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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

My W ordered me a Kindle for Valentine's Day. Am I gonna like this thing???


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

I love mine. I take it with me practically everywhere I go.

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Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

Both DH and I love ours. I was very reluctant to get one because I love the feel and smell of books, but I finally let a friend talk me into trying the Kindle. DH gave it to me for Christmas 2010.

Love it! I bought him for Valentine's Day this past year so now we both have one attached to our hands while we are home. We're thinking of getting DS one for his birthday.

It's so easy to get access to whichever book you want almost immediately, and I love having my whole library with me when we travel. No need to makke trips to the library anymore either. We both have the leather covers with the attached reading lights. They feel like a nice book, and the reading lights are great for night time reading. I turn my Kindle around and use the light like a flash light when I have to get up after DH has gone to sleep.

Can you tell I'm sold on my Kindle?


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


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wincing_at_light
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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

I got a Kindle for Xmas. I'm very much a glue-and-paper book guy, but I really, really like it for light reading.

If you're doing heavy reading and like to annotate, produce marginalia or just make notes for further research, then it would be a massive pain in the ass.

So, yes for novels, but you'll despise it if you try to use it as a textbook replacement.


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Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 10:41 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

you'll despise it if you try to use it as a textbook replacement

Completely agree. My textbooks and other reference books are still very much a part of my life. Hard to stick a color-coded tab in a Kindle and the Note/Highlight function is just awkward to use.

But for recreational reading, the Kindle is wonderful.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 10:47 PM, February 5th (Sunday)

Actually, the annotating and highlighting features are quite useful once you get used to them. Perfect for recreational reading and self help books.

I couldn't see using those features for academia or work reference material, though.


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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 9:25 PM, February 6th (Monday)

Thanks, y'all. I was kinda when she told me, because I have never expressed the least interest in Kindles/Nooks/etc. I do read voraciously (and annoyingly quickly), and every now and then I have to go out of town for work for a few days. That's what she really wanted it for - when I'm on tour. It's utterly impractical to take along as many books as I'll actually read... unless I have something like this Kindle.

Starting to look forward to it.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, February 6th (Monday)

I understand that you can share a kindle book for 2 weeks. Has anyone done this and how has it worked for you?


BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

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leapyearbaby
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Default  Posted: 11:47 PM, February 8th (Wednesday)

Well....the downside is you're gonna spend more money. I like mine and plan on upgrading to either the Fire or the Nook, but it is very easy to buy books online. I was always (and still am, to a lesser extent) into used books, paperbacks and trading ones I had read for ones I hadn't. I could go and get a bag of used paperbacks for what I spend on one online book, so I try to be judicious. It is wonderful for traveling and there are numerous sources for free or low-cost books, which helps.


me BS the Big 6-0!!
him WS 56
married 28 years
together 31
DD 6/10/08
ow #1,2 lta on and off since 1995
ow 3 ons summer 2005
2 D, mine from prior marriage, but he raised them
R'ing...probably not....but then again, maybe....


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Dark Inertia
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Default  Posted: 2:56 AM, February 9th (Thursday)

Which kindle did she order for you? I am glued to my Fire... which I am using to post on right now.


"If I listened earlier, I wouldn't be here. But that's just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."

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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, February 10th (Friday)

It's a Touch. I think I love it LOL.

We can get library books for Kindle (and my mom, who lives in a HUGE metro area, gave us her library card so we can "borrow" even more Kindle books from there).

I had a run-out concert an hour away last night, read my Kindle, didn't have to worry about lugging around an actual book. So far I really like it!


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
madseason
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, February 10th (Friday)

Since I know you're on Facebook , "like" Pixel of Ink. Freebie and cheapie books that are updated everyday. Enjoy!!


Lose my breath in waves
Knowing that every crash is bleeding the hourglass
And taking the stride
From all our lives

*Somewhere, far away from here, I saw stars. Stars that I could reach.*


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jadedheart
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, February 10th (Friday)

I have a Kindle...H got it for me as a bday gift. I never expected it, nor would I have bought it for myself. I am a book in my hand kinda girl. However, it is awesome for on the go. I can keep it in my tote bag and can read while I am waiting on the kids somewhere like dentist, doctor, etc. I can also put my audio books on it and not take up all the memory in my 8g ipod. I still like a real book in my hand, but it has grown on me! And I really like the fact that so many of the classics are free to download on it! Enjoy!


