{Favourite E-reader} And the winner is…

My kindle!! πŸ™‚

Kindle was my first e-reader I purchased, in a time when e-readers was still new on the market and today it still is the best-selling e-reader out there. Yes, iPad is great, but as a e-reader I still prefer my kindle – the pages looks ‘almost’ like the pages of a book, it’s anti-glare and small enough for me to carry anywhere I want to take it (i.e my bag)Β  I also bought a lilac floral skin a few months after I bought the kindle to add that feminine touch, but I think I will remove it soon. I just hope it won’t damage the kindle!

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Oh! And there’s one of my favourite quotes too!

Did you notice I took a pic while I had The Shadow of the WindΒ open, displaying my favourite quote from the book:Β  “Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or laterβ€”no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forgetβ€”we will return.” {Carlos Ruiz ZafΓ³n}

I know there are a few other e-readers out there, like Nook.Β  Do you use e-readers? If so, which one is your favourite?

  • Isi

    I also have a kindle, but I have to say I have never had other ereader, so I only know my kindle and I love it! Mine is the simplest one, with wifi, without keyboad, but I think it has just what I need.
    I love your cover!! Don’t change it!

    • I’ve had my kindle for probably 5 years or more and I love it! I also haven’t used any other e-reader (to me, iPad somehow doesn’t fall under “e-reader” as it is much more than that). I don’t think you need a new kindle – I will probably end up having this one for years to come and will only consider a “newer” one when this one falls apart πŸ™‚

      Yeah I love this skin and I see they don’t sell skins on amazon anymore, so I either have to stick to this one or take it off. I have a leather cover for my kindle too.

  • I love my Kindle Paperwhite which is my first and just got at Xmas. But I adore it and yea, I even wrote a post about it. I was reading on my ipad and although I enjoyed reading it at night, the screen was too bright and it was too bulky when I lie in bed to read. Here’s my Kindle love post if you’d like to see it. I love the floral skin on yours, mine is just a plain deep eggplant purple color but I love it.

    http://momssmallvictories.com/7-reasons-why-i-love-my-kindle/

    • I also prefer reading on a Kindle, I think with the iPad it’s the screen because I have adjusted the resolution and changed the background but it doesn’t help. I think Kindle will remain the preferred e-reader amongst readers. I will check definitely check out your post!

  • Ahh, love that quote πŸ™‚ I broke down and bought a Kindle recently. So far, so good! It’s handy for traveling, that’s for sure. I mostly use it for Netgalley books. Oh, I did sign up for a service called BookBub that has been pretty cool. I get a daily email from them about free and discounted books. I’ve found a few gems that way πŸ™‚

    • Great! I’m glad you did, Kindle rocks. I also noticed that somehow when it comes to Netgalley its easier to receive the books when you have a kindle.

      First time I hear about BookBub, I should sign up. Or maybe not!? :-O

  • I love my Kindle paperwhite!

  • I prefer my kindle except on those evenings when we have a power cut. The back lighting on the iPad may be annoying but at least you can still read when all the lights go out:)

    • As long as your PREFER the Kindle πŸ˜‰ That’s all we want to hear πŸ™‚

      I have 2 leather covers for my Kindle – the normal one and the one with the reader light (that uses the Kindle’s battery). So for me, I wouldn’t have a problem when there’s a power cut. Just that the battery will run out sooner if I don’t use the light, however the same would probably happen with the iPad.

  • Chantal Willemburg

    I love my kindle! It was my first e-reader and given to me as a gift :). Best thing when my sons trying to fall asleep next to me πŸ™‚ I am however getting myself either an ipad or Galaxy tab…still unsure which one, so will be reading from it in the future.

    • Kindle is awesome πŸ™‚ I can “almost” guarantee you that you will still prefer it over iPad (I have both and I prefer Kindle)

      Your Daniel is so cute and it’s great that he wants to read!!

  • I use the Kindle app on my Android phone and love it because I have something to read no matter where I am. Otherwise, I haven’t been that good about getting into e-books. My favorite place to read is the bathtub and paperbacks are the best medium there.

    • Someone told me that when it comes to reading (especially PDF) he/she uses the Kindle app on iPad. I also love using the app on other devices because I like the reading software.

      Maybe if you decide to read more e-books you should consider the Kindle, it seems to be the preferred device. I also love reading I’m the bathtub and sometimes I take the kindle with me πŸ™‚

  • I love my Nook Color, as I receive lots of free egalleys from publishers, and you can’t read pdf and epub [the 2 most common ebook formats] on a kindle, on which you can only read amazon formatted books.
    I also enjoy its great browser, so it’s like a tablet, but much cheaper than ipad! it has less apps available than any apple product, but it has the ones I need, for instance Taptu, a great RSS feed aggregator.
    I have a little ipod touch, that I had before purchasing my nook color [but the Blue reader, that supposedly helped me read pdfs on it started crushing all the time at one point, even after reinstalling]. I do have a kindle app on that, and from time to time gets some samples of kindle books or buy some free ones, rarely, as unfortunately amazon free ebooks, or cheap, are often low quality. But there are some great exceptions from time to time!

