Friday, March 27, 2009

And speaking of books...

Okay, so not everyone who reads this blog read MY blog, which frankly is a bit insulting since this blog was, after all, the brainchild of the creator of Hey look a Chicken. Okay - just kidding. I'm just a bit too weird for some people. Whatever...

But over on my SOLO blog, I wrote a post about all the books sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read, which got me thinking about getting one of those kindles. Does anyone have one or know someone who has one? I'm really curious. If you get one, how much are the "books"? Sounds sort of cool.


Richard said...

My girlfriend has one of the Sony readers... and got 100 free classic books with it. They seem pretty cool, but ultimately you are still reading a screen, so it just doesn't feel the same as a good book. Plus, it makes impulse buying even more of an issue.

♥ Kathy said...

That's a little freaky that I just got in to your book post and then I see this one too...that kind of stuff has been happening all day. About kindles: I know Jenners has one (and she has a book blog besides her regular blog) and once in a blue moon has one too. She just talked today about accidentally buying a book that turned out to be ok.

(ps I'm trying very hard not to make all my smiley faces for you. Sometimes I don't even think about it and then *boop* it's there. I'll try to control myself...)

Happy Friday to all the Traveling Smartypants!

Helen said...

Kathy, don't worry about controlling yourself! I don't!


♥ Kathy said...

LOL thank you Helen ♥ :-D

Nick the Geek said...

I want one, but I'm a geek and want anything electronic.

The book prices are listed on Amazon for books that are available on Kindle. Not all books are available but there are also a few that are Kindle exclusive. I believe King will be releasing a kindle only book.

The books are always cheaper on Kindle than the Amazon price as far as I can tell but you can occasionally find the books for less elsewhere, though it is pretty rare since Amazon is almost always cheaper.

For example, Crazy Love is $10.49 right now at Amazon but the Kindle version is $6.39. About $4 less plus no shipping and instantly available to read. Well almost instant.

Yeah I've looked into it just a little.

katdish said...

Richard - Do you know why she chose to buy a Sony instead of a Kindle? I'm curious.

Kathy - Thanks. I'll check out those blogs. And don't worry about the smiley faces and abbreviations. It doesn't bother me, I just refuse based on my non-conformist principles. Unless, of course, you're only doing it to get on my nerves.

Helen - you suck

Nick - as luck would have it, my husband hearts anything electronic also. When he was getting a haircut today, another client at the salon had one and he really liked it. He rarely buys anything, but he's kind of a gadget geek, so if the reviews are good, he'll probably buy one. The man does his research!

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

My husband Charlie has the older Kindle. He likes it a LOT. It's especially helpful when traveling. Charlie's always reading a bunch of books at a time, so he loves taking all of them in one device.

The download process is really fast and easy. And you can even subscribe to newspapers that get automatically delivered to your Kindle every day.

I haven't read on it a ton, but Charlie says it really is easy to read the screen. As I'm sure Nick can tell you, they use something they call digital ink. No backlighting, so no eye strain.

Geek ramble over.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

The guy who thinks the Kindle 2 is the Kat's meow (no, that's not what he said) is Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. He tweets about it all the time. Search his blog. He's a cool dude. Plus he tweets really sweet things about his wife, which has nothing to do with the Kindle but makes me believe everything he says. A really awesome God guy.

♥ Kathy said...

aww no I would never do that katdish. I just really don't notice it lol too many texts is what I'm blaming!

Bunnicula said...

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Chester the Cat said...

Beware the vampire bunny!

Nick the Geek said...

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Hopefully the spacing caries through for that.

Nick the Geek said...

Yeah I was worried it wouldn't, but it looked really good before I sent it.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Uh oh, Nick has Sherri-osis. Neither one of you must use Firefox.

But I do like the buny.

Helen said...

Nice bunny. Nice bunny.

Shark Bait said...

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.( O.o ).
.( > < ).

Beware the deadly donkey,
falling slowly from the sky -
You can choose the way you live,
my friend, but not the way you die.

Nick the Geek said...

I use Firefox.

Helen said...

I prefer herbal tea in those situations.