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Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies | Leslie H. Nicoll
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I‘m curious as to what my paperwhite littens think about their paperwhite. I‘ve currently got the Voyager, which I‘ve had since it came out, and I absolutely love it!! I‘m hesitant to upgrade but I need the extra space that the paperwhite offers. (Not to mention it‘s WATERPROOF!) If y‘all could help a girl decide if she wants to upgrade, I‘d very much appreciate it! #Kindle #PaperwhiteVsVoyager #HELP

jillrhudy My Paperwhite is six years old and still does the job for me but I don‘t have a massive number of books on it. I spent $79 on the one with the backlight which is probably the equivalent of an ordinary Kindle now. 2mo
Literary_Siren @jillrhudy yeah I‘m debating on the new paperwhite. I wish they would have continued to make the voyager. That would make it a super easy decision. 2mo
TiredLibrarian I have a Paperwhite that I got for Christmas 2 yrs. ago. I'm pretty happy with it. The biggest issue I have is that there's a bit of uneven, wavy-looking lighting toward the bottom of the screen. It's not a big deal, but it gets annoying during long reads or in darker rooms. Two features I would LOVE to see are a dark mode (I sometimes read from my phone just for that), and a blue light filter so there's a warmer light for evening & night reading. 2mo
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KathyWheeler I love my Paperwhite— it‘s a year or so old. I just got the Oasis but I‘m keeping my Paperwhite too. 2mo
bunny I just bought a new Paperwhite after having at Voyage for years. I like it a lot, though I do sometimes miss the buttons since the touch screen can be a little finicky and slow to respond. Overall I'm pretty happy with it though! 2mo
ljuliel I had a PW , but traded it on an Oasis. The new PWs are great, but I went with the Oasis for the warm light. A bit easier on the eyes. Both are great though ! Good luck with your decision. 2mo
eanderson Just bought this when they had it on a nice deal. I love the Paperwhites. This one is my 3rd one. I never experienced they Voyage so I can‘t compare. I love this one. Only complaint is the pages can turn very easily with the sensitive touch screen but it‘s not a deal breaker for me. I had the same problem with my other Paperwhites. 2mo
TheSpineView I had a Paperwhite and upgraded to an Oasis. I love it and it has navigation buttons. I like that you are stuck with just a swipe. 2mo
Crazeedi I love my paperwhite, but I wish I could get the newer one, has audio and waterproof, it's an excellent price right now. I got mine and just a couple weeks later they did the newer one! 2mo
TiredLibrarian @ljuliel If the Oasis has a warm light setting, I'd consider upgrading to that! 2mo
ljuliel @TiredLibrarian I really like the warm light. You can set it as you want, plus it has the automatic light sensor doohickey so it‘ll change the light for you when you‘re in a darker or brighter location. I turned that off , as I like it being on the same setting all the time. I also think the page turn buttons are super handy. One handed reading, plus you can switch hands and it automatically flips the screen for you so it‘ll work in either hand. 2mo
DannyHattan I upgraded from an old Paperwhite to the Oasis, and I wish I just bought the latest paperwhite. It‘s the best kindle going I think 👍🏻 2mo
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So I updated my last kindle to the Kindle Paperwhite last year that is the 9th generation. Has anyone seen this deal? Any Newest generation paperwhite owners out there that think it‘s worth grabbing up this deal? I need help!

ljuliel I had the newest one and really liked it. No complaints at all. I recently traded it in for an Oasis. I was sold on the warm screen light 💡. I‘m not sure If the price will go any lower when the Black Friday deals hit. I think they normally take off about 30 bucks. 2mo
TiredLibrarian @ljuliel Do you find the warm light made it worth the price? I'd love to have one with a dark screen option. I find the light bothers my eyes during a long reading session. 2mo
ljuliel That was the main thing that attracted me to start with. The newest PW I had already had the audiobook capability , and I really like the new flat screen on it, without that outer black edge that sticks up a bit from the screen. I love the warm light on the Oasis. It‘s much easier on the eyes. It‘s adjustable, or you can set it to adjust itself when the light in the room changes. If you‘re interested in upgrading and have one to trade, 👇🏼 2mo
ljuliel ☝🏼 they currently have the little clickable thing on the right ( underneath the price) that says upgrade and trade. You‘ll get 25% off the price of the Oasis , plus a small amount for your trade in, if you want to turn in your old kindle. You can trade in more than one item if you want, and they take that off your price. I thought it was worth it myself. ( it was my Merry Christmas to me , from me gift) 2mo
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Check your Amazon account! The US store gave me this deal and I may have totally took advantage of it with some new releases!


baes Oh nice! Where did you see this at? In the store, your email? 3mo
baes Okay found it. Mine says spend $60 and get $40.... 3mo
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When I saw some posts of interesting looking e-readers and found out they were skins, I just had to get one for my Kindle!

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Last night my husband came home from work with a surprise for me. Apparently the hotel called him having found my kindle, and he drove over and picked it up for me! I don't even have words for how happy I am to have it back. I still have to call Amazon and reregister it, but for now it's in airplane mode and all my stuff is still there.


