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Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Ordered a Kindle

A few weeks ago I was contemplating buying a new book shelf, as my current one is jam packed. However after a conversation about Kindle's with someone at university I decided to get one of those instead. The initial price is more than a new bookshelf, but I think you can imagine why the Kindle is better. I don't want to sound like an advertisement for Amazon.com, so I'll just list the features that really convinced me to get one.
  1. Free 3G for downloading books
  2. Ease of use for buying new books (linked to Amazon account)
  3. Thousands of free books availiable through kindle store
  4. Long battery life (up to 2 months if wireless is turned off!)
  5. Able to read in direct sunlight without any glare
  6. Not backlit so no eye strain!
I have already been browsing through the free ebook selection, and there are some pretty cool books in there that I would eventually have bought a hard copy of if I hadn't invested in a Kindle. Some examples include: Marx's Communist Manifesto, Various works of Aristotle and Plato, Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason' and 'Critique of Practical Reason' among many other notable works.

It should arrive on monday and I'm very much looking forward to reading some of these famous works.

5 comments:

  1. I heard you can read .pdf's also. I have a bunch that I received through interlibrary loan that I saved. Also, my scanner makes pdfs really easily. I'm considering one also because of that feature (if it's true)

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  2. isn't it nice not having dennis popping up here anymore? :D

    hope you enjoy the kindle kj, something i would like to check out at some point.

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  3. Yeah it's great!

    Exciting: The kindle has arrived, I got a text message from mum saying that it was delivered this morning (Yeah I still live at home =P). I'm at university though so I won't be able to get my hands on it for a few more hours.

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  4. You might be eligible for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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