Kindle Paperwhite Review


For several years now, I have been reading articles and reviews on the Kindle Paperwhite. I have been very resistant to purchasing a Kindle. I have a true affinity for books and have a rather extensive personal library in my own home.

Because I am always reading a book, I often sought out recommendations for that next book to read and add to my library. I have even subscribed to two different book clubs that automatically mail a book to me each month. Even then, I would run out of books and need to run to the bookstore to load up of more books. However, those days of running to the bookstore are over for me.

Last year, my daughter gave me a Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday. To be perfectly honest, I was not immediately overjoyed with the gift. There is a certain security I have always felt by having a book in hand and more waiting for me to read. Because it was a gift from my daughter, I decided to give it a chance and fell in love with it!


What I Like Most About the Kindle Paperwhite

  • It is Lightweight
  • I can now carry multiple books at a time without back-strain
  • It fits easily into a purse
  • Very easy to add new books
  • The backlight is awesome for nighttime reading
  • I can read it outside with no glare
  • The Built-in Dictionary
  • I can choose the size of the text, therefore I have less eyestrain & fewer headaches

Kindle Paperwhite Accessories

There were a couple of accessories I found that I needed immediately.

 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)Check Price Amazon Kindle 5W USB Power AdapterCheck Price

The Kindle Paperwhite comes with a usb cable to attach to your computer and charge. However, that is not always convenient for me, especially when I am already in bed and wish to continue reading. Therefore, I needed the wall plug adapter.

I also like being able to cover and “close” my Kindle. The Kindle Paperwhite cover also adds protection and keeps my Kindle shutdown when I am carrying it in my purse.


The Gift of a Kindle Paperwhite

In the past, you would never have found me without a book. Today, you won’t find me without my Kindle.

I have enjoyed my own Kindle Paperwhite so much, that I have since given one as a gift to my husband, my mother and my father. Christmas is coming and if my sister doesn’t have one by then, I bet you can all guess what her gift will be this year for Christmas.

Originally posted 2014-06-11 16:17:15.

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  1. Renaissance Woman says:

    I believe it is just about time for me to take the Kindle Paperwhite plunge. I do use the Kindle app on my laptop to download and read books. When reading at night, I would prefer to have the actual Kindle rather than working my computer overtime. This was a very helpful, and convincing, review. Now if only someone in my family decided to gift me with something so perfect for this reader.

  2. Susan says:

    I got myself a traditional Kindle several years ago and fell for it immediately. My book load that sits in there waiting for me to read is growing, so I’m never without something to read. But that also means I may be looking for a replacement soon. The Kindle Paperwhite sounds ideal!

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