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lakesidecallas
Oct 27, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Rolling on the floor laughing geek.
lakesidecallas
Oct 27, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Yay, I bought a Kindle. Now I have a dumb question. I have a couple books on it, but it is possible to read on the Kindle if I'm not near Wi-Fi? *Blush* hate being so dumb, and I can't find any info on the Kindle website (Amazon)
Imagesheryl
Oct 28, 2011 7:23 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
You sure can. The only thing you need the Wi-fi for is to download books - once you've done that, you've got them for good on your Kindle.

Congrats, I hope you enjoy it!!!
lakesidecallas
Oct 28, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Thanks Sheryl! And I used to be so smart... sigh.

Somewhere I got the idea that the books were out on/in "the cloud" and I was reading them off that, that they weren't actually on the device.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 28, 2011 11:02 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
No, they're saved on the cloud, so if you loose your eReader, you still have the book. But it's downloaded into your device & can go anywhere w/you. One hint... turn off the Wifi when you don't need to download a book; your battery will last longer.

And congrats... what'd you get for your first reads?
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Oct 28, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Congrats, Susan. Let us know how you like it.

Karen
Imagesheryl
Oct 28, 2011 5:27 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
This has nothing to do with your intelligence, silly. It's all very confusing at first. Blinking

And it doesn't help when you get new terms thrown at you that used to have a different meaning.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 28, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I have a distant cousin named 'Cloud'... Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Oct 29, 2011 5:31 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
I've had my iPad since Christmas, have read some ebooks on it. But I still can't get all those different ebook formats straight. Basically I think the iPad can handle most formats but for each you have to know which app to use. I absolutely cannot remember which format requires which app.

Karen
Imagesheryl
Oct 29, 2011 6:17 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Huh... I guess my laziness with using Amazon pretty exclusively has paid off.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 29, 2011 7:42 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Oct 29, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I'm going to visit my parents soon and they always go to bed pretty early- so I got a few books on the Kindle, even though I haven't been reading much lately.

The Dead Zone- stephen King, from the library

Got excited and purchased UR and Mile 81 by stephen King

Freebies:
Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon
Origins (Spinward Fringe) by Randolph Lalonde
To the Stars- Thomas Stone

plus a couple of PDF plant things I took off my computer to read.

And, worked all day at it, but got a couple of Audiobooks onto my Sony mp3 player-
The art of war
Carl Sandberg's Chicago poems
Catch me if you can, I forget the writer, but they made a movie out of it.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 29, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Looks like you're set! I love having so many choices in one place, w/out having to lug my usual bag of books around. Soo much easier on the shoulder! Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
BookerC1
Oct 29, 2011 9:47 AM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Exactly! Usually, when we go on vacation, I end up with a huge totebag of books and magazines occupying the little bit of floorspace left in the passenger seat, along with a cooler of drinks and snacks, and my purse. Last summer, when we headed to Montana, and then on to Yellowstone, I took my Nook Color in my purse, and never lacked for reading material. I even had a few games on there, like Angry Birds, and we used the web surfing feature more than once to look for hotels and compare prices, or find a map of an area. Made me wonder how I ever traveled without it!

Imagesheryl
Oct 29, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I finally quit Audible - I kept buying the books that the monthly credit gave me, but have only listened to a couple parts.

I got:
-Prodigal Summer
-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the Hornets Nest and the Fire one)
-What the Bleep Do We Know?
-The Viral Storm (very interesting, so far)
-Girl in Translation
-Holy Cow! An Indian Adventure (Kinda silly, quite crass)
-Steve Jobs (unabridged)
-The Basics of Genetics
-A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (a momentary nostalgic lapse... or a monetary lapse, as it were...)
-David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

Facing facts, I just don't sit still long enough.
Imagesheryl
Oct 29, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Ooops - do-si-do with Angie!
lakesidecallas
Oct 29, 2011 6:53 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Angie, my sister and I are just the same- lugging all our things we're "going to catch up on". Then we never open our bags and end up lugging it all home! Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 29, 2011 7:33 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I put the recorded books on my iPod so I can listen while I'm doing chores. Especially nice when weeding. Thumbs up Haven't really touched my eReaders the last couple of months; I've been deeply in library mode. But I just finished listening to Wharton's House of Mirth and REALLY like it, so I'm thinking more of her work must be available free for the Kindle. I love her way w/words; often while listening I wanted to go back & hear a sentence or two again. Lovely. Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesheryl
Oct 29, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Sounds wonderful.
BookerC1
Oct 29, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
I think the only Wharton book I've read was Ethan Frome, and I don't remember it clearly. I decided to go look for a free Nook book of some of her work, and found that B & N has a collection of her complete works for 99 cents. I thought that was worth the price! I did get another complete collection like that, and they are a little hard to navigate, but definitely the more economical way to go.

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