I posted a few weeks ago that I wanted a new Kindle Paperwhite, as I wanted an ereader with a light, and I’m so glad I held off until Prime Day. I didn’t think the new white one would be on offer, as it had only just been released, but when I saw it was £30 off I couldn’t resist it. I know it might sound sad, but I waited up until midnight to see what came on offer and I’m glad I did, as there now seems to be a two month waiting list for the white Paperwhite. I’ve only had it a couple of days, but I love it. My previous ereader was a Nook Simple Touch, without the light. It only cost me £29 and I still use it, as I have a lot of books on it, but with the Nook store closing in the UK I needed to find another ereader. Having Amazon Prime I already have access to the Kindle Lending Library and Kindle First books, so the Paperwhite was the obvious choice.
I still love the feel of a real book, and love browsing bookstores for new finds, but I’m starting to run out of space and I don’t like getting rid of old books, so an ereader is at least a small part of the solution. I also read a lot more books on holiday, so it’s a lot easier to take an ereader with me than lug around half a dozen paperbacks.