    • I’m glad to see another perspective! I must admit I received an e-book in a format that was not compatible with kindle and didn’t know how to convert it (or I was just lazy) so I never read the book. I can however read PDF on Kindle, it’s just the other formats.

      I haven’t tried the Nook yet. You have the kindle app on the iPod touch? I do read some free amazon books but only the classics and I assume they are the exceptions because the ones I have I had no problem with the quality. I did however have a free kindle book that wasn’t a classic and I agree it wasn’t the best πŸ™

      • yes, I have the kindle app on the ipod touch, for some rare goods things, just in case. also convenient when I want to read a sample of a book. from amazon, I just click on send sample to my ipod touch, et voilΓ !
        I could live though without that, but not without my Nook. Of the 30 books reads so far this year, half I have received for free as epub/pdf

        • I find it difficult to read on my iPhone with the kindle app – it’s too small. I hope you don’t have the same issue with the iPod Touch. E-readers make life so much easier for us – whether its Kindle or Nook πŸ™‚

  • I have both the Kindle and a Kobo, but I prefer my Kindle because I get to keep Netgalley books on there and they download directly from my Amazon account to my reading device.

    • I haven’t heard of the Kobo before…
      Yes, it makes receiving Netgalley books so much easier, because it gets send directly – I love that “send to kindle” feature on Netgalley. It’s also great to just click buy on amazon website and when you switch on your Kindle, the book is there πŸ™‚

  • What a beautiful quote! I don’t have an ereader yet, but I know that I’ll definitely want one that’s made for reading (NOT a tablet). Right now I read ebooks via kindle and nook apps on my phone, and it’s okay for shorter things, I really wouldn’t want to read a whole book on that screen. It’s tiny for reading, but the glare is the main problem. One of these days I’ll break down and get a kindle.

    • That’s my problem too – I find it difficult to read on my iPhone with the kindle app, it’s too small. You are right when it comes to reading I prefer an e-reader over a tablet! I’m sure you will love your Kindle when you eventually get it.

      Love love that quote! xx

  • shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I have a Kindle touch but I also read on my iPhone when necessary (using Stanza or Bluefire). I don’t really mind either way. I love your Kindle skin though!

    • Thanks, I like it too πŸ™‚
      I do sometimes read a chapter on my iPhone with the Kindle app, but I don’t like it much – the screen is too small. But the app is great, I have it on my tablet too.

  • I love, love, love my Kindle. I read on my iPad some times because it is convenient, but I prefer my Kindle because it doesn’t stress my eyes! Unfortunately, mine broke two days ago so I’m on iPad-only for a month or so until my birthday (my husband knows what I want now….)

    • I also definitely prefer reading on e-reader as oppose to on a tablet (iPad) – I love the Kindle’s anti-glare screen. Yes, I saw what happened to your Kindle. Shame!!

      Your husband better get you a new Kindle πŸ˜‰

  • I love my Kindle, too!

    • Nice! So I see Kindle gets the vote πŸ™‚

  • I have an iPad and I tend to read there, but if I had to buy an exclusive e-reader, I would choose the kindle. My friend has it, and I got a chance to play around with it, and it’s great.

    I do have the Kindle app on my iPad, but I have seen the iBooks display is much better.

    • Kindle is definitely my choice too and it seems so it is for the other people that commented πŸ™‚
      I should try and read a book on iBooks too, I’ve only used the Kindle app on iPad, so I cannot comment on iBooks’ display yet.

  • Ali

    My lovely hubby bought me a Kindle last Summer, but since then they’ve come out with the Paperwhite in the U.K. and the Kindle Fire. So he upgraded me to the Kindle Fire and I really love it. And isn’t it fun shopping for a nice case for it too?

    C’mon! You know it is. I’ve come to dislike the first cover I got for it, so I have a jeans look sleeve on order from Amazon. Can’t wait for it to come!

    Having said all that, there will always be books I prefer to have in hard copy form, as it were. Reference books and that sort of thing, but novels I like reading on the Kindle. Most of them are very inexpensive and no more bags of books to lug to the charity stores. Who, Lord knows, probably don’t need any more.

    Ali x

    • Your hubby knows how to choose and buy gifts πŸ™‚ I don’t think I will be upgrading to the Kindle Fire, because to me it’s like a tablet. I love my kindle. Enjoy shopping for the case – I love my skin and I have 2 covers for my Kindle.

      You are completely right, some of my favourite books I have in kindle format AND the physical books. It can’t be helped. However I would never give away my books! *Oh the horror*, atleast not the ones I bought and liked.

