Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Mothers Day... to me!

It's not often that I share things from my personal life, but what I received from my family for Mother's Day was too good not to mention. As many of you know, I started working in September and my reading (and blogging for that matter) has definitely taken a backseat to other things. Not only am I reading less, but I'm not enjoying it like I used to. Well... my husband surprised me with something that has definitely revitalized my love of books. He got me a new Kindle Oasis!

This little beauty is amazing. First of all, it's champagne colored -- so pretty! And it's teeny, tiny and so light that I can throw it into my purse and I hardly know it's there. What's even better is that it's waterproof so I can take it to the pool and the beach. It also has built-in audio so I can download audiobooks to it. I could go on and on. Needless to say, I love it!

Over the past few years, I have been receiving more and more audio downloads than physical books -- much to the relief of my husband. (He is always saying something about some Star Trek show and trouble with tribbles.) At first I was a bit reluctant to give up the feel (and smell) of books; however, my Oasis is winning me over. I've been reading more since Sunday than I've read in months.

In fact, that brings me to the next really cool thing about this e-reader. It doesn't even need to be charged very often (unlike my old clunky iPad that I formerly used with the Kindle app.) I'm still putting it to the test, but they say it only needs to be charged every few weeks. Can you believe that?

I also have to mention how easy it makes it to read. I swear I read faster on the Oasis than I do a real book. There is no glare so it's perfect for day or night reading, and I can't wait to try it outside on a sunny day. Of course, it's been raining non-stop since Mother's Day, so that test will have to wait a few more days.

I love, love, love my Kindle Oasis, and I think even reluctant e-readers (I'm referring to real people, not the device) will appreciate it. I highly recommend giving it a try!


Kim@Time2Read said...

Oh, congrats! I thought about getting an Oasis, but decided to go with the Paperwhite instead and save a bit of $$$. i've been reading on my iPad at night, and I still love my iPad—just not for reading! The Paperwhite is so much lighter AND I can read outside. I had an old Nook, but it was a real pain to have to hook up to the computer and use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer books. I love that I can check an ebook out of the library and download it to my Kindle with NO WIRES!

The Book Sage said...

I absolutely believe in ebooks and audiobooks. But I currently am interested only in print books. I'm sure I will come around...eventually.

bermudaonion said...

I’m so glad you’re enjoying this!!