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Old 04-07-2010, 01:48 AM   #1
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Wink Hey there from Athens, GA!

Stumbled upon this forum and decided to stick around and see what I can learn. I received my Kindle 2i as a Christmas gift... My stinker husband had me researching it for his father for Christmas! Turns out he never intended to get it for his Dad (who he thinks is too technologically challenged); but, had me researching my own gift!

Anyhow, I'm a book fiend and I believe my DH bought me the Kindle out of self preservation. With over 3,000 DTBs in my collection, I think he was afraid he was going to get squished right out of the house! Now that I have the Kindle, he is gradually acquiring more and more elbow room as I purge the DTBs and replace them with the electronic version.

And my book hoarding continues... I already have over 800 books on my Kindle. Thank goodness for Project Gutenburg or we would have been bankrupt by now!

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Old 04-07-2010, 02:12 AM   #2
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:09 AM   #4
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Welcome to this very nice place. You will be very happy to have joined in.
The first thing you want to do is to go here and read, and enjoy.

That stinker is smart, though!
If you want to hoard more, check out the E-Books section.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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That stinker is smart, though!
If you want to hoard more, check out the E-Books section.

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:07 AM   #6
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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Welcome to MobileRead, ArtWench!

Have you taken your Kindle out in public? I can tell you from experience that the people of Athens are curious and will ask lots of questions about a piece of unfamiliar technology. And the first question they ask is typically "Is that a Kindle?" so you should have an easier time answering the question than I do with my Sony Reader.

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #10
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:12 AM   #11
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Wow! Gone for a day and look at the warm welcome! Thank you all!

recluse - It is such a comfort to know that I'm not the only one! LOL!

happy_terd - Thanks! I see that you don't have an eReader yet. Are you checking out the boards to see what everyone likes?

Almas - Thank you! Love the cat!

beppe - Thanks for the link! Will check it out.

BookishDreamer - Oh yeah, everywhere I go people ask about it. I told my husband that I need to be getting a commission on all of these that I sell. At one doctor's office the nurse ordered one while I was still there! LOL! Funny that the Kindle should be more well known. The Sony Reader was the first, wasn't it? Seems like I had been eyeballing it forever before the Kindle came out.

Lady Blue - Thank you for such an artistic greeting! How sweet of you.

GA Russell - Thanks! I go to church in Winder. I love that it is still a small (ish) town.

cassidym - Thanks! I see you have an iPhone... Have you tried reading on it? How do you like it?



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Old 04-08-2010, 01:57 AM   #12
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Welcome to MR, ArtWench

What a great husband you have! Are you ready? I have a few little links to places on MR with lots of information about your new Kindle that you may find useful..

Links Every Kindle Owner Should Have Plus from the MR Wiki...Kindle 2 US, Int'l and Kindle DX Font Hack - Kindle 2 US, Int'l and Kindle DX Screen Saver Hack - Kindle Myths and Partial Truths - Amazon Kindle DX and some information about E-book formats

You can even explore using Calibre and Kovid, the creator, frequents the forums here. We even have a dedicated Calibre forum.

MR has free ebooks that have been beautifully handcrafted by some very dedicated MR members.
For your Kindle..Mobi / prc format ebooks - download the MobiGuide and get your books via Whispernet..(up on the top left in the blue bar.. click on ebooks.. then in the drop down menu choose Mobipocket download guide)

Some free ebook sites - feedbooks.com This site also has a Kindle Guide to download and you can get their books via Whispernet - there is a video on how to use the guide.

manybooks.net and Project Gutenburg

Free and for purchase ebooks smashwords.com and baen.com Plus Baen has a great free library

Here are a couple of book search engines for finding and comparing book prices.. AddAll and Inkmesh.

Have fun exploring the forums and ask if you have any questions.

PS Check my signature and click on the links to find more information.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:24 PM   #13
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Wow! Thank you dreams for all of the wonderful resources! I really appreciate the work that went into collecting that information. You re so very thoughtful!
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Hello Artwrench - a warm welcome from another bookhoarder. Shame there never seems enough to read all this great books.
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