OrangeMooseReads That‘s awesome! 8mo
Weaponxgirl Yay! So glad it got back to you! 8mo
Tanisha_A Oh yay! Such a happy news! 8mo
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Leftcoastzen That‘s great! 8mo
DivineDiana So happy for you! 😀 8mo
JoScho Yay!!! 8mo
readordierachel Awesome! 8mo
Branwen Hooray! Such great news! 8mo
EH2018 Yay!! 8mo
mabell That‘s great! Did they say where they found it? 8mo
cherinium Fantastic! I lost my kindle a couple years ago when I had my backpack stolen in Costa Rica. I felt so lost without it. There was no getting that one back. 8mo
BookwormM Fantastic 8mo
Traci1 @mabell no. My guess is it was wrapped up in the sheets because I was reading in the bed the morning before we checked out. I'm just glad it didn't go through the wash. 8mo
Traci1 @cherinium aw that stinks. 😔 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wow 👏😊 8mo
jmtrivera Yay! 8mo
Avidreader25 That‘s wonderful! 8mo
KirstieE Yay yay yay !! 👏🏻 8mo
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Sooo... I didn't need one but I bought a kindle paperwhite. I feel like my constantly tired eyes are due to staring at a computer and phone all day. I've been trying to read more off my kindle and I don't think staring at my kindle fire was helping. I'll still use it for magazines, Manga and graphic novels, but for everything else I'll try the paperwhite.

Kaye Congrats, I hope you like it. I like mine 9mo
VanChocStrawberry It‘s definitely more like looking at paper! I got mine for the same reasons you did, plus it was hard for me to sleep after reading on my phone. It‘s been great! 9mo
8little_paws Yes you will definitely have improvement with the paperwhite. I hope you like it! 9mo
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JoScho For just regular long time reading a Paperwhite is the way to go. I don‘t think you will be disappointed. Enjoy!!! 9mo
Sace @Kaye @VanChocStrawberry @8little_paws @JoScho I'm so happy to read these comments. Obviously I had already justified yet another kindle lol but I still doubted if it would help. 9mo
ReadingSusan This is exciting. Can‘t wait to hear how you like it. I read on my kindle app on my iPad but it‘s way too bright so I think I will get one of these too. 9mo
vumblereads I still have the first kindle paperwhite edition. They‘re very sturdy, you won‘t regret it. I wish I could buy the new waterproof version but my kindle still works perfectly. They are definitely easier on the eyes. I read on my iPhone too but mostly for mangas. 9mo
Sace @ReadingSusan I'm excited 😁 9mo
Sace @vumblereads I'm happy to hear they are sturdy. I feel like my kindle fire is sturdy...but lately it feels like it is acting up and hiccuping more. 9mo
8little_paws I still have both a paperwhite and a fire. Unless I am missing something, I cannot download Hoopla books to the Fire. So, the fire is used exclusively for Hoopla books and comics, and the paperwhite is used for everything else. I bought the paperwhite years ago, the fire I bought when it was on one of those crazy sales around black friday or so and I think I only paid like maybe $40. 9mo
Sace @8little_paws I got this because of a mother's day offer. I haven't had trouble downloading Hoopla books on Fire...but I haven't tried in a while 9mo
8little_paws @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I meant to say I can't DL hoopla to paperwhite 9mo
baes Enjoy! I love, love, love my Kindles for this very reason. I keep one in my purse and one in the house. The battery lasts forever and they sync with my Kindle apps too. 9mo
Sace @8little_paws ah. I'll have to remember that. I tend to borrow physical books from the library (there's a branch that's walking distance from my house.) 9mo
Sace @baes that's another reason I got the paperwhite...when I'm at lunch I like to sit outside and read (plus supervise the students who eat lunch outside.) I can't really do that on a Fire without turning up the screen to a battery draining brightness. 9mo
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Bought myself a present 🤩

Shamzi Best present one can buy for themselves!!! Enjoy reading!! 10mo
SW-T Enjoy! 😊 10mo
TrishB Thank yourself 👍🏻 10mo
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Kaye Have fun ! 10mo
Kristy_K Absolutely love mine. The battery life is amazing. 10mo
tokyoseg (About time!) Enjoy your new baby!! 🤓 10mo
JoScho Yay!!! 10mo
readordierachel Nice! 10mo
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I signed up for the Kindle Unlimited trial in order to read the rest of a romance series I discovered (and loved). Now that I'm almost done with it I'd like to check out other KU books to gauge if I'll want to keep it or cancel. Could you drop me your best KU recommendations? I'm open to anything but have been on a romance and thriller kick lately. Thanks in advance, Littens! ❤️

Cathythoughts I‘ll be interested to see how you get on. I‘ve avoided joining it ... I‘m afraid I might go crazy ... maybe it‘s a good way to go though ... ♥️👍🏻 11mo
TheSpineView I loved The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau, Ensnate by Leah Moyes, River Rising by John Heldt, In Satan's Shadow by JA Miller. If you read SciFi, I recommend All the Stars Are Suns bi CB Brown, Dawn by Octavia Butler 11mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve done a trial twice then cancelled it each time @Cathythoughts - there just didn‘t seem to be enough that interested me... 11mo
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squirrelbrain Sorry @swishandflick that wasn‘t much help was it!? Recently I enjoyed this book, which was on Kindle Deals for 99p but I see is included in Unlimited. 11mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes, that‘s what I thought ... you wouldn‘t be able to get the books you want ( I found the same with the Audible membership ... I ended up leaving because the books I wanted weren‘t available.... ... 11mo
squirrelbrain Amanda Prowse is also a bit romancey, but maybe with some kind of trauma thrown in too; not sure if that suits? 11mo
JoScho -Tracy Crosshwhite series by Robert Dugoni
-The Body Reader and The Body Counter by Anne Frasier
-Stillhouse Lake series by Rachel Caine
-The Collector series by Dot Hutchison
-Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant
-The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
vkois88 It's dark and terrible and fantastic... 11mo
swishandflick @JoScho OOH - I stacked Stillhouse Lake a while back, thank you!! I'll check it and the rest of these out 😄 11mo
swishandflick @vkois88 I've read Verity and loved it!! Too bad I bought it before my KU trial 😂 11mo
BetseyAnd Anything by Kendra Elliott or Melinda Leigh. I recently paid for a year of KU. I love it, but still occasionally have to buy books elsewhere because they aren‘t offered on KU 11mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve been considering signing up because the Fiona Griffiths series by Harry Bingham is available. I really enjoyed the first one. My problem is that I rarely want to read series back-to-back-to-back-to-back so I feel like it would be cheaper to just buy them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
ElenaBaer I‘ve read most of the series. 11mo
nitalibrarian I've enjoyed these romance authors on KU - Talia Hibbert, Kati Wilde, Ruby Dixon, Jen Frederick, Helena Newbury, and Mia Vincy 11mo
CarolynM I get quite a few romance novels through kindle unlimited but I'm not sure if it's actually good value because I often take quite a while to get around to them. 11mo
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I‘m officially making the switch from Nook to Kindle! Mostly I'm just stoked to be able to check out e-books from the library 😆

