This is my next: Kindle Paperwhite


I’m writing this before the product has officially been announced, and in the 8th month of a self-imposed, year-long “I’m not buying any gadgets or electronics” fast, but I’m confident enough to say it right now: the next thing I buy will be a Kindle Paperwhite. I knew it when we first started seeing the leaked photos the other day, when I wasn’t even sure what I was looking at. Is this thing backlit? Oh my god.

Here’s the thing. I’ve never owned a proper e-reader. I’ve reviewed a few, so I’ve spent a lot of time with them, but, when you review something, even if you spend hours a day for a full week or more with a device, it’s not yours and that distinction matters with reading and books. I also own a second…

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