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The Kindle Pocket Guide | Scott McNulty
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Help me out, Kindle-loving Littens? Mr. TheWordJar wishes for me to cease reading ebooks on my phone, which he deems silly. So for my birthday, he‘s getting me a Kindle. I‘m between the regular Kindle (just like my ancient Nook, no light) and the Paperwhite (better resolution, not sure I need the light). Question for those who have these devices: How is the lighting on the Paperwhite for eye fatigue? Also, just tell me which one to get! 😆 Thanks!

vivastory I'd go with the Paperwhite 2y
robinb Such a nice Mr. @TheWordJar ! 😉 I went from one of the very early Kindles (push buttons, no light) to my current Paperwhite. I absolutely ❤️ my Paperwhite!!! The light is a godsend because I read a lot at night in bed, and it‘s got a wide adjustability for brightness. The only fatigue I have is reading much too late into the night! 🤣 Whatever you choose, Happy Reading!!! 2y
Jess7 I love my paperwhite. During the day I have the light off and at night when my husband is sleeping I turn it to a real low (#5 setting of like 20-30 options or something) - I highly recommend the paperwhite and I think @britt_brooke would also recommend it 2y
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TheBookHippie Paper white !!! You can adjust the light :) 2y
Jess7 Even using the paperwhite‘s light in total darkness - it‘s so much better than reading from an iPhone bc the Brightness is super adjustable to a specific number - and you can get it very low to lessen the eye strain issues presented by our phones (edited) 2y
FlowerFairy I have chronic migraines and reading on my phone for any extended period of time is straight up migraine fuel. Looove my paper white. When #HurricaneIrma hit Florida we were without electricity for six days. As soon as it was dark, the kids were bored. Was able to read to them from paper white for hours on end and keep them happy. Also allows me to read without waking the #Manpanion. 2y
Betty Paperwhite for sure! I had an older kindle; and am so glad I changed to Paperwhite. Get the kind of cover that turns it off automatically when you close it. 2y
BookHermit Built in light is essential on my device. It‘s just not bright enough on its own in low light situations. 2y
SassyBookworm I absolutely LOVE my paperwhite!!! In the nicer weather I absolutely love to read outside so it‘s perfect with no glare! & just like @FlowerFairy I can adjust the brightness at night & not disturb my partner (#manpanion lol I love that btw) where when I had a regular kindle or used my phone it bothered him with the brightness! So paperwhite definitely has my vote 🗳😏 (edited) 2y
LisaJo Paperweight. I love my paperweight. The built-in light is fabulous and can be adjusted for brightness. I like that is only an E reader so I‘m not tempted to check my email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 2y
ReadingOver50 I have the paperwhite. The built in light is great 2y
Readerann I still have a really old Kindle, but I‘m thinking I MUST get a paperwhite now! 😁 2y
kezzlou85 Paperwhite for definite. The built in light is brilliant and a god send when my daughter used to be up all night coughing. 💜 2y
Puredragonstar My first Kindle was the paperwhite, and I highly suggest it. In my opinion, the Paperwhite is superb, and the lettering crisp also gives you that bookish feeling but with a glow. I gave my best friend and husband a Paperwhite for Christmas, and they both love it! I would take the extra step up for the Paperwhite. Happy reading!!!! 📚🤩👊🏻🧠👀📖 2y
kylienoele Paperwhite is the best! Especially at night because you can adjusts the brightness. Paperwhite all the way! 2y
Kaye My vote is also for the Paperwhite. The regular one, it seems harder to see the print because there‘s not enough contrast between the background and the lettering. You can set the PW to any level of brightness, and the letters are always clear. Good for daytime or night. Doesn‘t bother my eyes as much as reading on my iPad ..I also get migraines and the PW doesn‘t seem to aggravate them as much if it‘s set on lower lighting (edited) 2y
laurenbescoby Also paperwhite! My partner has the regular and I use mine, a paperwhite, far more often. The backlight is adjustable so even if you're reading with the light off you can put the backlight on low so it isn't a strain. 2y
AJBowers Paperwhite! 🙌 2y
dariazeoli Paperwhite! I love mine and the light is worth the extra cash 2y
britt_brooke @Jess7 @TheWordJar Definitely Paperwhite!! 2y
JessClark78 I love my Paperwhite. It‘s fantastic for reading in bed at night. 2y
JenReadsAlot Paperwhite 👍 2y
MarriedtoMrT Paperwhite! The light was life-changing for me (only slight exaggeration). 2y
marywag08 I would definitely get the Paperwhite. You‘d be surprised how much that backlighting comes in handy! I upgraded from a Kindle Touch (no backlight) to a Kindle Voyage (same as the Paperwhite, except the light automatically adjusts according to the lighting conditions). It has been amazing! 2y
RiotMom Paper white! Even if you don‘t think you‘d need the light, it comes in handy. I love mine. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker I love my paperwhite. It doesn‘t hurt my eyes especially after looking at a computer all day for work. (edited) 2y
TheWordJar @robinb He‘s a keeper! 2y
TheWordJar @FlowerFairy @kaye I also get migraines and was worried about the lighting, but it can‘t be any worse than reading on the phone! Thanks for your input! 2y
robinb @TheWordJar hang on tightly to him! 😊 Glad to hear so many love their Paperwhites! 2y
TheBookHippie I get aura migraines and it doesn't bother me more than my phone it's actually better . Enjoy! 2y
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M‘s Birthday #harrypotter themed gift bag full of goodies! I came up with this idea after we had to cancel our trip to Universal and HP Wizarding World due to #hurricaneirma in September. I have been waiting not so patiently for weeks to give it to her!