      Thanks for stopping by xx

  • I haven’t bought an e-reader yet but am looking to buy one over the summer. I really am a huge lover of physical books but I’m studying abroad in the fall and there’s no way I’m paying to ship out a bunch of my books to go with me. I need an e-reader! Based off posts like these, I definitely think I’ll be leaning towards the Kindle Paperwhite. Eek!

    • Yes, Kindle seems to be the most popular, as you can see by the comments πŸ™‚

      I am also a huge lover of physical books, but e-readers do make life a little easier. You should consider getting one so you can take your favourites with you abroad. I tend to re-read favourites ALL the time πŸ™‚

  • I love my Kindle, particularly the ‘text to speech’ function which allows me to ‘listen’ to my ebooks while I’m driving to and from work.

    Hey, I love your floral skin… i didn’t even know they existed for the kindle. I’ll have to have a look for one!

    • You won’t believe it, but I haven’t tried the ‘text to speech’ function yet. I really have to, because I do alot of travel time daily, so I can really finish more books that way. Will try it out SOON.

      I just went and browsed some skins on amazon and there are some really nice ones I’m tempted to buy!

  • I love my Kindle. I bought mine about 3 years ago before they came out with a touch screen. My husband has the newer touch-screen version, but I have to say, I like my older one better. You can’t inadvertently touch the screen and lose your place, for a start. I also have an iPad and iPhone, but the Kindle is great because the battery life is extraordinary, and I like the non-backlit look.

    • Same here, I prefer my “older” Kindle Keyboard 3G. I like the “book look” and anti-glare of it, thats why I prefer it over reading on an iPad.

      • Yes, I agree absolutely. I do read on the iPad when it’s convenient, and even on the iPhone sometimes. Nothing will stop me from reading. On a plane, I often take just one small book, so I can read on take-off and landing, then switch to another book on my Kindle once it’s allowed.

  • I’m a terrible person who always wants the newest technology.. Back before ereaders were popular I had a Sony Touch. I liked it and used it a lot but after a few years it was pretty outdated. I actually do still have it but I leant it to a friend who’s husband broke her ereader and she still has it. After that I decided I wanted a Kobo, so by the time I got around to getting one, the Kobo Touch was out and that was what I got. Then a month later they announced new ereaders, lol.

    So a year later, when it had finally been long enough to warrent a new one (it took a lot of pain from my infant who finally eventually broke it by breaking some ink pixels and making them bleed out) I got a Kobo Glo. I love it because it’s like the Kindle Paperwhite and you can have the lighting on it, but it’s not backlit and glossy and hard to read like a tablet. I still prefer paper copies of books, but an ereader is still good to have and I use it about as much as I read paper books. I actually try to alternate it occasionally. Sometimes it’s bad when I start trying to tap the pages of a paper book to turn them..lol

    • I’m also a bit of a gadget girl – love new technology, but I think with my reading Kindle Keyboard is my preference. I’m reading a book on an iPad now and it stresses my eyes and I keep having to change position on my bed because of the sun πŸ™

      You are right though… Nothing like a physical book. I love them too, especially new ones (the smell) and really old ones (because of the look and smell)

      LOL @ your last sentence! I think because I’m reading on an iPad I’m going to also tap my next physical book πŸ˜€

      • I’ve caught myself doing it before. I start getting mad because the page isn’t turning and then once I realise why, I laugh at myself. lol

  • I also love my Kindle! I have an iPad, too, but my Kindle is so much better for me to read on!

    • Same here, Rebecca. However my nephew has my Kindle, I gave it to him to read The Shadow of the Wind. He sent me an iMessage to say I won’t be getting my kindle back anytime soon because he wants to read the other 2 books too. Now I have to read on my iPad using the kindle app… I really don’t like it, it strains my eyes πŸ™

      • Agreed!!! BTW you know what you can get your nephew for his birthday? πŸ˜‰

        • LOL! That would be a waste of money. I know he likes to read but only when I (or someone else) recommend a book to him.

  • that’s real pretty!I’m too lazy to add skins to mine πŸ˜›

    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      If ever you decide to get one – you never have to remove it unless you don’t want too. It STICKS… for years…

  • My husband gave me a Kindle 2 for Christmas 2008 or maybe it was 2009. I was surprised by how much I loved reading on it! A couple of years later I updated to the Kindle Touch. And now I have the Paperwhite and LOVE it. If I read a paper book I find that I miss the Kindle reading experience. I do use the Kindle app on the iPad for reading while I walk on the treadmill.

    • You’ve had 3 Kindles πŸ™‚ I still have my first (and old) one, I guess I will stick with it until it breaks. I’m glad that so many people prefer Kindle! Your treadmill comment reminded me now that its time for me to hit the gym πŸ˜‰

      • I do pass on my old Kindles to relatives so I don’t feel so bad about updating as often as I have πŸ™‚ Re: treadmill reading – I can’t believe how quickly a two mile walk goes by when I’m reading!

        • I think I should do that. Maybe that will get me to exercise more often.