Leniverse I wish I could do that! The libraries here use a format that isn‘t Kindle compatible. Other than that though, I love my Kindle paperwhite. 11mo
Chelleo Ohhh! My poor Kindle is overloaded with ebooks. That darned Freebooksy site! 11mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m curious whether I‘d get more reading done with one of those... I normally just shove a hardcover in my purse or read on my little iPhone 11mo
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JoScho It is seriously the best! I switched from Nook to Kindle and never looked back! Enjoy!!! 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Welcome! Joooin us! Come to the daaark side . . . 11mo
The_Heeler_Booklife I got my paperwhite last month and I seriously love it. Enjoy! 11mo
inthegreensandblues I love my Paperwhite but really want this new one bc of the waterproof! 11mo
swishandflick I'm already in love with it and regretting that I stuck with Nook as long as I did! As long as I don't think too much about how many unread books are still on my Nook 😭 @Leniverse @Chelleo @JoScho @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @allthingskayla @inthegreensandblues 11mo
Tex2Flo I have both apps on my iPad. I do like the nook more for being able to navigate in a book, but kindle for being able to connect with goodreads for reviews. 11mo
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Asking for a friend 😂

Bookladylinda I haven‘t, I have a Nook HD, yes it‘s old but I love it. I don‘t want to purchase a kindle so I purchased a iPad mini, i have the Nook app and the kindle app now I just need to figure out what to do with me ePubs. 🙁 (edited) 11mo
tournevis You need a converting programme. I use Calibre on the Mac, but I don't remember if it's Win too. 11mo
tournevis @Bookladylinda See my comment 11mo
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Suzze I bought an iPad. The Nook books are in the Nook app, and Kindle in The Kindle app. @Bookladylinda you can use the Bluefire app for ePubs. That is how I read advanced copies. 11mo
swishandflick Ya, iPad seems like a great option but I get headaches with the backlighting so I'm more interested in a Paperwhite. One of my co-workers got a new one and I want it so much 😭 @Bookladylinda @Suzze 11mo
Kimberlone I had a book for a long time. After my newest one pooped out last year I finally decided to upgrade to a Kindle. Haven‘t ever tried to transition all of my nook purchased books as I assumed I wouldn‘t be able to. Alas, if I‘m desperate I have the app on iPhone. 11mo
saresmoore Maybe a Kobo would be a good solution? They have some models that are comparable to Paperwhite and I think they do ePubs. 11mo
DannyOlda I'll have to think about it because it was a while ago but I did transfer some of my Google Books to Kindle via my computer. Not sure if it's different with Nook. Will let you know what I can remember. 11mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookladylinda I read loads of ePub on the iBooks app. Not sure how to transfer from a computer though as I normally download them straight to the app (edited) 11mo
ElenaBaer I use a mini iPad. It‘s about the same size and I have the nook app and the kindle app. 11mo
shutterbug_mama I have a Nook HD and a kindle paper white. I love my kindle so much more due to it being lighter, thinner, smaller size, and looking more like pages in a book. I have not been able to transfer over my files but I haven‘t tried any secret method. The kindle is so much more user friendly and I like dealing with Amazon. Just seems easier. My Nook is now used to watch Netflix and shows on. 11mo
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Amazon knocked (d8 off the price of the new waterproof Paperwhite and 1 accidentally fell in my basket it will be delivered today ??

How easy is it to transfer books to the new Kindle. I assume the ones I purchased from Amazon will be in my cloud but what about my Netgalley ARCs will there be a problem with them?

Kaye Hope you like it as much as I like mine. Good deal to get the extra bucks knocked off ! I‘d think everything currently in your cloud will automatically transfer to your new device once you sign in. Enjoy. 1y
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I have recently replaced my old Kindle paperwhite after 4.5 years because the battery sucked and now I find out from @AlaMich that they are releasing a better version at the start of November. Waterproof! Better screen! Twice the storage!

Btw, about the tagged book: I think it's utterly hilarious that you can get a paperback on how to use your Kindle.

AlaMich My brother told me they have a trade-in program. I don‘t know how it works or whether it would be worth it for you, since yours is brand-new, but you might look into it. 1y
zsuzsanna_reads @alamich They don't seem to have trade-in in the UK (yet). Plus I'll probably need a new phone first as I just cracked the screen. 1y
AlaMich @zsuzsanna_reads oh dear. Well, yes, the phone is probably the priority. 😕 1y
zsuzsanna_reads @alamich I am sticking one of those glass protectors over it to hold it together - it's not in a very noticeable corner - and trying to make it go for a few more months. I hate replacing gadgets. 1y
AlaMich @zsuzsanna_reads I ❤️ buying new gadgets! Sadly, my bank account does not. 1y
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My very first Kindle for my 25th birthday 😀❤ Can't wait to read my first book on here. What should I start with?

