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    I learned how to download free audiobooks from my library onto my laptop so I can listen to them while quilting! :D

    I am a VERY happy camper now! Now I don't have to worry if there is nothing good on TV to keep me company whilst I quilt...I just download a book (takes about 10 min. to download) and away I go! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    And no hassle driving to the library during their hours or remembering to return them on time, etc. They are automatically returned (and deleted from my computer) at the end of the 2 weeks. If I'm not done reading it, I can just check it out again!

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    Cool. I'm going to check our library to see if they do that. Thanks for the idea.

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    that is cool

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    That is cool, I didn't know you could do that.

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    Learn something new every day. That will be nice especially in the winter.

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    You can get the kindle for free from amazon for your computer and you can find free ebooks from amazon also I have about 15 Ohhh and it gets better if you are a phone techy you can download the kindle app for your cell and take the books with you.... so why do I need to buy a kindle?? not sure but for free is great!

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    Kindle is a great option for reading. I do like the idea of an audio book though, it would allow a person to listen while doing something else.

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    new kindle update allows for hearing also

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    You are so lucky, I love audio books! I really enjoy listening to a mystery while sewing!

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    We were talking about this just last week at our card game. With the new download system like Kindle and the other ones from sony they have out pretty soon we want have book stores and library.
    I have already notice that the music has almost gone to almost nothing at walmart the other day.

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    How do you get a free Kindle? What is the catch?

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    How cool is that! As much as "technology" is somtimes a pain...just think how far we have come is such a short time.

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    Free books to my mp player would be great. or cd's. I have been buying books because I joined a local book club and we have to read a book a month. There are some good deals on Amazon for everything.

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    It's not free, but audible.com has a membership fee of $14.95 and you get one free credit to use every month. They can be downloaded to MP3 players.

    Going back to the Kindle, is it the reads to you feature? Or, can you now down load audio books too?

    I would love to have the Kindle for my general reading and save my Book money for the keepers.

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    Quiltforme, how do you get the free kindle for the computer?

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    What a great idea!! I don't think the libraries here do that, but I bet I would take advantage of it if they did! I am listening to "Cell" by Steven King while I am sewing now..... :D

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    I love audio books. I buy them at Half price bOoks and then pass them on to others who enjoy them. Borrow from the libray too but have to take them back. LOL. I am going to see about downloading onto my computer. My DD downlaoded 10 books by Charlene Harris...DUh. not up my alley but she tried. LOL. Maybe she can do more. I am listening to dvd now with A book by Tammi Hoag. Love audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I love audio books. I buy them at Half price bOoks and then pass them on to others who enjoy them. Borrow from the libray too but have to take them back. LOL. I am going to see about downloading onto my computer. My DD downlaoded 10 books by Charlene Harris...DUh. not up my alley but she tried. LOL. Maybe she can do more. I am listening to dvd now with A book by Tammi Hoag. Love audio.
    I've read all those books by Charlene Harris... If you can get past the primary subject matter they are pretty good mysteries.

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    Our library has web access and I just do a direct download from their site to my computer. I can also burn them to a CD to listen to when I travel.

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    What's a kindle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I learned how to download free audiobooks from my library onto my laptop so I can listen to them while quilting! :D

    I am a VERY happy camper now! Now I don't have to worry if there is nothing good on TV to keep me company whilst I quilt...I just download a book (takes about 10 min. to download) and away I go! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    And no hassle driving to the library during their hours or remembering to return them on time, etc. They are automatically returned (and deleted from my computer) at the end of the 2 weeks. If I'm not done reading it, I can just check it out again!
    This is my very favorite thing to do while quilting! May you have many hours of enjoyment. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbrdunn
    How do you get a free Kindle? What is the catch?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000426311

    It`s a free download for your PC. You can also get free book downloads. http://www.amazon.com/Free-Kindle-Bo...R3R4QDJZA9RLTA

    More free book/magazine info: http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...dle_books.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    What a great idea!! I don't think the libraries here do that, but I bet I would take advantage of it if they did! I am listening to "Cell" by Steven King while I am sewing now..... :D
    Have you listen to King's book the Dome? Makes you think about just where we are in the grand scope of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    What's a kindle?
    Kindle is a hand held electronic device about the size of a large paper back but less than an inch thick. You can download and store books on it to create your own electronic reading library. It is a system that allows you to down load the books without a computer any time anywhere you want. With Kindle you can carry around 1000's of book without the bulk.

    One of the great things, in my opinion, about Kindle is the eInk, it's a font system that looks and reads like a paper back. And, using an arrow or your finger touch, you turn the pages as you would with a paper back.

    Most books download for less than $10, there are 1000s that are free, you can also download magazines and newpapers.

    I've been kinda watching the eReaders (generic term) for awhile. Trying to decide if it would be a great stocking stuffer from Santa.

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    Humm, interesting idea. Thanks

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