Me 45
FWH 47
DS11, DD18, DS21(they know nothing about A)
Married 23 years together 25
Dday 09/24/2010
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RidingHealingRd
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Default  Posted: 4:09 AM, February 11th (Saturday)

My bet is YES!
What a nice gesture on the part of your W.


ME: 54 BS
HIM: 61 WH
Married: 28 years
D'Day: 10/29/10
in R 3.5 years and it's working but he is putting 200% into it (as he should) to make it right again.

The truth hurts, but I have never seen it cause the pain that lies do.


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devoted_daddy
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Default  Posted: 1:28 AM, February 12th (Sunday)

I've had mine over a year and love it. I have not read a paper book since I got it. I didn't think I would like one until I saw one. I kept thinking small computer screen but not being backlit it's not like that at all.

My daughter has a Kindle Fire. It is also very cool. Like a small tablet computer.


Me...BS upper 30's
WS lower 30's
M...13+ years
One absolutely wonderful 6yr old daughter...light of my life!

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NoLongerWantHim
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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, February 12th (Sunday)

Santa brought GWADW a Kindle Fire -

So far she's discovered books, games, internet surfing, netflix....

Now I hold onto it, and I love it.


Me & the kids are having the malignancy removed.

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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 11:50 PM, February 16th (Thursday)

W was using Kindle on her Droid phone, so I found her a cheap NIB on ebay and got it for HER for Vday :) She is over the moon!

Also you can find Ereader News Today on Facebook, which additional free Kindle books each day, many of them different from Pixel of Ink. I have been trying out new authors for free that way!

PLUS there's the Kindle Free Popular Classiscs, where you can find thousands and thousands of free books. WOW.

I have barely spent anything on buying books so far, just the free stuff and library books.

Fun! I really like it!


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
New Joy
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, February 25th (Saturday)

So, Crossbow, what's your reaction to the Kindle now that you've had it awhile?

Wanted to add that there are a lot of free books on Amazon. I'm in a really tight budget crunch right now, so I turn to the Top 100 free book list for things to read. Are they New York Times Best Sellers? No, but on the whole they've been good reads.


Me - BS - 64
Him - WS - 65
Married over 40 years
Adult DS & DD
2 DD's in one that I call Double-D-Day - When confronted WH about his A he confessed to another affair years earlier.

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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:45 PM, February 26th (Sunday)

I LOVE MY KINDLE!

I regularly check the free Kindle specials daily, and have gotten lots of the free stuff on their Popular Classics list.

Not to mention checking out library books for Kindle! That's pretty awesome too.

I love it. I would never have imagined I'd enjoy it so much.

Probably my favorite thing is when you turn it back on, it goes right to the page you were reading. No more lost places because the boys knocked down my book, or looking for a bookmark, etc.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
Melody3
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Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, April 6th (Friday)

I'm thinking about purchasing a Kindle. The Kindle Touch with the keyboard for $99 at WalMart. Is it worth it or should I save another $100 for the fire?

I never thought in a million years I would be interested in one of these but after looking at how many books I have stacked in the back of my car currently....I'm gonna lose one at some point....inevitable!!! I should get a kindle. More info. please everyone. Thanks!


BS (me): 38
WH: 38
Separated: 9/2/2010
DDay: 10/2010 PA with OW. Married 13 yrs, Together 20
Two kids, 8 (daughter) & 4(son)
Divorced 12/2013
OW moves 10 min's away from kids and I with my Ex. 6/2014.

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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 2:20 PM, April 6th (Friday)

I have a Touch, and I love it.

The sites that have free Kindle books daily (Ereader News Today and Pixel of Ink) have gotten me interested in different authors and genres than anything I would've previously read. Since they are FREE, it's definitely worth the risk. I've only disliked one or two of the MANY free books I have downloaded for my Kindle.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, April 6th (Friday)

Here's two more freebie sites:

www.powerreads.com
www.diningdownloads.com


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Melody3
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Default  Posted: 3:13 PM, April 6th (Friday)

Thanks!


