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I miss reading the newspaper, I still get it every day but I always found it to be so cumbersome to read. It makes so much noise when you unravel it, text is often displayed on a huge posterboard size sheet and it makes a mess of your fingers, clothes, and workspace.

I always pictured the guy reading the paper on the way to work, whenever I thought of reading a newspaper. You know the guy - the one who is wearing a suit, and has a cup of coffee in his hand and is reading the business section of the Washington Post - he looks so content, so comfortable, and it annoys me.

It annoys me because no matter how hard I try I can never get as comfortable as him when I am reading the paper. I always feel like I am missing out on something important because I don’t have the patience to flip through 16 pages of paper that are arranged in a weird order and blockaded by a spread of the newest cologne from Macy’s.

Well - as of this weekend my problems are all over. I got a kindle - and not only is it the most fun I have ever had reading a book in my life! I get the Washington Post every morning delivered straight to my kindle and I can read more of it without putting myself in an uncomfortable position. The Kindle makes me want to read, it makes it fun again. It gives me everything I love about the newspaper and takes away everything that I hate.

Thank you Amazon for bringing the gift of literature, news, and a love of reading back into my life.

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