I have been wanting to do a review of the Kindle for a while but haven’t really had a chance to get my hands on Shirley’s yet as I am still in the middle of a huge Stephen King book. An idea came to me and as the Kindle actually belongs to Shirley I decided to ask her to write a short review. So this is the first guest post on this site, written by my lovely wife.
Pete bought me my Kindle for my birthday. When I saw what was in the box I was very excited as I had read some good reviews and the recent ads on the telly had really built it up.
Right from when you take it out the box it’s sleek and very light. I also find it very stylish.
Changing the text size has been great for me as I had almost given up reading. As a person who wears glasses and needs good light to be able to read at all the Kindle solved all that.
I prefer mine to be landscape, that way I can hold it in one hand and still turn the pages. When I used to do this with a paperback book I always ended up damaging the spine.
The great bit is when you have finished reading for the day you just switch it off with a simple slider switch then when you want to carry on reading you just flip the switch and you are back to the page you finished on.
When it is off there are some nice pictures that are shown which really show off the detail of the screen.
You can also highlight parts you want to, again all with a press of a button. All this and with the ease of which you can download a book, what more could you ask for. Apart from a stylish cover to keep it safe.