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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Pricing Games -- Interim Results
« on: May 11, 2010, 11:56:34 AM »

I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life.  ~ Scott Corbett ~

Sorry off topic, but I had to tell you 4Katie, that I LOVE your signature quote.  This is the exact reason why I am so addicted to reading right now.  Haven't picked up a book in years until the past October, and am averaging a book a week.  I love loosing myself in another world....

Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle in Canada
« on: May 11, 2010, 09:34:48 AM »
For those with a Kindle in Canada, are you able to buy books on your Kindle through Whispernet (sp?) or do you need to do this through your computer internet?


Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle in Colour?
« on: May 11, 2010, 09:07:43 AM »
Just curious if there has been any indication that Kindle will offer colour in the future.

For the most part, I don't care.  Books I tend to read are not colour.
But it could come in handy.

On the weekend I was at a Garden Center checking out flowers, and thought how handy it would have been to have a Kindle with a reference book on flowers loaded to look up flowers that I was interested in.  I have a book at home, but it is too big to lug around.

It would be cool, if you could use colour on the Kindle for reference type books, and then the gray scale for novels.

I have yet to get a Kindle, but thought I could hold off if this is something that might be coming in the future.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: kindle pricing
« on: May 11, 2010, 09:03:56 AM »
I understand what you are saying about the cost and shipping.  I am in Canada, so for me I have to add Customs, Duty & taxes on top of the shipping.  

I know that I really really want a Kindle, just not sure when I will order it.  I have a case of books that I can read while I decide.  Hopefully by the time I have finished reading the "old-fashioned way" Amazon may have lowered their price.

I have researched other ereaders, and I am really leaning towards the Kindle for many reasons that other readers don't offer.

I think it is more a personal want, or a special treat to have a Kindle.  They may be pricey, but once in while we have to spoil ourselves with something.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Backing up your Kindle Library
« on: May 10, 2010, 12:07:51 PM »
Is it possible to backup/save your Kindle library on your computer?

If you purchase books from Amazon, are they saved somewhere in case your Kindle crashes or gets broken.

I would hate to pay for a collection of ebooks, only to loose them somehow.


Introductions & Welcomes / I wanna Kindle2 in Canada!
« on: May 10, 2010, 10:54:00 AM »

I just found your site and am anxious to learn all I can about the Kindle.  I live in Brantford, Ontario Canada.  I work full time as an Office Manager in a Nursing Home.  Have been happily married for 20 years and have three teenagers.

I just heard about these ereaders a couple of weeks ago after seeing one at Costo.  After raising my family it has been years since I have spent time reading.  Well with a houseful of teenagers who are rarely home, I have more time for me, and have become addicted to reading again.  Every spare minute I spend reading, and lug my books everywhere.  Which means that now I have to carry a giant purse to carry my book of the day.

Now that I have been researching about these ereaders, I am seriously considering getting myself one.  I have spent the past week researching, and am really leaning towards the Kindle 2.  I need to do some more research on how well they are in Canada, but really want one. 

I have a ton of used books at home that I have to read first, at least to justify the purchase of a Kindle to my husband.  lol  I can hear him already, "Why do you need that, when you have this case of books sitting here already paid for?" 

Anyway,  I can't wait to learn more about this incredible piece of technology, as I love gadgets. 

I swap books with a couple of people here at work now, and was wondering if this is an option with a Kindle?  Can you share ebooks with other Kindle users?  I don't know any yet, but might in the future.

I would love to hear if other Canadians are enjoying their Kindle in Canada and what the pros and cons might be.  The other one I have been researching is the Sony, but think the Kindle would be the way to go.

Thanks for letting me join your forum, and I plan on reading and learning and finding more to read hopefully on a Kindle.

Have an awesome day!

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