Don’t wait nine months for a Kindle like I did! Now that this reading device is finally in my hands, I regret not getting one sooner! It’s changed the way I relax and expanded my ability to read even MORE books. Here’s why it took me nine months to finally get a Kindle.
I entered a Kindle Giveaway from a Christian publisher and was advised in March that I won a Free Kindle. Rarely do I enter contests and never do I win anything (because you have to enter to win). I was more interested in answering the publisher’s survey about book content…so for me the giveaway was simply a bonus.
At the time I was “antiKindle” and felt that printed books were more useful. During the survey I explained why I thought printed books were superior to electronic books. I was wrong about that…however let me continue my story on how I won the free Kindle.
After getting the email saying I won a Free Kindle, I noticed the fine print saying it might be 10-12 weeks before I receive my gift. When my gift did not arrive after six months, I contacted prize notification company and advised them I had not received my Kindle. A few more emails transpired and I finally received a shipping notification and received my Kindle nine months later. I know…you’re thinking I could of had a baby…during these nine months. Maybe I should name my Kindle a kid’s name, just for closure?
Anyway, my Kindle arrived and I’ve never seen one in person, so I was really impressed. At the suggestion of my friends I upgraded the Kindle Paperwhite to the Kindle Fire . Since it has arrived, I’ve fallen in love with it….more about this later!
Anyway…don’t wait 9 months to get a Kindle. If someone says “what do you want for Christmas” or your birthday, Mother’s Day, anniversary or any day…tell them you want a Kindle.
I’ll share the reasons why in my next article. Just trust me.
I was a volunteer librarian for many years…addicted to the smell and feel of printed books and now I’m recommending a Kindle. 🙂
WARNING: I did see a notice on the Amazon Website that there’s currently a 4-6 week wait for the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire does not have the long wait, at least for now.
While you’re waiting for your Kindle, I suggest you read this: How to Read Kindle Books Without a Kindle
Okay, let’s have some fun. If you had a new Kindle, what would you name it? I’m thinking “Baby Kay” for mine. 😉