A thousand books in your suitcase

Remember that I asked you about any travel routine of yours? Reading is something I do regularly while I travel. Actually, a plane is probably the last place of focus for me in this fast-pace, multitasking world. However, as much as I love paper books, carrying more than one could mean losing valuable space in your suitcase. Kindle comes to save the day.

Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train.” (Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel)

I used to have an older version of the Kindle 3 (with the keyboard) and I loved it. I thought I couldn’t ask for more from a ebook reader. Then Paperwhite introduced backlight and touch screen. All this added to a screen that resembles a paper book, can hold 1000+ books and a battery that lasts a month. And it’s so light that you can hold it in one hand.

The only downside is that the great leather original case that I bought with it (despite the great wake-up function) makes the device a tiny bit too heavy to hold in one hand. The other problem is that two weeks after I bought it, Amazon introduced a 30EUR discount for the Christmas holidays… And no, that’s not an affiliate marketing post.

Next time you have to spend 12 hours in car/train/plane to get back from Lyon to Sofia, make sure you don’t forget your Kindle. Otherwise you might get lost in thought.


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