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Fright Night with Kindle

In discussions with a friend this summer, I discovered that she read more during the summer months, mainly due to more non-scheduled time during the break from school. Myself, I definitely read more during the cold winter months – particularly because my spirit is drawn to my fireplace, a warm blanket, hot beverage and good reads. Let’s call it one of the perks of the season, and one that I’ve been enjoying more and more since flurries first made an appearance.

As patterns would also have it, right now is the ‘season of scary’ and aligning with the spirit of Halloween and all the great spooky shows and movies out right now – the reads are just as thrilling. I guess you can say, when I take a go at something, I’m all in. Case and point? IT! I watched the new thriller in theatres {ok, twice}, which made me a tad nostalgic, so I watched the originals. Now, I’m currently reading the book.

No, I didn’t snag an original paper copy of Stephen King’s It – I’m reading it on the Kindle Paperwhite! It has a 6″ High-Resolution Display with a Built-in Wi-Fi and an incredible and adjustable light, so I can read day or night.

There’s no screen glare or strain at all with this e-reader, even in sunlight. It’s actually just like looking at paper … Kindle Paperwhite. Ahh, I see what they did there.

Slim and compact, this reader can go anywhere. In fact, I was taking full advantage of the down-time and opportunity to read while waiting in my vehicle at the school for the bell to dismiss. I just got to a good Pennywise part in the story when another Mom knocked on my vehicle window, and scared the bejesus out of me. Well played.

You know I’m all about saving time and money, and this e-reader helps in those departments too. No extra trips to the store or extra funds allocated, there’s over a million titles available to download on Amazon – I’ve seen countless for $4.99 CAD or less. And no, my reading of scary thrillers won’t end with Halloween behind me, I think perhaps it’s less traumatic than the dirty kid-sized sock I found under the bathroom sink. Now that’s questionable.

In the spooky-reads and all, and with the evenings are darker and quicker – here are a few recommended titles to curl up with. Lights on or off, of course.

Yet I’ll also recommend anything by Dean Koontz and Dan Brown – those are always favourites of mine.

 

Product was given to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are my own

 

 

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178 Comments

  1. My favourite feature is that there is no screen glare or strain, even in sunlight – often my chance to read is on vacation, in sunlight, so this is an important feature for me.

  2. I love that there’s no screen glare or strain at all with this e-reader, even in sunlight, awesome!!

  3. I’d love to read “Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life Kindle Edition”

  4. I would like the fact that reading on an e-reader is glare and strain-free. Thank you for this giveaway.

  5. I really like that the Kindle is backlit. My previous reader wasn’t and it hindered night reading.

  6. The thing I like the best about this Kindle is there’s no screen glare. I have tried reading outside on my tablet on a few occasions and become frustrated as the sun moves around restricting my vision on the screen.

  7. My favorite feature is the no screen glare or strain because I’m always getting headaches from staring at the computer or tablet but I definitely think the no glare would help

  8. One of my favourite features is being able to adjust the light. One of the books that I would like to read is Sleeping Beauties by Owen and Stephen King.

  9. I love that there is no glare on the screen. That’s a problem I’ve had while trying to read on other tablets.

  10. The book on the top of my ever growing reading pile is Cross the Line by James Patterson. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  11. I’d like to read The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (18) . This is one of my favourite series.

  12. I like that that the kindle has a built in adjustable light as I love to read in bed.

  13. I really like that there isn’t a glare on the screen. That bothers me on tablets. I have no idea what book i would read, none of your scary choices though 😉 . I like happy calm books.

  14. I am actually looking into getting one for my son,When I ask him to read he always goes to his phone instead of our book drawyer. Maybe by getting one he will read more on his own 🙂

  15. Lots of great features! Love that it is high resolution with no glare and is strain-free (even no glare when outside and in the sun – this is really great)! As for book titles, I read anything and everything, but especially love to keep up with anything non-fiction on the new york times bestseller list! Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  16. I like the fact that it is slim and compact and able to go anywhere also the adjustable light. Thank you for the chance.

  17. Love the no glare screen, would love to read Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly.

  18. I would like to read Over the Wire: A Canadian Pilot’s Memoir of War and Survival as a POW.

  19. If i won an ereader i’d put every single fae book that I own onto it (I have quite a few , and I re-read them over and over again)
    the iron fey series is top of my list

  20. I like the Built-in adjustable light–read day and night without blinding my husband! lol

  21. Through you link to Amazon I checked out the Top 10 books list. I was impressed. Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone caught my eye. Such an event had us watching from here with concerns. It would be interesting to read more details of what happen.
    Thanks for this chance. I don’t have a Kindle but I am jealous of the one my sister has. I’m sure it would be well used if I had one.

