My newest love....


I've had it for only a week, but already I am completely enamored with my Kindle.

It's is everything I imagined it would be and more.

It's the size of a paperback, only thinner.  You can hold it with one hand.  Or both, if that's what you prefer.

Once you start reading, you forget that you're looking at a screen.  At times I forget that I am reading on a "machine", and try to turn the page of my book, only to realize that it's not actually a book.

One feature that I really like is that you can adjust the size of the text. I've read some books where the text is this small, but with the Kindle you can make it as big as you want.

The text-to-speech feature is also a fun feature.  If you're tired of reading, you can have the book read to you by either a male or female voice.  But this feature only works with English language books.  I tried it with a Spanish language book, and the kiddies thought that the Kindle's Spanish pronunciation was the funniest thing they had ever heard. 

The best thing about the Kindle has to be the free Wi-Fi.  You can access the Kindle store from anywhere.  I took my Kindle to the ranch, which is miles and miles away from civilization, just to see if it would work.  And to everyone's surprise...the signal was very strong.  (Out of the 5 bars that indicate the strength of the signal, I got 4 bars!) 

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

15 comments:

  1. I can't get my brain wrapped around the Kindle or even the iPad. It seems to me that it is a specialized computer for the same price (or more) than a total laptop or mini-laptop. You can get an Aspire mini for less than 250.00.

    So where is the gain? I think this is a fad that will fade fast - but maybe I am wrong???

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  2. Calypso, I'm an avid reader, most years reading more than 60 books or so... and living in Mexico makes it harder to obtain books of a quantity or quality I need. The Kindle is perfect. It's easy to read on and I have no distractions like email or facebook like I would it I tried to read on a computer or netbook or whatever. If you only read a few books a year, it wouldn't be worth the price.

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  3. I've been interested in getting a Kindle, but I don't have the money right now to buy all the books I want to read. I'm using the library a lot right now. I wish they had a way to rent the books you want to read for a certain amt of time for free like the library - or do they already have something like that? That would change my mind about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower of yours now!

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  4. ah, i have always wanted one. i'm wishing it on my fairy godmother right now, because there is no way i can have one :(

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  5. Have you had any trouble downloading books in Mexico?

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  6. I have a Sony e-reader. I chose it because I didn't want to pay for the books. There is a lot of free e-books on the internet. They are mostly in PDF format but some are e-pub. So far I haven't paid for any books. I understand with a Kindle you have to send a PDF book and have it converted to the Kindle format.

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  7. Glad to hear you can forget you're "reading a machine." I was worried about that. I really like having a paperback book but I've been considering getting a Kindle. I'll actually be kind of sad if books ever really do go out of style and all you have is Kindle or something like it.

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  8. I was in the process of ordering a Kindle through Amazon and then decided against it. I love the smell of books and the feel is why I didn't buy it. I may still get it at a later time, but for now I'll turn the page. Glad you are enoying it and it sort of tempts me but I can't spend money right now anyway. :D Have a great week.

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  10. I love my Kindle, so easy to read and convienent. You can get PDFs on the newer one just by transfering the PDF from your computer to the kindle via the USB cord. No converting necesary. I do with it supported EPUB though.

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  11. yes, enjoy. I too, love my kindle. Again, just wish there was a backlight. Otherwise, God's gift for a gal living in Mexico who can't read an entire book in Spanish!!!

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  12. I think it's a cool idea and great that it saves paper. And I imagine one day it'll be the only way to go. I'm a bit of a traditionalist though when it comes to books and have been resisting. It's just that...well...I confess that I love books. I love the smell. I love going into stores and perusing the covers and reading the backs of books. I love the anticipation of an uncracked cover. What can I say? I'm a book nerd, and a hold out. One day maybe I'll break down though ;-)

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  13. I love books too and I love my Kindle. Since December, I have downloaded approximately 100 FREE books directly from Amazon.com. They have a wide variety of newer books available almost daily. Lots of christian fiction, if you like that. I'd be happy to send you the link of the site I visited a million times a day that lists all the new free books. Let me know.

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  14. Love your site= just an fyi so you dont get disappointed. Wifi is basically internet over someone's internet wireless router. So if you were out in the country then someone closeby had a router that didnt have blocked access. Probably people in mexico who have routers dont know how to lock them as there are still people here in the US who dont either. google wifi (all one word) and see what they say. Alot of confusing nerd talk but just wanted to let you know so you dont get disappointed :)

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  15. some day I would love one of these until then Ill keep begging friends to send me paperbacks.

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