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August 20, 2012 9:24 AM Subscribe
Is it worth having a Kindle when I have no money?
posted by Jehan to technology (33 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've been given a Kindle for my birthday, which is really nice and sweet of the givers. My worry is that I'm not really going to get as much use out of it as I might, and wonder if it might be better exchanging the gift for something else.
The key of the problem is that I have no money to buy new books, and so most new titles are effectively beyond my reach. I also don't read fiction, so an awful lot of old books aren't interesting. I know that there are old non-fiction books available to download, but non-fiction tends toward obsolescence by the time it is out of copyright. It might be nice to have a Kindle for reading some old and interesting books, and free ebooks here and there, but I'm not sure that's enough reason to keep it.
So, with all that said, I am going to get much use out of it? Is there something that I'm missing that will really make it useful for me? Experiences of using a Kindle without money?