Palimpsest Happy birthday! 1y
taraWritesSci Yay! Happy birthday! And happy readings 😊🎂🎉🎈 1y
kikitilly @Palimpsest thank you 😊😊 1y
kikitilly @taraWritesSci thanks! 😊 1y
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If you‘ve been waiting, they just announced the new #kindlepaperwhite. Waterproof, Audible compatible.

You know you want one... 😉

JoScho Lol I really do! 1y
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I don‘t need this, do I??? DO I?!?!


LauraBeth I think you definitely need it! 1y
JoScho Oooh!!! 1y
AlaMich @LauraBeth But but my five year old Paperwhite still works just fine *patting self on back for self-restraint* (edited) 1y
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LauraBeth Everyone needs to retire at some point! 😀 Classic Paperwhite can be your backup. 1y
AlaMich @LauraBeth I like the way you think!! 1y
BethM Is it waterproof now? 1y
AlaMich @BethM Yes, the new updated version is waterproof. But there are a lot of other improvements too, like better resolution, lighter weight, better backlighting. It‘s available for pre-order today. (edited) 1y
BethM Wow! I was hoping to get an oasis for Xmas bc of the waterproofing but now I'll have to investigate! 1y
AlaMich @BethM And this is a lot cheaper than the Oasis. 1y
Redwritinghood If you‘re looking here for help in resisting that, you‘re definitely in the wrong place! I‘m already working on my justification for buying one. 1y
saresmoore I KNOW, RIGHT?! 1y
Kaye Plus it has twice the storage of the last PW, PLUS 6 months of KU for free. I‘m pondering it myself. Have my last year‘s PW to trade in. I may go ahead and get one. I like that it works with audible also,as my current one doesn‘t. 1y
Kaye I just ordered one. You guys talked me into it. I was hoping they‘d add audible to a PW. SOLD TO THE OLD LADY ! 1y
AlaMich @Kaye I will live vicariously through you. 😊 1y
zsuzsanna_reads I just got a new one this year because the old one broke after 4 years use 😭😭 4 years seems like an awfully long time to wait. 1y
AlaMich @zsuzsanna_reads I‘m secretly hoping my 5 year old Paperwhite gives up the ghost so I have an excuse to get the new one. 😬 1y
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1. Yes and a kobo
2. I think it‘s a paperwhite
3. Depends. If I‘m on holiday, all the time, otherwise, not so much.
4. 59
5. I can‘t read library ebooks on the kindle I have to use the kobo or iPad.
6. No audible
7. No. I have a case for the kobo and having seen some lovely skins here on Litsy I‘m really thinking of getting one.
#kindlequestions @Kaye

Kaye Thanks for answering. I‘d like to see a Kobo sometime. It looks online just like a Kindle. Maybe Walmart will have them in sometime since they‘ve got the books for them. 1y
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1. Yes.
2. Paperwhite.
3. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not so much.
4. Over 400 I think.
5. All the time-as often as possible.
6. NA

7. Yes - see pic

CBee Love your cover! 1y
Samplergal Cute cover. When I have to buy a new kindle I‘m going major cute like that. 1y
Bostonmomx2 @Samplergal @CBee thanks. It was super reasonable on amazon. I think only like $15 or something. 1y
Kaye Thanks for answering. The cover is really cute. 1y
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Finally decided to get a handle on my #kindle today. I‘ve never cleaned out my content or organized my ebooks in any way. So, that was step one. Then I created a spreadsheet of the unread ones. I plan to further prioritize, but this was enough for today. I have 111 unread which accounts for about 30% of my cloud, so that‘s not too bad. Right?? Say yes. 😬 #booknerdproblems

❓- How do you track/organize your ebooks?

