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Thread: Guess what husband bought for my birthday

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    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
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    He's just not the kind of guy that knows how to come up with good gifts. However, on my birthday this week, he surprised me with a Kindle.

    I haven't ordered a book yet, but I am looking forward to using this wonderful bit of technology.

    Having a bit of a Southern accent, I told a friend about the gift on the phone. She asked, "Does it smell good?" Ha! Ha!

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    Aw, what a nice gift!

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    You are going to love it! I have one that my husband bought me for Christmas last year and I really use it a lot. Amazon has a lot of free books available. Enjoy your present :)

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    I have been eyeing the "Nook". I was surprised to find so many quilting magazines available on the nook. But, if you like the pattern, can you download it, print it or somehow save it to another computer? I have to do some research on that aspect. Enjoy it.

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    I didnt know Amazon had free books>.

    I freq buy mine via ebay.... My last purchase was something like 55 James Patternson books for unde $10. They arrive on CD.
    and there are many older, out of copyright books u can get for free as well.. just do a google for " free ebooks".

    I love it... I have vision problems and I cna make the font bigger. Makes it much easier to read for me.
    I have the Sony version of the Kindle..... DH got it for me last year.....

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    Lots and lots of FREE books here:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

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    Happy Birthday & enjoy your Kindle! I love mine (too much!).

    Here's a cute cover to make:

    http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/09/03...le-cover-case/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I didnt know Amazon had free books>.

    I freq buy mine via ebay.... My last purchase was something like 55 James Patternson books for unde $10. They arrive on CD.
    and there are many older, out of copyright books u can get for free as well.. just do a google for " free ebooks".

    I love it... I have vision problems and I cna make the font bigger. Makes it much easier to read for me.
    I have the Sony version of the Kindle..... DH got it for me last year.....
    I just ordered "Pride and Prejudice" and got the statement for 0.00.

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    I got a Kindle last year for Christmas and absolutely LOVE it. If you use the search feature on it and type in "Public Domain" it will knock your socks off on what is available. Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Happy Birthday & enjoy your Kindle! I love mine (too much!).

    Here's a cute cover to make:

    http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/09/03...le-cover-case/
    I made one of these for my friend..Very easy to make. I keep saying I'm making mine next...I always sew things for me last.. =)
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    Great gift, thoughtful husband, lucky girl! :thumbup:

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    You will love your Kindle I just got mine and I love it. If you go to Amazon.com and look you will find they have a lot of free book as well as some that are as low as .99. I made a cover for mine and keep it in my purse when I go some where I am going to have to wait and always have it to read. You have a great husband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Happy Birthday & enjoy your Kindle! I love mine (too much!).

    Here's a cute cover to make:

    http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/09/03...le-cover-case/

    Well, he certainly outdid himself. He also bought a leather Cole Haan cover for the Kindle. I still can't believe it.

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    I'm still giggling about the smell good part of your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    I'm still giggling about the smell good part of your post.

    Well, the leather does smell good. Ha!

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    He needs to give gift buying lessons for Christmas.

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    Happy Birthday, sounds like you have a great guy. I've dropped a few hints for a Kindle or Evo phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    I'm still giggling about the smell good part of your post.
    Me too!! So cute!
    Everyone I know who has a Kindle loves it!!
    Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Happy Birthday!!

    We bought my youngest DD a Kindle for Christmas. (Proud Mom bragging here) She's a reader and when I say that I mean that girl can read! She will devour books. Read Brisinger in 2 weeks! Goes to the library here, gets maybe 4-5 books and will read them all in 2 days. At school they have AR test and every single time she get's 100%! So we thought it was fitting for her..btw she's 11.

    I hope the Kindle can keep up with her!. :lol:

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    What a nice present ... you have to tell us how you like it after a couple of books!

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    Yesterday I downloaded one of the public domain books -- Pride and Prejudice -- just to make sure I understood how to do it. However, I haven't had time to sit down and read yet.

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