The Amazon Kindle, which Strategist editor Maxine Builder named her best purchase of 2018, is on sale today for 39 percent off. The Kindle makes a great gift for voracious readers — especially those who are commuting again. Builder writes that it’s “super light, with a responsive touch screen” and can be used one-handed while clinging to a subway pole. The Kindle’s glare-free screen and backlight make it easy to read in all settings — from a sunny park picnic to in bed before falling asleep (which Builder describes as “surprisingly relaxing”). Its 8 GB storage capacity can hold thousands of titles, and an on-page toolbar can highlight passages, look up definitions, and adjust text size — a handy feature, we should add, for the mom who is always losing her “cheaters.”
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