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    Hot and Humid on The Mountain. I'm headed to church soon.

    I like to watch Book Notes and the other book shows on CSpan. I sometimes pick up good reads there.

    TOTD: What are you reading this Summer? Anybody got recommendations on conservative thought?

    Also, anybody use a Kindle or similar device?
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    It's actually very nice here today, about 57 is it's actually kinda cool.


    I use a Kindle and love it :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    It's actually very nice here today, about 57 is it's actually kinda cool.


    I use a Kindle and love it :D
    The more I hear about Kindle the more interested I gt in it. It takes me a long time to warm up to technology. Took forever to get me to get a cell phone. Still don't have a smart phone.

    But Kindle looks great and the price seems to be coming down on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    The more I hear about Kindle the more interested I gt in it. It takes me a long time to warm up to technology. Took forever to get me to get a cell phone. Still don't have a smart phone.

    But Kindle looks great and the price seems to be coming down on them.
    you can get one for $114
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Special...pf_rd_i=507846

    it's no tablet, but thats not their focus with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    you can get one for $114
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Special...pf_rd_i=507846

    it's no tablet, but thats not their focus with it
    Nice. I saw in the ad that you can get free pre-1923 books for which the copy has expired. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Nice. I saw in the ad that you can get free pre-1923 books for which the copy has expired. Nice.
    Hot and humid again and the shit is getting on my nerves.

    I think the $114 dollar Kindle comes with ads. Better check it out first. Might be better to go with the one for $139.

    I don't have one but everyone I know that has a Kindle only has positive things to say about it.
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    TOTD: Please refer to book thread stickied to top of the Lounge. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Hot and humid again and the shit is getting on my nerves.

    I think the $114 dollar Kindle comes with ads. Better check it out first. Might be better to go with the one for $139.

    I don't have one but everyone I know that has a Kindle only has positive things to say about it.
    Pay the 139.00, you won't be sorry. My wife loves it and I have inner peace!:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    TOTD: Please refer to book thread stickied to top of the Lounge. :D
    At the end of the day merge this thread with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Hot and Humid on The Mountain. I'm headed to church soon.

    I like to watch Book Notes and the other book shows on CSpan. I sometimes pick up good reads there.

    TOTD: What are you reading this Summer? Anybody got recommendations on conservative thought?

    Also, anybody use a Kindle or similar device?
    I'm sure you've read my 'rant' on Kindle ? I've used a Kindle and can't seem to 'warmed up' to it.
    My evaluation of the device is that it's great for anyone who travels a lot and enjoys reading one book after another but my main objection is the high cost of the Kindle books.

    With the huge decrease in their publishing and warehousing costs of new titles Amazon hasn't lowered their Kindle book prices by much .I'm told that this is due to the Amazon partners controling their individual ebook prices but I'm sure Amazon makes a lions share of the profits .

    They've made a large gain in market share and profits and will push the Kindle business plan into just about giving the Kindle reader away and still make a very large profit .

    I enjoy the 'feel' of a real book when I read.I also loan them to others when I'm done reading them .I will re read a book after several years as I remember some fragment of the plot and need to refresh my memory .

    The concept of intellectual property will eventually destroy ebooks unless we come to our senses.To my mind once the thing is payed for I own it .
    Be it music or the written word once it's sold and I've paid for it the author has lost control of it .That doesn't mean that I can publish it in competition with the Author and make money from it but my copy is mine to lend,read and save or give away .
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