  22. I’m really looking forward to reading the last book in this trilogy! Endgame: Rules of the Game by James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton. I have really enjoyed this series & would be cool to read the finale on a Kindle!

  23. I loved Gone Girl, so I’d like to read Gillian Flynn’s other novels – Sharp Objects and Dark Places.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love to read 🙂

  24. I love that this e-reader is so light, lighter than a paperback. Their font is handy for faster reading, too.

  25. I like that the ebook reader’s screen resembles that of real paper which creates less strain in my eyes.

  26. I like that there is less eye strain and the next books on my list to read are Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children, hollow city and library of souls.

  27. I want to read : THE 3 CHOICES: SIMPLE PRACTICES TO TRANSFORM PAIN INTO POWER by Jorge Cruise.

  28. I love my kindle but it’s old. What I love about the paperwhite (or one of the things) is the built-in adjustable light-read day and night. I don’t have a light on mine. A paperwhite is actually what I’m getting my son for Christmas.

  29. I’d like to read The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.

  30. “no screen glare or strain at all with this e-reader, even in sunlight” is my favourite thing about this reader. 🙂

  31. I would take your recommendation and read A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Frances Hill.

  32. I like the adjustable lighting the most. I would like to read The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.

  33. I love that it is back lit which is great when you need to read in the car at night, or in bed when your partner sleeps

  34. I love that there is no screen glare, nothing worse than falling asleep while reading a book.

  35. My favorite feature is the no screen glare. Ive had so many issues when trying to read outside from screen glare, so happy with this feature

  36. I’d like to read — and learn from — “Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life”!

  37. I’d like to read the first volume of Castle Waiting, which is currently in Trace mode at our library, along with six other books I’d like to read.

  38. I would like to read Hunger Games Trilogy Book Series and the Harry Potter Series again!!

  39. I would catch up on the titles that Nora Roberts and Laurel K Hamilton are writing… I know Hamilton has another book in the fairy series and Roberts writes so prolifically that I am 2 series behind!!

    Mishelle

  40. I remember trying an ereader when they first came out and I didn’t like them because they had a glare . So, what I like is that they have no glare and a light for reading before bed.

  41. I love the fact that it has no glare, making it easy to read. I love reading Stephen King.

  42. I would add Fall of Poppies. I love historical fiction and a few of my go to authors have stories in that book

  43. The name of the book that I would like to read with my granddaughter is Baby Touch and Feel: Animals Board book.

  44. I love the no screen glare! That makes it great for outdoor reading; which I love to do during the summer months!

  45. I love the no screen glare – and I read so much – doesn’t matter – I want them all!

  46. I love that you can actually see the screen outside haha. That’s a major pet peeve of mine about my phone!

  47. It’s been AGES since I’ve read Dracula! If I win, I think I’d have to read that 🙂

  48. I would like to re-read some old classics like Alice in Wonderland , or maybe a good mystery !

  49. I would love to read Stephen King’s It as well. I have never read it before and have always wanted to. Thanks!

  50. I really need a reader that will reduce eye strain and is convenient! I think the first I may read on it will be my fav classic, Jane Eyre!

  51. My favorite feature is the adjustable light. I have very sensitive eyes. I would love to read some Stephen King books.

  52. I definitly like the idea that you can actually read the Kindle in sunlight. I just have the app on my tablet and I certainly can’t do that! I’d also like a dedicated Kindle for reading as I tend to mess around doing other things on my tablet and then run out of battery power when I want to just read.

  53. I will read Joanne Fluke – Raspberry Danish Murder, upcoming book in her series.

  54. I’d love a Kindle because I’ve never owned and E Reader before and I would love to see what the hype is all about! I’m stuck in the dark ages turning pages and getting paper cuts!

  55. I’ve never had an ereader before but i think I would love the availability of millions of title. No screen glare would be a great feature too.

  56. I don’t usually read spooky books.
    Two of the books on my to read list are:
    Awake
    Doll-Baby

  57. My favourite feature is that it’s slim and compact so I can easily take it on-the-go.

  58. I love that it looks like your reading on real paper.. I cant read on my ipad because of the glare. This would be perfect!

  59. I like that there’s no screen glare even when reading in sunlight and that it is like reading on paper.

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