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Kindle recommendations

Post: #267698 the.fee.fairy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:44 am

So...I'm getting a Kindle quite soon. Very excited about it!

I've got a chinese copy ebook reader but it's not e-ink, so I'm getting the kindle to play with it (and to get the free amazon books).

Any recommendations?

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Re: Kindle recommendations

Post: #267700 merlin
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:02 am

Its very good, I have one for a few months, beats the cost of postage out here. The only thing I found is that while you can get all the latest story books, anything to do with anything slightly specialised is a bit more difficult. Bear in mind that it is e ink, for some reason I was supprised when I needed the light on to read it in the living room at night lol.
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Post: #267726 Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:26 pm

Keep an eye on Amazon for freebies - I've got loads of really old recipe/gardening/herbalism books for £0.00! And look on Project Gutenburg for novels and/or poetry. I got Heidi (my daughter "inherited" by beautiful book :( ) and a few other out of copyright books. There's some amazing stuff.

One word on the Amazon freebies - you can't download them from their foreign sites so you'll need to look at the UK/Chinese address to see if they're still free. Fortunately the item codes seem to be the same so I just usually change the .com to .co.uk and it takes me straight to the same item. Hope that makes sense :lol:
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Post: #267729 oldfella
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:37 pm

May I recommend "The Matchmaker of Perigord" by Julia Stuart. If like me, you enjoy good old fashion Humour then this a good read.

Of course I may be biased, this is my part of the world.

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Re: Kindle recommendations

Post: #267738 oldjerry
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Whatever you do don't buy a Kobe reader(or in my case get given one,) they're crap and the books cost the same as real books.



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Post: #267740 safronsue
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:18 pm

i get my newspapers downloaded daily to my kindle from the kindleman. one pound 50p a month. bargain! i LOVE my kindle. the new one has a built in light too but i don't mind reading with the light on....oh and i love not having to wear my reading specs as i can just up the font size.

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Post: #267755 merlin
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:25 am

Yes, mee too with the font size, very handy! Do you grow safron?
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Post: #267757 the.fee.fairy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:32 am

Thanks everyone!

I'm going to have a look into the newspapers thing.

I've got an lcd screen ebook reader now, so I can read that in the dark :)

I'm not sure how the ordering from amazon works here yet - Last time I tried to download books to my phone it worked for a while...

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Re: Kindle recommendations

Post: #267770 GeorgeSalt
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:16 am

Always check the Kindle Deal of the Day book when you remember.. I've found a couple of books I wanted have cropped up for 99p.
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