Well, I did it.  I’ve been procrastinating for months now, reading all the reviews and deciding which one is right for me.  I finally made my decision and made my purchase today.  What am I talking about?  Only the coolest thing around……

The Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle

 

I have been eyeing this baby for months and drooling over the online forums, reading every review on Amazon, good and bad.  I probably know more than the Kindle Customer Service people do now!!  My inner bookworm cried sweet tears of joy as I made my purchase.  Look how small it is!!

 

My car is constantly littered with books and magazines because I do most of my leisure reading on my lunch breaks at work, and I never want to be stuck somewhere, waiting for an appointment or something without some good reading material.  This baby holds 200 books, and you can add a memory card to hold even more.  SWEET!!!

I’ve been debating between the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle, but it seems like the Kindle has so many more features, including the wireless connectivity that doesn’t require a hotspot.  Jeff has convinced me to wait a month on my purchase (I was planning on buying it in September) because we were hearing talks of the next generation Kindle coming out.  Turns out it’s still in the works, and 2009 would be the earliest it could even POSSIBLY debut.  I couldn’t contain myself any longer. 

Now I will be able to download books in 60 seconds, regardless of where I am.  It also has a built in dictionary, Wikipedia access, and email access.  I’ll also be able to access newspapers and blogs (YAY!!) from anywhere.  How cool is that?????  🙂

It’s a little pricey but I think it’s totally worth it.  I was watching Friday’s Oprah show and she gave everyone in her audience a free Kindle.  As I seethed about my lack of foresight to be in Chicago in her studio audience that day (or the free car day, for that matter!), she made it up by offering a special promo code for all her viewers to get $50 off the purchase of a Kindle.  So I will pass on the code in case any of you want to purchase one.  When you log into Amazon to make the purchase, use promo code “oprahwinfrey” at checkout, and you’ll instantly get $50 off.  The offer is only good thru 11/1/08 at 11:59pm PST, so if you’re on the fence, now’s the time to act!!

If you have a Kindle, I’d love to hear what you think of yours.  Mine will be delievered on Friday, so not only will I have fun Halloween pics to post, I’ll have my little Kindle as well.  YIPPEE!!!  🙂

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