Amazon launches waterproof ‘Kindle Oasis’

Why to buy a Kindle

A new advanced e-book reader has been launched by Amazon on Thursday. Its name is ‘Kindle Oasis’. It features the highest resolution display company has ever made. It is also the company’s first waterproof device and has received an IPX8 rating.

Right now, you can pre-order it for $249 (8GB model) and $289 (32GB+Wifi+free 3G). Amazon will start to ship it from November 13.

On a full charge, this device runs up to weeks and it also has fast charging capabilities. You can charge it from zero to full in less than two hours.

Now let’s come to more features. It has a large 7-inch, 300 PPI display. As we have discussed, it is waterproof with IPX8 certification. It’s more thin, light than its predecessors.

You can use this (fantastic) ebook reader now in more number of ways ever before. It can be immersed in two-meter-deep water for up to 60 minutes. Although I am sure you are not going to try this one at home.

On its 7-inch 300 PPI display, it supports 30 % more words per page than previous models and it also has the fastest page turns of any Kindle.

The display has no glare even in sunlight which is great for book publishing companies, as they can push their products to more people than ever. The laser quality texts appear crisp with uniform lightning. It has the strongest cover glass with aluminium back.

You can also buy its water-safe fabric covers . Colour options are indigo, charcoal and sandstone colours. There is also an option for premium leather covers available in black and merlot colours. You can also buy covers that open like books and they will wake the device when opened. Closing will sleep the device.

Should you buy it?

This book reader contains everything a book reader needs. You can download any book you want to eat. It gives you flexibility and various other features. You can consider buying one of these.

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Here’s why it is so important to read books

Books are Important

It has become essential by each one of us to avail reading skills in the present times, particularly for the sake of socioeconomic advancement.

Reading books comes with a lot of importance. Reading enables a person to understand more words and terms.

Why reading book matters

Reading books does not only help in gathering knowledge, but reading skills also assist people in increasing their fluency and that can be well determined by an educated person talks and behaves.

At the present time, when there is such a high competition, you need to have reading skills to make sure that you are educated in diverse fields.

If you look around in the market, you shall find a wide range of books available out there, especially if you visit the websites of premium publishing houses like Type and Tell UK and, if you are thinking to start reading for the first time, it is always recommended to choose a book from the genre that suits your interest.

Some readers love to read story books while others prefer to read books based on some particular subject.

However, it is advised to try reading books from almost all genres to boost your knowledge in almost all streams.

A good reader can certainly become a good speaker (at least according to the famous website Entrepreneur). Moreover, reading books will help in developing the comprehension potential within you.

BookwormReading books will help you come across different words and thus you shall be able to increase your stock of words by developing a regular practice of reading within yourself.

It would also help a person bring more quality into the written piece as well as help you gain enough confidence, both while reading and writing.

Reading books will also prove to be useful in areas of public speaking and it would also enhance the language skills within you. Therefore, if you are still not in a habit of reading books, try developing this habit within yourself in order to ensure your future success.

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Why I love reading books?

Why I love reading books

Since when are books a part of my life?

I did not always love reading books. It is a passion of mine that grew very slowly over certain periods of time. When I was little I would prefer someone else to read to me because the action itself would make me sleep. But then one day I wandered into the library and it filled me with a calm and peaceful feeling like I have never felt before. Since then I became addicted to literature and kept devouring books one by one with occasional breaks in between when I would not read anything at all. Right now due to large amounts of work, a recent move to a new flat and not-yet balanced life I am once again in the phase where I read very little, but that does not diminish my love for literature. But why do I love reading books?

Books help me to grow as a person

Reading has always been a way for me to grow as a person and expand my views in life. It has made my knowledge of the world and people bigger and better. Every single book that I have ever read has affected my personal and professional decisions, whether I decided to take on more responsibility or simply help someone cross the street. A book has been my biggest educational tool, that I can continue using till the day I die. I truly believe that I would be worse off if there were no books in my life. It is through literature that I realised that there are lives other than mine and the fact that I can read about them in the first place is a privilege.

Books help me to enhance my skills

Ever since I was a child I knew that I enjoy writing and it is one of the easiest ways for me to express myself. But I would not have realised that and chosen a professional path in writing without having read any books. It is reading that improves my expertise of language and makes me a better professional. It is because of reading that I can fluently express the feelings deep in my heart and belly when I see my loved ones, because without having read anything I would not have the words to speak.

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Tips to help children develop good reading habits

children develop good reading habits

Why is reading important?

It is quite important that your child has well-developed reading skills as not only it help the child to grow his imagination and creativity which in return can make the child’s brain more active. So, if your child starts to read more books, he or she will be more creative and will find it easier to express himself. Not only that, being exposed to the beauty of books at a young age will make an easier for your child when it is time to start school. However, it is not always easy for parents to develop good reading habits in their child children. The good news is that there are some tricks you could hide up your sleeve that will make this task a lot easier!

Read a lot of books yourself!

Yes! It is that simple! By reading a lot of books yourself you are presenting a good example to your children. Simply make sure that they see you reading and in no time, they will want to join you themselves. When reading teach your children that it is done not only for pleasure, but also to gather information, understanding of the world and to connect to others. If your child sees you reading every single day soon enough he or she will start understanding the importance of reading. It is not a big secret that children most commonly pick up their own habits from the parents, so try to always set a good example and create a literacy-friendly environment at home.

