Hallo folks - I'm Jackmin - 90 year old Geordie - new member but enjoying the forum,
Does anyone use a kindle or similar electronic book?
What do you recommend? How much do the books cost to download?
I was a carer for my wife until recently when she has had to move into a nursing home. Time suddenly seems to hang on my hands and I am reading more but have difficulty in visiting the local mobile library.
When i complained that most of the books were by women authors - or authoresses - i waas told that most of the customers were women!!
be pleaased to hear from you
Hi, I use a kindle paper light - it's brilliant and I wouldn't be without it. Books on amazon fange from free upwards. Hope this helps.
I have a Sony e Reader and also an App for electronic books on my ipad, both of which I find good. They also have the advantage of not being restricted to the Kindle format.
If you are a member of Which you could check their best buys or you could just look for reviews on the Internet.
I bought a kindle fire from Amazon you choose a book and Amazon sends it to your Kindle, it's easy to use and not clumsy there are loads of books and they are not expensive lots are free
thanks ali p, Anne G, dentcod for speedy response.
much appreciate your comments and reckon I will have a go.
I have a Kindle Jack and love it. I get my books from Amazon and also a site which puts free books on http://www.kuforum.co.uk/free_ebooks/latest/
I have lots of new books to read but I haven't got round to reading them since I got my Kindle :) so go on treat yourself you'll be pleasantly suprised. If you can go somewhere to try different ones but I would personally recommend the Kindle.
I have several e-reader apps on my iPad inc. Kindle and their great, with lots of free books available.
The wife connects her SONY E READER to the local library and gets free books just like anyone who calls in.
Hi, jackmin --
I give another vote for Kindle. Besides a cell phone, my Kindle Fire is the only electronic device I carry when I travel. I can go on-line, get my email, send emails, etc., in addition to reading books. I find it easy on the eyes, and it is surprising how often I can get what I want from the list of free books! Even airport security is no problem, because you don't have to turn it on or open it up, as with a laptop. The Kindle Fire does far more than I know how to or even want to do.
And just for total disclosure, my son works for Amazon -- in the Kindle Division!
Thanks for all the further advice - am surprised to learn that the local library may be able to load books for free!
Can anyone remember the Boot's libraries? Those were the days.
Bless you all,
Hi jack min
Might be worth asking your local library which readers work with their service.
My Samsung book reader doesn't but wife's Sony e reader does.
This is from Newcastle Library site.
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We have three collections:
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Maximum loan period of 14 days.
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eAudiobooks in the Bolinda collection are playable on all MP3 compatible devices.
Access Safari Select
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