Is the Kindle Worth it?

Is the Kindle Worth it?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! Today, I want to talk about the Kindle and if it is actually worth it or not. I have a whole list of pros and cons; so, let's get into it!

For the longest time I had been against E-reading. I am a big proponent of holding a physical book in my hands, flipping the page, placing a bookmark when I'm done, etc. And you don't get that satisfaction when reading on a device. A lot of people on my fyp always talk about their kindles, and eventually I got to thinking about it constantly. I realized that I wanted to give E-reading a chance again.

But like with anything there are pros and cons; those are my cons. I also have always wanted to have books to fill multiple bookcases so when I have my own house, I can have a room filled with just books. My own personal library. I can't do that if I read primarily on a device.

Also, I love going to the bookstore. I love the experience. I grab something from Starbucks and just browse. It's a whole thing, and I love it.

Although, there are more pros than I thought there would be. For instance, I like to read at night on the couch as a way to unwind and relax. With a Kindle I don't need a lamp on, I can have the ambiance of my candles and that's it! It's also easier to hold. I have a case on my Kindle with a Popsocket on the back which makes things even easier.

Also, at the moment, I live in an apartment, so I can't have a room full of books yet. I have very limited space. But my Kindle allows me to read as much as I want without having to worry about my space issue. Now, when I get a house things will be different. I want floor to ceiling bookshelves covering an entire wall! It's a must, a non-negotiable. I digress though.

The last pro and one of the more important ones, is that the books on the Kindle store are less expensive. I've had my Kindle since August 2022, and I think the most expensive book I've bought was $14.99. There is also the option of buying Kindle Unlimited. for about $3.99 a month. And technically, the books a part of the Unlimited program are free. or you can look at it like being able to read as many books as possible (that are a part of the program) for only the small monthly fee. Which means if you read 14 Kindle Unlimited books you really only paid $3.99. Which is great. Especially, if the average price of a book is $14. Plus, I feel like there are always sales going on that bring the prices down to $5. It is more cost efficient. And if you download a book, you have about 24 hours to "return it" and get a refund.

Overall, I would say that it is worth looking into especially if you read a lot. I mostly bought it because of my limited space and to hopefully cut my spending. I still buy physical copies because I just love going to the bookstore, but I also love my Kindle. A lot more than I thought I would. I even bought my boyfriend a Kindle; he dabbles in reading, and he really likes it.

I would look out for any sales for any of the different versions of the Kindle. Amazon likes to run deals. There are a lot of different models and generations. I have the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32GB) with a 6.8" display, wireless charging, and auto-adjusting front light without screen ads; I also bought this on sale! It's great, truly. This is coming from someone who wasn't always a fan of E-reading.

Alright, folks that is all I have for this week! Come back next Wednesday for another blog post! As always, thank you for reading:)