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Kindle Accessories / Re: It's here! New M-Edge cover.
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:29:12 pm »
Mine just arrived twenty minutes ago!  The same one...marine blue. I love it!  The closure strap seems longer and sturdier. I haven't ordered the light yet but it's next on my list.

The Book Corner / Re: Favorite Book?
« on: November 14, 2008, 01:11:42 pm »
For me, it's always a tie between Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.


The Book Corner / Re: Just 24 cents & it looks like fun
« on: November 14, 2008, 01:07:06 pm »
For 24 cents I don't even need to read a sample. Thanks for the heads up!


Mine is a Scorpio...October 29th.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Insurance Coverage for Kindle
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:51:21 am »
I waited a bit and called back to Square Trade in hopes of getting a different CS rep. This time I was told 3 years of coverage on a PDA, with the ADH would be $96!!!!

I got a little snippy then and told him I had phoned for information earlier today and the price quote was $75.
He said, "Okay, there may have been a change in policy that I'm not aware of. Let me go check."

I was on hold for several minutes and when he returned he said, "Because of the discrepancy in quotes, we're going to go realllly low on this. It would be $64." (And some cents. I don't recall the exact figure.)

Rather curtly, and with what I hoped sounded like great authority, I said, " I have a code...prethank25."

He tapped the ol' keyboard and said, "Okay, that brings it to $48.74."


I'm supposed to get the terms and contract emailed to me in the next few minutes. I'm hoping everything is set up correctly.

I'd like to hear everyone else's experience.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Insurance Coverage for Kindle
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:25:59 am »
I just got off the phone and the guy I spoke to asked if I paid $359 for my Kindle. I told him I had paid $309 and he said, "Well, we're just going to put it in at $359 because that's what it would cost to replace it."

He said coverage for 3 years with ADH would be $75. No codes, no special offers accepted for new purchasers. I said I knew of people who had gotten a better price and he simply said their prices have gone up.

I didn't purchase.  >:(


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Our first winner of a DecalGirl skin...
« on: November 13, 2008, 07:33:36 am »
Congratulations, Cowgirl!  Now pick me next!!  ;D


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Buttons too big? Really?
« on: November 13, 2008, 07:29:44 am »
I'm another who has no problems with the buttons. Not sure how well I'd do with smaller ones.


Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: Snooping the board
« on: November 12, 2008, 05:30:39 pm »
I,I...feel so........naked :-[


The Book Corner / Re: Authors That You Never Miss
« on: November 12, 2008, 04:04:36 pm »
Jodi Picoult
Elizabeth Berg
Anita Shreve
Emily Giffin
Jennifer Weiner
Lauren Weisberger

I have lots of favorite male authors, too. I'm just heavily into a chick lit phase right now.

For laughs, I read anything by Dave Barry and Jack Handy.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Win one of 5 DecalGirl Skins..!
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:55:19 pm »
How generous of you, DecalGirl!  If I'm a winner, make it Flower Burst Blue.

Thanks for the chance to win!


Kindle Accessories / Re: New M-Edge Covers
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:37:32 pm »
I have the red one. I'm not usually into red, but it is bee-yoo-ti-ful! Not sure how to describe the shade, but I think of it as holly berry red.

I have an order in for the new Marine blue marbled cover. I can't wait!


Don't hold back, Harvey. You are our intrepid leader. We bow before you.

Gotta' say, I fully support the idea of making newbies feel welcome   ;)


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Question for Kat: What do you enjoy reading?
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:49:33 pm »
Awww, don't be disappointed, Kat.  I'm brand new here.  I'll always be "the other Kat".  :)

Thanks for the recommendations, Karen.  I'll give some of those a try.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: We should all say hello to Harvey!
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:45:02 pm »
Hi Harvey!  Nice place you've got here.  Don't be a stranger!


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: How old are you?
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:37:57 pm »
Hey, Sandypeach...another Virgo here!   9/22 for me.


Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Where in the world are you?
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:28:28 pm »
Born and raised in NE Pennsylvania. Close to Allentown, the one that inspired the Billy Joel song of the same title.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: How old are you?
« on: November 01, 2008, 12:29:36 pm »
My body is 51 years old (and looks it!!), but in my heart I'm 28.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Question for Kat: What do you enjoy reading?
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:50:48 pm »
SJC, Pride and Prejudice is probably my all-time favorite book, or at least it's tied with Jane Eyre.  The classics are the only books I read more than once.

