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I love my Kindle 
1st-Jun-2011 06:00 pm
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I took it to the boat and read the following (during breakfast and at night) over nine weeks.







Trollope
Domestic Manners of the Americans (Fanny)
The Belton Estate (Anthony)
An Eye for an Eye (Anthony)
The Man who kept his Money in a Box (Anthony)
Ralph the Heir (Anthony)
Harry Heathjcote of Gangoil (Anthony)
Miss Mackenzie (Anthony)
The Vicar of Bullhampton (Anthony)

Gaskell
Half a Lifetime Ago
Lizzie Leigh
A Dark Night's Work
Wives and Daughters
The Poor Clare
The Half Brothers
The Moorland Cottage

M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret


 Bronte
The Tennant of Wildfell Hall (Anne)

There is no way that 17 books would have been carried in my suitcase, nor is there room for that many on the bookshelf on the boat - not to mention they were all free from various web archives.

I also had several 'Friday Play' podcasts from the BBC which I was able to listen to through headphones. I have to admit, I listened to only 2 as we were so busy.
Comments 
1st-Jun-2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
I love the Friday plays, I must try to work out how to load it up with some. It's turning out to be very handy \o/
1st-Jun-2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I must try to work out how to load it up with some.
I just commented on your LJ with instructions.
1st-Jun-2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
\o/ I'm going to play around with it now.
1st-Jun-2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I have quite a few websites bookmarked where stuff is free.

There's the Project Guttenberg , Universal Library (I use this ione a lot.) . Girlebooks, Wireless Theatre Company
1st-Jun-2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh I hadn't heard of three of them \o/
1st-Jun-2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
ooo... I'd never been to a few of those. I notice you don't have Inkmesh (which I just mentioned in another reply, but didn't supply a link). They mostly do a roundup of new free ebooks available around the web. Not sure if there would be an issue with downloading from any of those sites from outside the US, though.
1st-Jun-2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Have you got a red cover too?

I must admit I have completely fallen in love with my Kindle. I particularly love that you can decide on a book and download it then and there. I only have a wifi version, but I can download books on my iphone and the see them on the Kindle when I get home. It's so easy - and much better than my e-reader which needed a laptop and cables to upload stuff to. I really like the option to email to it as well.

:)
1st-Jun-2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Mine is the wi-fi version.

I discovered some very useful archives from which I download free stuff to my laptop and then use a usb cable to transfer to the Kindle.

There's the Project Guttenberg , Universal Library. Girlebooks, Wireless Theatre Company
1st-Jun-2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'm enjoying my Kindle too, though am still using my Sony reader as well, as it's got lots of books and fanfic already loaded on. Anything new will go straight onto the Kindle though. They are an absolute boon when travelling.

(I have the red cover too!)
1st-Jun-2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I can see that a Kindle would be very, very useful on a boat; it takes up so little room and can hold tons of titles.
1st-Jun-2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
I absolutely adore my Kindle for traveling. I can't wait for our next international trip... it'll be fantastic not having to haul a stack of books along with us. Sounds like you've found some good sites for free books already... I check Inkmesh every few days for anything new. And I love that Baen is selling collections of ebooks inexpensively (and often just free).
1st-Jun-2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
So glad the Kindle has turned out to be so useful to you. :)

I absolutely adore mine and wouldn't be without it now. I use it every day, and as you said, being able to access free books is definitely a bonus.

This is Cal btw (calturner). I finally decided to change my username to put a bit of distance between my real name and LJ. :)
2nd-Jun-2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Isn't the Kindle wonderful? :D
2nd-Jun-2011 04:41 am (UTC)
We have similar tastes in books. I too value my kindle. I found it to be much better for reading than the fancy iPad that glares and makes it impossible to read.

I do the Friday Play and the Saturday and the Baldi series and... I really don't know what I'd do without BBC Radio. In Our Time, Just a Minute, ISIHaC, Friday Comedy (the Now Show), The Museum of Everything... I'm so grateful for all the programmes that pull me through when my condition worsens and I can't read (sometimes for weeks at a time).

I know that it does cost the people a pretty penny - I've heard the complaints... I know I'm being selfish in hoping the BBC never changes and continues to make me one happy listener, almost half a world away.
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