I have been reading a lot more during my time at home recently, and I have been using my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to read them. I have used both the Paperwhite as well as the traditional Kindle, and both are really good options. In case you are wondering, the Paperwhite is normally $129, and the regular Kindle is normally $89. Still, if this is a little too expensive for you, Amazon runs a ton of sales, so you can probably find them for about $60 and $90 if you can wait.
The difference between the two models is the storage, the screen, and that the Paperwhite is waterproof. Ultimately, it just comes down to personal preference. If you want to take notes within the Kindle, it may be worth it to splurge on the Paperwhite because the screen is more responsive. Also, if you plan on reading in the bath, the waterproof feature of the Paperwhite will come in handy. If you are just looking for the cheapest version that is functional though, the normal Kindle is still a strong option.
I know there are a lot of people who can only read paper books, and this is still my own preferred method. It is better for your eyes, and you get the feeling of turning the pages if you are reading an actual book. Still, if you can get over these facts, the Kindle does have its own advantages. The convenience of being able to buy a book instantly (and not have to wait for it to be delivered or go to a bookstore) is my main reason for preferring reading on a Kindle; however, there are other benefits such as being able to highlight, take notes, and look up word in the dictionary, as well as the Kindle being lighter and easier to hold than a book.
It really depends if you can get over the fact that you will not be reading from an actual book; however, if this is not a problem for you, I think a Kindle is a significantly better reading option than others such as an iPad or iPhone.
Especially in times like this where everyone is stuck at home and cannot go out, the convenience of ordering a book electronically cannot be beat.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!