Today I’m going to kick off a 10-part series to help wrap up the year, looking back at my favorite gaming and geeky moments from 2014. To start off, I’m going to give some love and praise to the Paperwhite.
The Paperwhite was my Christmas present to myself last year and the first proper Kindle that I’ve owned since the Kindle 2. Buying this almost felt superfluous and even wasteful, since I could access my Kindle library on my iPad and iPhone, but I both of those weren’t ideal (too heavy and too small, respectively) for extended reading.
I’m glad I made the plunge, because the Paperwhite’s been an absolute joy to use. It’s light and small enough to be easy to bring anywhere, while big enough to throw enough text on screen that I’m not swiping to turn pages every two seconds. And the backlight makes reading it in any lighting conditions a cinch.
I have to give credit to this device that it helped to bump up my reading habits this year. I’ve gotten in the habit of soaking up a few pages while games are loading, my computer’s booting up, or during lunch. I’m not totally sure how many books I’ve read this year (no where near as many as MMOGC, that’s for sure), but I probably got through a couple of dozen novels.
The downside of all of this is that my to read list is phenomenally huge right now. I have about 30 books on the Kindle that I’ve yet to read, and probably around 275 on my wish list at Amazon. Even at a few pages here and there, chewing through a 500-page book takes some time. But at least I can enjoy it on a device that’s designed for reading comfort!