I don’t leave my house without my wallet, cell phone, keys, or Amazon Kindle. My Amazon Kindle allows me to search Amazon for new books, read whatever I want, anytime I want, house my collections of books all in one digital library and now even store most of my textbooks in one collective place. Because I have my actual Kindle and an application for it on my Mac, I can sit in class and read along in a textbook on my Macbook screen.
There is nothing that can compare to the easy availability of reading or the price of a Kindle book versus a normal book in hand. I saved over a hundred dollars on textbooks this semester by getting them on my Kindle instead of through rental companies like Amazon or Chegg. Because of this price difference in e-readers for textbooks, there is nothing that can compare. Not only is it far cheaper for me to have my entire book collection to be digital through my kindle, but it is also extremely convenient. Barnes and Noble’s Nook does not even have this textbook capability yet, which makes my choice of getting a Kindle instead of a Nook even more informed.
Being in college is already so expensive. And for English nerds like me, it is difficult to afford all the books that I want to read in my free time along with textbooks and other school needs. The initial cost of purchasing a Kindle is definitely worth the money that I have saved so far on textbooks and leisure reading purposes. Looking at my old worn out book shelf full of extremely used books like the Harry Potter series and dusty copies of Shakespeare plays read in high school, I wish I could have had all these beat up, used books in a “digital library” where dust can’t accumulate and coffee stains can’t cover the immortal words of J.K. Rowling. What did I ever do without my Kindle?