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Hi everyone! I'm Alex. I'm 20 years old and from Seattle Washington. I was in a real bad accident last October and left paralyzed. Books have really filled in a lot of time and helped me get through a real rough period. Ebooks make it easy to get things fast and I like the lower prices because I read so much! I'm a big horror fan, but ever since my accident the gore/ splatter stuff just isn't all that appealing. I've moved over to the literary stuff in the dark fiction and it's so much better!
 

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AlexMcDermott said:
Hi everyone! I'm Alex. I'm 20 years old and from Seattle Washington. I was in a real bad accident last October and left paralyzed. Books have really filled in a lot of time and helped me get through a real rough period. Ebooks make it easy to get things fast and I like the lower prices because I read so much! I'm a big horror fan, but ever since my accident the gore/ splatter stuff just isn't all that appealing. I've moved over to the literary stuff in the dark fiction and it's so much better!
Welcome. So, you still like horror, but more of the psychological kind? Do you have any favorite authors?
 

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Greetings and Welcome, Alex!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards! We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet? That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of Kindleboards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost! Here is a link to get you started: Master list of free & under $1 titles available from Amazon.
If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at Your guide to Forum Speak! linked from Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum.
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Welcome to the KB community Alex

You will find lots of friendly folks around this huge site.

Glad you are with us.
 

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Hey Alex,

Firstly, really sorry to hear about your accident and all those events; I do know how you feel to some extent. I also contracted a rare virus a few years ago which pretty much ruined my life for a while. I hope you're doing better and wish you the best of luck at the Kindle boards mate. Really good that you've found some proper solace through reading -- keep it up and you'll get there.
Take care,
Chris

 

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Welcome and great to see how positive you are
 

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Some people have retail therapy, you have reading therapy. ;) Glad to see that you are able to immerse yourself into something good through all this. Hope all your other various therapies go well for you and all the successes in the world on your recovery.
 

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Hi, Alex, and welcome to KB.  It's a great place to find great books and meet some really nice people.  Hope to see you around the board.

Linda
 

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Hi, Alex,
Great to meet you.  I'm an author and voracious reader.  Like you, I'm a big fan of the Kindle.  If you enjoy dark fiction without the grossness, you might like Cormac McCarthy.  But then you've probably already read his books.  And maybe they're more gross than I remembered and I just love his work. Perhaps you'll write your own novel one of these days, as well as reading them. ;) 

Joan
 
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