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I’ve been Kindled!

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: shopping, reading, pretty things, moving, happy, giggles, geek, gadgets

I did it! I purchased a Kindle today. The 3G one. Yay me!

I opted to purchase it from Staples in Moscow because I didn’t want to wait a week for it to arrive from Amazon and because it was $3.40 cheaper because of the sales tax savings. (Yes; I’m that cheap. I mean, I was going to drop of clothes at Goodwill across the parking lot, so it wasn’t out of my way or anything.)

I also purchased my first Kindle book—Ian Rankin’sStrip Jack” for £4.99. Ah! Did you notice that pound sign? Well that’s because the book I wanted isn’t available for customers in America so I had to switch my country of choice to the UK. Which is cool since that will be my country of residence in less than three months’ time.

Anyhow, I need to go read now but I wanted to leave you with a couple of questions:

  • Is there something ironic about naming a book-reading device after a fire-related word?
  • If you purchase a re-furbished Kindle (or re-gift one) then does the Kindle become a Rekindle?
  • If you’re reading something electronically, can it even be said that you’re reading a book?

So, book suggestions welcome. Gifts of Kindle books are also welcome. [Enter cheeky smile here.]

Happy reading!


Get “The Sight” and “Fell” by David Clement-Davies. Others to follow

by Flik Mills at 5:15pm (GMT) on May 18th, 2011

Tell me this: Do you like his books because he’s a good writer, or because he went to the University of Edinburgh?

Thanks for the tips—I’ll check him out on Amazon.


by Just Frances at 5:43pm (GMT) on May 18th, 2011

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