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Not Quite Kindle / Thus Ends This Day thread
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:34:14 pm »
Good night everyone!

Just thought it would be nice to have a place to say sweet dreams and sign off for the night.   :)

Going to sleep now...and celebrating my 100th post!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Reading Quiz
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:30:05 pm »
1.  How many books have you downloaded on Kindle?   37 books + samples and the NY Times

2.  How many of your downloaded books have you finished reading?   13

3.  Approximately how many hours a day do you spend reading on your Kindle?   Not near as much as I would like.

4.  Approximately how many hours a day do you spend reading non-Kindle books or magazines?  Maybe an hour

5.  Do you finish a downloaded Kindle book from start to finish?  Or do you jump around reading a few to several books at a time? 
Start to finish usually

6.  How often do you download free books and from what site(s)?  Amazon free books mostly

7.  What's your favorite time of day and place to read your Kindle?  Any time I can squeeze it in!  When I have time I love to curl up in my favorite chair by the window.

8.  Month and year of your Kindle's birthday?  October 2008

9.  Is the Kindle always by your side?  Absolutely...I feel naked without it!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: How many Kindles have you seen in the "wild'?
« on: December 10, 2008, 12:24:33 pm »
I finally saw someone else with one!  I was at a Conference and, ironically, in line to have an author sign a dtb (a free copy, what can I say!), when I saw someone else in line with one.  He said he loved his too. 

While I was at the Conference bookstore I had fun browsing and then pulling out my Kindle to download samples of all the books that looked interesting.  Since I had to fly home, that was much easier than carting back a ton of books!  (Of course, I find it so hard to pick up a dtb to read now that I have my Kindle - I am completely spoiled!)

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 10, 2008, 06:42:16 am »
It's 69 going up to 80 on a cloudy, soon to be rainy, day in Jacksonville.  My daughter is home with something that sounds just like what you have, KatieKat.  I hope you feel better soon! 

I am off to lead a Bible study with some of my older (80+) church members.  They are great!  We have the most fascinating conversations.

Hope everyone stays warm and dry and safe from tornadoes!!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Censorship is alive and well
« on: December 09, 2008, 02:50:50 pm »
Wow...that's unbelievable.  To hand a book to students and assign reading, and then ask for it back to rip pages out...what were they thinking?!  First of all, now you can be sure most of the students will go to a library or book store to see what they are missing, when to most of them it would not have been a big deal in the first place.  Seriously, it would take something far more graphic to grab the attention of high school students.  Second, how does the English department think it will have any validity with the students when they are suddenly shocked and dismayed by the book they asked the students to read?!  I think people drastically underestimate the maturity and intelligence of our high school students.

Sorry, don't mean to rant...this just makes me crazy!  

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 09, 2008, 06:51:43 am »
Good Morning everyone!  64 and sunny in Jacksonville...glad it's warming up a bit.

Betsy, thanks for sharing your website.  Wow!!  Your quilts are extraordinary!!  I wish I lived near you so I could l take a class.

Had my I'm trying to get to work.  (Which, as I am currently online here, is not happening quite yet!)

The Book Corner / Re: What's the first story you read on your Kindle?
« on: December 08, 2008, 03:35:13 pm »
The book I ordered and had waiting for me when I turned on my Kindle for the first time was Outlander...just because it's my absolute favorite and I loved the thought of having it with me wherever I am...but I haven't read it on my Kindle yet (waiting for January!).

The first whole book I actually read on my Kindle was The Shack.  A friend was telling me about it the day after my Kindle arrived, so I one-clicked and there it was!   :D  It is an extraordinary book.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Kindler Losers (as in Pounds) Klub!
« on: December 08, 2008, 02:54:30 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement!  It is nice to have a place to check in and share.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: What the point?
« on: December 08, 2008, 02:52:42 pm »
LOL  They are pretty crazy questions.  It does look like part of a personality inventory.  I had to take one when I was becoming a pastor, and it was from the 1950's or so...had all these anti-communism questions, and since only men were becoming pastors then, it was written for men.  In the True/False section there was a statement...  I like tall women. I woman, I figure I'm in trouble which ever way I answer!  (Not sure what the right answer was for the guys either!)

I have to say "thanks" to Leslie. If not for your post on the Amazon Kindle Discussion Board, I would have never found KindleBoards. This is the only forum I have ever joined. I lurked for a couple weeks. I was surprised and very happy to see everyone was nice. Funny too, but the nice part was what got me. Thanks for being here and doing what you do!

Me too!  I had been on the Amazon Boards while trying to decide about buying a Kindle, and fortunately I stumbled into FearNot's post as he was awaiting his Kindle and I was totally hooked.  Leslie offered so many encouraging words that I was completely convinced to go ahead buy one.  (Leslie, they really should offer you commisssion!)   Then I saw Leslie's post about the Kindleboards and I have been here ever since.  This really is such a nice place to be.  I was on the Amazon board yesterday briefly because I had tagged the See a Kindle in Your City when I was looking for one, and someone wanted to see one in the same place (I have offered, of course, to show him mine!)...but the Kindleboards are just so much friendlier and positive!  

Thanks for all the smiles you guys give me every day!   :D

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Kindler Losers (as in Pounds) Klub!
« on: December 08, 2008, 06:11:17 am »
Confession time...I had 3 pieces of pizza last night while I was leading the youth group.   :-\

But...I did work out this morning!  I love having guilt-free time to spend with Brigit (my K).

