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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 9:22 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

The thing is, I hate buying books. I hardly ever do, unless it's a self-help book, but novels, I always go to the library.

I'm looking at some authors that I usually check out and they're all in the $12 range.

What do people download from Kindle if they're quick readers? Do you pay each time you want to read a book? What's free?

I don't mind paying occasionally but I really don't want to spend that much money on books.

Tell me all your Kindle secrets!


Take up your space (and do it well).

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punky
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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

Yay...welcome to the Kindle club!!!!

Yes, you pay each time. You don't pay a monthly data fee. I think at Amazon.com you can browse for free or really cheap books.

If you are on FB, you can "like" the Kindle and you get info when books get released for free. I've done that a few times.

Supposedly, Kindle is going to have a borrowing app soon so that you can read friend's books--keep them for two weeks.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, January 15th (Saturday)

Thanks for the info!

DS surprised with me one as a late birthday gift


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."


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incredulous
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Default  Posted: 8:46 AM, January 16th (Sunday)

If you're on facebook, go find "pixel of ink" and like them (or friend them or join). This is basically a blog that lists free kindle books. Many are from authors you may not know, and others are known authors and books that are free for a limited time. If you go on the Amazon website and read discussions, you can find some other blogs that daily list free kindle books.

I beleive the borrowing option is now available. i have a kindle and got an email, but since none of my friends have one, i didn't pay much attention to the email about the borrowing feature.

Good luck! Enjoy!


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, January 16th (Sunday)

Thank you, I just went there and ordered two free books!

I'm so excited


Take up your space (and do it well).

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punky
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Default  Posted: 4:07 PM, January 16th (Sunday)

pixel of ink here I come....

thanks for the info!!!!


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punky
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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, January 16th (Sunday)

Cool...just got some free books!


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The Cowardly Lion

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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, January 16th (Sunday)


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."


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girlsbird
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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, January 18th (Tuesday)

Thanks for all the Kindle Info!!


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Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, January 22nd (Saturday)

The free Kindle books is worth keeping an eye on. They are not bestsellers, but they do have several classics. The list changes periodically so it is worth checking out.

I finally gave in and bought a Kindle for Christmas and now I don't know why I resisted it for so long.

Will have to look into pixel of ink...


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, January 22nd (Saturday)

Definitely worth checking out. Sometimes the books I may not have chosen turn out to be the best ones.


Take up your space (and do it well).

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btnora
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Default  Posted: 10:51 AM, February 17th (Thursday)

I am also a Kindle girl and just discovered that Amazon now has a lending policy. You can loan a book, one time, for a period of two weeks. It says that not all books are lendable...but I would think that plenty are. Definitely worth looking into.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, February 17th (Thursday)

You can put text files on a Kindle, can't you? So every classic on the planet can be brought in from something like Project Gutenberg, perfectly legally.


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Happy  Posted: 11:19 AM, February 17th (Thursday)

I got my Kindle for Christmas and have read over 25-30 books!! The best part is that I haven't paid one single penny! I love the free books! Some of them are really good too!!

OH and they also have "self-help" free books! This week they have "Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage" I thought heck...couldn't hurt


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btnora
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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, February 17th (Thursday)

OH and they also have "self-help" free books! This week they have "Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage" I thought heck...couldn't hurt

Going to have to get that one myself!

I love the selection of free books. I've downloaded lots of classics, but also many current chick lit books. I've enjoyed almost everything I've read on my Kindle and only paid for one book.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 1:27 PM, February 17th (Thursday)

I just ordered 'Sheet Music'.


Take up your space (and do it well).

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nooneeverthought
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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, February 17th (Thursday)

I love my Kindle but I still get lots of books from the library too.

Actually my latest guilty pleasure is the interactive scrabble on Kindle. WIT and I play it all the time.

Alot of times Amazon gets you hooked with the first book in a series for free then you "have" to get the rest...LOL...

I will look at pixel of ink


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Jessy1501
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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, April 11th (Monday)

bump


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sudra
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, April 12th (Tuesday)

I rarely pay for a book on Kindle, there are so many free ones.

When you browse Kindle books at Amazon.com, browse from lowest price first and the free ones come up. On your kindle, it will allow you to shop for the free Kindle content.

Old books like Jane Austen, Dickens, etc. are free.

Kindle is great at the beach - no glare, just put it in a ziplock baggie to protect it from sand and water.


Enjoy.


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bpositive
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Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, April 17th (Sunday)

Add me to the Kindle Club!


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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 9:40 PM, April 17th (Sunday)

http://dailycheapreads.com/ Not free but under $5. Subscribe. Also, on the Kindle, go to Shop Kindle Store, Kindle Best Sellers, and you will see a small link at the top right of the page that says Kindle Top 100 Free.

Some are old out of Copyright stuff, but it's actually how I got hooked on the Fever series that everyone here was panting over. Enjoy!


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Whalers11
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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, April 19th (Tuesday)

I have a B&N Nook... but I assume this works for Kindles as well if your public library offers it...

I can "borrow" ebooks from my library's website for 14 days. I just have to enter my library card number to access the catalog. I can download the file, run it through Adobe Digital Editions (free program) and transfer it to my Nook. After 14 days, it automatically expires and I can't access it anymore.

I would check your public library to see if this is something they offer.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 3:05 PM, April 21st (Thursday)

I just read on Kindle's FB page that later this year they are going to add the ability to borrow library books at over 11,000 libraries nationwide!


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, April 22nd (Friday)

I was looking at an e-reader (not a Kindle) and had been wondering about library books.In some online research I found that you can get "Out of State" library cards at many big libraries for a fee and then could access their collection of e-books.
Philly was one of those libraries.

This swings me a little more in the direction of an e reader. I borrrow most of my books from the library so I didn't see how it would work for me before.

P.S) Please don't show NA this post because she will think I am a traitor. And please also don't let Kdny read this because she will gloat.
Thanks ..and *shhhhhhhhhh*

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 9:19 AM, April 22nd (Friday)]



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Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, April 24th (Sunday)

Metamorphsis, the Sony E-reader has the library lending feature. If your local library is on board, and you are a member you can borrow the books for 2 weeks.

I have both a Sony Ereader and a Kindle. I far prefer the Kindle but do read the Sony on occasion. I don't mind paying for books. I have one credit card with a low limit and I use it for books only. I'm a voracious reader so I have ordered well over a hundred books on both e-readers and it's all money well spent, IMHO.


Me: 60 Yrs. (BS)
Him: 60 Yrs.(FWH- life long sex addict)
-2 ONSs followed by an A-2005/06
-cheated while we were engaged
-seems to stray every 30 years or so
D-Day-June 10, 2006
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