2 Kindles

There you have my two beloved e-readers side by side. On the left is the Kindle Paperwhite and on the right is the now-defunct Kindle 3. Truth be told I was kinda surprised at how small the Kindle Paperwhite was; I guess I got too used to my old one’s size.Β You can see the signs of wear on the Kindle 3’s cover. It did serve me faithfully for more than two years and I have fond memories of reading with it just about anywhere and everywhere. πŸ™‚

Kindle Paperwhite coverThis what the Kindle Paperwhite’s cover looks like.

Contrary to what I planned to load and read in my new reader, I ended up reading The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (a Throne of Glass novella) first. I have all four Throne of Glass novellas already loaded in the Kindle but instead of going straight to the next one or any of the books on my list (which I have since loaded too), I am currently reading LegendΒ by Marie Lu, the first book of another YA dystopian trilogy:

Legend

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

So far I am 37% into the book and not really rushing reading as I usually do. Not the story’s boring because it’s not; I just like to savor the feeling of reading on a dedicated reader again instead of on my phone’s screen. I get sentimental like that sometimes. πŸ˜‰

35 thoughts on “The Replacement

  1. What a beauty! An ebook reader is definitely a lifesaver these days whenever you’re in a queue at the pharmacy or just simply waiting for someone you’re meeting up with. I hope this baby lasts with you for more than two years. πŸ™‚

    1. True. Or while you’re eating out alone and waiting for the food to arrive. Or while stuck in traffic. The possibilities are endless and I looooooove it! πŸ˜€ I am taking extra care with it now, I sure hope it lasts longer than its predecessor.

  2. What a beauty! An ebook reader is definitely a lifesaver these days whenever you’re in a queue at the pharmacy or just simply waiting for someone you’re meeting up with. I hope this baby lasts with you for more than two years. πŸ™‚

    1. True. Or while you’re eating out alone and waiting for the food to arrive. Or while stuck in traffic. The possibilities are endless and I looooooove it! πŸ˜€ I am taking extra care with it now, I sure hope it lasts longer than its predecessor.

      1. Yeah. It’s like an actual book kasi. Not like a phone or some other gadget. Not sure if I make sense. I feel like I’m ok if this happens to my phone.

  3. I have a Kindle Touch, and it’s the best (material) gift I’ve ever received from my husband. I think the model I have is the one they released right before the paperwhite. How is it on he eyes? Same as your old Kindle? Coz that’s what I love most about mine. I don’t think I can ever go back to reading on a regular tablet after experiencing the joys of an e-reader. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s still an e-Ink reader so yeah, the experience is pretty much the same as with my old Kindle, just like reading on paper. Although of course, its display is better and the light is very convenient for reading after my daughter has gone to sleep. πŸ˜‰ True, the e-Ink technology just spoils the eyes and it gets really hard reading on tablets and phone after using a dedicated e-reader. πŸ™‚

  4. I have a Kindle Touch, and it’s the best (material) gift I’ve ever received from my husband. I think the model I have is the one they released right before the paperwhite. How is it on he eyes? Same as your old Kindle? Coz that’s what I love most about mine. I don’t think I can ever go back to reading on a regular tablet after experiencing the joys of an e-reader. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s still an e-Ink reader so yeah, the experience is pretty much the same as with my old Kindle, just like reading on paper. Although of course, its display is better and the light is very convenient for reading after my daughter has gone to sleep. πŸ˜‰ True, the e-Ink technology just spoils the eyes and it gets really hard reading on tablets and phone after using a dedicated e-reader. πŸ™‚

  5. Aww sayang naman yung isang kindle but I’ve read somewhere na Amazon will replace broken kindles if you send it to them. I love your kindle cover, where did you purchase it?

    1. Unfortunately it’s already past its warranty so I’m not sure if Amazon would still take it back. πŸ™ I wanted to upgrade to Paperwhite anyway, and I guess this is just the right time. Got my cover from Amazon too, but I’ve seen covers like this in sulit.com.ph. πŸ™‚

  6. Aww sayang naman yung isang kindle but I’ve read somewhere na Amazon will replace broken kindles if you send it to them. I love your kindle cover, where did you purchase it?

    1. Unfortunately it’s already past its warranty so I’m not sure if Amazon would still take it back. πŸ™ I wanted to upgrade to Paperwhite anyway, and I guess this is just the right time. Got my cover from Amazon too, but I’ve seen covers like this in sulit.com.ph. πŸ™‚

      1. I find paperwhite expensive and I don’t need the lcd lights anymore since I know that the lights will be open in our room at night time because of our baby. Plus I don’t think I’ll be reading a book at night most probably in front of my laptop so I just bought the kindle 5 instead.

      1. aww. well, at least you didn’t lost it (I did, with my first Kindle 3G). yeah, shock would cover it. anyway, enjoy your new Paperwhite!

  7. Seeing this post makes me want to weep! I lost my kindle, and I am so heartbroken by it.
    I hope to buy one again. T_T

    Btw, thinking about it now, does the paperwhite works on the dark? That was my issue with my old kindle. I was actually thinking that if I’ll be buying an e-book reader it should have a lamp installed or at least a backlight so I can read in the dark.

    leah @ curiousweekends.blogspot.com

    1. Awww, that’s too bad for your Kindle. πŸ™

      Yes, the Paperwhite’s screen is lighted and that’s one of the main reasons I got it. πŸ˜‰ To save on power, you can turn it off though when reading in brightly lit areas.

  8. I remember being a “printed book” purist, but after using my iBook app, nabali ang paniniwalang yan. Hahaha!
    “Day…that boy from the streets” – I like Legend too. πŸ˜‰

      1. I’ve read Legend & Prodigy. I did not ‘Google’ about the 3rd book until I read your comment. Didn’t realize it’s available now. SUPER THANK YOU! I’ll buy a copy tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

  9. I remember being a “printed book” purist, but after using my iBook app, nabali ang paniniwalang yan. Hahaha!
    “Day…that boy from the streets” – I like Legend too. πŸ˜‰

  10. I’ve read Legend & Prodigy. I did not ‘Google’ about the 3rd book until I read your comment. Didn’t realize it’s available now. SUPER THANK YOU! I’ll buy a copy tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

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