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Well, I decided to dedicate yesterday to removing my grayed-out titles from my collections on my PW2 using the "download the book/uncheck it in your list of collections (which sends it to the end of your Home pages)/remove it from the device from the Home page" Method.  I had over 800 grayed-out book titles and it took me almost eleven hours.  I did have four books that wouldn't download so that I could remove them from the collection, so I will just live with them.  But, I have several collections that had 24 pages before the removal process and now they are back to their normal two pages.  It was definitely worth it so that I'm not wading through over one hundred pages of worthless titles.  I've been in contact with Kindle CS by phone three times and once by email, and I'll be staying in touch with them in the hope that they see the need to fix this STOOPUD mess!

I'm jumping in late here, but I needed to report a defective Kindle book that I got yesterday to CS and they required me to have the update in order to prove the problem was with the book and not my PW2. The update totally messed up my Kindle and I spent the next 3 hrs on the phone with various CS people. I too now have collections that I deleted years ago and they have never been on my PW2 until the update.  What I hate most of all is that collections that had two pages of titles this morning before the update, now have 24 pages of titles - most grayed-out and not actually on my Kindle.  But, to get to a book that I read daily, that used to be on page 2 of the collection, I now have to go through 20+ pages of worthless titles to get to it.  This is beyond ridiculous! CS had me download a couple of the grayed-out titles and then delete them from my Kindle. The book went away but its title is still there in gray.  I do NOT want 700 titles of books that are not on my Kindle listed unnecessarily in my collections clogging them up!!  CS acted like they knew nothing of this problem and even the supervisor said it is ridiculous to have to deal with 22 pages of worthless titles of books not on my Kindle for each collection I have.  Something has to be done!  >:(

WAHOO!!  JUST what I've been needing - a new gem by Mike!!

I've always thought it was probably an "internal" process.... But I couldn't find anywhere in the manual that said one way or the other and I'm definitely "technology-challenged" so I never knew for sure.  Thanks so much!

Here's the latest update and one more really ignorant question that I have never found the answer to.  First,  Yes, you do need to download each of your books manually from your archive.  Since I am able to keep my original Kindle for a while, I have it side-by-side with the replacement and I'm using the titles from each collection to search the archive on my laptop and then download each title to the replacement Kindle.  I'll do them in small batches and then let each batch index before moving on to more.
     My question:  Once your books have downloaded..... Do you need to leave Whispernet on for the indexing process?  As always.... Thanks for your invaluable help!

Thanks for the help and suggestions!

Thanks so much, Ann!  Your experience is what I expected, so that's why I asked the CS rep twice.  I'll let you know..... But I'm thinking I'll have to download from Manage Your Kindle in small batches.  Here is another problem.....  I have over 800 books in my archive since I've had a Kindle for almost three years now.  But, obviously I've been reading those three years so I have around 500 on my Kindle now.  Do I now need to (UGH!!) make a list of the 500 titles so I know which books to re-download?  I obviously remember the titles of most that I have read..... But many books have fallen into the "not memorable" category and others I have left on my Kindle for re-reading.  So I'm not sure I trust myself to be able to duplicate my Kindle library on the replacement from memory only.

I know this has been discussed many times in the past... but I've never had to have a Kindle replaced so I confess to not paying close attention to the discussions.  I researched here in KBs about getting your books and collections moved to your new replacement Kindle, and everything I've read talks about having to re-download all of your books from your Amazon archive... and then you go to the "Add Other Device Collections" button and your books will sort into the appropriate collection(s).
     But, this morning when I talked to a Kindle CS rep, he said that I wouldn't need to re-download all of my books.  He said that when I registered my replacement Kindle and de-registered my original Kindle, that my books would then be on the replacement Kindle and I wouldn't have to go through downloading my books again (I have over 500 books on my current Kindle).  I questioned him about it, to make sure I understood what he was saying correctly since it is the opposite of what has been posted here..... and he repeated the same information again.
     Can someone please tell me your experience with your books and collections and what you had to do with a replacement K3???   Thanks!!!!!!!

I'm enjoying "Anything Can be Dangerous" by Matt Hults right now.  Very well written.

Here's a link for you...

The Book Corner / Re: Looking For Children's Books From Childhood
« on: June 26, 2011, 08:22:39 am »
My very favorite is Tom's Midnight Garden by Phiippa Pearce and I re-read it as an adult and love it every time.  Unfortunately, it's still not available for my Kindle.... even though I keep clicking the "I Want To Read This Book on Kindle" button.