Create a little book club at home with your children

Do not forget to discuss what you read with your spouse and your children. But more importantly always take interest in what your child has been reading and what they thought of it. Do not limit the discussion to just books – openly talk about magazines they like, articles that they found most interesting. A great way to spark their reading habits is to discuss their most recent reads and connect them to real life events. If you notice that your child is more interested in one specific genre or topic, then encourage him follow his passion. Share your personal experiences on an even deeper level by introducing your favourite childhood books to your children. Discuss what was popular when you were little –  which magazines, authors, characters were most beloved. Share which book or even which line of text has had the biggest effect on you. It will not only help to develop good reading habits in your children, it will be a great way to increase your bond even more. If your family is multi-lingual, then great – read books and stories in different languages, as it will prove to be extremely fun for your baby. Last but not the least, do not forget to have fun with it yourself.



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How to choose e-book reader?

How to choose e-book reader

What is an e-reader and do you really need one?

E-readers have always been quite popular but it is lately that their prices started gradually yet constantly to go down. Now everyone knows of Kindle, but there are more readers out there like, for example, Nook. All of these today cost below $100. Even though it is a very fair price for a good piece of technology that does not need constant upgrades and lasts for a long time, some people feel that it is still a bit steep since an e-reader is still just a single use device. Of course, some of them do offer extra features like the internet but often it is more unsafe to surf the web with an e-reader than to leave your laptop password unprotected. On the other hand, there are tablets which can perform all functions perfectly, yet they are a lot costlier and chances are, they will not last as long as an e-reader. So, with all these questions asked, what shall one do and how to choose a proper e-reader that will suit all of your needs?

What is the main difference between some e-readers?

The main difference between e-readers and tablets is that both have a completely different display. Most commonly e-readers contain e-paper screens that usually do not need a backlight to produce visible images. Black and white colours are the standard for e-readers with some, usually 16 levels of gray. That is nothing surprising, because if an e-reader will be used only for reading it does not need to contain colour or other features that would require a different screen. It is a device designed solely for people who love to read, so no apps or games can be used on an e-reader. However, colour e-readers do exist. Having said that, they will never be as good as the tablets out there because most of the tablets produced today have LCD screens.

Which books are most suitable for an e-book reader? 

It seems that an e-reader was created with a certain person in mind and that is a person who reads a lot. People with other hobbies, such as cooking, knitting or writing prose are better off with using a tablet. Why? Since e-readers use black and white e-paper it is impossible to use interactive elements in them. That means that it is a more suitable tool for books like fiction or nonfiction. Titles like cookbooks, travel books or even textbooks will not be displayed properly on an e-reader because of the display issues, hence someone who enjoys cooking a lot and thinks about purchasing an e-reader might be better off with a tablet. E-readers also do not support enhanced books, so you will not be able to use that one book that has videos or other media files in it.

If you are looking for an escape, then e-reader is the right choice

If you are someone who wishes to escape from the outside world and lose yourself in a moment of relaxation, then e-reader the obvious choice for you. You will be able to download and own thousands of books in one place, it will be a lot cheaper than buying paperbacks as well as it will open new space in your home. One could argue that all of the above is achievable via a laptop or a tablet, but owning an e-reader allows you to escape the seduction of social media. E-readers will not allow you to be lazy or to surf the web. It is an item that has one goal only and the goal is to get you to read the books that you have been wishing to read all these years. So, get yourself an e-reader and choose one that does not break the bank, has a lot of memory on it, comes with a strong battery and a nice-sized screen. That is all you need and the choices on the market are equally good. Just remember that sometimes less is more.

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A must read books before you turn 20

A must read books before you turn 20

Why are there certain books required to be read at a certain age?

Books are amazing because they have the power to transform a person across time and space into a completely new world where everything is beautiful and exciting. It is a way to view the world through someone else’s eyes! See certain things that you have never even dreamt of seeing! And then there are these special books that leave an impression on you for the rest of your life and even manage to affect it. Books like that are a must-read and some of them ought to be read before you turn 20. Here are our choices:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is an astonishing book. It is a very intimate look into someone’s life, it is fun and yet extremely tragic and gut-wrenching. There is no other book out there that is more personal as the story in the book deeply reflect the true-life story of Sylvia Plath. It is a must read before you turn 20 because in a way it prepares you for the cruelties of the world and how life often takes unexpected turns. The book openly talks about mental health issues, which many young people experience too, but since it is often such a taboo topic it is often difficult to understand what is happening to you or where to turn for help. This book helps to understand the world a bit better.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a very beautiful tale about childhood, growing up and how society works. It is a book that follows the lives of three children in the South and how they witness racism in the South. Racism is a very sad and complicated subject but the book manages to present it in a simple and understandable way. The complexity and tragedy of it is portrayed in a way that after finishing the book your morals will be improved.

The Body by Stephen King

There is no other more beautiful and moving coming-of-age story than the one that Stephen King wrote about the friendship of four boys and their summer together in Maine. It is a story about the relationships we built in our lives, about the lesson we receive and how that shapes our mentality and affects who we later become. It is a story that will make you both laugh and cry because it will feel very familiar. One cannot grow up without having read this masterpiece.

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