Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Reading Frenzy

My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas. I am in love. I opened it Christmas day. I have read 19 novels since then. While I still love holding an actual book in my hands, I can't tell you how much I enjoy this machine. The text size is adjustable, so when my old eyes start getting tired, I can keep reading. The screen is very easy on my vision and the device is lighter than most books. There's even an experimental voice option, but I prefer reading to myself.

The only thing I've found so far that I'm not happy with is that it seems that the e-versions of the books have more mistakes in them than the print versions seem to have.


32 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of great talk about the Kindle. What a great birthday present. You getting any housework done by chance or tending to your family? ROFLMAO!!!

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  2. Or even working for that matter?

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  3. Oh yay! I'm glad that you're enjoying your kindle! I think i'm going to stick with books for as long as they are still in print.

    I heard that the adjustable text size is awesome. My friend has a problem reading small print. She's not read a book in ages because of the strain. Perhaps this could be a good alternative for her.

    JM

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  4. The older I get the less inclined I am toward technology. Not that I am adverse to it but so much of it seems to be something pointless dressed up to appear worthwhile. Having said that I can see the obvious advantages of having a device like this as I now wear glasses myself!

    Great gift. I will have to see if we have 'em over here.

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  5. I really like the Kindle, too. But I can't afford the hand-held, so I got the free one for the PC.

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  6. Every e-reader I've ever used has this error problem. I'm not sure why, but it's true.

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  7. That's interesting, but I remain skeptical. I just don't know if I could enjoy reading from a teeny screen.

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  8. A Kindle! Neato, I think I'd be in love, too, and might be a little jealous...and you've gotten so much reading in...wow. That's just awesome.

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  9. I have considered a kindle but its outside my budget and nobody gave me one for Christmas. Glad to hear that it works well.

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  10. Wow 19 novels? That is incredible. I've heard good things about the kindle but I am not ready to give up my book.

    much love

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  11. I hate it when editorial issues pull me out of a story. I wonder if the lack of quality in eBooks has any correlation to how much electronic media readers are valued.

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  12. I don't have the Kindle but I have the Sony reader and as you I love it! Enjoy!

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  13. Well, Vanessa, the last I had heard your husband was flat on his back with a terrible back ache.

    How is he doing now? I can have some empathy for him with those back aches, been there.

    And I sure am not ROFLMAO (Thom above, taught me that) since I just came from Dougs. There was not one good word for us attorneys, not even you.
    I left without commenting.

    I take it you didn't get the spell check with that Kindle. Or you don't know yet how to use it?
    ..
    BTW, I am on CD # 18 of 24 for Drood. It is a good book, I just don't drive enough to finish it very fast. It is a 29 hour, 59 minute Book(s) on Tape. Thanks for the reco.
    ..

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  15. Nessa, I am so happy to hear that your husband is getting better! I do hope those steroids will do the job. And we will keep on praying for him till he is well.

    You are nice. Thank you for your nice 'rescue' this morning. I can take things like all that, probably not as good as when I am dishing them out. :-) I really am smiling right now.
    ..

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  16. Really? You love it? I keep looking at them... but I really LIKE a book! And I also like that after I read a book I can pass it along and share it with others...

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  17. 19 novels since Christmas! I'm very impressed.

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  18. Hey there...nice to see you again! I don't understand why there'd be more mistakes in an e-version of a book. That's weird.

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  19. Drool, drool. Next Christmas I'm going to ask my family to go in together to get me one.

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  20. I've heard about these but resist the idea of not holding a book in my hands. Your review makes it sound inviting. Hmmmm...

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  21. I really need to check this out. 19 novels? wow!
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  22. 19 Books since Christmas!!! And I thought I read a lot (well...before I started blogging anyway). I think I'm still going to hold out on the Kindle - until everyone starts pointing at me and calling me a loser. :)

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  23. I'm not sure about this. Call me old fashioned, but I love books for their aesthetic value as well as literary. Then again, I only got a computer less than four years ago.

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  24. Hello Nessa, Happy New year to you and your hubby (and wishing him a speedy recovery). I have been looking at the Kindle for ages (thought it would come in handy for long flights across the pond, save carrying lot's of books and mags). I have heard lot's of good and some not so good reviews so can't make up my mind. I am glad you are getting so much enjoyment from it, i will have to have another think. :-) Kathy.

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  25. I've never even seen one. I hope it doesn't emit emf's.

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  26. My husband really thinks i should get a kindle since it's so much greener than going out and buying new books. But i really like books. Plus I've been wondering about the text size & ease of reading myself. For now I'm sticking with libraries, used bookstores & borrowing from friends. But it is good to know that they are easy to read from.

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  27. Vanessa Kilmer as I live and breathe!
    Nice to see you back.
    I can't wait till your next 55 inspiration hits you....G

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  28. You remind me of a woman in the hospital who stopped everything and got off her walker to pull out her Kindle and show it off. It was so wonderful she was so happy with this lightweight thing.

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  29. Lucky you to recieve something you really wanted.
    But I have never ever heard of a kindle, it sounds good though, I also enjoy reading, but do most of my reading while waiting in the taxi on the rank. I guess it wouldn't work then.

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  30. I am feeling envious! But It could be even more addictive than blogging. ;-)

    January is such a lovely month in which to read! So is February. Enjoy your Kindle.

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  31. That's a lot of books!!
    I am not sure I would like it - you can't take it in the bath with you! And I really like the feel of a book in my hands.
    However, it would be nice to have on the treadmill.

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