Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 01:37 am
It feels like a lifetime ago, but once, reading was all I did.
Orson Scott Card’s Enderverse. Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. Even when the Harry Potter books were on the rise, I could devour pages by the hundreds in a matter of days.
But life’s changed a lot in the last decade. I’ve got two kids now. Responsibilities on all fronts. Heck—even when I do have free time, I’m working on things to improve every other part of my life!
The sad truth is that despite an ever-growing book collection, the only ones I find time to read these days involve Curious George and the Berenstain Bears for my sons’ bedtimes.
But perhaps part of the problem is how I approach reading.
For better or worse, my life involves a ton of multi-tasking. I write posts with Netflix playing on my second monitor, passively keeping up with the world while I work. Or do chores to my tunes to avoid getting distracted. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite boasts features like a glare-free 300 ppi display that reads like a printed page—even in bright sunlight—and a battery that last weeks, not hours, but perhaps the best feature it has for me is that it just reads books.
It’s great to have as many devices around as I do but the vast functionality of them all can grow overwhelming. With a half-hour commute between home and work each day, it’s easy to use it up playing mobile games or chatting up a storm. But imagine if you used that time developing a reading routine to get through some of your favourites? (Or even the favourites you’ve yet to discover?)
And the stats show me I’m not alone—63% of men recognise the benefits of reading but haven’t the time or the tools to enjoy it. Fortunately, there are several books out there tailored for Dads, like:
- Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley
- Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man by Jay Onrait
- Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite—Because Sometimes It’s Good to Live Life a Little Less… Complicated.
As we grow older, it’s the little things we stop making time for. Our hobbies. Leisure time. All the stuff we once got up to when we weren’t up to much of anything.
Well, I think it’s time we reclaim some of that feeling. Make time for free time before the alternative leaves us with no time at all. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is part of the Kindle’s seventh generation of devices. With nearly ten years’ development since its first release in November 2007, it’s one of the best ways to hold thousands of books at a time without the backache!
Good luck to all who enter—hopefully this post helped rekindle your passion for reading! (See what I did there?)
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Amazon provided an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with Amazon.ca credit for review. However, as always, all opinions remain my own. This post has affiliate links.
79 replies on “Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review”
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books.
I like reading suspense and young adult books, I just finished reading the Gone series by Michael Grant
I love to read but I don’t have one favorite book. I like to read paranormal romance,urban fantasy, even young adult books. There’s too many to have a favorite.
I like Nora Roberts romance books. I particularly like her trilogy’s. I like reading about places of interests. Different countries etc. I like poetry also. There are many I just pick up if it looks interesting and I read it.
My favourite book is the last Harry Potter
Where to start, CT. Favourite 2017 books include:
– If on a winter’s night by Italo Calvino
– The Unlimited Dream Factory – J.G. Ballard
– The Will to Change – bell hooks
– Grape Olive Pig
and I’m incredibly excited about the new Kevin Kwan release
I’m an avid reader but I don’t have one favourite book, lots of authors though. Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Danielle Steel, Edgar Wallace, Robert Ludlum to name a few. 🙂
I really enjoyed The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin.
Have you read Shantaram ???
My favourite books are the Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series.
The Blood Gospel from James Rollins
I’m reading The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver.
I so loved Flowers In the Attic
My favorite book is “It” by Stephen King
I love The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a long time favourite of mine.
I can’t pick one favourite book. I have hundreds but I also recommend Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Hi, I am presently reading “Crow Lake” a #1 best seller by a Canadian Author Mary Lawson. I dont have a favorite book or author.
I always have a book on the go and my favourite set of books are Peter James’ Dead series
I love all V.C Andrews books , flowers in the attic series was my fave 🙂
My favourite book is The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
Right now it’s Beatrix Potter tales and Winnie the Pooh, lol. It’s just when this is all I have the time to read and I get to chose between these and a lot of Lego-Cars-Marvel comics-Fairies-Mickey… books, I’d definitely choose the first two.
