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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit;4055762;
    I've started hinting that mom wants a kindle for Christmas this year. But sometimes my family can be really dense, so I may end up buying one for myself.
    My kids bought mine for me even though I was somewhat resistant (have that thing for paper and pages and the general feel/smell of a book), in part because they could see how books were taking over my house.... and "their" rooms, so they couldn't come visit at the same time easily.
    I'm not a total hoarder, but books are my weakness...have serious trouble throwing them out, hardcover or soft...need to know that they are going to a good home and that my grandkids will never want to read them (as yet my only grandkid is in utero, so you can see this is a reall issue! Not helped by the fact that my kids LOVED finding all those science fiction books in the basement!).
    ETA...and it was a good decision... there's another 40 books at least on Kindle that will never make it to a shelf!
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    Have read through this whole thread, but wanted to get on here because--YEAH I am getting the new and improved Kindle that's being released Sept. 15. Soooo excited. Amazon best lace to ge books??

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    Quote Originally Posted by parrierajr;4055910;
    Have read through this whole thread, but wanted to get on here because--YEAH I am getting the new and improved Kindle that's being released Sept. 15. Soooo excited. Amazon best lace to ge books??
    As far as I know it's the ONLY place to get Kindle books....but they carry a ton of books, most things you are likely to want unless you have specialized work books you wanted to buy. One of my kids wrote contracts between Amazon/Kindle and various publishing companies for their books for a while. My impression was they had to do a separate contract for each book, although I'm sure most of it was boilerplate. But I would guess the author has to sign on to the royalties part.., Anyway, that takes time, so not all their books are yet available on Kindle...but except for a brand new release I've never not be able to get anything I wanted on Kindle.
    Let us know how you like it! A bit extravagent to have 2 Kindles per household, but I'm thinking of asking for the new one for Christmas if it pans out.

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    I don't know how long Amazon will be making this offer, but you can download Outlander by Diana Gabaldon free to your Kindle today.
    You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. ~Humbert

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    Has anyone else noticed their news anchors using e-readers (or maybe/probably I-Pads) instead of computers these days? Caught that just the other day.
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    Just got an email that Kindle is trying to create a Kindle community...and raffling off some free Kindles (the newest version) in the process. I'm not sure what they get out of this...what's the catch? Amazon is already emailing me about the latest books of the type I'm likely to buy.
    Anyone see a downside?

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    Yeah........I don't have one.
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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    I wonder why I'm not getting these e-mails?
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    I just discovered Georgette Heyer is on Kindle. If you read Regency Romance, she is #2 after Jane Austin. Since she is not of the period, she sets the stage for modern readers, but her dialogue and characters are sublime and so in tune with that era.

    She was "banned" (probably not licensed) in the U.S. when I was in college (mid-60s) and someone had smuggled in a few of her paperbacks. I fell in love with the language, the manners and the plots. She is the first romance writer I read and I'm so happy to find the majority of her works on Kindle. YAY! I bought six right off the bat and when my budget unfreezes from that luxury, I'll buy the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arielflies;4111302;
    I just discovered Georgette Heyer is on Kindle. If you read Regency Romance, she is #2 after Jane Austin. Since she is not of the period, she sets the stage for modern readers, but her dialogue and characters are sublime and so in tune with that era.

    She was "banned" (probably not licensed) in the U.S. when I was in college (mid-60s) and someone had smuggled in a few of her paperbacks. I fell in love with the language, the manners and the plots. She is the first romance writer I read and I'm so happy to find the majority of her works on Kindle. YAY! I bought six right off the bat and when my budget unfreezes from that luxury, I'll buy the rest.
    oh, that sounds great. My MIL introduced me to Georgette Heyer and she's one of my favorites now. A couple of years ago I set about getting all the available (and don't cost an arm and a leg) books of Georgette's. I think I was able to get all but the most expensive ones.

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