Thursday, July 28, 2011
I love my Kindle!
About a year-and-a-half ago a friend told me that I could get a Kindle app for my computer, and that many titles were available for free, if one just knew where to look. One benefit that she pointed out was that I would have the books in my collection and could put them on an actual Kindle later, if I ever ended up getting one. I was all over that! I immediately downloaded the app and started looking for books.
After many months I realized that yes, there was definitely plenty to read on the Kindle without having to buy every title, and no, I didn't mind reading electronically, so I finally decided it would be worth the investment. I took the plunge about 2 months ago. I decided I could fore-go a smart phone (for now, anyway). The Kindle is my carry-around device of choice. I am thoroughly enjoying and using it every day!
I've collected several hundred free books by now. Many of them are current. The current ones are usually available for a limited time only. A lot of them are trash. I've deleted those as I've had a chance to look at them more closely. But there are a lot of good books available, too. It's been fun to build my collection. My Kindle fits in my purse, and it's very cool to be able to carry around hundreds of books to choose from at any given moment. (Ain't technology grand?)
There are a couple of websites that I watch for announcements of free books. I try to check them every day because of the limited-time offers. They are:
Many classics, of course, by well-known authors such as:
Next I want to get a searchable Bible to put on it to try using for church. I recently had to start wearing glasses for reading. It is a nuisance to have to be putting on and taking off my glasses to look up scriptures during the sermon. With the Kindle I can adjust the font size so I don't have to have my glasses to read. Whether or not the search feature will work to my satisfaction remains to be seen. I don't know if I will like it for that or not, but it's worth a try!