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Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Questions about the K3
« on: April 21, 2011, 07:46:41 pm »
My sister went from the K1 to the K3 wireless.  She likes to keep a lot of books on her home page because she doesn't always have the opportunity to download with wireless.  She had 6 pages of books on her home page.  She tried downloading more books.  It showed the books being downloaded but the books didn't show up on her home page.

My sister wonders why the K3 is advertised as having more capacity for the amount of books it will hold but she can't download more to her home page.  She's under my account and I have over a thousand books on my Kindle account.
Any help is appreciated.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Eating out with my K2
« on: November 01, 2009, 06:29:40 am »
I'm a widow and I often eat alone.  Last night at Friendly's restaurant I pulled out my K2 with DecalGirl Stand Alone skin and Dragonfly Pond Oberon cover out of my carrying bag.

Right away the woman at the table next to me asked if it was a Kindle.  I said yes and told her I have almost 900 books on my Kindle.  She was impressed with being able to change the font as she said she wears bifocals.  She said she has a lot of DTB's and not enough room to put them. 

She did mention knowing the price had come down.  She was with an older woman and they had eaten and were on their way out.  I didn't get a chance to ask her where she heard of the Kindle.  She also asked me about the price of the books. 

I think she will probably buy in the future.  Maybe for Christmas.

The Book Corner / Vanished by Joseph Finder is now $9.99
« on: August 28, 2009, 06:56:22 pm »
I read all of Joe's books.  His Paranoia was one of the first books I bought for my Kindle in 2007.  I just downloaded Vanished his latest book as it dropped to $9.99 in price. 

Joseph Finder owns a Kindle>>>>,1353.msg31884.html#msg31884

Kindle DX reviews / DX arrived today
« on: August 07, 2009, 02:28:29 pm »
You can't help but be impressed with the screen size.  I thought of giving one to a friend with Macular Degeneration.  He loves to read and uses a magnifying loupe.  However, the size of the keys below would be hard for him to see.
I haven't put the skin on yet but I did put it in my Oberon Dragonfly Pond cover. The DX and the cover add more weight but I can handle it.

Right away though I started having the same problems as I did with the K2 that arrived on Wednesday.

See this post>,12329.msg235720.html#msg235720

Amazon had said they would call today with a fix.  No call and it's 5 p.m. here on the east coast.  I don't have a problem with my K1.  I've now purchased five Kindles and only the K1s work at 100 percent.  I hope Amazon can fix the problem.

Kindle 2 reviews / My first K2
« on: August 05, 2009, 09:10:23 pm »
I bought my first Kindle in December 2007.  My second Kindle I bought in 2008 as a gift for my sister.  I received the K2 today which is for my youngest daughter Wendy who lives with me.  Right away there was problems.  The Kindle was registered but connecting to transfer books wasn't working.  Sometimes there were 3 bars sometimes 1 bar.  It would go from 4 to 2.  I was glad this wasn't my first Kindle.  Finally I called customer service. 

The guy was so nice and figured that the problem is changes that Sprint made.  The problem couldn't be fixed today.  The guy I spoke with took a bunch of information and said he will call on Friday.  I can transfer the books if I download them to the computer first.  I was only able to connect through Whispernet and transfer a couple of books to the Kindle. 

I have another K2 coming Friday that will be mailed to my daughter in Missouri who doesn't have a computer.  I want to set it up for her first and make sure it's working right before I send it to her.  Also I have a DX coming Friday.  All five Kindles are under my account.  I hope the two that come on Friday won't have the issues my K2 had today.  I liked that the dictionary comes up in larger print when expanded.  I can live with the 5 way instead of the scroll.  I just hope the batteries will have long lives.  I have over 760 books so I'm not worried about enough room and not having the SD card for the K2.  The K2s are for my daughters and they won't need access to 700 plus books.  Both my daughter's are happy about the built in dictionary.  So far the text is sharp and no fade. 

Let's Talk Kindle! / Books Optimized for Kindle DX
« on: June 12, 2009, 11:28:50 pm »
I was browsing the children's books tonight and noticed a book available for children that I read this year.  It shows the book is optimized for Kindle DX

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Kindle1 Running Better
« on: May 29, 2009, 10:53:16 pm »
I found with 700 books even on a 4GB card that my Kindle1 turned the pages slowly.  Took forever searching.  Took longer in using the dictionary etc.

Today I removed the SD card and left 35 plus books in my Kindle internal memory.  I liked having all my books on the Kindle but now everything is faster and working better. 

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Kindle Freezing Up
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:23:52 am »
Yesterday I copied all my books onto a 4GB card.  I did a search for a word in one of my books.  It didn't show any of the books the word was in and said over 450 of my books were not yet searchable.  Then I click on the link it shows 42 pages of book links to Click on and it says to click on the links to update the books so I can search them sooner.  That's when the screen freezes up.

Anyone have a similar problem or know the solution?  

Let's Talk Kindle! / Facebook
« on: May 18, 2009, 11:25:12 am »
Facebook has a category Five Things You Never Leave Home Without.

Kindle is one of my choices.


Zinio is a free download viewer for magazines.  You can buy subscriptions or individual issues.  You can read them online or on your computer.  I have mine at a Dell Laptop.  The magazines are stored online and can be downloaded again.

I have lots of newspapers I read online.  The magazines I like to use Zinio.

When Kindle comes out with color it's going to have to equal or better Zinio

This picture not zoomed.  Taken from Popular Science

This picture is not zoomed.  Taken from a Gardening magazine

Not Quite Kindle / Celebrity Reading List -- Who Reads What
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:54:44 am »
I posted this on December 9th.  It's a fun link to see Who Reads What.

