6101195-amazon-kindle-fire-hd-7-standing-leather-case-fuchsia-will-only-fit-kindle-fire-hd-7Christmas was very good to me. I had a rough year after the loss of my beloved Kindle and it put me in a very prickly position with my family. Being a book blogger, my time is consumed with reading and writing and since there was only one tablet in the house…well, my husband and my kid rarely got to spend time with it. Sad story indeed. But that is over now and I am once again back in their good graces. :-)

Not only did I get a Kindle, but my awesome in-laws got me the Kindle Fire HD! I can’t say enough good things about it. Just short of laundry, that thing does everything and then some. Almost all of my apps on the iPad were replaceable and the interface is rather simple (it doesn’t beat the layout of the iPad, but it is definitely a contender). The only downfall (and it is just a minor bump, because surely Amazon will create some upgrade that will eventually fix it…hint, hint) is that the book section doesn’t have a function that categorizes the novels like the regular Kindle does. Another minor and totally forgivable gripe.

The pic above is not my device, but mine is identical…even the case is the same. The screen protector puts the machine into sleep mode when covered and it is super thin, making the regular Kindle Fire look like you’re carry around a copy of War and Peace. I totally recommend it to all you bibliophile’s!

Great way to kick the year into high gear! Hope your holiday was as fruitful and would love to hear your stories.

Sara O'Connor
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Sara O'Connor

A dreamer, a writer, a critic, an avid reader and the endless seeker of enlightenment through education. Basically, that translates to a girl who loves to read and discusses what she is reading and writing with anyone who will listen so that she doesn’t have to think about her obscenely large student loan debt. She holds a BA in pre-law, a Masters from Northeastern University in Communication Management with a focus in Social Media Marketing and Personal Branding and is currently working on an MFA in creative writing, but believes she has learned the most from writing…lots and lots of writing. She is also the owner of the literary and lifestyle business marketing an management firm, Voir Media Group.
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  • suddenlylostinwords
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    Ditto! Santa brought me the Kindle Fire HD, too. It is easily the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoy yours. I’m having a blast with mine :)

    • 2 Gliterary Girls
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      Yay! I havent’ taken my nose out of it. I love it, love it, love it!

  • Liz
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    I got one too and absolutely love it! My only complaint is that the battery doesn’t last very long. If i read all day, which I do frequenlty, I have to recharge before the end of the day.

    • 2 Gliterary Girls
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      Hey Liz!
      I agree one hundred percent. When I first got my iPad I had the same issues. The 1st gen iPad lasted so much longer, but as time went on and after several FULL recharges, the battery began lasting longer and longer. Still it wasn’t as long, but it did get better. You know, as tech gets fancier and as they get slimmer, our time with them becomes limited.
      I am going to look and see if there is a way to turn off the apps running in the background while I am reading. That really drains the battery. TIP: Disconnect from wifi while reading. The wifi speeds up the drain.
      I would love to know if you find a way to cut down on battery drainage…keep in touch.
      Happy New Year!
      Sara

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