The Amazon Kindle isn’t expensive. It’s not meant to be as Amazon’s business model is to make money out of the content you buy for your devices and not for the hardware itself. In fact this entry level model only costs USD $69.00 (I have the most basic model — it is the ad-supported Kindle that isn’t paperwhite).
Although my bookworm days have been stunted because of “real life” I’ve picked up on the audiobook craze with Audible which Amazon also owns. Sadly, the entry level Kindle doesn’t support syncing with Audible as it doesn’t come with speakers. Nonetheless, this is probably the best token I’ve ever received as a speaker because it’s inexpensive yet not very easy to acquire as the Kindle isn’t widespread in the Philippines. Does anyone know where to buy accessories locally like a case / reading light?