chicklit wrote:Bowlie wrote:chicklit wrote:I preferred hardcopy books all the way (and I believe I mentioned this before). But I'm so excited to get getting my Kindle tomorrow, so my opinion may change very soon.
I have a Sony Reader, but I want a Kindle too! Let us know how you like it!
I received my Kindle and I absolutely love it! I don't know why I waited so long to buy one. It's great because it's very light. I carry my backpack around with me all the time, and it gets pretty heavy carrying around 2 or 3 books. It uses real ink technology, so it's like reading off of paper rather than like on a screen. Much easier on the eyes. I also love it that I can order my books right off of the Kindle, so having a computer for downloads isn't necessary. Very convenient. Another great perk for the Kindle is that many of the classics are free (or almost free). I've downloaded some of my classic favorites for free. I feel like a walking advertisement for the Kindle. I've been taking it with me to work, and I've been so excited to show it off to my coworkers. A couple had commented now that they see the Kindle for themselves, they want to buy it for family members. I dont' know how happy you're with your Sony Reader, but my Kindle is heaven sent.
I do like my Sony Reader. I got it about 1 1/2 to 2 years ago. It came with 100 Free Classics from their Sony Library. I thought it might expire, but no, it hasn't! We decided on the Reader over the Kindle partially because of the price, but also because of the screen size and the page turning button. The first generation Kindle got somewhat poor reviews on its page turning button. I really like the look of the 2nd generation Kindle. One of my friends got it and I really liked it!
How many free downloads did you get with your Kindle? Do they just offer free downloads every now and then, or did it come with free downloads? The Sony Reader offers free downloads of certain books every month pretty much (although I think the Kindle offers the same books for free download).