jpmcwisemorgan That‘s amazing! I‘m pretty sure my unread count is much higher. One day.... 1y
britt_brooke @jpmcwisemorgan I expected it to be higher so I was pleasantly surprised. I‘m thinking I‘ll take a few of them and make an ebook bingo card as motivation to tackle some. 1y
BookishMe 👏🏽👏🏽 GR is how I track read books/ current reads but unread library piles are at the mercy of my whims ;o 1y
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britt_brooke @BookishMe I use GR, too, but I don‘t have a shelf for my ebooks. Maybe I should make one. I like that idea. 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
BookishMe Oh, I have a Overdrive shelf, since that's my only source of ebooks ;D 1y
CoffeeK8 On my kindle, I just have 2 collections. Unread and favorites. Then I organize more in goodreads. 1y
britt_brooke @BookishMe I should make a shelf for library books, too. The majority of what I borrow is from Overdrive/Libby. 1y
britt_brooke @CoffeeK8 I need to better utilize GR. I think I‘m going to add an unread ebook shelf and a library shelf. 1y
britt_brooke @Jess7 I know you read a lot of ebooks, too. How do you keep yours organized? 1y
CoffeeK8 @britt_brooke yes, it really is the easiest way for me to organize them. 1y
valeriegeary Please come over and organize mine? 😄 1y
Coleen I tag mine as such on LT. 1y
Leftcoastzen Good for you,it‘s really hard to do a project like that , but so nice when it‘s done. (edited) 1y
britt_brooke @Coleen I need to do this on GR, but until today, I didn‘t even know what all I had. 😳 1y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen It was oddly satisfying. 1y
Amie I organize my books on my Kindle in collections - mainly to read and read. I also have collections for series and favorite authors that I have multiple books, just to make them easier to find, but the tbr and read collections are the most useful - if only to shame me when I see how many more books I have unread than read 😁 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I am a lost cause .... 1y
britt_brooke @amie I haven‘t organized mine into collections, but I like this idea, too. 👍🏻 1y
Aimeesue Organize? Hahahahahahahahaha! I either do a search for the book I want to read, or scroll through all 1900 books through the Kindle app, which is faster than paging through the Kindle. 1y
Insightsintobooks I use collections, I have them organized into ARCs from Netgalley to read, books from authors to read, then into some general genres as well and all other to read. 1y
Readingismyescape I use collections on Kindle too, but I am still way out of control with my unread ebooks. 😳 1y
8little_paws I have hundreds unread 😶. Now I want to organize them all in goodreads, since I have like hours of free time this time of year /sarcasm lol 1y
britt_brooke @Readingismyescape It‘s gets out of control so fast! It‘s just way to easy to pick up ebook deals. I‘ve considered unsubscribing to those emails until I make a dent in what I already own, but I afraid I‘ll miss something. 😬😆 1y
britt_brooke @Insightsintobooks I should definitely do this for ARCs. I‘ve only just started with NetGalley and don‘t have many yet (I‘m trying to control myself 😬), but this would be helpful. Thanks! 1y
Sarah83 I made several folders. For each genre one folder and one folder for 'read' ebooks. 1y
swynn Kudos for calculating your percentage unread. Me, I'm afraid to count. As for organize, yeah ... no. 1y
Herschelian Been thinking I should organise the books on my kindle - now you have inspired me! Do you have the books sorted into ‘collections‘ on your paper white? Eg poetry, crime, memoirs etc? 1y
britt_brooke @Sarah83 I need to do something like this as well. 👍🏻 1y
britt_brooke @swynn 😆 I was afraid at first, but it sounds like my numbers are pretty low compared to a lot of Litsy folks. 1y
britt_brooke @Herschelian I haven‘t sorted them into any collections yet, but I plan to at least do “read” and “unread” and maybe “fiction” and “nonfiction.” 1y
Reviewsbylola That is totally reasonable!! 1y
ForstRose I‘d have to look at my numbers in kindle but I know they‘re scary. Partly because I‘ve been banned from adding to the physical book collection I own as long as I am sharing space with my parents. Apparently 2 5.5‘ bookcases with every shelf double stacked and a dozen paper cases of books in the garage count as too many in their world. 1y
ForstRose That is 5.5‘ tall so five shelves plus the top and probably 3-4‘ wide. 1y
ForstRose If I can keep those sorted I‘m sure I can wade through the collection process in my kindle books even though I know it has to be at least triple the count of the book shelf residents 1y
britt_brooke @ForstRose 😆 Seems like the perfect reason to keep loading up on ebooks!! (edited) 1y
ForstRose @britt_brooke that‘s my reasoning anyway! Gotta keep that TBR mountain growing - or us bibliophiles don‘t have anything to look forward to when we actually have time to read 1y
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I turn my back for two minutes... 😂 😭

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So I just somewhat impulsively purchased a Kindle Paperwhite. I never thought I‘d go back to Kindle. I usually read on my iPad mini. All the reviews were touting its long battery life, reduced eye strain, and the ability to read outside. We shall see. I blame it on Prime Day. #kindle #paperwhite #ereader #blameitonprime

JoScho It is amazing! I think you will love it. 2y
Pamwurtzler I love mine! 2y
Jess7 I LOVE MINE! So much better than reading on my ipad 2y
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Purrfectpages @JoScho @Pamwurtzler @jess7 that‘s what I keep hearing! I‘m notorious for reading in bed at night and I like the idea of being able to read outside. I have SO MANY books to transfer though, so I‘ll see. I also got the special offers button but I heard you can get them removed. (edited) 2y
JoScho You know they don‘t really bother me. And yes you can pay to remove them later so just see how you feel about them. Sometimes they even suggest books that I like. 2y
Purrfectpages @JoScho I‘m hearing you can just ask Amazon customer support and they‘ll do it. It sounds too easy though! I never watch ads anymore. Not even on TV! Lol 2y
JoScho Same! I pay for Hulu no commercials. But it is a picture when your kindle is asleep of a book they recommend. There are sometimes some ads at the bottom of the screen when you are on your home page but basically instead of having a book amazon wants you to purchase as your screensaver you would have something more generic. 2y
Purrfectpages @JoScho I get it. Btw how much more is Hulu without commercials? I don‘t have Hulu...yet 2y
JoScho @Purrfectpages I want to say it was like $8 or $9 with ads and $12 without. Totally worth it! 2y
JoScho Did you get the white or Black kindle? 2y
Purrfectpages @JoScho maybe one day. I considered the Kindle a belated gift from my in laws. Had to justify it somehow! I got the white with a pink case. What do you have? 2y
JoScho I currently have a Voyage but had the Black paperwhite for years and was very jealous when they came out with the white one. Seriously you will use it so much. I can‘t wait to see a picture with your new pink case! 2y
Purrfectpages @JoScho what‘s different about the Voyage? I see so much of the black one, but I love the clean look of white. It goes well with a lot of colors, too. I‘ll post a pic once I‘ve got her all dressed, so to speak lol 2y
JoScho @Purrfectpages the Voyage has buttons on both side as well as page swipe. I liked the idea of being able to read one handed-with either hand-and being able to turn the pages. It is a small detail but I sold my old one to justify the purchase and got it on prime day. Yes dress her up! I call it #kindlewear 2y
Purrfectpages @JoScho good to know! I‘ll figure out more once I “meet” her! Lol 2y
Kristy_K I just got one last week and LOVE it!! 2y
Cinfhen I got one for my bday last month.. it‘s still in the box 🙄🤭I‘m not good with electronic readers 2y
Purrfectpages @Cinfhen I get it. E-readers aren‘t for everyone. 2y
Purrfectpages @Kristy_K aw man! Are you mad you got it just before the price dropped? 2y
Kristy_K @Purrfectpages Yes! That always seems to happen lol. 2y
tpixie How are you enjoying your #Paperwhite ? I read off my iPhone but I‘m starting to worry about eye strain (edited) 7mo
Purrfectpages @tpixie I think it‘s great! It‘s easy on the eyes and good for nighttime reading as well as sunshine. 7mo
tpixie @Purrfectpages awesome! Thanks for the info!! I do a lot of audio but when I‘m actually reading it‘s usually at bedtime and I worry about the eyestrain on from my iPhone. I think I may just take the leap! 7mo
Purrfectpages @tpixie make sure to look for a good deal! 7mo
tpixie @Purrfectpages I looked at Amazon prime day and it looks like they‘ll have discounts on refurbished paper whites but not new ones 7mo
Purrfectpages @tpixie it‘s still a few weeks away. I‘m pretty sure I got mine new on Prime Day. 7mo
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1st World Reading Problem #1: Ever Since getting my first Kindle ever, a Kindle Paperwhite, only about a month or two ago, I have read more than I have in a long time. That‘s not the problem. The problem is that I am currently waiting for my Kindle to charge due to my horrible battery management. I could go old school, but then I‘d have another book started. Which leads to...