BS (me): 38
WH: 38
Separated: 9/2/2010
DDay: 10/2010 PA with OW. Married 13 yrs, Together 20
Two kids, 8 (daughter) & 4(son)
Divorced 12/2013
OW moves 10 min's away from kids and I with my Ex. 6/2014.

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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 12:01 AM, April 7th (Saturday)

Thank you!


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
Hera
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Default  Posted: 11:21 PM, April 9th (Monday)

The Fire is a lot of fun and very versatile. It's heavy (compared to a classic Kindle) and since it's cloud based for the most part, being near wi-fi is almost a must. We have 4 in this household, the kids each have their Fires and I have one. I kept my e-ink kindle for outdoor reading.

I'd like a bigger tablet with more features, but for 200 bucks, this works well enough.

DD watches Netflix and Amazon Prime video on it, works well!


D-Day: Feb 2012
Me BS
WH --> OW half his age - an employee
3 kids (1 ours 2 his)

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 10:06 AM, April 11th (Wednesday)

Once you've downloaded books to the device you don't need to be near wifi.

Another good thing about the Fire? Since it's just a little Android tablet, you can read other formats on it. Sometimes you have to go around the Amazon Android store because they have blocked things out, like Aldiko, which is an epub reader, and Dropbox, which is storage.

By going around Amazon, I can read my entire (enormous) epub collection. And PDFs and what not, of course. PDFs, you just have to use landscape and have good eyes.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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solus sto
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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, April 12th (Thursday)

I love mine--I love that it really feels like reading words on a paper page. I also love having a cover with a light, so I can read in bed in a dark room.

But I have to admit, the Nook tablet I got after (because my daughter works at Barnes and Noble and convinced me it was de rigeur) is a pretty nifty device, too.

I find I use the Nook for totally different things than the Kindle, though---for magazines (which have nifty interactive things, such a music samples in the music review sections, and animated demonstrations of exercises, etc), for the 'net, and for Netflix and Hulu and such.

I do like it for reading books, but find the Kindle easier on my eyes.


BS-me, 52
WH (Trac-fone), 53, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
DIVORCING
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IrishLass518
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Default  Posted: 11:38 PM, April 12th (Thursday)

I am a turn the pages and feel the book in my hands kinda girl. I did not want the Kindle my mom got me for Christmas, that being said, my mother was right. I love my Kindle, so much so that I bought a Kindle Fire with my tax return. Again, I love the Fire also. I don't get to use the Fire much, it is usually in the hands of my 10 year old son, in that situation I have my original Kindle to read. Bonus, any book I purchase for Fire automatically downloads to the regular Kindle so I have my books on both readers


Me: 46 BS Divorced
Him: 45 Married OW
DDay: 07/04/2008
Divorced: 06/15/2011
5 kids: IrishLass 27,IrishLad 25, IrishLass 23, IrishLad 21 and IrishLad 12
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Posts: 1763 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: WA
Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, April 13th (Friday)

I have become addicted to Pixel of Ink and Ereader News Today (free Kindle book sites). Both offer a dozen+ free Kindle books each day. When they're free, I'm willing to take risks with different authors and genres. Have found some really enjoyable books this way. So far have only disliked one.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
darkbeast
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Default  Posted: 10:54 AM, April 17th (Tuesday)

I bought brightbeauty a kindle fire for vanlentines day to replace the Kindle 3g that I bought her for Christmas 2010. As a (totally unintended) result, I now have the 3g. I really like it but I had my first "hate it" moment last friday.

I was sitting in the pick-up line at lilbeast's school and pulled out my kindle to read until school let out. As soon as I turned it on, I get the "battery empty, recharge 30 minutes" screen. NO previous warning that the battery was low. I never had to re-charge my books.


I thought I wanted a career, but I discoved that I just like paychecks.

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veritas
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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, April 19th (Thursday)

For everyone who has a "Firebaby" and occasionally has to get in a non-Wifi zone...

If you have a smartphone with a reasonable data plan and don't want to pay those pesky tethering fees, you can turn your phone into a Wifi hub with a few free programs. I use Foxfi.


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