I love to read. No matter what. Articles, books, short stories, magazines, comics, blogs - anything that has pages - I’ll read it. That’s why I also love E-Readers. They give you access to millions of books and you can easily take them with you on a journey. But imagine how it must have been to travel with your favorite books before E-Readers. My whole suitcase would have been full of books instead of clothes. Too good there are apps like Amazon Kindle.
I've always been an avid reader ever since I was a small child. I can remember being so excited on the day of the book fair at school because I was always allowed to pick out a few books to bring home.
My love for reading only grew as I got older, and so did my arsenal of books. Although I love owning a ton of books, it's not always great when it comes time to pack up and move or if you live in a smaller home.
Recently, I decided to jump on the e-reading bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about. So, I headed to the play store on my phone to download Amazon Kindle to check out the coveted reading service for myself.
The first thing I noticed about the Amazon Kindle app is that you can read over 1,000 books for free just for paying for an Amazon Prime subscription. This was great because my husband already pays for a Prime account so that we can watch certain TV shows and get faster shipping on gifts and other things we purchase online.
I wasn't sure what the selection was going to look like as far as free titles, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of the classics on there, as well as some modern favorites.
Not only do you get to read thousands of popular books for free, but you can also read the first chapter of any book you see on Amazon Kindle before making a purchase on it.
I love that Amazon allows readers to do this; when I was a child, our librarian at school taught us to read either the first few pages of a book or to choose a page in the middle to see if the content interested us. I have always stuck with this practice, so I'm glad to know I won't have to buy any books blindly when I use Amazon Kindle.
One of my worst habits as a reader is reading more than one book at a time. There have been several times in the past when I have been in the middle of three books at once.
With physical books it's very easy to keep your place; simply fold down the corner of a page or slide a bookmark in your spot before closing it up. I wasn't sure how this was going to work while using an app to read, so I was pleased to see that I can still read multiple books at once while the app holds my place in each one.
Not only will Amazon Kindle hold your place in each of the books you are reading, but you can also use Amazon Kindle across all of your devices. Now you can go from your PC to your tablet, and then to your phone without having to scroll through a book to find your page.
The Amazon Kindle app is a magnificent find for anyone who enjoys reading, whether it be a novel, newspaper, or magazine. Another feature I love about the app is that you can long press on a word to pull up its definition or click on Wikipedia links to learn more about a topic. Too many times I have been reading a book and been hung up on a sentence because I wasn't sure what a word meant or how it fits with the context. Now that I'm reading with Amazon Kindle, I'll never have to look for a dictionary or Google a word again!