E books are gonna drive me bonkers yet!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
E books are gonna drive me bonkers yet!
11
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:47am

So I got spendy and went to Wal-mart with the rebate I got from AT&T.

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:17am

I have to laugh. ok, so I went thru all that work downloading bothof those programs the library instructions said had to be loaded on the device to download stuff too.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 1:15pm

Nancy,

I found a book that I wanted for my iPad but didn't know how to down load it either. When I figured I had better get with it I no longer could find the book! I have a partial cookbook down loaded but that is all. I think I need to down load some books for my trip but then I haven't finished reading The Help and so I may just take that with me. I am amazed at how light the iPad is also.

Supposedly I can order books for my iPad through the local independent book store and Goole. I have absolutely no idea how to do this!!

Did you have fun at the Kennel Club dinner?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 3:03am

The other nite I was reading from the Kindl.... but i started nodding off and it kept falling out of my hand!

Avatar for coldfingers
Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 3:18pm

I just say this...

Photobucket
Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:54pm

Hi! You are soooo going to love having an ereader! I've got two! LOL Both of mine are nooks. I have the original nook (which is 3G & wifi) and the new nook tablet.

I know libraries are different (mind doesn't do ebook rentals at all) so I'm sure it can be confusing on configuring your computer to accept the rentals and then getting it on your kindle. :/

There are some sites online where you can get free books, such as Project Gutenburg. All are public domain so free to share. :) (You're not going to find the latest James Patterson or Dean Koontz on there, lol.) Here is another list of 300 classics you can download for free (some to the kindle directly): http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks.

I highly recommend a sturdy cover and not a 'pouch' cover. Also grab the screen protector if you don't have it already. :)

They are truly a ton of fun and a lifesaver! When I was pregnanty last year and sitting at the doctors office, I had tons of books at my disposal! I've also never read so much as I have with the nook. I'm a big reader, but it's easier to read from the nook while snuggled in bed than it is to read a book and turn pages, etc.

Good luck!!


Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

Avatar for coldfingers
Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:51pm

Erin, just an fyi, with a wifi Kindle we don't need to download from our computer. It comes through wifi. :smileywink:

I take my Kindle almost everywhere! And then you are often disappointed when you don't have to wait! lol

Photobucket
Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:08pm
Hi Cheryl!

She was talking about her library. My sister's library requires you to download to your computer first. ;) It depends on what you're downloading and from where.

Yep, when we went car shopping I wished I had mine with me!

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

Avatar for coldfingers
Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:54pm

Nancy has the same Kindle that I do, and you

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 3:55am

Our library(or the indianhead consortium(i think thats what its called...its a bunch of libraries) made an agreement with Amazon, so the kindle books

Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 8:39am
auntydoxzz wrote:

I have to laugh, part of the fun with the kindle

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

Pages