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bookishbitch Try charging it while you sleep. That's what has worked best for me. 2y
Ruthiella Yup! When available I check out an ebook from the library AND have a physical copy of same book on hand. JUST IN CASE 😀 2y
LiterRohde @bookishbitch 🤪You‘d think I could remember to do that!🤣 2y
bookishbitch Ahh yes the old memory issue. I know it well. 😉 2y
KatieanneF Wizard and glass is just...it‘s wonderful. I don‘t remember loving two young characters as much as I loved Susanna and Roland ♥️. Enjoy the ride! 2y
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1st World Reading Problem #2: With as much as I have been reading lately, I was only doing one book and one audiobook and found that sometimes I didn‘t want to read the book I had started. I found many users with an insane amount of books being read at one time. I have upped my game to one audiobook and three other books of varying genres in order to keep me reading consistently. We shall see how it goes.

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bookishbitch Don't stress about it. Do whatever works best for YOU! I frequently begin books only to get side tracked by another. And I sometimes have binges of no reading altogether. Never try to keep up with others because there is ALWAYS someone else doing more. Reading shouldn't be stressful, just fun. 2y
LiterRohde @bookishbitch Yup. Not trying to compare. I literally just never thought to have more than one book going at a time. If I don‘t want to read, I don‘t. However, I was finding I wanted to read - just not in the mood for the book I started. I had this roadblock in my head that said I had to finish the current book first. We shall see how multiple books goes. I‘m excited to try it. (edited) 2y
bookishbitch Gotcha! 2y
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LiterRohde @bookishbitch How is The Fireman, btw? I‘ve been thinking about reading or listening to it. It‘s currently backed up to like 6 weeks at my library. 2y
BooknerdsLife Ah! Guess I‘m the opposite, I always want to concentrate on just one book at a time but I‘m such a mood reader I need to switch from book to book according to my current mood. Maybe you are becoming a mood reader too 😉 2y
cherinium It was a mind-boggling epiphany for me to realize that it is ok to have more than one book going at a time. I have drastically increased my reading by allowing myself to start something new before finishing one. I went through a decade long stretch of reading 3-4 books a year because of my one-book-at-a-time "rule." I've already completed 15 so far this year! ? 2y
LiterRohde @cherinium Hoping that‘s what happens to me. Otherwise, I‘ll just have 25 half read books, or something. 😜 2y
Aimeesue I can read multiple books at the same time, as long as each one is tied to different contexts. Like, I can listen to an audiobook while walking the dogs, read a serial read with a book group, and read a fiction book and a non-fiction book in the same time frame. That way, they all seem to register distinctly in my Brain. If I tried to read two similar fiction books at once, I'd mix them up though. 2y
LiterRohde @BooknerdsLife Grass is always greener, right? You wanna be me, I wanna be you...but you only want my patience as a reader of one book at a time. You don‘t want the rest of it - trust me! 🤪 2y
LiterRohde @Aimeesue Good to hear. That‘s why I tried to pick all different genres. Maybe this will also help me be a more diverse reader. Again, just started, so we shall see how it goes. (edited) 2y
Aimeesue @LiterRohde Good luck! 2y
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I‘m so glad I decided to get a Paperwhite. I‘m not going to lie— this cover may have influenced my decision to buy one 😊

Emiller Love it!! 2y
SandyW 😂 2y
Morr_Books 😍 2y
Traci1 💙💙💙 2y
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It was time for a new Kindle #cover. There are plenty of classics under there! (I'm cheating slightly) #maylovesclassics @sarah83 @Bambolina_81

saresmoore Beautiful cover! 2y
InLibrisVeritas That is gorgeous 2y
wanderinglynn Ooh! Love that. So pretty. ❤️👍🏻 2y
SilversReviews Beautiful cover. 2y
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So I finally took the plunge and ordered the paper white and discovered that for prime members it is (d8 off til next Monday ?? in case anyone is thinking of a new one before then.
Obviously I don‘t know if this applies outside UK!

