The Amazon Kindle reader is taking the world by storm.
It is fast becoming the most popular of readers available today.
This is partly due to it’s wonderful portability, slim look and light weight.
It transports very easily so you do not end up carrying a pile of books with you when you go away on vacation.
If you enjoy reading then you probably travel all over the place with a book tucked into your briefcase or purse.
This however poses a problem when you are on a long journey and you finish your book.
You might not mind it but it is an extra load to be carrying around with you.
Added to that you have the problem of finding another book when you might be in a foreign country with no English books available.
This is where the Amazon Kindle reader has a significant advantage over printed material.
Many people can read a good paperback in a matter of hours.
Especially if it’s a real page turner.
If you are travelling a long distance, you might have to pack the contents of a small library.
A kindle can store more reading material than most people can stack on a bookshelf.
Some die-hards might complain that it is not the same as a proper book.
This is true but the manufacturers have done a pretty good job at sorting out the screen to look like a printed page.
16 shades of grey and good contrast mean you can read even in bright sunshine.
It is also lighter than most proper books is so much easier to carry about, and it can also read to you if your eyes are tired.
There were probably people who complained about the invention of paper because those stone tablets were so much better.
Times are changing and e-readers are definitely the way forward.
Another advantage is that when you have finished your current novel you can buy another one easily.
As long as you are near a wifi network you can download a new novel, newspaper or magazine.
There are not many book stores open at 3am in the morning, but the Kindle Store is available 24/7.
This is great for students who suddenly realize they need research material for that essay due tomorrow.
A real book has a distinct advantage for anyone who likes to read in the bath.
However, dropping your kindle into water is not recommended.
But unlike paper, it will not just get a bit soggy and be fine after a spell on the radiator.
Thankfully, you can also get a waterproof case for your kindle, so the e-reader wins again.
There are a fair few e-readers to choose from.
But the Amazon Kindle reader has a lovely clear screen, a charger you can plug in anywhere and is easy to use.