The Book Corner / Re: Can You Stop Buying/Collecting a Series?
« on: June 26, 2011, 08:19:31 am »
Characters are very important to me... so I'm a big fan of book series if they are good - yours is one of my favorites and I'm hoping for the next Detective Jackson gem.  When I open a new book from a series... it is like coming back to renew your friendship with old friends.  But, using the Evanovich Stephanie Plum series as an example.... if a series goes downhill, I can definitely stop reading it.  There are just too many wonderful books out there waiting to be read for me to spend my time reading something I don't like.  My favorite series is Gabladon's Outlander series and I will read them all, including the very last book which we're currently waiting for.  But, truthfully, that series should have probably been ended several books ago.  I'm sure it's not easy for an author of a series to determine when it's time to wrap the series up.  But, it just seems like some authors keep a series going long after they run out of fresh ideas and new thoughts.  Other series favorites of mine:  Elizabeth George's Thomas Lynley series, John Sanford's Prey series, and David Baldacci's Camel Club series.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Welcome to our new moderators!
« on: June 26, 2011, 08:00:02 am »
Congratulations and thanks for saying "Yes".  We have grown so much since the beginning and I'm sure your help is greatly needed.  Thanks to all the Mods for all you do to help make this such a great place to be!

This is my era and, oh how we loved watching the Ed Sullivan show!  Just bought my copy and I can't wait to read it.  Thanks so much, Michael!!

The Book Corner / Re: Book Settings
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:34:56 am »
I actually enjoy books set in other countries, for the most part.  They give me a chance to "travel" to places I'll never go myself.  I do have to say, though, that sometimes they are not easy to get through.  Right now I'm slightly struggling through a very good book that is set in Brazil.  There are many Portuguese words and phrases that are incorporated into the book which leave me wondering what they mean.  I'm also struggling with the names (some characters have three or four names - not just a first and last name) of a large cast of characters.... and all the names of various cities, states, regions, and areas that they refer to.  Tends to slow me down a bit......

Kindle Accessories / Re: Vera Bradley Sale and Shipping
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:28:28 am »
This is a really good deal!  You just can't beat Vera for quality.  I use Vera bags whenever I can.  I have bought quite a few with my Kindle in mind.  I also have a Vera backpack and just bought the week-ender bag to use both for week-end trips and for a knitting project bag for an afghan I'm making. 

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: do you read both kindle and physical books?
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:24:47 am »
If I could... I would read exclusively on my Kindle.  Unfortunately, there are books I want to read but I either can't afford or choose not to spend a lot of money for the Kindle version... so I still use the library for those.  Hardcover books I can tolerate... but I really hate reading soft cover books.  DTBs make my eyes tired after a very short time... to say nothing of having to constantly hold the book.... and it being so easy to lose your place.  My Kindle has definitely spoiled me by giving me such a great reading experience.

I definitely go to the library less now that I've been a Kindle owner.  Our library is quite a distance, and with the high cost of gas these days, two round trips to the library to get a book and return it can be costly.  I would prefer to read exclusively on my Kindle since it's so much easier on my eyes etc., but there are still books that I want to read but can't afford them for my Kindle.  So, I'm still a library patron too.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Oberon needs your opinion
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:20:54 pm »
It's always nice to have a choice.  I actually like different looks depending on what outfit I'm wearing.

Kindle Accessories / Re: My Kindle Ensemble
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:16:35 pm »
These are just wonderful!  Your baby is so spoiled, just like mine is..... But what fun we have!  You have such a great sense of color and design!

Mine are gone.... donated to my library for their book sale.... and I do NOT miss them one bit!

The Book Bazaar / Re: Historical Fiction from Jeff Hepple
« on: May 29, 2011, 09:39:00 am »
The first couple of times that I checked, it wasn't listed on Amazon yet.  But, last night I was able to buy my copy.  Thanks so much, Jeff!  Can't wait to read it!!

Seven.  And, it could have been a lot more but I've gotten more selective on free books.  I used to get almost all of them thinking, "Maybe someday I'd want to read this."  Now I only get the books I know I will read for sure.  What fun it is to get free books!!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Her husband won't buy her a Kindle
« on: May 27, 2011, 07:51:32 am »
I bought both of my Kindles myself.  Granted, it took me over 8 months to come up with the $359 selling price of my original Kindle plus the money for my first books.  But, if you want one badly enough, my suggestion is to find things you would normally buy that you can do without... and start saving the money.  It's the season of garage sales... clean out your closet/basement and put the proceeds from the garage sale toward a Kindle.  People have returned cans, mowed yards, babysat.... there are ways to earn extra money.  Or, ask family and friends to only give you Amazon gift cards for holidays and birthdays until you have enough to buy a Kindle.  Where there's a will, there's a way in most cases........

Kindle Accessories / Re: Gorgeous Custom bag!!!!!!!!!
« on: May 25, 2011, 08:22:23 pm »
This is absolutely gorgeous!  You have to smile every time you see it.  Everything from Patricia is a gem!

Kindle Accessories / Re: ~ Your Opinion Counts ~
« on: May 20, 2011, 09:39:24 am »
VERY nice!  You've done an excellent job matching the color and "feel" of each skin with each cover.

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