Stream Books Just Like Videos with Kindle Unlimited
I used to read six books a year, maybe. That’s generous; it was probably more like three. Last year I read 15 books on my Kindle with my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Who knew that was possible?! The 30 day free trial to Kindle Unlimited made it easy for me to learn that it’s a great product for me.
What is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited is a streaming service for...reading. My inner introvert squealed when I learned this. Instead of paying for an individual book, you pay a monthly fee of $9.99 for access to over one million titles, including Harry Potter! The subscription includes e-books, magazines, and audiobooks. What I love most about the subscription is that it allows me to indulge in my Cosmo magazine binge (shameless confession), while also perusing The National Geographic and best-sellers like The Overdue Life of Amy Byler. You can have up to ten titles out at any given time with Kindle Unlimited...without paying for ten books or carrying the weight of ten books.
What’s the best Kindle to use?
So Kindle is the e-reader invented by Amazon 12 years ago. What most people don’t know is that you can just download the Kindle App for free and turn your phone or tablet into a book whenever you want! It’s a great starting point if you aren’t sure about the investment. If you’re ready to buy an e-reader, you should know that I am obsessed with my Kindle. It’s changed a lot over the years; there are three types - Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis. The Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis are even waterproof now. I do love the Kindle Oasis, which is pricey, BUT I will call out that I used my last Kindle for 8 years so the thing is durable.
What do I love about reading with Kindle?
So many things! I love that when I’m reading and a quote reminds me of someone, I can select the text, make a photo quote, and share it with a friend. It looks beautiful! It’s real-time thoughtfulness while I’m reading, just like how I can send a text when I’m watching a TV show or share a song I’m listening to. Finally, I can share that same “thought of you” sentiment with a book. No more forgotten mementos to share with a friend.
Another confession: I also have a terrible vocabulary, and I’m lazy. Whenever I would come across a new word while I was reading a paper book, I never looked it up (Shhhh!). Now reading with Kindle I can just tap and hold the word on the screen and the definition of the word pops up.
What do I love about Kindle Unlimited?
I love the idea of endlessly streaming books like I can stream movies and TV shows. I also love that there’s a free trial to see if it’s for me. You can sign up for the easy 30 day free trial with Kindle Unlimited here, and then it’s $9.99 a month for the subscription. I recently read The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms and absolutely loved it. There was audible laughter from me multiple times while I perused the pages. I recently discovered there are cookbooks on Kindle Unlimited, too! I just started baking bread at home with Bonnie Ohara’s Bread Baking for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Baking Kneaded Breads, No-Knead Breads, and Enriched Breads.
What other things do I love about the Kindle world?
This is a secret tip because I have yet to hear anyone talk about this: check out Amazon Charts to see what’s trending in books.
We are playing with the idea of doing a book club. Are you interested? Let us know in the comments section!