It's on, not sure how long for
Amazon is doing a sale on Kindles for Prime members: it's 4,000 yen off a Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, or Oasis. Not sure when it will end, so if you are interested recommend checking it out sooner rather than later.
I got into ebooks on Kindle a long time ago, but I have always read them on my phone. I got one of the first Kindle ereaders a long time ago, and really didn't like it: the slow page refresh bothered me. I found reading on a smartphone much better, despite the screen making my eyes tired after a while.
Last year I got a basic Kindle, and although it was a big improvement on the one I had before, it still felt cheap and the screen seemed dull. Better but still not as good as a smartphone.
Then this year I have noticed my attention span is shot. Reading books on a smartphone only lasts a few minutes, then I'm off on some terrible Facebook->Gmail->Guardian->Reddit->Quora loop.
Mainly because of this, this year I have read far fewer books than I usually do. Something needs to be done. Last week I noticed Amazon's latest sale for Prime members (they seem to be doing this almost constantly now) and decided to try a Kindle Paperwhite, as I hoped it would be better than the basic Kindle and I didn't want to spend the full whack on the top-of-the-line Oasis.
I'm really glad I did. I love the Paperwhite. It is backlit, which makes a big difference. You can read it in a dark room, or in sunlight. It is made of a rubbery material that feels much better than the cheap and plastic-y basic Kindle. It's the first Kindle I've tried that I like to read with.
However, I find I can only enjoy relatively lightweight ebooks, but not more difficult ones. Novels or light non-fiction is fine, anything academic or difficult I find easier to read on paper.
How about you? Any Kindle fans? Is the Oasis worth the money?