Saturday, December 05, 2009

My New Amazon Kindle!

In late October, my Kindle arrived in HK! The joy was beyond words. It was a long wait since 2002 when I first started this eBook web site and had been wishing that one day, I would own a dedicated reading device that could allow me to read many books without the hassle of waiting (plus expensive shipping). That dream came true at last!

The package was elegant, almost tamper-proof, and very intuitive to set up! Since getting my Kindle, I've already ordered 10 books from Amazon.com and simultaneously reading them. I am bringing my Kindle everywhere I go! There will be no moment of boredom. Best of all, I am saving on space, saving lots on shipping fees (which could at times cost more than the book), being able to shop and download the eBooks instantly from anywhere, wirelessly, onto my Kindle.

Owning a Kindle even changed my reading habits! I used to only read non-fictions, but is now trying novels ... especially those being made into movies, like "Coco and Igor Stravinsky"! The movie sold out in HK, so I am getting the Kindle eBook version. More so, I'm buying more self-help improvement books which I will have second thoughts displaying on my physical bookshelves.

To me, owning a Kindle really means freedom, besides convenience. By the way, I got so many curious looks when reading in the train or other public places ... the Kindle reader is still a NOVELTY in Hong Kong.

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