Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reading With Kindle

Reading was always a big part of my life.  When I was in university, it was my means to learning valuable concepts needed to achieve my degree.  When I was pregnant, I read, as all first-time moms do, everything there was to know about being pregnant.  As a young mom, I read everything from children's nutrition to developmental milestones to disciplinary techniques.  This love for learning through books, though, was threatened by disability.  I have the progressive form of  multiple sclerosis.  My disease made reading in the traditional sense virtually impossible.  My lack of manual dexterity made turning pages difficult.  By the time I managed to turn the page I lost the meaning.  I also couldn't read the fine print in a regular book.  Buying books was too expensive(being disabled is quite costly), and borrowing books from the library meant that I often couldn't get the book when I wanted due to waiting lists.  What was once a pleasurable experience was now an exercise in frustration.  That is, until I discovered the Amazon Kindle reader.  Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology.  The Kindle solved the problem of not being able to turn the pages of a book.  All I need to turn pages forward or backward is simply push a button.  If I need to stop reading I just put the reader down.  I never worry about losing my page because the Kindle automatically bookmarks the last page read and returns me there whenever I'm ready to resume reading.  I'm also able to adjust the font size.  I will say, though, if you need to increase the font size too much you only will get a few words per line.  I got past this by buying the Kindle with the larger display.  Kindle DX, Free 3G, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 9.7" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology.  

There are several other reasons why I love my Kindle.  Buying eBooks from Amazon.com
is cheap and easy.  I usually pay only $9.99 per eBook and thanks to Wi-Fi technology, get the book downloaded directly onto the device within seconds of purchase.

It is important for disabled people to exercise their brains by reading.  Amazon's Kindle enables the disabled to do this.

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