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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
My Kindle came today! Somehow I restrained myself and waited to rip into it until I had my camera set up. It's so little and light! It's a little heavier in the cover but still lighter than a book.

Things I've already noticed:

Page turns are fast.

The reading experience is fun on the Kindle. I forgot I even had my new toy in hand.

It was easy and intuitive to set up. I skipped through the majority of the first instructions.

The books I'd bought didn't show up right away but I didn't take into account that it would take a few minutes to download them. I rebooted the Kindle and there they were.

The case is really nice. It has a strap that keeps it closed.

It took me a minute to figure out where the on/off slide was. To put it to sleep you just flip that switch. You bring it out of sleep the same way.

I have a feeling I'm going to be buying MORE books now that I have a Kindle. I see my husband's wince from here. LOL At least you don't have to build more bookshelves, honey!

It's going to be perfect for travel.

The buttons were easy to use and it was simple to connect to my wireless here at the house. I bought the one without 3G since wireless is so readily available.

I have some books to read for endorsement already that I can send over to the Kindle. I'll love that feature!

So now it's your turn. If you have a Kindle, tell me the things I should know.


Colleen Coble  
posted at 10:59 AM  
  Comments (17)
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At 11:23 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

OH YEAH! I'm happy for you - plus it was fun to see the video. You always make me smile :)

I think I may ask Nate for a kindle for Christmas. I'll have to research it some and see if I can get all the books as they newly release that I'd want on it. Like YOURS! :)

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Penfuin said...

I received a Kindle from my dearest friend for my birthday and had to wait a month until it arrived. I couldn't wait to tear into it. I was delighted to see that the books of one of my favorite authors were available so the first book I DL'ed was "Firedancer!" I foor both the enjoyment of the book and my new toy, I couldn't put it down!
Play with the text size features to find your smoothest read and make sure you check every week to see the FREE books available on Amazon. They offer some great new ones for a limited time and some wonderful old classics!

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ooh the text size feature! I forgot to try that. thanks, penfuin! Glad you liked Fire Dancer. :)

Jaime, you would LOVE one!

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Loved the video! I could just see you sitting there in the foyer of your Victorian with NO plugs nearby. LOL They don't make them like that anymore, which is great until you get your new Kindle!

Books are cheaper, so that part's nice, but they're easier to buy, so that part is dangerous. I downloaded all of Dostoevsky's novels for .99 cents yesterday. Thought that was cool. But I also bought a novel in this genre I'm supposed to be writing in, so I'm loving mine. Try and get my new book on yours so you can read it faster. (You read faster on it for some reason!)

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I sent A Billion Reasons Why to it first thing. Went on there without a hitch! Then Jim Rubart sent me his new one to read and I just sent it off.

I'm going to love this thing! I downloaded a Stephen King short story I hadn't read yet, Ur. All of the Edgar Allen Poe stories. All of the books by Jack London too. They were all free except the King one and it was less than $1. Looking at this list, is it any wonder I have murder and mayhem in my romances AND dogs? LOL

At 11:49 AM, Blogger NorthPoleNana said...

You made me giggle at your enthusiasm. I know you're going to love husband has a Kindle and I have a Nook, plus I have Nook & Kindle for my Android and PC, so we get it all. Being able to download books instantly is amazing, especially up here in Interior Alaska where the temps are often in the minus 40 range. Don't want to go outside in that, so just download. And no more books piling up around the house. Be sure to "Like" Free Books For Kindle on FB...they are always coming up with freebies. The great thing about free is, if you don't like it you can always delete it.
Have fun with your new toy.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ooh going to go do that now, the Like thing, nana. You're in Alaska! Wow! Is it getting cold there?

At 11:56 AM, Blogger NorthPoleNana said...

Sure is. Zero this morning and frost on the ground. Probably will be getting snow any day now.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Deborah Raney said...

How adorable are you?! Colleen, you could sell a Kindle to the biggest technology hater! You're makin' me jealous and I've never really had any desire for a Kindle!

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I didn't either, Deb! Now I'm wondering why the heck I waited. I used my gift card from ACFW for most of it. There are TONS of free books. Go look here. The free ones are on the right side:

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Shivering, Nana!

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Pamela Meyers said...

I sat here laughing at you because I had the same experience yesterday and I bought the same cover!! It is so cool. I love it. When I connected my orders that went to Kindle already downloaded and then I went to "manage my Kindle" and had it transfer the books on Kindle for Mac that I had there. I am so jazzed. I'm still going to read books the old fashioned way, just depends on price and availability!

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Never2manybooks said...

Colleen-you will love your Kindle!!! I get an email whenever free Kindlebooks are added. Many of them are Christian fiction (many are definitely not though so be careful) Go to and sign up for the email when free titles are added.
You're right-it is very easy to buy books-sometimes too easy :-) I also try the first chapter of any I think might like and buy only if I loved the first free sample.

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I just signed up for that! thanks!

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness, you're completely adorable! So fun to hear your voice and watch your happiness in your new toy.
Still doesn't convince me to get one though. I did download the Kindle app on my new Android phone and I got one book, I figure if I'm ever bored and bookless somewhere I'll start reading it.

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Carolyne said...

I can hardly wait to get mine! I got the green cover with the light. Seeing you so excited about yours makes me even more excited to get mine!!

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

How fun to hear your voice and see your enthusiasm!

My husband has promised to buy me a Kindle for my birthday. Now he's trying to decide if a Kindle or a Nook is better. What do you all think????


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