saresmoore Awesome! 2y
Crazeedi I got a paper white a month or so ago, I am really liking it again, since I had an old one and hadn't used for a long time. Enjoy! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart That‘s a great bargain if you use eReaders! 2y
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Cinfhen Ooooh!!! I‘m going to see if that‘s the deal in the states!!! Hubby convinced me to wait until July but if it‘s on sale it makes sense to buy now!! Did u order any accessories?? 2y
GarthRanzz In the US it‘s currently $40 off for Prime members. 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi my old one has died and I‘ve been dithering about a new one! 2y
TrishB @Wanderingwithwords I use for work travels so did need a new one! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen see comment from @GarthRanzz (thanks!) looks like it may be worth it! I got the black case with it 😁👍🏻 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB I think you won't be sorry. I wasn't sure since I hadn't used my old one for years, but I have been back into e books since I got it. And it's back lit so I can read in bed without disturbing hubby! 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous 💗🙌🏻 2y
kezzlou85 I love mine so much. Hope you love yours too. 2y
TrishB @Crazeedi it‘s the dog I don‘t want to disturb! She won‘t go to sleep til the lights off! 2y
TrishB @kezzlou85 looking forward to getting it! 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB that's funny,😂 2y
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Happy 4 years!! Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin (pockets and paperbacks) ❤


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Cover from Amazon. #kindlewear #JoScho

JoScho I love that cover! Thanks for sharing! 💕 2y
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I got a new case for my kindle! I couldn‘t resist this math-y doodle design. It‘s very slim and I think I‘ll be able to carry my kindle more often!

BkClubCare It‘s beautiful! 2y
TricksyTails That‘s so cool! 😍😍😍 2y
JoScho Oh that is really fun! Thanks for sharing 💕 2y
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Nick got me a kindle paperwhite for my birthday... he's all for being tidy and organised, so I think he's hoping I will buy less physical books 😂 I love it and I'm reading more now than I have the last couple of weeks. 👍 Also, how amazing is the personalised cover my mum and dad got me?!

Grrlbrarian That‘s really cool! 👍 2y
Christine11 Gorgeous! I hope you love it 😍 2y
readsusieread LOVE YOUR COVER! 2y
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Chelleo That‘s an awesome #bookishcover #bookishcase (edited) 2y
robinb Love that!!! Glad you‘re loving your Paperwhite! 2y
jhod Great cover! 2y
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“Here, do you want your Kindle??” 😸

Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
AmyG Gorgeous cat. 2y
goodbyefrancie Beautiful kitty! 2y
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rubyslippersreads Lovely Tortie! 😻 2y
Christine11 Awww ? Those eyes! 😻😻 2y
Brenda What a gorgeous cat!😻 2y
umbrellagirl She‘s so pretty! 2y
shanebeth beauty! 💜 2y
Mdargusch So pretty! 2y
Johanna414 Torties are my favorite! Her face is absolutely adorable 2y
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Holiday etiquette question: I'm thinking of upgrading to a Voyage or Oasis soon, and giving my boyfriend my three-year-old Kindle Paperwhite as an Xmas gift. He currently has a Kobo, but has expressed that he'd like an e-reader with a backlight. I'm worried giving a used Kindle as a gift might be a little tacky, even if it comes with nearly 1,000 books. I plan on buying a new case for it, but after living in my bag for three years ⬇

2BR02B it's a little battered. Would this be an appropriate gift? 2y
BookMaven407 Does he like used books? I would love a used kindle loaded with books so I'd say why not 🙂🎄📚 2y
2BR02B @BookMaven407 yeah, he's pretty tolerant of broken-in books, so the condition probably wouldn't bother him, come to think of it. 2y
TricksyTails I would be thrilled! I do like used books so if he's the same I think he'd be excited about the gift. Maybe throw in a gift card so he can get some more books? 2y
2BR02B @TricksyTails that's a great idea! Possibly a little tricky since it's connected with my Amazon account, but I bet it could work. 2y
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Just like @Blaire mentioned, I don't get subscription boxes, so Kindle books are my version of #booksfromboxes.
@Cinfhen @Robothugs

Cinfhen You can't beat those Kindle deals! 2y
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It‘s here! Kindle was not recovered from the plane, but the new one arrived. I don‘t get any book box subscriptions, but since I read on my kindle most of the time this was the ultimate #booksfromboxes and also reason to celebrate 🍾 #tuneintonovember #emojinov #celebrate

Cinfhen The print is so sharp & clear ❣️enjoy 2y
Reviewsbylola Woo hoo!!! 2y
britt_brooke Yay!! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 2y
RealLifeReading Hooray! 2y
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😁😁😁 I was so excited yesterday! I got my Kindle Paperwhite in the mail! Also got a cool sleep/awake cover for it too. Looks perfect in all its glory.
Side note: going to have to get rid of those ads. I found out that you can ask Amazon customer service to remove them at no charge if you are willing to ask nicely.
#kindle #paperwhite

Kaye Looking pretty. Could you drop a note back in here if you get them to remove the ads at no cost ? I‘d like to get mine off there too but hate to spend another 20 bucks to do it. That‘s what their ad says. Good luck and happy reading. (edited) 2y
TheRiehlDeal @Kaye I got them to remove the ads for me at no cost. The representatives were very helpful and nice. 2y
Kaye Oh, thanks for dropping me a note. I‘m gonna try it now too. 👍 2y
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I got a new Kindle Paperwhite (my old Kindle is a Kindle touch that's about 6 years old). I really like it except for two quirks I can't seem to fix. I tried Google, but mostly found stuff relating to side loading & using calibre, which has nothing to do with my issues. The problems are that not all the cover images are showing (just the generic image with title) even for books I've downloaded & my collections are not displaying in alpha order. 🤔

