I wish I'd started using Goodreads before I bought my Kindle, because it has a nifty feature that lets you keep track of how many books you've read in a single year. (For 2011, I read 63 books!) I wish I could see the difference in how many books I read post-Kindle versus pre-Kindle. I am absolutely confident I read more now than I used to. I carry my Kindle everywhere and read everywhere. You'd be amazed at how often you find yourself waiting around and can get in 10-20 minutes of reading time.
So when Amazon announced a whole new line of Kindles before the holiday season... I was very tempted to upgrade. And after reading reviews and doing my research, I asked my parents for the new Kindle Touch as my big Christmas gift this year. (I did not get the Kindle Fire, which is more like a tablet because I read soooooo much and my eyes would feel the strain of a backlit screen. E-ink is more eye-friendly if you're doing a lot of reading.)
I am in love with my new Kindle Touch.
It is sleeker, smoother, and smaller than my old Kindle. The touch screen makes navigation and note-taking so much easier. I used to have to navigate a page using a little nubby joystick thing which was slow and imprecise. The touch screen replaces this and makes interacting with the page (scrolling, highlighting, note-taking) so much simpler. I have yet to encounter any glitches (and I've been playing with it quite a bit!). It is a glorious, beautiful device. Plus the new screensavers are super pretty!
No more creepy Emily Dickinson!
Hello pretty close-up shots of typewriters!
If you've been thinking about buying an e-reader, do it. Best thing I ever did.