Monday, February 28, 2011

Yay! I'm Getting a Kindle!

I went to a Writers' Conference last week and held an Amazon Kindle for the first time. It was love at first sight. So, after one week of talking about it constantly... my husband ordered me one last night! *take note ladies--it works*

So, needless to say, I'm pumped and feel woefully underprepared for this new addition to my family. For those of you who have a Kindle, tell me your favorite parts about the way it works and what you can do with it. For those of you who don't, tell me about how jealous you are... or tell me about why you don't want one of those darn Kindles and why. I know e-books are a hot topic these days. I'm curious to see how many of you think they're awesome vs. think they are the death of all that is good in the Universe.

Let's chat!

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE my kindle! It's fast and easy - books you want at your disposal within 60 seconds!! Downside - you still have to pay and the bill can sneak up on you so download with caution!

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  3. You will be in heaven with your Kindle.

    One perk I recently discovered was Calibre. It's a free program to download (there's a Mac and PC version).
    You bring in any PDF file ebook and convert it to a .mobi (ebook for Kindle). It will even let you transfer it to your Kindle. I have a LOT of great ebooks that are in PDF format (sometimes I blog the links).

    And best of all, you can turn your own novel into an ebook and edit and read it on your Kindle the same way.

    Enjoy :-)

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  4. I don't have a Kindle, but I do have a Sony reader and I ADORE it!!! It makes everything so so easy!! Since getting it over a year ago, there have been a few times when I've had to read a hard cover...and it is just so cumbersome!! I'm in the middle of one now.....and I'm going away on Wednesday. I made sure my Reader is charged and uploaded with a few new books....no way a I lugging that huge hardcover on the plane with me!

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  5. I have a Nook, not a Kindle, but I just love it. I don't even read my paper books anymore, even though I've got a whole stack of them. Borders is going out of business and I'm not even tempted to go in. (Okay, maybe I'm a LITTLE tempted. I need new notebooks)

    Have fun with your new e-reader! It's life-changing, seriously!

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  6. I'm still on the fence about getting one. I love my books. Love them. The smell, the feeling of holding a new book in my hands. They are sort of like my babies. Except better because they don't cry or wear diapers! (I'm totally kidding.) I want one, then I don't. I'll probably break down and buy one someday though. :)

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  7. You lucky girl. I should've taken some lessons on talking your husband into buying you things while I was there. You are obviously very good at it. :) Have fun with your kindle. I'm not sold yet, but only because I have a huge beautiful bookcase that needs filling.

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  8. LOVE MY KINDLE!!! Enjoy! I have not felt an iota of regret since buying.

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  9. Oooh, CONGRATS!
    I read off my IPad but I still want a Kindle because there are times when my hubby wants to use the IPad and then I can't read.

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  10. Wow, do great minds think alike or what? I just ordered my Kindle last night, too! Whoo-hoo! And you're absolutely right about the whole dropping-hints-with-the-hubby thing. It worked like a charm for me as well ;-)

    I'd love to compare notes in a few weeks and see how you like yours. It's like being a kid at Christmas all over again, isn't it? Congrats on such a fun purchase. Enjoy!

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  11. My daughter has a Kindle and loves, so I got a Nook Color--and I love it. I just wish Amazon and Barnes & Noble would work together, so daughter and I could exchange books. There's a Kindle app and a Nook app for the iPad. Why won't the children play nicely will everyone on the block?

    I love being able to share my books.

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  12. I'm still old schooling it over here, but I'm really considering it. I was originally against them. I'm a lover of books in their real form and always will be, but I can see how they're becoming increasingly unavoidable. I have friends who have ebooks and I want them. I'll take the plunge. Happy for you. Enjoy.

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  13. I've always been fascinated by Kindles and Nooks and e-books in every form. Paper books are nice, but I'm all for convenience.

    Sadly, I can't afford 1) the hardware or 2) the ebooks. I read too much to be able to support my habit without my local library!

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  14. Since I finally bought my first ebook and read it on my Nook just two weeks ago, I have to say I'm a fan. You don't have to turn pages! It's awesome!

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  15. I received a Kindle for Christmas. I love it. I recently had to travel with my husband to Billings and at the same time I needed to write a chapter by chapter outline of one of my books for my publisher, soooo my husband helped me download my yet-to-be published book to my Kindle. It took it from my Word file. Instead of balancing my laptop on my lap I was able to read it off my Kindle. I understand you can take notes on it, too. Though I haven't learned how to do that as yet. I have two book deadlines, but as soon as I can find two minutes I plan to read up on what else the Kindle will do.

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  16. You'll have to let me know how you like your kindle. I'm torn. I love the feel of a book in my hand, the smell, the accomplishment of turning page after page. Have them on my bookshelf too. The choices!

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  17. I adore my kindle, you can get all kinds of fun accessories too- decals, cases, lights... oh my! Its an adventure. Check out my blog post for my full review!

    http://ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-kindle-or-not-to-kindle-that-is.html

    Enjoy it!
    KW

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  18. Oh, my kindle and I are having a raging affair. Sadly, my husband is ALSO having an affair with my kindle. It's a twisted relationship that we're all strangely okay with. ;)

    The only downside I've found with my kindle is that I recently downloaded Patrick Rothfuss' new book and "flipping" to see the map isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be. But otherwise, I adore this beautiful little contraption!

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