Laura317 That would make me nuts. I think as things get older, the company quits giving updates. Since Kindles are so inexpensive, I didn't blame you. 3y
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Congrats @Booksandcooks - and thank you for this generous giveaway! I love all formats, but I prefer ebooks. I'm obsessed with my Kindle Paperwhite! #6666giveaway

dariazeoli Kindle Paperwhite for the win! 👍🏻 3y
britt_brooke @dariazeoli 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
LauraBrook I ❤️my Paperwhite too! So amazing. 3y
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TheBookStacker I'm hoping the Paperwhite will be on Prime day sale I just have the basic regular kindle. 3y
britt_brooke @LauraBrook 🙌🏻💚 3y
britt_brooke @TheBookStacker I got mine on Prime day last year so I bet it will be. 🤞🏻 I've had a basic and a Fire, but the Paperwhite has by far been my favorite! 3y
SarahRotenberry Cool cover! 3y
Jess7 I love my paperwhite too! 3y
britt_brooke @Jess7 🙌🏻💚 3y
Megabooks Thank you!! And my mom pretty much only uses her paperwhite and overdrive. 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
britt_brooke @Booksandcooks That's awesome! 💚 3y
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GirlMeetsBook THIS IS TOO REAL. 😂😭 3y
brilliantglow Anyone is retail or customer service can seriously relate to that. 😂😂😂😂 3y
TNbookworm 😂😂 3y
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@bookriot #howyouread

Plus lots of physical copies of course 😊

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My brand new Kindle and my trusted 4 year old one 💙 I seriously cannot live without this device 😊 So when a friend went on a vacation to the States I seized the opportunity to buy a back up 🤓

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Another bookish treat from my in-laws...a lovely cover/pouch for my Kindle Paperwhite made by bertiescloset on Etsy. I love it already. Even better is that the design and color remind me of the Modern Mrs Darcy logo. 💕

britt_brooke Love it! 3y
Jenshootsweddings It's lovely! 3y
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The hubby and I had very similar ideas this Christmas... so excited about my new Paperwhite!

she_barks Yay!!! 3y
ReadingOver50 I ❤️ my Kindle paperwhite 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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I'll admit it took me a while to warm up to e-readers and when I finally decided to take the plunge I agonized over which would be the best one and finally settled for the Kindle Paperwhite and have pretty happy with it. I love that all my books are readily available and with the Kindle app on my iPhone I can sneak a quick read at any time 😜

[DELETED] 3323341091 mmm...a stella sounds good! 🍻 3y
Faibka @fern it's one of my favorites! 🍻 3y
ReadingEnvy I love my Paperwhite! 3y
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Tsubame I don't want one, but I do see all the good points of e-readers. But I just love to hold books and pages in my hands ❤️📚❤️ 3y
Faibka @ReadingEnvy 👍😊 3y
Faibka @Tsubame It took me a long time to warm up to them as I also looove the feel and smell of a book, but starting to see the benefits and now I love it as well. Still, as you can tell by my posts, I do keep buying books, that's probably not going to stop 😜 3y
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I love my #ereader. I have a kindle paperwhite, a few older kindles, my iPad mini and then a windows phone all of which get used to varying degrees for different types of reading. I used to have a ex who'd frisk me for books before socialising, but after finally getting a smart phone I'm never without now

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I love this joke. 😂 #ereader


LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
moranadatter 😂🙌🏻 3y
Tasau 😂😂 3y
Elizzy Genial! 😁👍🏼 3y
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SeasonsReadings2016 - #EReader

I am a poly-reader, enjoying books in audio, hardcover, paperback, and digital formats. I most often use my Kindle Paperwhite when traveling, because of its small size and large amount of files.

Leniverse Love that cover! 3y
rubyslippersreads Poly-reader--what a great term! I'm one too. 😀📚📚📚 3y
andreadmw Agreed, poly-reader is the perfect term! 3y
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Suetara Love the term poly-reader! I'm one too. 📚📚📚📚📚 3y
SharonGoforth That's gorgeous! 3y
SiriGuruDevSingh I wish I were a poly-reader! I am a strictly paper books kind of gal—unless I'm on a long drive (Ebooks felt like reading a long, easily ignored text...) 3y
julesG The cover is gorgeous! 3y
Coleen Also loving that cover. Where did you find it? 3y
BooksForYears @Coleen - I found the cover on Amazon a few years ago, when I got the kindle. 3y
booksbythecup Well look what I learned on listy.... I'm a poly-reader (except I haven't done an audio book yet it's a goal for 2017) 3y
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I've had a Kindle for years and it is an essential part of my reading. I share a tiny flat with two other people and I just don't have room for all the books I want 😥 . I try to buy hard copies from small and independent publishers but my #ereader allows me to focus on my beautiful Folio Society collection (and Tolkien) 😁 #SeasonsReadings

rubyslippersreads Lovely collection! 3y
LeahBergen Beautiful Folios! 3y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Thank you! That's just a few of them ❤ 3y
saresmoore Priorities and living with intention make life simpler and richer, I think. I love a small collection of special books! 3y
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Oh no!😳😳😂😂

britt_brooke 🙊😂 3y
melbeautyandbooks Funny and sad. I saw something similar- except it was a real conversation. Somebody asked what people used before google maps. The answer was maps (of course). Then he said- no before google maps. 3y
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Alfoster Yes, I heard a celebrity's daughter looked at a phone book and exclaimed, "It's like google in a book!" 3y
Usagi That is hilarious. 3y
JoRead And the best thing is that it never runs out of batteries! 3y
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