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Postby pip » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:22 am

Tonyblack wrote:Can you start a fire with a Kindle? :?


Thats where they'll all end up :lol:
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Postby Maria » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:16 pm

:lol: Any recommendations other than Kindle? :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:26 pm

Maria wrote::lol: Any recommendations other than Kindle? :?
I'm sure Exp.Date the Rat will be along shortly to extol the virtues of the Nook.*







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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:31 am

MINE'S ON IT'S WAY. MINE'S ON IT'S WAY!!!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:10 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:MINE'S ON IT'S WAY. MINE'S ON IT'S WAY!!!
Why did you not wait for the sales you might have got a lot cheaper.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:28 pm

Doubtful.

Anyhoo, I need it for Christmas when I'm at mum's.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:36 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Doubtful.

Anyhoo, I need it for Christmas when I'm at mum's.

Don't pinch her silver spoons when you're there, Nobby. :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:38 pm

I've already got my eye on the tea and biscuit fund!!
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Postby Stumped » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:MINE'S ON IT'S WAY. MINE'S ON IT'S WAY!!!
Why did you not wait for the sales you might have got a lot cheaper.


Why didn't I think of that. :lol:

*puts £2.86 into the tea and biscuit fund*
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amazon kindle

Postby snowballs » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:19 pm

My first post,
My mum bought me a kindle as she likes sending me books from the uk but over the years its cost more in postage than the books cost (she lives in the uk I live in the middle of sweden).
My experiences of kindle are mixed.
Good points, (not just kindle but most ebook readers in most of the points)
1) you can have loads of books in a very small package
2) with kindle you can save the books you bought on amazon on your kindle account.
3) the text to speach function can actually read most books where the publisher allows.
4) If your eyesight is bad you can choose larger text
5) Yu can listen to music and read at the same time as kindle (dont know if others can) can play up mp3 files.
6) fast downloads from amazon (om wi-fi models)

Bad points
1) kindle (or mine at least) locks sometimes and is a pig to get going again.
2) after a freeze its hard to find your place again as they dont use page numbers
3) keypad is designed for people with fingers the size of wee mad arthur
4) uncomfotable to fall asleep with your face in the book as its hard
5) smells of plastic not book
6) not good to read in the bath.
7) not good for reading on the toilet as when you finally have unfrozen it, you are done or have forgotten to do what you were doing.

If you find a book on the net that kindle cant read or dosnt fit on the screen without scrolling, you can download something like mobypocket creator and save a kindle freindly format.
Hope this was helpfull.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:40 pm

Hi Snowballs, and welcome to the forum.

I treated myself to a Kindle for Christmas, and have only read a few chapters of the first book I downloaded - 4 so far.

I have trouble with getting a decent signal to download, so it can take some time.

I looked at the little brown instruction leaflet, and thought it was a bit pants, but I'm still learning how to use it and getting help from a friend at work who got one for her husband for his birthday.

Now.

Sweden you say?

Any chance you can send me Krister Henriksson as a late Christmas present?

I lubs him, I do!! :oops: :oops:
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:45 pm

welcome to the site snowball :)

i havent got a kindle but i read e books off my laptop, in bed you just rotate the screen so its on the same plane as you :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:50 pm

Welcome to the site, snowballs! :D
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Postby Temple_maiden » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:40 pm

My sister and I bought my dad a kindle for Christmas.

Haven't got any feedback yet other than "Help, how do I get it to work," followed by "It's OK, I figured it out!"

I have read books on my iphone using sunscroll and ibooks. I have doiwnloaded the kindle for iphone but not used it yet. I do like reading on my iphone, it is very convenient. I just finished Les Misérables which is a MASSIVE tome IRL - to have it in bitesized chunks on the iphone was pretty cool.
. . . and I'm all like, "I wrote a book, innit," and they're all like, "Well where can we get it," and I'm all like, "Here . . ."
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi snowballs welcome to the forum. :)
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