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Kindle Book of the Day

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Jmm
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08-15-2002

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 8:12 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jmm a private message Print Post    
Teach, would something like this work? keyboard case

Karuuna
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08-30-2000

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 8:41 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Karuuna a private message Print Post    
When I put a note on a book on my Kindle fire, a little touchpad keyboard pops up. It's not the easiest to use, but it is doable.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 2:16 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I think they should have the touchscreen keyboard .. I realize that I haven't had an actual Kindle since the K3.

The Fires have the touchscreen keyboards but you can also get an external keyboard too. I think I have one but then never needed it .. the Fire I have is the 8.9" and especially if I turn it sideways the keyboard on the screen is really easy for me to use. Certainly larger than a smart phone keyboard.

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 7:09 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
That would work beautifully, Jmm. THANKS! :-)

Yes, the paperwhites have the touchscreen keyboard, but I just can't type as fast with those as I did an actual keyboard. Ah well, the fact that it lasted as long as a did is amazing.

Jmm
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08-15-2002

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 9:07 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jmm a private message Print Post    
You're welcome, Teach. Glad to help when I can and Amazon is my friend. LOL

Buba1113
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07-20-2009

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 5:49 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Buba1113 a private message Print Post    
I notice that there has been no comments on this topic for quite some time but just had to put in my two cents.

I have both a Nook tablet and a Kindle. I love them both.

I have been unable to read books on paper as I have an eye disease is gradually gettung.wose. I have been unable to read paper for about a year But the eReaders are a life changer as I can read from them much, still difficult, but better than not being able to read at all.

Thanks for letting me tell my story,

Barbara

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:29 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
I am so glad that they work for you!

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

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I'm sorry about the eye disease, Barbara. Thank goodness the Nook and Kindle allow you to read okay. I'm thrilled you're able to continue to enjoy the world's greatest pastime!

Reenie
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06-24-2006

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:15 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Reenie a private message Print Post    
Barbara - so glad the Nook and Kindle work for you!
Technology certainly helps in many areas!

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:15 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
That is one of the big advantages of the e-readers. It's wonderful you're still able to enjoy reading.

I just wish they would price audio books at a more reasonable level. They are appallingly and unnecessarily expensive. I think it's disgraceful.

Rvon
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12-11-2003

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:27 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Rvon a private message Print Post    
I have just started using our local library to download ebooks. The downside, of course, is the long wait for the newest/best seller books, but there are so many books I have not read yet. With this in mind, I read the older books while I await my turn for the newer books.

Jmm
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08-15-2002

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:06 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jmm a private message Print Post    
E-readers are great for so many different reasons. I love the fact that you can take your entire digital library with you where ever you go. Also I started with an e-reader before my carpal tunnel surgery. It got to the point where I couldn't hold a book without pain so being able to lay the book down and read was wonderful. I know people who use them because of the ability to enlarge the font to any size, enabling them to read without eye strain.

Amazon has so many free books and there are more coming out every day.

Rupertbear2
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07-15-2015

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 8:03 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Rupertbear2 a private message Print Post    
No idea if large print books would help you at all, Barbara but they have a fairly extensive collection of them at my library branch.

Wargod
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07-16-2001

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:14 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Wargod a private message Print Post    
I'm pretty sure I've posted this before (because it was exciting) but the Kindle was a real big help for my aunt. She was as big a reader as me, but with the parkinsonian tremors she had, she had such a hard time with books that she eventually gave up reading. She was tearing pages and shaking so bad she couldn't read what was on the pages.

I wasn't sure the kindle would work for her, she wasn't all that technologically inclined, but we decided to try it and found it worked great. She could set it down on her little lap top desk, increase the font size, and the first one she had (with the buttons and the keypad) was the easiest to use since she just had to touch the button to change the page. The second one she had, the touch screen was a bit harder with the shaking and I can't tell you how many times one of us had to try to figure out what the heck she'd done to the settings to fix it, lol. She'd touch the screen to change the page, have a tremor, and next thing you knew, the font size would be different, she'd lose her page...or the whole book!

But, all in all, it really was a blessing, especially the last few years of her life when she was pretty much bed bound and so shaky she couldn't do much else. I truly believe reading was something that kept her mind so sharp.

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:09 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
Jimmer -- Have you considered Audible's subscription membership? I go back and forth with it. When I have books I want, I get a subscription for a month or two, then cancel it. IMHO, their best deal is the 2 for $22.95. That gets me two books a month for less than a $1 a day. Usually, I wait until I have at least 4 books I want, then I get it for 2 months.

The added benefit - as an Audible member for more than a decade, when I cancel a subscription, I usually get a "return to us" offer after 3 or 4 months. The last time, I got a 99 cent membership for 2 months, so I paid less than $2 for 2 books! They plan on people just forgetting to cancel the membership so that it goes back to the 1 book/$14.95 a month default, but I always cancel! LOL

Even when you don't have a subscription, you still have access to all the books you've bought. I am always listening through my Audible app on my phone, but I can even listen by streaming online through my desktop at school if I want to.

Just another option. :-)


Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:04 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
Thanks for the suggestion! :-)

That sounds like much more reasonable pricing. Do they include best selling books in their selection?

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:11 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
They do. Every book is 1 credit - even my 50+ hour books! I also love that on the app, I can listen at speed 1.5 (or 1.25) so they don't take quite as long as the hours indicate. I can't do that with CDs, and the last time I had a CD book from the library the slower pace about killed me! LOL

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:18 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
That's very tempting. I'll take a look and see if it's available in Canada. I love the idea of being able to increase the speed and have it on your phone.

Lately I've been getting more e-books from the library. Love that they're free that way though sometimes it's quite a wait.

My oldest DD (who's 17 now) loves her Kobo. However, my younger DD (who's 15) absolutely loves paper books.

I wish we could rent books for e-readers. After all we can rent movies. Why not books?

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:09 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
Our libraries have something called Overdrive, where I can get Kindle books on loan, just like paper books. That's how I'm reading The Passage on my Kindle right now. :-) They don't always have every book, but our library director is awesome about adding books we request.

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:46 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
I've been using Overdrive at our library for at least 3 years now with Adobe Digital Editions on my Nook but there's been a glitch since this past spring. When a book finally comes in that I've have on hold, it downloads fine to the ADE on my computer but won't open on my Nook saying there's an error or that I've returned it. Judging from ADE's message boards, I'm not alone. It's on my list to contact the library and Adobe but I'm waiting until I have an entire day to spend on it knowing it won't happen in an hour. It's frustrating because I've been so spoiled in waiting only 3-4 months at the most for a new book. For now, I'm having to go with books that don't have a waiting list. They transfer just fine.

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:37 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
I use Overdrive as well. It's a good app on the iPad and iPhone though lately it hasn't been syncing my place in books between the two.

Reenie
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06-24-2006

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:40 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Reenie a private message Print Post    
I also have a 2 book-a-month subscription to Audible for $22.95 a month. Every single best seller is available as well as every genre. If you go thru your 2 credits, they usually give you an offer of 3 credits for about $35.

1 book = 1 credit, even longer books.
I love Audible!

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