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Hello fellow book loving friend! If you’re new around here, my name is Stephanie and MANNNNN do I love a good book.
I really, truly, honestly, wholeheartedly love a real book. The beauty of the pages, the sound of turning a page, the weight of it in my hands, the smell of the paper. It’s so good. It’s so comforting to pick up a great book on a rainy day and leave the world behind to go somewhere else.
But I am here to tell you why you need an ereader. There’s no denying I’m team real book. I mean gaze back up to read my description of holding a book and you’ll see I’m a fan.
Honestly I was ferociously against ereaders for a VERY long time. Refused the even think about owning one. But then my late 20’s hit, home ownership became a thing, motherhood happened and suddenly ereaders were on my radar.
Here is my list of ways my kindle (and the free kindle app) has changed my life and maybe (probably definitely) will change yours, too.
1. Reading on the go
Maybe you’re always channeling your inner Rory Gilmore and you carry a book with you everywhere you go, but I do not. When I am at appointments or find myself in a situation where I have free time, I try to open my kindle app or use my kindle if I’ve brought that along.
I feel much better when I’ve read a book vs scrolled social media in my spare time. We’re so inclined to thumb surf Facebook and Instagram, but I find it more beneficial for my brain if I choose a book to fill the spaces instead.
2. Reading with the lights off
HELLO. If this isn’t life changing in itself, I don’t know what is. Especially in the winter! You can read in bed without getting out of your cozy warmness to turn off the overhead light. I don’t have a light by my bed, so this is huge for me.
I also read books on my kindle app to my son at bedtime or naptime. This is another great life hack for me, because his light is off. I also use the kindle unlimited app a lot for this time in particular. There is a ton of kids books included in this subscription, it pays for itself just at bedtime alone. Plus, it’s so quick to swap books. Seconds and I’ve downloaded the next title and we’re off to reading again.
3. Tracks your reading
I love this feature of reading on my kindle and the kindle app. It tracks your stats on GoodReads. You can set a Reading Challenge, you can see how many days in a row and weeks you’ve consistently read.
I love this info. I’ve seen reviews of people not liking it, but I personally love it and almost find it motivating to make sure I read at least one book to my son or a couple chapters of my own book.
4. You don’t have to store books
This is honestly my number one favorite reason I love my kindle & kindle unlimited. Kindle is obviously digital. Your books you purchase are floating in cyber space in “the cloud” and this results in more space in your home. Clutter drive me bananas. I have a lot of it and I am purging, purging, purging.
I feel like some books deserve a space in your home. Like the Harry Potter series, my beloved Nora Roberts trilogies, cook books and some reference type books. But when it comes to the books I’m consuming on a weekly, monthly, yearly basis, I’m really loving not having a house full of books.
Unless you have a library straight out of beauty and the beast, this is probably very appealing to you as well.
BONUS 5. KindleUnlimited – unlimited books for approximately $10 a month
I can’t recall how much a month this subscription actually is, but I can say that I tried it out for my free trial and never once looked back or regretted the decision to join. It’s around $10 I believe. Which that’s around the price of one book and you can read an unlimited amount of books with this subscription.
It pays for itself in kids books alone, but there are also so many books I’ve read and plan on reading that are included.
Not every book out there is on the subscription, but there is a TON of options.
There’s cookbooks, essential oil education books, children’s books, self development books, romance novels and more. You name it, the genre is probably available.
So this is a short, breezy post about the benefits of a kindle and kindle unlimited. I’ll link my kindle below. It is perfect for me and I absolutely love it. Very lightweight and the charge lasts FOREVER. I also use the free kindle app on my iPhone DAILY. So if you wanted to try that out before buying a kindle, I highly recommend. That is what I usually use when reading to my son at nap time.
You can also try out the kindle unlimited app for free by signing up through this link below! Give it a try! Like I said, I started with the free trial and just never looked back. I love it so much.