I love Gordon Korman books, especially the Bruno and Boots series.
I mostly read YA books, I tend to read fae, sci-fi, worlds ending, traveling to other worlds… one of the best series I’ve read was Pendragon
I have so many – one you may enjoy is A Fine Balance.
I really like reading Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s work.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo! Besos Sarah.
I have wanted an eReader forever!!
It is impossible for me to pick a favorite book because it depends on my mood…lately I like reading Paranormal Romance!
I don;t know the titles but I love Nora Roberts books and really need to get a few to read
I like True Crime books and Ann Rule is my favorite author
Right now I am reading Carly’s Voice! My daughter is autistic so the book really speaks to me <3
I like Louise Penny’s Gamache mystery books.
My favourite book is Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
I love the Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay!
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard is my favorite book
My favorite is A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout!
I like a lot of the classic books like Gone With The Wind and Rebecca but I also like some of the new books as I read and discover them. Sometimes I just feel like reading a romance novel because it is a quick read and does not take a lot of concentration.
That is a hard one. For many years my favourite book was The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but I also really love the Divergent trilogy, all the Harry Potter Books, The Maze Runner series, The Hunger Games Trilogy and the I am Number Four series. I also love most Stephen King books, and I have a not-so-secret-secret addiction to Nicholas Sparks. Too many books just to pick only one lol
I loved Fall on your Knees
I love anything from Sophie Kinsella
My favorite book is Big Little Lies.
I,love anything by Mary Higgins Clark
A few of my fave books:
Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro
When Rabbit Howls by The Troops for Truddi Chase
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Love the Stephanie Plum Novels by Janet Evanovich.
I love anything by Stephen King, so I would say The Gunslinger because they are in production of the movie right now.
My favourite books are anything by Danielle Steel, Sandra Brown and Judy Picoult.
to kill a mockingbird
The Power of One is my favourite book – an oldie but a goodie!
Oh there’s so many, but A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers is right up there.
Favorite book & book series is Harry Potter
I love the sherlock holmes series – I read them as a kid and still love them.
I am a total Harry Potter addict – I have read the series multiple times at this point!
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My favourite book Gone With the Wind
My favourite book is Wuthering Heights.
One of my favourite books is The Biology of Belief.
I have just finished ken follett Fall of the Giants!
Great book, along with the rest of his books.
The only books I read are romance and one of my favourite books is “It Had to be You” but I have a long list of favourites that goes with this book.
yes, that one.
Stephen Florida – Gabe Habash
Priestdaddy: A Memoir–Patricia Lockwood
Kintu–Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (A favourite)
I have to pick one favourite book? That is so hard!
Right now I’m reading Rumpole by John Mortimer. Hid sarcastic humour is so good. Read that.
Right now I am reading The Orphan’s Tale. Some of my favourites are To Kill A Mockingbird, The Nightingale and The Women in the Castle.
My favorite books are the entire Harry Potter series.
My favourite book is Harry Potter
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. An incredible book.
Harry potter, and the hobbit.
I don’t get a lot of time to read (for me) so I tend to pick shorter novels. YA novels appeal to me because I like knowing what the kids I teach are reading. The Hunger Games Trilogy is one of my favourite series.
I loved Kate Atkinson’s “Lilfe After Life”.
Wuthering Heights has always been my favourite book…apart from the Bible.
My all time favourite is “A painted House” by John Grisholm
I loved reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemna” and “Thinking Fast and Slow”.
I don’t have any time to read right now. Never had any favourite books, I just read whatever I felt like at the time. It has been years since I picked up and read a book.
I dont have a favorite book but I really loved Life of Pi
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
My favourite book is I Know this much is true.
One of my faves is North of Normal
Favourite book is Superfudge by Judy blume
My favourite book is Little Prince
Pillars of The Earth is my favourite book.
I love reading anything by V.C Andrews