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Old 08-05-2010, 12:44 AM   #21
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I just started reading Spinning Forward. It's a spinning/knitting book.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:40 AM   #22
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I'm forever reading non-fiction, to keep up with my husbands voracious book reading habits. Today, though, I downloaded "Treassure Island" on my iPhone Kindle App for free. Sat down to lunch in a Chinese restaurant, all by myself, and read for over an hour. What a pleasure that was!
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Check your local library's web page, many are now allowing the download of audio books to MP3 player. All you need is a library car, computer and a MP3 player.

There are also some spots on the web, like LibriVox and others that will allow the download of public domain books.
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Deb - I've downloaded so many free books from Amazon! Some of them are classics like Treasure Island, but many are just the first in a series or one book from a series to get the author known. It's so cool! I've found several new authors that way!

Do you know how to find them? If not I'll explain how I do it.
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To those who have a kindle, what is so great about it? Why not just get books from the library or borrow books from a friend?
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I love my kindle! You can tons of books and knitting patterns with you all the time, among other benefits.

To KnitterGirl12, I believe there is a topic on "Kindle vs. Nook" where the pros and cons of the kindle and other e-readers are being discussed ... might be worth checking out!
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Originally Posted by KnitterGirl12 View Post
To those who have a kindle, what is so great about it? Why not just get books from the library or borrow books from a friend?
I do get books from the library. A lot. I have the app on my iPod Touch and it's great when you're going places and don't want to carry a book. Also because I can download samples for free I can see if I like a book before I buy it or it get it from the library. It's not a necessity by any means. I think if a person travels a lot it would also be nice.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:03 AM   #29
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Ya know, I don't know if I'll ever get used to "modern technology". I mean I'm only (? lol) 33 and grew up with evolving technology but I'm old school at heart...Though it seems like it would be really awesome to have a Kindle, I can't help it, I just love having the actual book...I love the feel of the pages, the soft rippling sound they make as you turn from one page to another; I love the slick feel of the paperback and the sturdy, textured feel of the hardback book - I love the weight of the book in my hand and thumbing the side of the book, opposite the spine, as if the pages were a deck of playing cards I was shuffling...I'm the same way with my writing...Of course I type up on the computer what I write, but only after first writing it out by hand, with my "writing pens" in paper notebooks...

Anyway, to get back on topic, I have about 20 pages left of Await Your Reply and I seriously do not recommend this book. There have been times that I actually said to myself, I DON'T CARE! when reading about certain characters but I can't bring myself to stop reading it because I have already invested so much time in it...I at least want to know how it ends! In over 200 pages I can honestly say nothing of any real significance has happened...Nothing overly memorable, nothing that has made me anxious to get to the next page, to get to the next chapter, to see how it all comes together...I really don't care that much...The main thing I want to know is if my one suspicion is right, that's all I really care about finding out...The book is readable enough, I mean I haven't abandoned it, but at times the author seems quite pretentious with his word choices and I don't necessarily find that all of his characters are believable...I'll finish it but I really don't recommend it.
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