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Thread: Kindle...Kindle...Do you Do Kindle??

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    Am very curious of these little gadgets and have read there is kindle 1 and 2 now...do you know anything about these..from you having one to hearing a friend talk about it. I'm not sure we won't feel like we'll be holding something that cost a bunch and the rest of the circut left us (Like our VCR):)They sound impressive...so any input would be great...Skeat who usually appreciates the page turning as much as the other:)

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    Never heard of them, of course, I'm not up to date on most modern technology.LOL

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    My DD travels a lot and I was going to get her a Kindle for Christmas. She said she uses her Iphone for books and has the Kindle app on her phone. She loves it. I think the Iphone screen is too small for me and I want the Kindle. Books are rarely over $10 for the Kindle. I'm thinking of getting DH one too. He reads a lot. I'll get version 1 for us both. The version 2 is double the price but better for reading newspapers and magazines and has double the storage. There is a good video about Kindle on Amazon.


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    Our daughter wants one desperately .. she is 21 and is off at college. I had her do the research on the 3 that are out there to decide which one is the correct one for her. There is a Kindle, the Nook and the Sony E-reader. She has choosen the Nook. She will be able to download books in 60 seconds for about $10 each and store over 300 books on it.

    We are considering it since we could then give her gift cards to get additional books on future holidays.

    It will remember your page you were on and it the font can be enlarged by the push of a button.

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    The Nook is Barnes and Nobles reader, the Kindle is Amazon. Both are very nice. The Sony isn't as user friendly according to some reviews.

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    I think they are a great, but I still like the feel of holding a book when I read and I would hate to be in the middle of reading and the battery go out and no where to recharge. They would be great for traveling, you could take a lot of books with you or for a college student. I just hope we never totally do away with books.

    They are selling like crazy. Several other companies have come out with something similar as well.

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    I know a couple of people who have them. The only drawback I can see is that they make it difficult for you share your books. I usually read a book and then it gets passed around to friends and family and they do the same...but the plus side is that they are light weight and have BIG print. And after nearly killing myself while reading Stephen King's 1,074 page, 3 lb. book, "Under the Dome", light weight could be a good thing! :D

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    I've looked into them and asked Santa for the Kindle 1. I go through 3-4 books per week and am running out of places for books. The kindle will hold approximately 1500 books!!! I told my DH that if I get the Kindle, our luggage will be lighter when we travel since I won't have to cart all of those hardcover books :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Can college textbooks be rented and downloaded? that would be great- they are sooooo heavy!
    Yes. You can buy textbooks for the Kindle. You can then highlight them and use a search function to help find information quickly. And the best part............downloads are much cheaper than paper textbooks!

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    I own the small kindle and LOVE it. I never thought I would say that. I enjoy books and have always been a "page turner."
    ***The kindle is light. My arms used to ache after reading a particularly large tome!
    ***You can finish a book and have it's sequel in a few seconds! Excellent when you're reading a series.
    ***You can adjust the print size from small to large.
    ***When you travel you don't have to pack a lot of books since you can get a new book just about anywhere with the 3G wireless.

    I had out first kindle and got tired of sharing with my husband so he got his own kindle for his birthday. There is no problem with sharing books between the two household kindles. I hope we can figure out how to share with my sister and niece now.

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    I love love love my Kindle. I throw it in my purse and whenever there is a wait, I have something to read and it doesn't weigh a ton. You can get books whenever you want and they are much cheaper than paper books. Also I've run out of room to store books. Only room for so many bookcases.

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    I use our local library for my fiction that I read at night before going to sleep, but I own something like 1500 books, almost all non fiction, mostly craft books - are there any like that available for kindles? What about quilt books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I use our local library for my fiction that I read at night before going to sleep, but I own something like 1500 books, almost all non fiction, mostly craft books - are there any like that available for kindles? What about quilt books?
    There are quilt books for them to buy and quilt mysteries too:)I've been searching...:)I wasn't sure if you could see to read in the dark but, I just viewed the attached light you can clip on for that. I'm having my kid check her college books for it too...that would be awesome if she could. Glad to know I am not the only one thinking about this:)All the notes on this are helpful!