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 08, 2008, 06:04:11 am »
Beautiful sunny morning and 43 degrees here in North Florida.

Good Morning!!!!!!

Sitting here in Alexandria, VA drinking coffee, trying to catch up on Kindleboards since I couldn't be on much yesterday.  Then, working on pulling fabrics for a commissioned quilt, and on to therapy for a knee.  Also, waiting to hear the dish from a friend who was one of the supporting performers for yesterday's Kennedy Center Honors for Barbra Streisand.


Do you have any pictures of your quilts you could post?  I'd love to see what you do!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 07, 2008, 11:13:15 am »
Good morning...oops, I mean afternoon!

A chilly 59 here in North Florida.  Weather report says that's our high today...going down to 33 tonight...brr!

Just back from church and lunch...and about to head to St. Augustine to drop something off for my daughter who is at Flagler College.

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Email with Kindle
« on: December 06, 2008, 07:05:31 pm »
If you mean emailing to your K, Amazon says the system has been down for maintenance the last two days.

I wonder how long it will be down...

I email my sermon notes to my Kindle each week and use it to preach from, and the email wasn't going through when I tried to send it tonight.  I have gotten so spoiled using my Kindle on Sunday mornings...I'll hate it if I have to go back to paper notes tomorrow! 

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 06, 2008, 05:46:58 pm »
Congrats on the win and being SEC champs Spiritdancer. It was a good game. Let me assure you I was only pulling for Bama because of Preston!

Thanks!  It was very stressful!! :-\  But I am happy.  Did you get to see your cousin play?

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Kindler Losers (as in Pounds) Klub!
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:28:03 am »
Took Brigit with me to the gym this morning and she did quite fine on the treadmill.  I haven't been to the gym in way too long...but it was a great way to get some guilt-free, uninterrupted reading in.  Hopefully it will motivate me to get there every day!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 06, 2008, 11:25:36 am »
Hey Linda! Auburn girl going for Bama...who would have thought it possible!  But then you mentioned your I can understand.  I am a Gator Girl (graduated from UF in 20 years ago...aaaarrrggghhh!).  I think it will be a good game too...although I mostly like the games where the biggest worry we have is whether the other team will get a touchdown at all.   ;D

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 06, 2008, 05:12:28 am »
Happy Saturday!  52 and cloudy here in North Florida.  A day off!   :D  So I can clean, watch the SEC Championship (Go Gators!) and spend some time with Brigit (my K).  Hope everyone has a glorious day!

I just love the smiles I get everytime I check in (which is way too frequently throughout the day!).  I have added authors to my reading lists, learned to covet Oberon covers, and enjoy hearing what everyone is up to...I feel like I have found a great new place to hang out filled with friends.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: My first morning Kindle story
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:04:40 am »

I found one problem so far with my Kindle time, my cats will not leave me alone  :D. I sat on the kitchen table having some tea and reading some more German newspaper, I got up to refill my cup, by the time I came back one of cats had already planted his butt on my kindle. Not all the way, just pushed up against it as it was laying on the table. He gave me that look as in, what? :D

Then I laid down on the sofa to relax a bit and to read a few pages of Pride and Prejudice with my soft blanket, next thing I know I had one cat attached on top of my right arm leaning against my face while covering my right eye with his ear and the other took over my left are which was holding the Kindle. As cat owners know, you never disturb the masters and you hold still while they do their all important resting and purring, I was stuck.

I think I need to do my reading while my owners are already deep sleeping elsewhere.  :D

My cat does the same thing!  Nothing is allowed to receive more attention than her...and my Kindle has been giving her some heavy competition.   ;)

Thanks for sharing your story, it really touched my heart!  It's so cool that your Kindle was able to bring you a little slice of home. 

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 05, 2008, 06:52:50 am »
Happy Friday!

Already 60 here...on it's way to 70 something.  I can't believe how cold it is where so many of you are!  I am planning to go back for my Ph.D. in a couple of years and all the places I would go are north of here and cold...and I think I'm having second thoughts.   ;)

Today is supposed to be a day off, but it's looking like I have to work.  Oh well.  I started the day by visiting my local coinstar machine and added $70.88 to my Amazon account!  Brigit (my K) is smiling...more books!!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Gadgets
« on: December 04, 2008, 08:15:59 pm »
Kindle & Blackberry - I feel completely naked if I don't have both with me!

I use my laptop and DVR pretty much every day...

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 04, 2008, 11:52:49 am »
I did not get the pods from Senseo. I make my own pods. I have a pod maker. I buy the coffee beans from Nuts Online. I also have a coffee grinder. I grind the beans and make the pods.

Now I am intrigued!  A pod maker?  How cool!  Can you send me a link to where you got it?

Up to 71 now!  :)  Showed off my Kindle today at lunch and think we'll be adding another Kindle lover to the group...

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 04, 2008, 07:41:29 am »
Good Morning its 44 here in New York today. I am drinking a cup of gingerbread coffee.I have a Senseo one cup coffee maker.It takes small coffee pods. I have a pod maker so I can make my own. I also have a coffee grinder so I can grind up the beans.This time of year I order Gingerbread coffee, Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice coffee.

I have a Senseo too and love it!!  I didn't know they made those flavors, though...yum.  I'll have to look for them.   I usually order the Columbian coffee pods.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:51:16 am »
Good morning friends!  41 here in Jacksonville...going up to 69.  Always interesting dressing for the day here.  Drinking cup of coffee #1...probably to be followed by a Diet Coke...and then cup of coffee #2...      


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