23 March 2009

kindle, part 1

It's here! And I've already put about seven books on it.

So far, I'd say that it's something I'll use here in Russia, but won't use in the states. It's good for traveling as you can fit over 1000 books on it. But, it's not a book. And I like books.

Still and all, I'm happy to have it. And I was even happier to find that there are books that you can get for FREE on kindle. Who knew? And that fact that there are several Wodehouse books in amongst those freebies is a HUGE score.

More soon. I've got "books" to read.

19 comments:

Tami said...

Oooooh....that sounds fun! Let us know how it goes. I'm kind of digging the kindle (after hearing about it from you) and am starting to think it may be something to ask Santa for next year.

Lea said...

Hmmm, that's about how I thought I would feel about it. There is nothing quite like having an actual book in your hands. I just like how that feels. Thanks for the feedback.

Dawn said...

Steve got one and he really likes it. He's taking a seminary class so he put all his notes on it. One thing he really likes is the newspaper subscriptions (w/o pictures).

The display is better than I expected and it is a lot lighter than carrying a bunch of books, but I'm still a fan of paper books. I think part of it is that I like the 2 page view and part is just the physical paper turning :).

Barb said...

I meant to ask before . . what is a kindle?

The Holmes Crew said...

Like you I love a book in my hand, and turning the pages one by one. BUT, it will serve a purpose from time to time! I need to investigate more!

Tina in CT said...

Nothing beats a real book but for those living outside the US, the Kindle is a fantastic substitute.

Just think of all the US books that you'll be able to read to D2B this summer.

How was the play last week?

votemom said...

sounds like a GREAT DISTRACTION for you right now and i'm thankful you have it!

think of you every day.

Jenni said...

I like the feel of an actual book in my hands too. But having the kindle as a "travel book" is a great idea! Much less cumbersome and easier to read on a plane.

sandy said...

I got Kevin a Kindle for his birthday a few weeks ago and he LOVES it. It's so compact, and the screen technology is very cool.

Carrie said...

Wodehouse?!?! Honestly, I'm going to name my next dog Jeeves. :)

I have an ipod touch, so I haven't found the need for a kindle (lots of free downloadable books for the ipod). I just bought a truckload of books yesterday.

Toodle pip! :)

MoscowMom said...

Hi! Sorry it took so long to answer you. We haven't actually gotten the Kindle yet; we'll get it next month when someone brings it to us. Is downloading going ok directly to your computer, then just uploading it to the Kindle?

Good luck with the play!!!

kate said...

Tamara--it didn't work the first night, but everything as been fine (didn't do anything differently...) since then.

Carolynn and Steve said...

Yay! I'm so glad you decided to take the plunge and get the Kindle. I totally agree with you--it has its place, but it will never replace real books. Definitely try the free samples, too--

Glad to hear that you're a Wodehouse junkie, too. Absolutely love Bertie and Jeeves!

Have fun--and hang in there!

Allison B said...

I have a friend who just got the digital reader app for her iTouch and is really enjoying it. I can see that it has its place, but really like holding an actual book myself. Then again, she said it keeps downloading books, which gives her the feeling of buying books, but without the expense. That part I like!

Annie said...

I too am a Wodehouse fan. Have fun!

Suz said...

Oh how fun. I've thought they look really cool but it's a "fun thing" that I'll have to pass on until my money tree blooms in the back yard ;O)

It'll be great for you have there, though! I'll try not to covet thy Kindle :O)

votemom said...

where is part 2?

Tina in CT said...

So how did the play go? Waiting for a blog about it.

Anonymous said...

Another wodehouse fan? Cool!
Serena