Yippee! My Kindle 2 arrived!

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Kindle 2

 

 

Yes, I'm gadget crazy, and Yes, I'm an avid reader. I bought Kindle 1 when it first came out, it cost $399 but I've saved $900 in about 14 months, so I'd say that was a good deal.

The biggest disadvantage of Kindle 1 was that my kids couldn't read the books I bought, because I wouldn't let go of my Kindle.

I love the Kindle for traveling - it saves so much weight - and I always carry it with me. The new one holds 1500 books instead of 200 and the downloads are taking about 7 seconds.The new one is thinner and lighter, and has other improvements as well.

The really neat thing is that I can have all of my books (or some of them) on BOTH of my Kindles, so now I can use the new one and my kids can read the books on the old one.

If you read a lot - or if you want to give a gift to someone who reads a lot - go to amazon and buy the latest and greatest Kindle for $359.

 

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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Thom Abbott
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Well, now I can say I had not heard of that gadget.

It seems I can hardly find time to read a book anymore. Working on Tribes right now, and need to read more of Shift.

Wonders of modern technology.

Thom Abbott

Feb 28, 2009 06:46 PM #1
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Sharon, So glad the kids now get to read some books. Heard there was a back order since the Kindle was on Oprah.  I know you will enjoy your new gadget!

Feb 28, 2009 06:58 PM #2
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that looks too cool... wish I had time to read! I have a new puppy and two teens!

Enjoy it and give us a report after a week....

Feb 28, 2009 07:07 PM #3
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Sharon, I'm currently reading Doris Kearnes Goodwin's book on Lincoln.  It weights more than my Labradoodle!  I may need one of these for my trip to France! 

Feb 28, 2009 07:07 PM #4
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Evening Sharon,  What a cool gizmo this is !  You may have solved my gift dilemma for my wife !

Feb 28, 2009 07:32 PM #5
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Sharon Simms
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Thom and Ray - Shift is a good book. Gary Keller's previous books are available in the Kindle version - I don't know why this one isn't. I've clicked the amazon button to say, I want this on Kindle (even though I already have the print book, I'd like to carry it around on my Kindle).

Margaret - I heard that, too. I think Kindle 1 may have been out of production since they were working on Kindle 2 - amazon's site4 says that Kindle 2 is in stock. Yes, the kids should enjoy it.

Michele - since I've had Kindle 1 for over a year, I can already tell you that I love it, whether it's Kindle 1 or Kindle 2.

Pat - Doris' book on Lincoln is available in the Kindle version. One of my sons gave me Ken Follett's latest book for Christmas - it was really heavy. Before I flew off in January I bought the Kindle version to take with me.

Bill - glad to help. I know she'll enjoy it.

 

Feb 28, 2009 08:08 PM #6
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Hey this sounds like a great thing to have. I'll have to think about getting one of these.  Enjoy!!\Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Feb 28, 2009 08:16 PM #7
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That really is amazing......  Thank goodness I am not a reader, so I get to save money!

Feb 28, 2009 08:21 PM #8
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Sharon Simms
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Patricia - it has to be good if I'm buying my second one.

Tim - I'm sad that you're not a reader; you're missing so much.

Feb 28, 2009 08:37 PM #9
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Sharon,

sounds very interesting. I am such a paper person. I should give it a try. How is it on the eyes?

Mar 01, 2009 05:25 PM #10
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S.A. - It's fine on the eyes - just like a book, except that you can choose the font size.

Mar 01, 2009 06:43 PM #11
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I think you should give you old Kindle to one of your kids to encourage their reading...I'd recommend your youngest son!  :-)

Mar 01, 2009 06:43 PM #12
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Rob - by checking my blog you pre-empted my "surprise" for tomorrow. My plan is to keep it at the office for my two agent children to share, with my rule that Travel Trumps.

The nice thing is that current (yes, the Clive book) and future book purchases can be on both Kindles at the same time, as long as they stay registered to me. So, if you buy a book for the Kindle, I can read it, and if I buy one, you can read it.

Mar 01, 2009 06:48 PM #13
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Sharon - and now I know what he paid for this too! Thanks for the information!!! But Sascha also ready constantly so it is indeed a good investment. I know he takes it to the gym with him.

Mar 03, 2009 09:34 AM #14
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BarbaraJo - it's a great investment for someone who reads a lot.

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