I love my Kindle…it really is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s always had one small downfall though. You couldn’t check books out from the library, you had to buy everything (unless of course you take advantage of the multiple free books that are offered). That problem is about to be resolved though as Amazon recently sent out a press release on how Kindle users will be able to check out books from their local library via the Kindle Lending Library
“Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer’s annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.”
How awesome is this? Personally there are quite a few books out there that I wouldn’t mind reading but I don’t necessarily want to actually buy them. They are easy and quick reads but nothing of real substance…beach reads. But ever since I’ve had my kindle, I can’t bring myself to cheat on it with a ‘physical book’ (it’s so antiquated anyway isn’t it?). But now, I can drop by the library with my Kindle and download these books for free! Thank you Amazon for being awesome.