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From paper to electronic: Todd’s mom loves the Kindle

Mar 11, 2012, 11:07 AM | Updated: 9:20 pm

Ever since the Amazon Kindle was introduced in 2007, reading has never been more convenient for book lovers. So Todd Bishop convinced his bookworm mother to see the difference between electronic and paperback by purchasing a Kindle for herself.

Was it an easy transition for the retired school teacher?

“It was a really easy leap,” Peggy Bishop explained to Todd and John on this weekend’s edition of Geekwire. “I always carry a book with me, and especially when I come up [to Seattle] usually my carry-on is loaded with books. [But this time] I didn’t bring any books, I brought my Kindle.”

The accessibility of downloading books on the fly makes reading much easier, considering you don’t have to physically travel to the book store each time you want a new book.

“I like how it’s so easy to manage. I can just carry it, stick it in my purse. When I finish a book, I can just go in and download another book really quickly. It’s portable,” said Peggy.

The Public Library Lending Program allows users to download books straight from the library, making it more convenient for those unable to leave their homes. While Peggy admits she hasn’t kicked the habit of reading paperback-style books, she does save quite a bit of money using the electronic version in comparison.

“I used to probably spend anywhere from $50-$75 dollars a month on books,” Peggy explained of her book reading habit before purchasing the Kindle. But now she spends only $20 per month, thanks to the library lending program.

Being a retired school teacher, Peggy has the time to read whenever she pleases. Which makes it all the more convenient to have the Kindle by her side.

“It’s really cool when you can get it from the library cause you can just keep going!”

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