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Old 02-06-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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Greetings from Wales!

Hello all! My name is Rob and I live near Bridgend, which is in South Wales. After much deliberation I ordered a Kindle 3 yesterday, delivery is expected on Wednesday I always sign up to a relevant forum for most of my toys/gadgets and interests (CrackBerry for my Blackberry, a forum for my car, several PlayStation 3 websites...), I find they're usually a wealth of information that you just don't get from the manufacturers. So that's how I've ended up here.
I've already built up a small collection of ebooks from Project Guttenburg and free books on Amazon, and I am hoping that portability of the Kindle will increase the amount of reading that I actually do. To go with my Kindle I also ordered a Belkin Grip Kindle sleeve, and would be interested in the thoughts of anyone who has one? I was going to get a much cheaper non-branded one but some the comments about the fit and finish of some of these sleeves put me off. Anyway, roll on delivery. No doubt it will be late...
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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Greetings .... Gutenburg is a good source for books, but the ones here in the Mobilread Library will be formatted with more care .... See my last link



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Old 02-06-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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Hi Dye, er, Rob and welcome to MobileRead. I bought my Sony 505 three years ago for essentially the same reasons you are getting a Kindle and I love the thing. I read a LOT more and it is especially good for travel.

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BTW, good advice there from GeoffC regarding our Library. Our members carefully format books and post them for download. In fact, I once asked your countrywoman, Patricia Clark, for whom the Library is named, why the Library didn't have a copy of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and, 20 minutes later it did.

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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I find it amusing that an American is aware of this "Welsh in-joke" (for want of a better description), although the correct spelling is Dai
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I've had a look through the library, the amount of stuff on there is quite daunting! Another thing that interests me about ebook readers is the potential ease of access to reference material, the CIA World Fact Book looks interesting. Do you know of a free language phrasebook? There is one on Amazon (UK site) called 25 Language Phrasebook from MobileReference but the formatting isn't up to much and not all the sections are linked to from the index, which is a bit useless for a reference book.
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I've had a look through the library, the amount of stuff on there is quite daunting! Another thing that interests me about ebook readers is the potential ease of access to reference material, the CIA World Fact Book looks interesting. Do you know of a free language phrasebook? There is one on Amazon (UK site) called 25 Language Phrasebook from MobileReference but the formatting isn't up to much and not all the sections are linked to from the index, which is a bit useless for a reference book.
Sorry, I don't - someone may, though these kind of books are rarely free.
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I've got to say that the version of the King James' Bible in your library is much better than the ones found on Project Guttenburg. I'll have a search around for a phrasebook and report back if I find anything useful.
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I find it amusing that an American is aware of this "Welsh in-joke" (for want of a better description), although the correct spelling is Dai
I lived in Beds for several years back in the mid-70's and one of my mates at the squash club was Welsh. One of his favorite jokes was about a Welshman walking along the road when an Englishman in a fancy Jaguar brakes to a halt next to him, rolls down the window and yells out, " See here Dai, can you tell me the way to Carmarthen?"

"Hang on" says the Welshman, "How'd you know me name was Dai?"

"Um, I just guessed", answers the Englishman

"Yeah, well you guess the bloody way to Camarthen then"

He was also a big Max Boyce fan whom I thought was hilariously funny.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
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It's here! Excellent delivery, only dispatched yesterday. Still getting to grips with how it works but it just looks so cool!
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