Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Amazon Kindle has Arrived

(image, Wikipedia)

And, just in time.  The weather here is supposed to turn ugly tomorrow and I may be housebound for the day.

The Amazon Kindle was delivered by UPS just before 5 p.m.  I left it charging while I went off to Wednesday night church services.  When I got back home I started, and am still, reading the Kindle User's Guide so have not yet added any Kindle books to my collection.  There are a ka-jillion free books out there, and twenty ka-jillion available for a price -- almost too many from which to choose.

The apparatus comes with the user's guide, a personalized letter from Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com  (may he live long and prosper), the Oxford Dictionary of English and The New Oxford American Dictionary installed.  Just to see if I could, I looked up "grebe" on the ODE because that's the first word that popped into my mind.  Easy peasy!

It will take me a while to become familiar with the finer points of operating this 3G marvel.  If you're lucky, I won't spend too much time writing here about my progress.

Tomorrow is also a day (rain and snow flurries expected).

11 comments:

George said...

Congratulations on your Kindle. I have an iPad that includes an ebook reader, but I haven't downloaded any books yet. I hope you enjoy your Kindle.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Pat, I'm so happy for you.. Congrats on getting your Kindle. My youngest son bought his teen daughter a Kindle for Christmas --and is thrilled that she is reading now....

I have never heard anything but GREAT things about them. Hope you love it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so happy for you Pat. My Kindle will be my first save in a house fire once my pets are safe. I adore it.
It is amazing in a power outage but lets think positive that won't happen. If you didn't get the lighted cover, do get a small book light at Walmart, They last a really long time, are really cheap and will keep you reading in the dark.
Good reading Pat.
So far we are just getting a dusting. Hoping for more.

Snap said...

Bundle up. Stay warm. Have a cup of tea and enjoy the kindle!!!!!

rhymeswithplague said...

My daughter and grandson each received a Nook for Christmas. A Nook is somebody else's version of a Kindle, I think.

Santa left me a crook and spindle. His hearing aid was on the fritz that day, I think.

Thinking will get you into trouble every time. I think.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oooh I am excited for you Pat, hours of fun ahead. The free word games you can find on the Amazon Bestsellers Free Books list are awesome too. And remember that 99c a month blog I told you about, with a daily newsletter with links to new free books. 'Free Kindle Books & Tips' worth every cent.

Marvin said...

Based upon all the other reader comments, it sounds as if you're really going to enjoy your Kindle. Have fun reading!

Southwest Arkie said...

Congrats and enjoy! I love mine, and my granddaughter is begging for one for herself! We had the drizzle all morning, but then the sun popped out, so I guess no snow for us.

cottonpicker said...

Well Pat...I have heard the little marvels are great once you have mastered them....bet you will enjoy many hours of adventure while trapped in the house! Maybe I need one of those! ;)

Anna said...

My favorite thing is browsing the bookstore and downloading free beginning chapters. Have fun!

Hilary said...

I don't doubt you'll have a load of fun with it.. particularly because you're already smitten with just the users' guide and dictionary. ;)