Friday, June 24, 2011

Kindle plus a review

I am a big fan of book series. I have read all of the Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell; all the JD Robb "In Death" series; and all the Janet Evanovich series with Stephanie Plum. I love knowing the characters and any references to back stories.
There are times, when there is nothing out there I want to read, I start series all over. I made the mistake of loaning my books to someone and... never ever got them back.
Now, I am a slave to my Kindle, that won't happen again!

I have been reading A Little Bit of This and That and she was raving over the Nora Robert's Bride Series. When I was finished with my books, I downloaded it and gave it a try.



Even with a full time job, motherhood, and wifehood, I managed to read it in about a week! I loved it and read any free minute I got.
Note: Reading even while sitting on the floor next to a baby that rolls/scoots... they will get halfway across the room and you won't notice!

I am about to download the next book, then the next, then the next...
Then what? *sad*
My grandmother, who just got her Kindle, told me she loved Water for Elephants. I have heard from a few people it was a great book and movie, so maybe that's next.

Speaking of my grandmother + Kindle.. what a story this is for you.

My mother wanted to get my grandparents one since they both read heavily. My step-dad didn't think they would use it so she decided against it. Then I went to visit and showed it to them and my grandmother was very interested! I let mom know and WHALA! Happy Anniversary to them.

Then... I get the phone call...

"Breann! It's grandma! OH I GOT A KINDLE! Can you help me set it up!"
B: Ok sure, let me get Logan up so I can feed him!
G: Oh that sweet boy is just the most precious thing!
*insert 10 min convo about Logan being cute/sweet/funny/precious.* (because he is!)
B: OK i have my Kindle in front of me. Let's get you registered. You need to get on Amazon.com and create a login and save your credit information for purchases.
G: Oh. so I need to go to the computer? Can I leave the Kindle where I have it plugged in? It's charging.
B: Yes. In fact, I will set it up for you!
**sets up Amazon.com account**
G: Oh I just love having such a smart granddaughter!
B: Ok now let's register your Kindle.
G: Oh, so I need to go back to the Kindle... will I need the computer?
B: No.
*please note, I am holding Logan and feeding him a bottle at the same time that I am on the phone with the Kindle in front of me. THEN Lee starts trying to call me and I am trying to IM him with one hand. A little hectic*
B: Click the Menu Button.
G: Menu. Ok!
B: Ok now use the arrow button to go to Settings
G: Um.. arrow button...
B: See the square with the dot? The raised buttons around it are arrows. Just push the button and you will see Settings underlined.
G: OH! OH! I did it!
B: Great! Ok now what do you see?
G: Register you Kindle!
B: Ok arrow down and click on that.
*Then we go through what an arrow is, what a back button is, etc. This is getting a little painful since I can't see what she is doing and I am trying to be descriptive!*
G: Ok now it wants the wireless password. Oh no, I don't know what that is. BILL? BILL?? (my Papa) DO YOU HAVE THE PASSWORD? (she shouts across the house)
*We try 3 different ones and none work. Now I use one hand to text my cousin for the password to the wireless. Hey go visit them because the wireless password is 1234567890! Not kidding.*
G: It won't work! Oh dear I just know I am doing something wrong!
B: No, no... So you hit sym and then 1-0 and hit enter and it didn't work?
G: Maybe it's the other passwords? Are you sure it's the 1-0?
B: Billy said it was... He said he will come over Sunday and help you.
G: Ok. Well I sure appreciate your help!

*Total phone time... 45 minutes.

I love love love my grandmother and I know had I been there in person it would have been easier. Holding a squirmy infant, IM/Txt with one hand and describing Kindle buttons and menu's.... I had a glass of wine later!

Don't worry, she got it set up, then had a little trouble buying the first book and now she is reading away!

This was by no means a Kindle add, just happened to be that I love mine and my grandmother got hers about 2 weeks ago!
Have a great weekend! Curl up with a book and beat the heat.
Have wine too. That's an order!

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8 comments:

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

I just think it's the most awesome thing ever that your grandmother has a Kindle. AWESOME.

Jessica DeWitt said...

I wish I had a kindle, but I don't read that often... maybe I would...?

Diane Haynes said...

I love it!! That was fun to read.
Kindle Lovers!

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Kimberly said...

Totally thoughtful of you to help her out with that. And super cool of your grandmother to get and use a Kindle!

Hello Sundae said...

I love love love my Kindle but there are times when I still buy a paper one. I think the best thing about Kindles are there is no need to ever purchase expensive "large print" book again (my bf's mom's favorite part)!

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Hiya,
I'm Ellie from the A Little of This and a Little of That blog and a new follower. Love the blog, very well written. I can't wait to come back and read more. Please stop by my blog (http://alittleoftheother.com) and follow back. Have a wonderful week!

Billy Tatum said...

I chose that password so it would be easier for them to remember...
So much for that...