If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a massive bookworm. Last year I managed to read 50 books and this year I’ve set myself a target of 52 on Goodreads. The main reason why I’ve managed to read so many books in a year is all thanks to my Amazon Kindle which I’ve had for almost six years now.
At first, I didn’t like the idea of e-readers and e-books at all, I was one of those people who would insist that ‘real books’ were better because you could feel them and smell them, however I was easily converted once I received my kindle for Christmas and I would not be without an e-reader now.
I was recently contacted by Amazon and asked if I would like to review their Kindle Fire tablet and I was really intrigued to see how it would perform compared to my original Kindle and my iPad. As my Kindle is one of the original ones, there’s no backlight and I struggle to read it if I’m in a dimly lit area or on an overnight coach however there isn’t a problem with the Kindle Fire as the LED screen is completely lit up making it super easy to read a book when you’re travelling overnight.
I like the way the Kindle Fire is so compact, at just 8 inches wide, it’s the perfect size to slip in my handbag and is a lot easier to carry around than my iPad. You can download all sorts of apps for it and you can also access your emails and browse the web which is really convenient for travelling. The battery life on the Kindle Fire isn’t as good as my original Kindle, but I can still manage a whole day of use with it before I have to charge it again.
The Kindle Fire comes in a variety of colours and I chose the royal blue one as my dad will be using it too and taking it away to Dubai with him in a few months. He’s really impressed with it and has even been watching tv shows on it when my mom has been hogging the telly.
If you’re really into reading but don’t like carrying around heavy books, I highly recommend you get yourself a Kindle, they’re so convenient, you won’t regret it!