I recently got a Kindle as a gift, and as someone who never goes anywhere without a book, I absolutely love it! For those who aren't too familiar with them they are 1/3 of an inch and weigh 10 ounces. They can hold up to 1500 books at any one time and receive them wirelessly in approximately 60 seconds. You have the option of turning the wireless off and on so it doesn't drain your battery. By keeping the wireless off you can read up to a week on one battery charge. How amazing is that? Perfect for someone who likes to go camping or boating or somewhere where you might not have access to electricity on a day to day basis.
One of the best features is you can sample a book before you buy it. If you see a book you think you might want you can get a few chapters for FREE, yes for FREE and after you read them if you decide the book is not for you there is no obligation to purchase the book. If you do like it you just make the purchase. The average book cost or should I say the average maximum cost is $9.99. There are a few here and there that are $14.99 but most are $9.99 and many that are much lower and ALL OF THE CLASSICS ARE FREE. There is even a list updated daily that has many free books on it.
You may also receive magazines, newspapers and blogs via your kindle. I have actually learned quite a bit since getting my Kindle but I am barely scratching the surface so far. As I find more and more out I will try and update with a blog post.
What I like most is the Kindle is smaller and lighter than your average paperback. When I used to head off to a Dr. appointment I would grab my current paperback and read while I waited. Now I grab my Kindle and when I sit to wait and read-I have the choice of many different books to read rather than just the paperback that I brought, like before. There are so many reasons to invest in a Kindle and so many reasons you will love it.
Here are two sites to find free books:
- Kindle Best Seller List-Updated Hourly - This list contains many free books as well
- Free Kindle Books
When looking at a book list sort the list (on the right side on Amazon) from low to high and that will show you the books that are free.
If you are an avid reader or even a part time reader this might be the new gadget for you!