Sunday, August 11, 2013

I have A Kindle...

I have a Kindle. I bet you never thought you'd hear me say those words now did you? LOL
A few months ago Ken's sister gave him her older Kindle when she upgraded to a newer one. But he hasn't used it so I thought I would check it out. 

First off...I could not for the life of me figure out how to register this damn thing without a wifi connection, so thankfully my daughter and he boyfriend came over with one and I was able to register it. Then came the fun part...Reading the instructions. 

Ken's sister was nice enough to print out the entire user's guide and send it along with the Kindle. But it's huge!

It's more than 100 pages long!

I just wanted to know how to download ebooks from my computer using the USB cable. So I finally get to that section and try to follow the instructions...and nothing. I couldn't figure it out to save my life. So what do I do?

I Google the question. And ask a friend how to do it and she was able to simply explain how to save the book to the computer and drag and drop it into the Kindle documents folder. 

There were no words about dragging and dropping in this user's guide. I really don't have a lot of patience and I was getting reading to throw this thing across the room and smash it into a bazillion tiny pieces. Good thing I didn't. lol 

But I've now read through the entire user's guide and think I have the hang of this Kindle thingie. I even downloaded a couple of free ebooks from Amazon onto it. 

So what ebooks did I get, you may be asking yourselves?

A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden

 Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson 

 Claimed (The Circulate Series) by K.R. Smith

 Ten Shades of Sexy by Shelly Thacker (Author), Kathryn Shay (Author), Patricia Ryan (Author), Julie Ortolon (Author), Patricia McLinn (Author), Julianne MacLean (Author), Wendy Lindstrom (Author), Allyson James (Author), Emma Holly (Author), Lori Devoti (Author) 

I'm still not an ebook lover and I still don't see myself buying ebooks, not when I can buy a paperback book for just a little more and have the actual book in my hands. But we were given the Kindle and there are free ebooks available, so I see no reason not to take advantage of that. 


  1. LOL I never thought I'd get a Nook either. It ended up dying so I have a tablet now which is pretty handy but oy yeah trying to figure it out at the start is confusing. I still go for print but do use the free ebooks and will buy them on the 99cent sales since that's just too good of a deal. Hope you enjoy it now that it's at your house :)

  2. Still don't have one, just use it on the computer

  3. Yay, Mary. We're dragging you over to the dark side. There's a site called Bookbub. Go and subscribe to their newsletter and they send you an email every day with cheap and free books. I discover a lot of new authors that way.

  4. Anna, well I guess we never say never. lol

    Pat, I wouldn't have bought one but when I have one given to me it's a shame not to use it.

    Shelley, thanks for the info. I'll definitely do that.


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