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While die-hard book lovers might turn their nose up at the Amazon Kindle, I can’t live without the retail giant’s in-house e-reader. And I generally count myself among word snobs—I was voted Class Bookworm eight years in a row, majored in English literature, and fell in love with my husband’s big Midwestern face in a sophomore-year poetry class. I, like many other introverts who hate talking to people, find all my comfort in books.
Sure, the Kindle doesn’t and will never take the place of a paperback—and in a perfect world, I would have built-in bookshelves for my ever-growing collection of books. In the real world, however, I share a studio apartment with said husband and am working with precariously stacked books that hog most of the square footage.
Even though Amazon’s influence on the publishing industry and local bookstores has been highly criticized, the Kindle is a little different. Slim, portable, and straightforward to use, it’s the reason I’ve read more books in the past year than I have in, well, years.
Therein lies the primary advantage of the Amazon Kindle: It clocks in at half the width of the average paperback. That means I can fit it in most of my purses, whether it’s in a tote next to my laptop or shoved into a designer shoulder bag. (Did I bring it to the boutique to make sure it would fit? Ab-so-lute-ly.)
That makes it especially ideal for travel. (I do have to pack a separate charger for it, but it’s the same one for my noise-canceling headphones—again, introvert here—so it doesn’t feel excessive.) Being able to take my Kindle everywhere has been really impactful, since I like to travel by myself and therefore spend a lot of time alone. That could be, would be sort of a bummer…if I didn’t have my Kindle with me.