She‘s already sitting on her new Hokki stool (thank you, grandparents!) reading the illustrated Chamber of Secrets, in her “I have a new book, don‘t disturb me” zone. Just like me. 😆


ReadingEnvy Awesome! 2y
TrishB That looks fab 👍🏻 2y
Bookzombie That‘s awesome! 2y
TricksyTails That's amazing! I'd die from happiness to receive this! 😊♥️ 2y
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The Mountain Between Us | Charles Martin
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@TheBookmarkPR is finally open after a week without electricity following #HurricaneIrma . @BookishMarginalia still don't have electricity in our home, but today we got to take a hot shower—the first in ten days—at my mother-in-law's house. Let's hope #HurricaneMaria spares our island.
Pictured: René Marqués hot chocolate (coconut & cinnamon)

Grrlbrarian Oh no! I'm so sorry you guys have been without electricity and hot showers 😞 I hope #HurricaneMaria spares you more troubles! Your hot choc looks amazing ❤️ 2y
mcipher Yum! Glad you got a nice hot shower and things are looking up! 2y
Sace I'm glad you got to enjoy a hot shower. 2y
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Ruri_kaichou Good to hear thing are in the upswing. Hoping nothing else comes your way! 2y
Megabooks I hope you get power back soon!! 2y
Aleida So sorry t o hear! Where are you? 2y
WanderingBookaneer @Aleida : I live in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 2y
Aleida Oh no. I've got family in Houston, they're ok. But I also have family in Miami, the keys, and fiends in Naples and Orlando. They're all ok and Miami and Orlando has power back, parts of Miami has power but the keys are bad. Hope you get your power back soon💚 2y
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I haven't read a hardcover in a while!! But I'm super into this big book! We've weathered the storm, but school is still closed due to power outages. I'm trying not to think about make up days while I binge read all day. #currentlyreading #teachersoflitsy #hurricaneirma

Carrie Pilby | Caren Lissner
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Reading on the kindle because I don't have power. We got back home today. No damage, just no power. Hope it comes back on soon, cause I have a lot of homework due Monday.
#hurricaneirma. #poweronplease

LauraBrook Glad it's just power and not a lot of other damage, and that you're safe! 2y
Lmstraubie Hope your power is back! 2y
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Made it through Irma. Not too much damage to my home. Still stuck inside until they give the all clear. Finished this great non-fiction account of a young man with a rough start in life and how he found the way out through the love and help of good people. #hurricaneirma readathon book 2.

DGRachel Glad you are safe 2y
Cinfhen Glad to hear all is well 2y
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On this special #hurricaneirma edition of #bookandabrew, I'm cooped up in my Atlanta hotel after my instrument training got cancelled for today. I'm cozying up with Seven Stones to Stand or Fall with a nice warm cup of ☕️and wishing I was home in AZ.

Hemingway's Cats | Carlene Brennen
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Just saw on Twitter that the Hemingway House and all feline and human inhabitants are safe. #hemingwaycats And for all Littens affected by #hurricaneirma, you stay safe too!

RealBooks4ever Thank you so much for posting this! 😻 2y
the-flashley I just saw this too. I'm so happy. I was there last year and it's such a special place. 😻😻😻 2y
Jess_Read_This ❤️Thank you so much for posting this! I've been thinking about those poor kitty cats today! 😻😻😻 2y
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Susannah Whew! Thank you for posting! What a relief everyone is ok. 2y
Lcsmcat I was wondering about the cats too. I was there a few years ago and the kitties were so sweet. 2y
LauraBrook I've been wondering about this all day! Thank you for posting!!! 2y
CouronneDhiver I was thinking about that too... such a charming place to visit 2y
LeahBergen Oh, good! 💕 2y
ValerieAndBooks Glad to know this! Visiting there is on my bucket list and hopefully soon. 2y
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Mika being so brave. Usually is super scared of rain, nevermind a hurricane. So far very little has happened in my neck of the woods. Some serious wind gusts. Rain. Power has stayed on. Worst for us should be around midnight. Also wine. #hurricaneirma

The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog | Douglas Kaine McKelvey
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Thanks to #hurricaneirma I've pulled out the book-light, as our power went off almost 15 hours ago, at 4:10 am. 😳And that was after a 3:45am tornado warning wake up call. Just finished this lovely story newly reprinted by Rabbit Room Press.