I knew I was going to buy a Kindle sooner or later. And when you have so many deals around, why not sooner? I was confused between the three variations: regular, Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD (8GB - the 16 GB one was out of my budget). And boy, was it a hard decision! Eventually, it came down to two facts:
- I basically needed it to read books on the go, when carrying paperbacks or even hardbacks was no longer an option. I am reminded of my final flight from Roorkee, when books were one reason I had excess baggage. And buying Kindle books is just so much cheaper, if I ever need to that is. (Wink, wink). So I checked and found out that the Fire HD did not have the famous E-Ink, which means that reading on it would strain my already-strained eyes. So, out it went.
- I needed a touchscreen. This was a no-brainer, by first ever phone was a touchscreen and the only keypad device I am used to using is my laptop (that could change this time next year). So, the regular Kindle was out. And so we had - the Kindle Paperwhite!
As suggested by a friend, I inaugurated it with one of my favourite series from childhood - Animorphs! Very geeks, maybe even a little childish at this age, but I couldn't think of anything more appropriate. Sure, there was always EB, but those books were just inaugural ones. Animorphs was the first series that I was really addicted to. And now, although I still have a 1,500-page O. Henry collection from CPL to finish, I can check out my Kindle once in a while till I am ready to go fully digital.
As a friend said, you don't wonder what use you'll have for such devices. You get it for any reason and you'll find more uses!