I suspect that most international readers of this blog already know what a Kindle looks like, but all of you might not be familiar with the EcoFlip cover, which I bought with it. I really find this to be an excellent accessory to the Kindle itself. (Click the link to see a demonstration video.)
There are lots of various covers you can buy to protect your Kindle and/or make it look and feel more like you’re holding a real book… But this one I find really clever; especially for anyone with difficulties holding things/books for too long.
Instead of opening sideways like a book, the EcoFlip flips open the other way, like this:
And then you can fold it back and either stick your hand into the pocket on the back to get a steady grip…
… or you just let it stand on its own.
So here I am, sitting in my comfy chair, with the Kindle standing on a pillow on my lap. And all I have to do to turn the page or access menus is to tap the screen.
One thing I really LOVE about the Kindle is the built-in dictionary!
By now some of you are probably wondering: What on earth is she reading?! To tell the truth, I’m not quite sure. It’s a free book I happened to find quite randomly when browsing the fantasy section: Homes for Gnomes by Stewart Thompson (never heard of him). A contemporary British satiric fantasy novel on the borderline between funny and crude. I got drawn into it… but I haven’t really got a clue yet where the story will be going in the end. I think I’ll wait with the review until I do!
I haven’t had all that much time to just sit and read since I got the Kindle (yesterday!), but I’m already beginning to think that I’m going to find it easier to read on the Kindle than on paper. Being able to adjust the font and size really is a major advantage when one has neck- and eye problems. I won’t have to give up on books because of small print. I also find the gray background quite restful with regard to my PVD (and should perhaps be grateful I did not get the new Kindle Paperwhite?).