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    quilt books, crochet, stained glass, cook books, car repair, home repair, home building, computer instruction, all kinds of fiction, textbooks, etc. It's pretty much all available.

    Checkout

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...ield-keywords=

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    I just treated myself to the Sony Reader. I'm a big reader and love the feel of "real" books and hope they never go by the wayside - BUT, I felt for travelling this would be really good. My suitcase is generally weighed down with extra books so this will eliminate that. Will fit in my purse so very convenient to keep handy for waiting in doctor's offices, etc. And I love the fact that I can adjust the print size. (they all do that) Don't even have to put on the specs! Sony is the only one that allows you to borrow books from the library. I hated the idea of buying a book (even though they are reasonably priced) and then not being able to pass it on to friends as I usually do. I haven't actually even used the device yet so I can't review how user friendly it is, but my daughter is a technology teacher and she's researched them and told me this would be the best for me. We'll see!

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    I was going to get my brother the Kindle but after looking, I think I amgetting him the Nook because you can share books. But I think both would be great - might end up getting me one too.

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    I got my hubby and our daughter the Nook. They are both avid readers and it wil; be nice for hubby when he is on trips out of town.

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    I've thought about it, but just can't justify spending the money. My local library is two blocks away, and I can read as many real books as I want for FREE. I'm reading the Twilight series right now. When I'm quilting (or traveling), I like to play audio books, which are also free at the library.


    Redquilter - please let us know how your Sony reader works for borrowing books from the library. I might be interested, if I can download books from the library.



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    Kindle, Nook E-Reader. :?: :?: :?: Had no idea what you guys were talking about, my husband mention one ... e-reader, we were at Borders, he thought I might like one. I read alot on trips and in bed. Not sure just what they are but MAYBE I would like one. How does it work with library books???? Do you keep them forever on the "thing" kindle, kook e-reader.. Please fill me in. I feel soooo left in the past. Just can't keep up with all the stuff. :? :? :oops: :oops:

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    I'm a library goer also. I used to have tons and tons of books, but when we downsized to this house...no room. I took all my books and donated them to the local library. I've been reading about Kindle. I'll have to check my library's web site to see what will work. I guess my librarian would know also. I like the idea of being able to get books from the library..or buying what I'd like if the library doesn't have it yet.

    Thanks for posting this thread..I didn't know about the other ones..just had heard of the Kindle.

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    Minda and Alife - from what I've been told - the library books you borrow on the Sony "self destruct" in a period of time - a month I believe. I'm going to the library tomorrow to talk to the librarian and will pass on whatever I learn from her. With Thanksgiving preparations I haven't had much time to "play" with the reader, but hoping to learn it this weekend.

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    Just a thought - for those of you who have lots of books and want to get rid of them - check with your local VA hospital. That's where I send mine and they're always happy to get them.

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    My fiance has kindle. He is a reader and he LOVES it. I know some people say "why would I get this when I can go to the library for free?" Well, maybe your library is better than ours, but a lot of the time the books will be checked out. Or, if it's in a series, they will only have 2 or 3 of the series and not be consecutive (say their are 5 books in a series, they will only have books 1 and 3 or something like that). Amazon also offers books for download for free. The kindle also suggests books that you might like based off what you've downloaded.

    It reads like paper. There is no glare. The battery life lasts for days without recharging. you just put it into sleep mode and it doesn't waste any battery while not reading.

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    Of course there is a Kindle ad at the bottom of the page. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    Minda and Alife - from what I've been told - the library books you borrow on the Sony "self destruct" in a period of time - a month I believe. I'm going to the library tomorrow to talk to the librarian and will pass on whatever I learn from her. With Thanksgiving preparations I haven't had much time to "play" with the reader, but hoping to learn it this weekend.
    Thanks, Redquilter.
    I never thought I wanted a reader, until I read your post. :-) :-)


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