I need your help: Kindles!

I’m probably going to delete this later, but I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle e-reader for quite some time now. I used to have a tablet that I read all my ebooks on but now that I don’t have it anymore, I was thinking about investing in an e-reader since that was basically all I ever used to tablet for anyways.

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Currently I’m reading all my ebooks on my laptop, which can become a hassle at night because I love to lay down on my bed and read, and holding a laptop above my face is… well… very dangerous. I haven’t dropped my laptop on my face yet, but I don’t want to find out how it feels when a brick of metal hits my nose. Yeah… no thank you.

I only know one person who owns a Kindle (I don’t know too many people in my town who love to read in general) and she said I should invest in an e-reader. However, I wanted more people’s thoughts and opinions before I put down $100 or so for a Kindle.

That being said, I have a question for you:

If you own a Kindle, which model do you own and
do you think it’s worth it? Why or why not?

If you own a different e-reader, which one do
you own and what are your thoughts about it?

Please let me know about your thoughts in the comments because I could really use your help!


Until next time….


13 thoughts on “I need your help: Kindles!

  1. confessionsofayareader 07/16/2019 / 11:54 am

    I’ve had a kindle paperwhite for a few years now. It was the right choice for me because I only use it for reading and there is no glare at all. So I can read outside without any problems. I don’t regret it at all. If it dies, I’ll end up buying another one.

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  2. Liz 07/16/2019 / 12:07 pm

    I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I’ve had for years, and I love it. It’s lightweight, you can change the brightness and the font size, and I’ve got tons of books on it. It (meaning the text) also doesn’t switch orientation if you roll onto your side with it, like a phone might.

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  3. A.M. Molvik 07/16/2019 / 12:14 pm

    I have a Kindle Paperwhite and I have had it for several years, although this is actually my second. I love having it because I can adjust the brightness and the font size and font itself, it is light weight which is really helpful when I am reading something big like the Count of Monte Cristo. It is easy to take with you when you travel. I have found it to be great.

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  4. Alex @ WhimsyPages 07/16/2019 / 12:31 pm

    I have a Kindle Paperwhite and, honestly, it was the best money investment I’ve ever made. If you request a lot of books from NetGalley, I’d say Kindle (or an e-reader) is a must. I used to read on my phone before I got Kindle and it was very tiring for my eyes.

    I got it in April 2017 and 99% of the books on my Kindle are from NetGalley πŸ˜€ I think I have a total of 136 atm.

    Paperwhite is great, as the screen doesn’t look yellow and it doesn’t even look like a screen, lol, more like the page of a book. You can read during the day with the bright light, there are no flares or glare whatsoever, or you can read at night and use the screen illumination feature.
    I just love it! Highly recommend πŸ™‚

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    • Alex @ WhimsyPages 07/16/2019 / 12:33 pm

      Oh, and it fits perfectly in my purse, and I carry it with me ALL THE TIME πŸ˜€ Even though I usually don’t have time to read during the day.

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  5. nverjudgeabook 07/16/2019 / 12:37 pm

    I have the new Paperwhite and I love it. Its light, contains loads of books, isn’t too big for your bag. The lighting is just great especially in bright sunshine. It lasts a long time. It’s waterproof, the battery lasts. I love my Kindle but I love my phyisical books. I hope this helps.

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  6. Jordann @thebookbloglife 07/16/2019 / 1:09 pm

    I got the new Paperwhite for my birthday and I LOVE it. I may actually prefer reading on my Kindle than actual books at the moment. It is an investment but one that is definitely worth while! xo

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  7. MysticTalesTintin 07/16/2019 / 1:27 pm

    I own a Kindle Paperwhite and I have been using it over a year. It does take a little adjusting because there is nothing that can take the place of physical books. But, investing in e-reader is the way to go in today’s time. It’s really fun and easy to read via Kindle, once you get used to it.
    I have also written a blog about it. I have no idea why I’m mentioning it here, but if you need to make a decision, do give it a read.

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  8. Lorilin 07/16/2019 / 9:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, reading on your laptop?! Man that has to be killing your eyes! I say paper white all the way. It really makes a difference.

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  9. Aunt Bre ESQ Reads 07/17/2019 / 10:28 pm

    I just got a Kindle Paperwhite for the first time and I’m not regretting the investment so far. I’ve never really had a desire for a Tablet so getting an e-reader wasn’t a question for me as I only wanted it to read e-arcs. It’s easier to hold in bed than a book and I love that I can still have the Kindle app on my phone in case I get stuck somewhere without a book. It’s synced so I’m always on the right page.

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  10. Gerry@TheBookNookUK 07/18/2019 / 2:18 pm

    I have a Kindle (but can’t remember the kind!) which I purchased two years ago. I am pretty much a book ‘purist’ but I actually adore my Kindle. It will be significantly better for your eyes than reading on a laptop and it’s so much more portable than books so now I tend to read books when I’m home and e-books when I’m out and about (a lifesaver when on holiday or commuting)!

    Although the initial cost of the Kindle is not cheap there are a ton of cheap books that I’ve managed to buy so it may very well offset the cost over time. Look at it as an investment rather than an expense and you definitely won’t regret it!

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