabulary by reading this way!
More and more publishers are making electronic versions of their books so the list of available titles is increasing all the time. Amazon also lets you preview the first few pages before you buy so that you can determine if the book really interests you before you spend money. For folks who have trouble getting out to the book store, this can be the perfect solution for their reading interests.
The Kindle is the perfect companion for the avid reader - especially one who travels a lot or is homebound. Check it out!