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So I caved and bought a Kindle

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I was looking at the price I was paying for physical books sometimes, and at my overflowing shelves. I'm considering purging some of my collection hut I have a few complete series that I loathe to give up. It asked me to register and account for good reads? Anyone use that service?
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I have 2 Kindles. Sign up on BookBub! Lotsa free books!
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I've got so many bookbub books my phone is running out of space.
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...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
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I have a Kindle Fire, but I currently read books on my tablet.
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user wrote: I've got so many bookbub books my phone is running out of space.

I had to stop looking at the emails! I found so many good ones, tho!
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I found an intriguing gay romance fantasy I'm working my way through now. I loaded up on scifi otherwise
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Betonhaus wrote: I found an intriguing gay romance fantasy I'm working my way through now. I loaded up on scifi otherwise


It doesn't feature a certain vice president, does it? :paranoid: :lol:
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"Hexbreaker (Hexworld Book 1)" by Jordan L. Hawk.

Start reading it for free: http://a.co/0vCcsuT

Oh... It's good. It's nice to read something that doesn't focus on the wrong equipment. I should find more.
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We have a couple Kindles (Fire) in the house, I like them for the price.

The only books I have on it are a variety of field guides, which is great for hiking, etc.
And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him.
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I actually like my 'i dunno what name' Kindle better than my Fire. I think it was the last version to come with a keyboard. The battery didn't run down so fast and it was more like reading a book. I'm thinking about trading my Fire in for a Paperwhite.
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justine wrote: I actually like my 'i dunno what name' Kindle better than my Fire. I think it was the last version to come with a keyboard. The battery didn't run down so fast and it was more like reading a book. I'm thinking about trading my Fire in for a Paperwhite.


I actually find that my tablet runs much longer than the Fire, and the lighting is much better as well.
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arkayn wrote:
justine wrote: I actually like my 'i dunno what name' Kindle better than my Fire. I think it was the last version to come with a keyboard. The battery didn't run down so fast and it was more like reading a book. I'm thinking about trading my Fire in for a Paperwhite.


I actually find that my tablet runs much longer than the Fire, and the lighting is much better as well.

The Fire is a very "value oriented" tablet. Always was. That's why they can sell a three-pack of them for $110.

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sheet of cardboard with a tablet drawn on it, huh?
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...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
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Betonhaus wrote: "Hexbreaker (Hexworld Book 1)" by Jordan L. Hawk.

Start reading it for free: http://a.co/0vCcsuT

Oh... It's good. It's nice to read something that doesn't focus on the wrong equipment. I should find more.


I don't like "romance" novels, regardless of orientation. I don't mind queer characters in stories, but as a general rule, a character's orientation should be an aspect of a larger story or character arc, not the whole thing.
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I think I discovered a passion for saucy gay romance novels...
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Which Kindle did you get?
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A paperwhite, but not the latest as I got it off Kijiji. I don't know which model, but it has micro USB and 3gb of storage so I'm betting it's not the waterproof version.
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I'm leaning towards the waterproof version thats $99.
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justine wrote: I'm leaning towards the waterproof version thats $99.

I'd say go for it. I nearly bought it at $130cad, but after thinking about it I bought one used for a bit cheaper. So far I like it, if i had a bathtub I'd consider upgrading to the waterproof version.
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Betonhaus, you might consider the current free e-Book on Tor.
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maurvir wrote: Betonhaus, you might consider the current free e-Book on Tor.

I don't believe you are referring to the tor network but I don't have enough context to know of any other meanings.
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Betonhaus wrote:
maurvir wrote: Betonhaus, you might consider the current free e-Book on Tor.

I don't believe you are referring to the tor network but I don't have enough context to know of any other meanings.


https://www.tor.com/

They focus on science fiction and fantasy, with a free e-book every month to people on the mailing list. The current book's intro strongly implies the lead character is a gay man. I'm not sure it's a requirement, but many of Tor's free e-books have been written by queer authors since I have been on the mailing list.
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My kids and I read books all the time and our bookshelf is getting rather full.

And before I read this thread I had never even considered a Kindle as an option. To be very honest I forgot they were even a thing.

For those that use one, what is great about it, compared to just reading a regular book. (aside from the space I'd save on the bookcase by no buying more paper books)
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Donkey Butter wrote: My kids and I read books all the time and our bookshelf is getting rather full.

And before I read this thread I had never even considered a Kindle as an option. To be very honest I forgot they were even a thing.

For those that use one, what is great about it, compared to just reading a regular book. (aside from the space I'd save on the bookcase by no buying more paper books)


My favorite thing is being able to read while camping without having a light on.

Backlights are great.
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It took me a long time to concede that the feel of a book wasn't important enough to detract from ebooks. I'd loathe to give up my physical collection, but being able to finish a book and buy and start reading the next one within ten seconds gets addicting.
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