My new toy...wheeee!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ninjapoodles, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I got an early birthday present from my mom--my sister's birthday is 5 days before mine, and Mom got us both Kindles. [​IMG]

    Now, I have been eyeing this thing since the day that Amazon rolled it out, but the price tag was just too much for me. I kept waiting, thinking it would go down...and it did, but only by about 10%. Still too steep for me. But Mom got one for herself a few months ago, and loves it so much that she got them for my sister and me. Woo-HOOO! This thing. Is. AWESOME.

    Does anyone else have one? So far, my favorite thing about it is the fact that I can just think of a book I want to read, and then have it IN MY HANDS in a matter of seconds, no matter where I am! [​IMG]

    Another really important factor for me, as a true book junkie, is that it's going to really cut down on clutter, especially around my bedside table. I usually have a leaning tower of literature in that area, stacked and stacked until it topples over, and then stacked some more. Now my stacks are all contained in one little handheld unit! [​IMG]

    I love my new toy. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    So Its an electronic Book? Or you load books on it like an IPOD? How exactly does it work? I may need to look into this! Sounds so so interesting and I LOVE my books!

    Edit to add: GLAD YOU LOVE YOUR NEW TOY
     
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  3. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    It's like an e-reader ON STEROIDS . [​IMG]

    It can connect wirelessly to Amazon anytime, anyplace, so say, like I did the other night, you're riding in the car and decide, "Hey, it's been a long time since I read Ken Follett's "The Eye of the Needle." BAM. There it is, in your hands! There's nothing to download, no USB ports to worry with, nada. Just instant gratification! [​IMG]

    In addition to books, you can also get tons of newspapers, magazines, and blogs, by subscription. It even gives you a personal Kindle email address (10 cents per message) to use if you want to take advantage of the "better than internet" wireless connection.
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    id seen it too and thought it was cool, but the price was way too much. Do you have to pay to get the books on it? Your so lucky.
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:I know. I would NEVER have bought something like this for myself. Ever. And yeah, you buy the books. The idea is that nothing is over $9.99, and you keep it forever just like any other book you'd buy. That's a considerable savings over a bestselling hardback. So far, I haven't even bought anything that cost that much. The ones I've picked have all been around $5, and I got a couple for my daughter (The Wind in the Willows, Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) that were $1 each.

    The price point on the thing really is high. Although, now that I've had the opportunity to play with one, I get why it's worth it. You can't imagine the difference this will make in my home, in clutter alone. Plus, it's always in my purse, so anytime I have to wait somewhere, I can just pull it out and read anything I want.

    This is the kind of thing I DREAMED about when the Internet went public.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Never heard of anything like that before. Interesting. I dont think I would like it myself-I like to actually hold the book in my hand and put a bookmark in it. Yeah, I know, I'm backward, LOL. Very nice of your mom to get that for you, though. [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That is the coolest thing since the salt free ice cream maker!!! I read a lot too. Right now I am going to the used book store to recycle books because of money. I want one on those thing!!
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    OOohhh. Everytime I go to Amazon I get caught up in looking at it. I really really really really want one!
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  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    How is the screen quality? Does it make you want to curl up with it and read for hours & hours?
     
  10. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:YES. The new "e-ink" technology is kind of amazing. It really looks like ink on paper. I finished my first book on it inside of 24 hours, so....[​IMG]
     

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