Amazon Kindle review – The power of reading
I wanted to take a break and write about something a little different, I wanted to do an Amazon Kindle review. I use to be a big reader and was always reading new books. Then I got away from reading and was brought back into it when I got a Kindle reading device. I had one of the first generation Kindles and I loved it, I literally brought it everywhere encase I had time to read. It is amazing having hundreds of books at your fingertips at any moment. I figured I’d do a little Kindle review and see if I spark anyone to read a good book.
Joy for reading
I’ve always loved reading, it’s so relaxing and you can learn so much. Some people prefer fictional reading or what I would consider “regular” books but I’m not into that. I always read business or educational books. I wrote up a post about some of my favorite personal finance books and I expect to add to that list. This year I set a goal to read 20 books. I know it’s not a lot but I got a late start so we’ll see what happens.
My first Kindle
So like I said, the first Kindle I owned was the first generation one. It was pretty nice, had the buttons instead of the touchscreen. It didn’t have the backlit display which was a HUGE downside to me. This was my only dislike about the device. If you wanted to read in the dark, you still needed some kind of light. For reading in the dark, I usually just used the Kindle for iPhone app but reading on a small screen is no fun.
One of my favorite things about both my first Kindle and then my newest one, the Kindle Paperwhite, are the amazing screens they have. The no glare is amazing, especially if you want to read outside. With the new Paperwhite, I love the backlight. I typically read at night in bed in the dark, you can put the screen on a dim setting and reading is amazing.
Better than a regular book
I know there are some people out there who just love reading a regular book. I get that. Even I still pick up a paper book every once in a while. But there are some benefits to a Kindle that I should mention. For one, multiple platforms. I have the Kindle device plus apps on my iPhone and computer. So you can go from reading on one device to another easily. you can easily highlight important parts and look at them later. You can look up words you don’t know. You can adjust the text size and screen brightness.
In my opinion, you can’t have a Kindle without getting Kindle Unlimited. Like the name implies, you get unlimited reading from more than 1 million books. You also get popular magazines and unlimited audiobooks. While not all books are available on Kindle Unlimited, it more than pays for itself with what is available. You can get a free month so it is definitely worth trying at least, once you try it I am sure you’ll love it.
RELATED: Personal Finance Reading List
This blog is mostly about personal finance and money but I also want to incorporate self-improvement. For me, reading is a big part of self-improvement. Jim Rohn has a saying a Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. I fully believe that and that is why I constantly read. I read to learn. To always stay sharp. For me, picking up an Amazon Kindle has played a huge part in continuing to read. It makes reading more convenient. Even if you don’t get a Kindle, I challenge you to read more than you usually do. If you don’t already read, start now.