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Today's the day! Amazon just released their brand new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite (129.99+), and it's the lightest, thinnest version yet — oh, and it's also WATERPROOF.
If you're not already a fan of Amazon's Kindles (or e-readers in general), you should be. Why?
* You get books INSTANTLY. No going to the bookstore, library, or waiting two-plus days for them to be delivered to your house.
* You can read in the dark without disturbing your bed partner thanks to the built-in lights. No reading lamp required!
* It stores tons of books — no storage space required. Got too many books already? You can store thousands on this lil' bb.
* Bring it with your wherever you go — they're so much lighter (and easier to hold with one hand) than a thicc paperback.
And like other Kindles, this new Paperwhite has the same great features. You can highlight passages you love for future reference, look up the meaning of words you don't know (even in airplane mode!), or use the Wikipedia look-up to understand references and allusions without leaving the page.
So why is this *new version* so special?
It's the thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite Amazon has made yet — it has a flush-front design (aka it feels totally flat), a glare-free screen that looks like actual paper, and at minimum TWICE the storage of the regular Kindle.
That's a whole Beast's library–size collection of books — but way, way, way, way more portable. Because it weighs UNDER SEVEN OUNCES!
Did I mention it's *WATERPROOF*?!
Poolside vacations? Getting your beach read on in the sand? You can totally relax and enjoy.
Reading in the bath? ~Soak up~ your book and a glass of wine without stressing about accidental drops.
Waterproof also means it also can't be harmed by the large quantity of tears you shed after finishing A Little Life.*
The battery life lasts for weeks and weeks, so you can bring oodles of books on vacation without taking up suitcase space or bringing an extra charger you'd definitely forget.
Plus, Kindle editions are cheaper (Amazon has tons of options under $2.99), and you can subscribe to Kindle Unlimited (aka unlimited access to over *one million* titles) for $9.99 per month.
You can also borrow books from your local library and have them delivered right to your Kindle — you don't even have to leave your bed!
^When I learned that you could do this, it changed everything for me.^