Kindle Cover: The Decision
I’m a first-gen Kindle owner and fan. I preordered the Kindle the day it was announced. My Kindle pre-dates my husband! I loved it. I only ordered the second gen Kindle because as a Kindle owner I was at the front of the line. Amazon had ‘reserved’ one for me. Great marketing btw.
I bought my mom the third-gen Kindle for Christmas. I got her a cover to go with it, and considered this one.
The Great Gatsby is my favorite book. I named my first-born Scott after Mr. Fitzgerald, and if he’d been a girl, his name would have been Daisy. I loved this cover so much I almost regretted not having a K3. But I was devoted to my trusty K2.
And then disaster struck. I don’t know what happened–I probably stepped on it getting out of bed and avoiding piles of clean and folded yet not put away laundry–but the screen on my K2 was busted. I had to finish reading Moon Called on my iPad.
So, in a panic I ordered the K3. Got it. LOVE it. But then I needed a cover for it. I immediately went to the Kate Spade Great Gatsby cover that I’d bookmarked. But then I discovered that it was canvas instead of leather. It’s pretty expensive for something that’s not leather in my opinion.
I had a gorgeous Oberon Design cover for my K2. The dark green “World Tree” design. I adore Oberon and bought a black dragon iPad cover for the Gunny for Christmas. He loves it. So I headed over to Oberon and checked out the designs for K3 covers. This is the one I love.
It’s beautiful and it’s leather and I love the Hokusai Wave design. But, it does not have a built-in light. I have a couple of clip-on booklights that I have used with my dear, departed K2 and they’re kinda gimpy. The light works fine, the problem lies in securing it to the Kindle.
So I headed back to Amazon to check out some other options. The Amazon Kindle cover with built-in light was just what I was looking for. Leather. Rich colors. A built-in light that draws power from the Kindle itself. The steel blue appealed, and if it had a hint of green in it like a Tiffany gift box, I would have chosen it. I almost went with orange and finally settled on this hot pink baby here.
It’s fantastic. I wholeheartedly endorse it. And guess what? It was less expensive than the other two!