Friday, September 17, 2010

Kindle

I just bought a Kindle.  I'm really excited!  If you have any tips or book suggestions, please pass it along my way in the comments below.

Do you love it or do you love it?

2 comments:

Ironica said...

I adore my Kindle! This is my second, too; my Kindle 1 finally got dropped on its head one too many times (for the second time... first time it died was well within the warranty period, and they just sent me a new one, no questions asked). DH got me a Kindle 3 as an early early birthday present! His Kindle 2 was a Father's Day gift.

If you like sci-fi/fantasy at all, check out the Baen Free Library on Webscription.net. *tons* of great stuff... all free! Even if you buy stuff from there it typically runs $5-6 per book, and they're often two or three books bundled together, so it's a good deal.

Amy Ratner, Gluten-Free Living said...

I've had my Kindle for about a year. I think it is the second version. The price on it dropped about 2 weeks after I bought it. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about it. I love being able to decide I want to read a book and have it in minutes. I love being able to sample a chapter of two in a book before I buy it. I love being able to carry one little device instead of a lot of books on vacation.
But I have to admit I miss the feeling of turning pages and being able to tell how far I am in the book by the heft of the already read pages versus the ones I haven't gotten to yet. (Kindle keeps track of what percentage of the book you have read, but it's somehow not quite the same physical connection). It is nice to have it automatically open to where you left off and the ability to increase the size of the type is something you will value more as you get a little older.
All told, I'm glad I have it, but I guiltily still occasionally buy an "real" book or take one out from the library.
In the end, it doesn't matter how you read, just that you read.
PS. I just someone misplaced the plug part of the adapter part of my Kindle. It will not charge from a computer or an alternative plug even though all the connections fit. It looks like I will have to spend $20 to order a new one. Maybe this is something they fixed with Kindle 3.