I am thinking about a Kindle. But I am totally new to this electronic reading stuff. I am the old fashioned gal who loves to browse through a bookstore for hours. But now I am living in the boonies and there aren't any stores. I would have to make a 50 kilometer trip into Munich. Or start ordering books online. so I might as well go all the way and get a Kindle. also, I have tons of books and it gets more difficult to move. The last thing I need are more books. Half of them are stored somewhere. German apartments are not so big.
What is out there right now and what do I have to pay attention to? Can I increase the letter size for easier riding? I hate wearing reading glasses in bed. What is the life time of the battery? How long can it run on one charge?
Any feedback is appreciated since I am just starting to do my research
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