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my birthday gift

I had to order my birthday gift and it arrived today. Yay.

I have crossed over to the dark side.

I have a Kindle.

I decided to go with the wi-fi only version because it costs less and, well, I'm usually around wi-fi so to hell with spending $50 for 3g.

I already have 143 books on this thing, and I think I've paid for ten of them. Lots of classics and a few from the Baen free library. There are still quite a few in that latter collection that I want but I ran out of patience with the website for the moment. Yay ADHD. There are still more free book sites I haven't even touched yet.

And I still have some gift certificate money on Amazon. Sweet.

And I do like the idea of carrying so many books around so I can read them whenever I want to. Never again will I be held hostage by bad magazines in a waiting room. Never again will I have to sit around with nothing to do while waiting anywhere or riding in a car.

I still have a few things to get used to but I like the machine so far. It's a bit of a pain to transfer ebooks that aren't from Amazon, but I can deal with that, especially considering that it's almost always going to be free titles.

This is going to be fun.


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Mar. 8th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
I love mine. It took me a while to really settle on wanting one, but i love it!!

You can also play games on it. I have a few, all but 1 was free. My faves are Scrabble and Every Word.
Mar. 8th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Ooh, forgot about the games! Yeah, I've got five free ones and might have to spring for the Mah Jongg and Scrabble.

I was unsure for so long but I'm really glad I finally caved.
Mar. 8th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
Have a look at manybooks.net - a good site for nicely formatted books from the public domain. (And you may be surprised what's available.)

Anything else you're after, let me know. I have (literally) tens of thousands of ebooks...
Mar. 8th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you got one. I have one too, and they're fun.
Mar. 8th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I recommend Calibre as a library program to send things to the Kindle. It also converts files into mobi, which the Kindle can read, not sure if it can convert to pdf, I've never tried.
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