A Wife Review of the Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite

I just bought my wife a gift, a Kindle Paperwhite and I asked her if she could provide a Wife Review of the Kindle Paperwhite. She obliged. This review does not have all the technical language, it is just my wife providing her thoughts about the Kindle Paperwhite in her own words. I am so glad that I bought this gift for her. She loves it.

So here’s A Wife Review of the Kindle Paperwhite

My new Paperwhite Kindle

I have always been an avid reader. I grew up next to a library and often chose reading over playing with my siblings. I would go to the library and lie on my stomach on the carpeted floor and finish book after book.

I love reading, but…

As an adult, I continued to enjoy reading. However I found myself having time to read mostly during the evenings in bed. Two challenges made this experience less enjoyable. Firstly, I am now unable to read small print without reading glasses. So, sometimes I would be all settled in bed then I realize that my reading glasses is not at my bedside so instead of getting out of my cozy bed, I opt for watching television.

Not all books are created equal

Secondly, not all books are created equal. If I am reading a hardcover book that is not very light, I found myself being uncomfortable after a while having to change my position in bed so that I could hold the book in a certain way, turn pages etc. All that became too bothersome and often put me off reading.

The Kindle Paperwhite, my best gift

My husband who knew about my love for reading and my waning eyesight, recently bought me a Kindle Paperwhite. It is one of the best gifts I have received. First, it is so light: it weights under one pound. So holding it in bed while reading requires very, very little effort. Second, it has a mat finish which means that the light from the bedside lamp does not reflect on my eyes causing strain. By the way, I can also read with the lights completely off because the kindle has its own adjustable lighting.

Third, I do not need two hands to be comfortable with the kindle. It is small enough to hold with one hand and turn pages with the same hand. Most importantly, I can adjust the font so that I do not need to go looking for my reading glasses whenever I want to read. All this makes the Kindle Paperwhite work perfectly for me.

Of course, additional benefits of the kindle include being able to have your book as soon as you purchase it; being able to connect to wifi; being able to use other apps like facebook on the kindle; having the kindle “remember” the page you last read so you do not have to fold pages or try to find where you stopped; etc etc. I wish I had the kindle when I was a student. That way I would have had my books with me all the time without having to carry them around.

I am thoroughly enjoying me kindle and I am glad that is brought me back to my love for reading. I only had it for about two weeks now and I have already read three books. I remain thankful to my husband for this thoughtful gift. We also just had our first grandchild. I know I will be getting him a Kindle for kids when he is able to read. There’s great information about how to chose the best ereader for kids out there.

I hope you enjoyed this brief post on A Wife Review of the Kindle Paperwhite. Let me know if you have any thoughts about the Kindle Paperwhite. As you know there are other e-readers such as Kindle, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle for Kids BundleYou can also read how the Kindle compares to other e-readers.



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16 thoughts on “A Wife Review of the Kindle Paperwhite”

  1. I have been looking into buying some kind of tablet for reading purposes. I hear all the time, Successful people read and I would love to keep true to that statement. I really like your review of the Kindle Paperwhite. I do like Amazon in general, so an Amazon Kindle sounds perfect!

    1. Hi Kenny, The Kindle Paperwhite is a great ereader and is sold by a leading company, Amazon. You will not make a mistake! All the best!

  2. I must admit I still enjoy a conventional book however when I am travelling or on holiday I always use my kindle as you say it is light, good on the eyesight and you can certainly have a great choice stored on it, my daughter bought me one for christmas and it is one of my best gifts to. It always amazes me that these gadgets can retain so much information, even my grandchildren have them to not just for reading also for their games

    1. Hi Katie,

      Thanks for the comments. I am glad that you got a Kindle as a gift for Christmas. Yes, they can retain large volumes of information (books, magazines, games). Happy reading!

  3. Kindle is really handy for avid readers like me.

    I agree with her, I wish we had Kindle when we were younger so we didn’t have to carry heavy books around! Life would have been so much easier.

    Do you know what specific difference Kindle Paperwhite have as compared to other Kindles?

  4. Nice review!

    I LOVE reading. Always have. My first job was in a bookstore, where I worked for over 8 years. There are still times when I miss it.

    While I love the feel and smell of real books, I also love my e-reader. I have a Kobo at the moment, but it is several years old now and slowly dying on me.

    I have considered a Kindle, but I remember that at the time that I bought my Kobo, one of the deciding factors in choosing it was that it was able to read more file formats. Are there any limitations on the Kindle? Do you know if it supports other reading apps? I wouldn’t want to lose access to all my books on my Kobo…

    What kind of battery life does it have?

    I’m glad you mentioned nighttime reading. One of the things that I don’t care for with my Kobo is how bright it is in total darkess, even with the brightness turned down and night reading mode turned on.

    Also– how much storage does it have, and is the memory expandable?

    1. Hi Craig,

      Thank you for your comments.

      About not losing the books on your Kobo, I came across this site that may help you – https://www.epubor.com/transfer-kobo-books-to-kind

      The battery for the Kindle Paperwhite is 28 hours. Please note that the number of hours is measured with continuous use of the Kindle. You will notice that it loses its charge when it remains off for sustained periods of time. A Kindle that is not used for two full weeks will lose approximately half of the battery charge. The battery should be charged fully if you will not be using the Kindle for a long period.

      The Paperwhite has a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM (an increase from the second-generation’s 256MB), for all-around faster performance. It uses 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, or 3G data on AT&T’s network to download ebooks to its 4GB of internal storage.

      You will not go wrong with the Kindle Paperwhite! All the best

  5. I was an old school veteran of the paper books. Still am if I find a good one at a bookstore. For years I avoided e-readers. Then there was a book that I really wanted and didn’t want to wait for to come in the mail. So I opened the door to e-readers again, and purchased my first Paperwhite just like you. I also find it easier to read books since you can adjust the font and margins. I still have a small fear that all my books can somehow be erased forever. But I love my Paperwhite!

  6. This is quite a heart-warming article to read if I’m speaking truthfully. It’s so considerate that your husband would get you such a great gift. I’ve never really found much use for kindles to be frank. To me there’s always my smartphone I could read on. Then again, is there anything particular that would make the kindle a better option for reading over perhaps my phone aside from the screen size? Just curious

  7. I’ve been an eReader convert for about 5 years now. Like your wife I love the ease of taking books with me anywhere, being able to download a book straight away and the fact I don’t have to carry two books in my bag when I’ve nearly finished one and know I’ll need another on my trip. Being so lightweight it is easy to hold in any position in bed. The one big drawback to reading in bed is when I decide just one more chapter and I start dozing off, being hit in the face with the eReader hurts a tad more than a paperback!

    1. Hi Megan,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Kindle. I am glad you are enjoying this device and how convenient it is. I encourage you to stop reading if you feel sleepy. Rest well and resume when you are awake. All the best.

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