LOL, Leslie...I am a one book at a time girl and Testimony is the one book I've downloaded! I just checked my bookshelves. I thought I had Body Surfing, but don't. So, no, I haven't read either of those yet.  My feelings on Anita Shreve are the same as on Jodi Picoult. Both are amazing writers with the ability to write something so different in subject and theme from their previous work that they do seem kind of "schizophrenic". But that says a lot about their talent as writers. Their work is so unpredictable. Some I love, others I'm not wild about, but it says a lot that even the ones I don't care for as much still keep me riveted. A few of their books have left me feeling vaguely disturbed long after I'd finished them, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's better than a book that doesn't make you feel or think at all.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Desperately Need Reassurance
« on: October 31, 2008, 06:09:50 pm »
Thanks for all the advice everyone.  Just to update: I am definitely having allergy/sinus problems today, which is probably the biggest part of the problem last night.  I used the Kindle briefly today and my eyes were no worse than before I picked it up.

Before my Kindle arrived I had read about people having difficulty adjusting to the flash, or whatever you call it, when turning pages, so I was careful to look away when I did it.  That may sound silly but I was hoping to avoid any potential problems. I get motion sick if I read in a car even for a few minutes. I can't even look at a map for more than a few seconds while the car is moving. I've never met anyone else who has this problem.  Both my daughters can read for hours in the car with no trouble at all.  Everyone is different and I guess I'm particularly sensitive to things others may not be.

I love everything about my Kindle and very much hope to keep it.  I think it won't be a fair trial though until the allergy/sinus issues clear up.  Then it will be easier to judge.

I apologize to anyone who has been upset by the course this discussion has taken today. I truly meant no harm.  I'm asking everyone to please just let this thread die.  The more attention it receives the more it looks as though that was my intent.  So, please, no more posts.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Question for Kat: What do you enjoy reading?
« on: October 31, 2008, 05:45:54 pm »
Hi Linda, nice to meet you!

My love of reading is well across the border of normalcy and probably hovers near the ridiculous mark. (I'm sure I'm in good company here on that front!) I'm always amazed at my co-workers who "catch" me reading in the break room and are astounded. "You're reading AGAIN??!!"  I simply can't understand anyone NOT wanting to read.

My tastes change over the years.  For a long time I was into mysteries, detective novels, horror, and true crime.  Favorite authors were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ann Rule, and James Patterson's Alex Cross books.

For the last few years I've been leaning toward chick lit.  Favorite authors...Elizabeth Berg, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult and on the lighter end of the scale, Emily Giffen, Jennifer Weiner, and Lauren Weisberger.

One love that never changes: all things Jane Austen

Books I never read: Harlequin-type bodice-rippers for me.

How about you?  What are some of your favorite books and authors?


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Info on Troll for Leslie?
« on: October 31, 2008, 11:28:47 am »
Accepting your semi-apology, Khabita, and hoping we can move on  :)

Thanks to everyone for your kindness and understanding.  In time, I hope you will come to see that I am a decent person who can even be *gasp!* a lot of fun.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Desperately Need Reassurance
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:55:49 am »
OMG, I just read about myself and my alleged evil plot to garner 15 minutes of fame through my evil "troll" post!

I asked a simple question, in hopes of hearing that others had needed an adjustment period, and that everything would be fine eventually, so my Kindle and I could live happily ever after. I thought this board might be a better place to receive responses than Amazon, where, BTW, my question would have received lots more attention if that were my intent.

I had really hoped this would be a fun and friendly place where I could get to know people and learn about my Kindle in a more personal atmosphere than Amazon's.  I had no idea how personal it could become with one question.

Sincere thanks to those of you who took the time to offer helpful advice.

To those whose life is a perpetual "troll hunt", fear not, I will not be darkening your board again.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Desperately Need Reassurance
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:35:38 am »
Just to clarify, I am NOT a troll, nor do I play one on TV.  In fact, it was Leslie's beguiling personality on Amazon that lured me the apparently mistaken belief that I would be welcome.

It was not me who posted about eyestrain on Amazon, but thanks for the heads up. I'll head over there and try to find out if her issue was resolved.

As for me, I've stayed off the Kindle all morning...and my eyes still hurt.  I'm beginning to suspect the problem is....allergies!! ('Tis the season!)  My Kindle and I will be rejoicing if this is indeed the case.

But, hey, others can still hold out hope for that brain tumor.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Desperately Need Reassurance
« on: October 31, 2008, 06:50:32 am »
Hi all,

I'm new here, having just received my Kindle last night (after only a four day wait!!)  I was fully prepared to love it, but sadly, that is not the case.  :o

Here is my concern: after only about 20 minutes of reading, my eyes began to hurt...a strained feeling.  After an hour and a half I also developed a headache.  Is this common in the beginning? 

Please tell me this is something that will pass (okay, don't lie, I really do need the truth here.)  I've been careful to look away or close my eyes when going to the next page to avoid any issues from the "flash".
I don't get eye strain when reading my computer screen, so this is a surprise to me.

Aside from this issue, I love everything about my Kindle. But I won't be able to keep it if these problems persist.  :'( 



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