We’ve talked at length about my addiction to books. I’m always reading… usually at least three books at a time. (Is that weird? I’ve usually got something intelligent, something business-y, and something that is a guilty pleasure, all going at once. I’ve always been very old fashioned about my books. Hardcover is/was my preference, otherwise paperback. I’d never read a book in digital form for two reasons… a) I worried that it would feel weird reading an electronic book (I always pictured it lighting up kind of like a computer or iPad screen – ouch on the eyes!) and b) I love the smell of books, the feel of a book in my hand, etc… I’m old fashioned.
Recently, Kindle reached out to have me try their new Paperwhite and I gotta say, things changed. I’ll always love the way holding a book feels… but for travel and being on the go, it’s amazing. My Paperwhite fits inside my smallest purses (it’s only petite in stature at only 6″), making it perfect for trips and long subway/train rides.
I’m still a fan of traditional books, but this little gadget is pretty genius. I’m officially entering the digital age when it comes to my books!
Like I mentioned before, it fits easily into my purse… and literally holds thousands of books.
Given the time of year, I should mention that the Paperwhite is priced right for gifting at only $99.
It reads like a book (no glare, no bright screen or strained eyes) and has additional cool features too. For example… you can look up words you don’t know without leaving the page, you can adjust the text size to be bigger, you can share your library with friends! Like I said, I’ll always love traditional books… but this little guy is pretty fab.
photography by Lydia Hudgens for The Stripe.
In collaboration with Amazon Kindle.