The other years can still be seen.  Click on the above link.

I contacted the person in charge of this and asked about the 2008 list. 
Here's the reply

Thank you for asking, but no, we have retired the concept.  Our editor, Glenna Nowell, has retired so we thought it is the best time to end it.  We loved doing it, but it was getting harder and harder to have celebrities respond to our requests.
Anne Davis
Director of Library and Information Services
Gardiner Public Library
152 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345

Let's Talk Kindle! / Amazon & Kindle book numbers
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:42:51 am »
This is constantly changing and I usually check it once a day.

Books on Kindle

Amazon Books

The Book Corner / James Rollins Author Thinking of Buying Kindle
« on: March 26, 2009, 10:16:24 am »
I was contacted by James Rollins through Myspace page.  I added him as a friend and then messaged that I already had a couple of his books on my Kindle.    I answered telling him why I love my Kindle.  I also told him that Joseph Finder had contacted me through myspace and I got him to buy a Kindle.  I gave him the link to our Kindle Boards.

James Rollins has a fantastic web page>>

Here's his reply.

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Kindle Friends
« on: March 15, 2009, 10:10:45 am »
Sometimes I like to see if certain members are online.  Viewing this image makes it hard sometimes to find who I'm looking for.

This makes it easier for me to find my friends.  I have a Kindle folder in my Internet Explorer Favorites.  Inside that I added another folder that says Kindle Friends.  Then I click on that member's profile page and save the address in my Kindle Friends folder.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Showing off my Kindle
« on: March 12, 2009, 10:59:03 am »
Yesterday I paid a visit to my tax accountant.  Same person I've used for years.  After 25 minutes he asked if I still had my Kindle.  I had forgotten that I showed it to him last year.  I grabbed it out of my bag and said it's the gadget I use the most.  He asked about durability and I told him I've fallen asleep in the recliner several times and dropped my Kindle.  I showed him my Kindle dressed in a DecalGirl skin.

I told him my sister and I are under my account and share almost 700 books.  He'd already heard about Kindle2.  He said his 15 year old daughter had seen the Kindle on Oprah.

He said he's interested in something with a backlight so he can read in bed without disturbing his wife.  I have a Mighty Bright light and he said he'd used the Mighty Bright with Dead Tree Books. 

I plan to email him more details on the Kindle and hope that he will buy one. 

The Book Corner / The Last Book That Made You Cry
« on: March 08, 2009, 07:37:28 am »

The Book Corner / What's the latest download on your Kindle?
« on: March 05, 2009, 06:30:48 am »
Based on Joseph Finder's review in his latest newsletter I just downloaded this book.

The Book Corner / Mirage by Soheir Khashoggi
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:11:43 am »
I first read this book in a "Reader's Digest Condensed" book.  I liked the book and near the end found something very unique to me.  My name is Avalon which is somewhat unusual.  In the RDC book I found the name Avalon on one page and on the opposite page my husband's name Brad.  It doesn't work that way in the regular book because of the different formatting.

I had been Klicking for this book and yesterday I found it's now available for Kindle.  I went right over and bought it.

The Book Corner / Kindle Book Price versus Paperback
« on: February 16, 2009, 09:10:38 am »
Thankfully not all first books in a series are as expensive as this one.  Also the other four are reasonable in price.  This book was first published in 2004.

I wanted to buy the series for my daughter in Missouri.  She doesn't have a Kindle.  However, I won't pay the price for this first paperback.

Here's the Kindle link

Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle Price
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:34:22 pm »
I ate out a couple of times this last week.  People express an interest in my Kindle but balk at the price.  Some of these are waitresses attending college and working part time.  Still I wonder how many own the pricey IPods and other gadgets.

Let's Talk Kindle! / My Mail Carrier
« on: January 20, 2009, 10:29:08 pm »
My mailbox is at the curb.  My mailman drives a postal truck.  I know he's glad I have a Kindle.  Now he doesn't have to make a lot of trips to my doorstep.  Of course that means he's not getting his exercise. 

I'm glad I don't have to dispose and recycle the packaging the books came in.

The Book Corner / Dead Tree Books will always be around and here's why
« on: January 13, 2009, 07:31:35 pm »
Some of the media reporters ask if EBooks will do away with printed books.   There are a lot of picture books that won't go well with the Kindle.   
Talking to a friend tonight I remembered buying a hard cover book on Union Station the last time I was in Washington DC.  It has a lot of good pictures along with the history.  I haven't found it on Amazon but here's some of my other picture books I enjoy looking at.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Reading a Vice?
« on: January 12, 2009, 08:08:14 pm »
In the book I'm reading "The Deceived". The character Jonathan Quinn says "Reading is his vice".  I've never considered my reading habit a vice.

Here's wikipedia's definition of Vice:

Vice is a practice or habit considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness and corruption. The modern English term that best captures its original meaning is the word vicious, which means "full of vice". In this sense, the word vice comes from the Latin word vitium, meaning "failing or defect". Vice is the opposite of virtue.

Vice is also a generic legal term for criminal offenses involving prostitution, lewdness, lasciviousness and obscenity. Illegal forms of gambling are also often included as a vice in law enforcement departments that deal with gambling as a crime.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Invite to the Kindle Board
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:11:05 pm »
I found a person on the web that has a Kindle and has made good comments about it.  His blog is Wings Over Iraq.  If you go to his page.  There's a search box to input Kindle for his Kindle comments.  I didn't have a Google account ready so under anonymous I gave him an invite to the Kindle Boards. 

I'm not very good at this so maybe someone here would visit his blog and post another invite.

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