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I have around 700 books on my K3. . . .sometimes response is a little slow when switching from one to another, but they are definitely all there. :)
Thanks for your help.

labread may have hit the nail on the head - be sure she's selecting her K3 to receive the downloads. (You could probably doublecheck to see if her new items are popping up on your K.)

If she's doing that correctly - I've found that mine usually reverts to 3G (limited wifi here) for downloads, and after new items go into the archives, it takes a little while before the downloads actually complete & they move to the home page.  I believe you have to keep wifi on until that actually completes. You can go into the menu to view downloads & it'll show you the current completion status. 

I had one relatively small book come in really slowly just last night.  I also sometimes will go into the main menu again & select the sync/check for items option - whether that actually helps or not (may be like repeatedly pushing that elevator button), it makes me feel better & keeps me occupied until the download
completes!  But sometimes it seems to refresh the wifi connection.

With her K3 she just has wireless and no cell.  The wireless connection was strong.  Thanks for the suggestions.

Where did it show them being downloaded - on the Kindle itself or from the Amazon webpage?  If on Amazon, could she possibly just have selected the wrong device to send the books to?  The original would show up as the default.
On the Kindle3 itself from the archived books. At first the archived books showed zero and then they showed up.
Thanks for your help.

Does she have anything else, like music or audio books on her K3?
I have 1,047 books on my K3 and have no problem.  Has she checked her archived items to see if they are there, and also maybe something got stuck when downloading. Hit the menu button and see if the downloading items can be viewed. Also when all else fails, reboot!

No music or audio books.  It took awhile for the archived items to show up.  All the bars were showing she had full strength on the wi-fi.  She was downloading from the archived and it showed it was downloading and then completed but didn't show up on her home page.

Thanks for the suggestions.  We'll keep trying.

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.

Kindle Accessories / Re: Best reading light to use with a Oberon cover
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:47:42 am »
I have two lights.  I like the Amazon Kandle the best.  My other is a Mighty Bright.  I also have the Oberon cover.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: How many books do you own?
« on: December 09, 2009, 08:38:09 am »
I have over 900 books on my K2.

I have over 900 books on my K2.  I'm not a fast reader and can wait out the publisher's delay.  I won't pay more than $9.99 for a Kindle book.

The Book Corner / Re: Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy
« on: December 09, 2009, 08:30:28 am »
I read the first two on my Kindle and I'll be watching for the third in 2010. 

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle for PC now live!!
« on: November 12, 2009, 05:16:44 am »
I just downloaded it and tried it this morning.  Download was easy.  On the menu it says Future Improvements.  I was surprised I couldn't highlight or make notes just bookmark.  Maybe that will be one of the future improvements.

In 2002 I broke my ankle.  I downloaded Microsoft Reader and bought and read books on my laptop.  I was able to sit in my recliner, turn the pages with my mouse and I had an increased font.  The Kindle for the PC has a lot of font size selections.

I don't know how much I'll read on the laptop now.  I still like my K2 and DX the best.

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 / Re: I want this book on Kindle! (Come in and klick!)
« on: October 18, 2009, 07:13:07 am »

I've been Klicking for this book for awhile.  Hard to believe this popular book isn't available for the Kindle.

Let's Talk Kindle! / I spanked my Kindle1
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:41:03 pm »
Hi all-
Went to turn on my KK tonight and oh no! would not turn on and the silver cursor is in multiple fragments in the cursor bar on the side!   :(  I tried a hard reset to no avail and it will not turn on. I have her on the charger right now, but when I used her 2 days ago she had a good battery level showing and the Whispernet was not on. I am worried this may be it. Anyone have any ideas?

I bought my K1 in December 2007.  Last week the screen blanked out on me.  I was able to reset it and continue on.  I don't know why but my previous page button is very hard to push.  Then last night I was reading and the screen blanked out on me again.  This time I tried the reset button a couple of times and couldn't get it to work.  The silver scroll was there.  I ordered a K2 that will be delivered tomorrow.  In the meantime I figured I didn't have anything to lose since my K1 wasn't working I gave it a good whack.  Low and behold my screen came back on.  I don't know how much longer it will last but at least I can read until the K2 arrives tomorrow.  Then I will have to deregister my K1 and register the K2.  I gave both my daughter's K2's and I have a DX so I'm familar with how it works.  I was hoping to get a longer life out of my K1.  I bought the 2 year warranty for the K2.  I just hope I can have my Kindle last longer than 2 years.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Happy with your DX?
« on: September 13, 2009, 07:17:51 am »
I own Kindle1, Kindle2 and KindleDX.  Yes and yes.

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

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Kindlers on Facebook?
« on: August 20, 2009, 12:38:03 pm »
I'm under Avalon Newell.  Put it in search and then request my friendship if you want.  I'm a Kindle member there and also for the DX.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Is this strange...or am I normal
« on: August 15, 2009, 09:38:27 am »
Other than reading a children's book with my grandson, I read all my books on K1 and DX.  I've added a lot of children's books to my Kindle too.

I have small hands and holding a paperback was painful for me.  I like the larger font, the built in dictionary and not having a pile of books around that I have to dust.  I have 780 books on my Kindle.  It would be hard to find room for bookcases to hold all the DTBs.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: America's Got Talent
« on: August 13, 2009, 12:56:51 pm »
O.K.  I don't understand.  First of all, how could the piano man have been either the 5th or 6th highest vote getter -- in my opinion he was the best of the group. 

