(Closed) Any bees have a Kindle?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love my kindle! I have the standard wifi one.

Love: Long battery life, no more book clutter (our bookshelves are maxed out on space), instant posession of books, easy to read and handle.

Cons: Afraid of ruining it at the beach or pool (they make covers/skins but I’m still paranoid), some ebooks are still too expensive for my liking (many new releases and best sellers are too expensive for an ebook)

Took a few days to get used to not actually holding a book, but I think kindle does an excellent job at making it seem book-like…if that makes sense.

Also Amazon sometimes e-mails me coupon codes…a couple weeks ago I got a book for $1.00!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have the K2. The drawback I have with the $79 version that I’ve seen is the screen is not as up to par as the others. It’s very glary and many have complained about it. Also there’s no “real” keyboard. You use the 5 way button to go to a letter, which if you are always in the kindle store looking for books, this will be annoying. Also a major con is its wifi only not 3G. So you will always need to be in a wifi area to download. For the price, it’s a great deal. The special offer advertisements would drive me crazy but I’m on my kindle every day. If this is for more casual reading, go for it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you read, then you’ll like it!

Last year my boss gave Kindle’s out for the holidays. The men all regifted them to their wives. I’ve used mine to read a few chapters of a book, but then never went back to it. It’s great for those that like to read, but for me, it was a waste. I’m lucky to read a book a year, but with my schedule, I really don’t have time.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’m hoping to get one for Christmas!

I heard you can now rent free library books on the Kindle. Anyone try this?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MapleMoose:

I haven’t tried it yet but hoping to soon! I have too much waiting on my kindle to be read! ;)>

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am gettign a kindle soon , and my Amazon Prime account has a free renting library like 

BayStateBride is saying! It is completely worth the money to get a prime account, considering all the free reads you get. I’m in love!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love it! Fiance suggested we get one, and though he uses it more than I do, it’s something we both love. The only con I can think of is that you can’t just flip to and from different pages or chapters of the book as easily as you can with an actualy book- but that’s not a really big deal.

It’s nice because it’s small and easy to take with you in your bag, you don’t have books taking up space in your house, and you can get all the “classics” for free, and usually find all other books on their at a nice discount. I’ve even gotten some textbooks on it for school, which made it more than pay for itself. If you enjoy reading, definitely get one!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Eva Peron:

The public library lending is available for all accounts, not just prime.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@snoie: If you want to give it to some one Im here. lol

I want to get a kindle in the future. Which one Im not sure. But I would use it at least a few times a week. I love mystery books and things. 

Hopefully by the time I do decide to get one, the nice ones are even cheaper then what they are now. 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

LOVE my kindle.  I can make the text big to read at the gym, plus there’s so many cheap books.  They do a daily deal everyday with a book for $2 or less, and every month they do 100 titles under $4.  I wasn’t sure I wanted one originally, totally love it now.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ohhh i want!!!! im hoping dh gets me one for xmas….i saw he was looking it up on his computer…. and he doesnt read… eek!!!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissGreen: oh even more fabulous news for everyone, thank you for the information!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have one and I love, love, LOVE it!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have the version with the keyboard and I LOVE it!  I carry it in my purse.  You never know when you’ll have to wait and need something to read. 🙂  I also hate clutter so not having a bunch of paperback books laying around is fabulous.

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