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Old 08-19-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought a Kindle and, if so, how do you like it? I'm thinking about getting one for my husband who could read a book a night if he had time, and for me.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:12 AM   #2
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If you have a smart phone, you can download a Kindle app to it, then buy the books. I've been reading more since I don't have to handle 'heavy' books. The new Kindle 2 looks great, smaller and easier to carry around.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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I don't have one - it really holds no interest for me. I love hanging out in book stores or farmers markets looking for that odd book to read. Of course if there are 2 people and you buy 1 kindle how do you decide who gets to read when? The hubby and I both read right before we go to bed.

A lady in my knitting group bought one and loves it b/c she can download books for her grandkids.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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My wife and I both have them and like them a lot. They are great for run of the mill books, mysteries etc. You can keep literally thousands of books on them and an unlimited amount more at Amazon. Classics are mega cheap. My wife really likes romance novels and can download and start reading another as soon as she is finished with one. The only caveats I would have are these: if you and he like books with illustrations they show up very poorly on a Kindle eg maps in a history book. Second, you cannot see the screen well in bright sunlight and they are not backlit. ( I can read them well though in dim light because you can make the print large.)
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:19 PM   #5
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I've been really looking at the kindle for a long time with interest. ONe of the reasons I haven't take the plunge is because I dont know where to find a list of all the books they have available. Also, I'd like to know if Interweave Knits is available on the Kindle. Everytime I try to browse a list of books and magazines available, I only see new books and political magazines, which hold no interest whatsoever to me. Is there a more complete list out there, and I just don't know where to find it?
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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jdee you must have missed that on Amazon. They have a huge list of books, etc. Put in knitting and you'll get some knitting books, too.
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons...pf_rd_i=507846

You can click magazines and select ALL then type in the name you want. There doesn't appear to be any knitting magazines though.
http://www.amazon.com/Magazines-Jour...d_i=1263069011
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