But worse:  how could they put through the dog guy instead of him??  Though Piers wasn't too happy about it. 

Just wrong.  But, one hopes, that someone at least has seen him and will give him a break.

Oh, well.
The same thing the week before they didn't put 14 year old Thia Megia through saying the boy dancer was more diverse.  David H said she's a shooting star.  I know she'll have a lot of opportunities but the boy dancer shouldn't have been put through especially since his performance wasn't as good as his audition.  Part of it is they have a lot of singing acts.  I like the dog act but wouldn't want to see it for a whole show in Las Vegas.  I was glad the husband and wife dancers went through.  I also liked the Fab Five and the Texas Tenors.

The Book Corner / Re: Help me fill my son's Kindle
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:44:01 am »
the Nelson Demille suggestion reminded me of another Clancy-esque author

Frederick Forsyth

THOUGH - he's only got 3 available for Kindle at Amazon right now and i haven't read any of these

2 of them sound like the Clancy-type books

The Afghan

I read both of Frederick Forsyths' books on my Kindle.  I really loved The Avenger.

Not Quite Kindle / Rumored iPad to compete with Kindle
« on: August 11, 2009, 10:48:17 am »
I just saw this article on Fox News.,2933,538919,00.html

The Book Corner / Re: Help me fill my son's Kindle
« on: August 11, 2009, 10:07:53 am »
He may also like Daniel Silva, tho i've only read a few of these books.
I read all of Daniel Silva's.  I just asked for his friendship on Facebook.  I would suggest reading the Gabriel Allon series in order.
To find out the order of written books go to Stop, You're Killing Me.

The Book Corner / Re: Help me fill my son's Kindle
« on: August 11, 2009, 08:21:24 am »
Here is a link about my communication with James Rollins regarding the Kindle.,5991.msg125065.html#msg125065

James Rollins is friends with Boyd Morrison and gives well deserved good reviews to Boyd's books.

Boyd Morrison owns a Kindle and is here on the Kindle Boards.  There are a lot of threads regarding Boyd Morrison.  Type in Boyd Morrison in the Search to pull up the threads and reviews.  Also look at Boyd's profile.  Below that is a link to contact him personally.

I read and loved all three of Boyd Morrison's.  Unfortunately they're not currently available on the Kindle. Boyd has been picked up by a major publisher and his books will be back on Amazon in 2010. 

The Book Corner / Re: Help me fill my son's Kindle
« on: August 11, 2009, 08:07:25 am »
Steve Berry
Cotton Malone, an ex-US Justice Department agent: 
The Templar Legacy (2006)

The Alexandria Link (2007) A favorite but read the series in order if you can

The Venetian Betrayal (2007)  I liked this one

The Charlemagne Pursuit (2008) Did not like as well

The Paris Vendetta (due December 1, 2009)
The Amber Room (2003) I've always liked the topic of The Amber Room

The Romanov Prophecy (2004) I liked this
The Third Secret (2005) Did not like this as well

Brad Thor
Some info on Brad Thor.

I always get asked if Brad Thor is my real name or if I made it up because it sounded perfect for an international thriller writer. My standard reply is that if I was going to chose a nom de plume, it would fall in the C's somewhere between Clancy and Cussler so that all of my books could be displayed at eye level.

As the son of a United States Marine and a former TWA flight attendant, travel has always been in my blood. In fact, the title for my first novel, The Lions of Lucerne came to me while I was in Switzerland shooting an episode of my Public Television travel series, Traveling Lite (still seen in many countries outside the U.S.).

It happened when I went to visit what Mark Twain called the most moving piece of rock in the world. The Lion of Lucerne is a sculpture of a dying lion with a spear broken off in its side. It had been commissioned to honor the 700+ Swiss Guard who died defending King Louis and Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. Fast-forward a couple of years to my wife and me sitting in a cafe in Amsterdam. I was reading a story in the International Herald Tribune about a Swiss Intelligence officer who had embezzled money from the Swiss Army and was caught training his own shadow militia high in the Alps with high-tech weapons from his own private arsenal. Just like that, the idea for my first novel was born.

Since then, I have written many more with the same protagonist - Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Thanks to my readers, all of the novels have been national bestsellers and book club favorites. They are also being made into major motion pictures. By the way, many people ask me what order they should read the books in. You can read them in any order. They are all written to stand on their own. But for those who are interested, the order is: The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, and Blowback.

I am currently hard at work on my next Scot Harvath thriller.
Brad Thor
The Lions of Lucerne (2002)

Path of the Assassin (2003)

State of the Union (2004)

Blowback (2005)

Takedown (2006)

The First Commandment (2007)

The Last Patriot (2008)

The Apostle (2009)

The Book Corner / Re: Help me fill my son's Kindle
« on: August 11, 2009, 07:42:06 am »
If he likes Clive Cussler he'll like James Rollins.  You can't go wrong with James Rollins.  Have him read the Sigma Force series in order.  They are my favorites.

Here's the order on the Sigma Force series.  Sandstorm 2004, Map of Bones 2005, Black Order 2006, The Judas Strain 2007, The Last Oracle 2008 and The Doomsday Key 2009.

I just read The Doomsday Key when it came out.  It's hard to wait another year to read a Sigma Force book.

His stand alone books get good reviews too.  I've read Amazonia and Excavation.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading?
« on: August 08, 2009, 06:21:37 pm »
I'm rereading this book that I read over 20 years ago in the Reader's Digest Condensed books.  The Key to Rebecca was my second Ken Follett book after Eye of the Needle.

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