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Grind

Kindle and stuff

I still prefer "proper" books but might be lured into getting ones I'm less fussed about for the electronic gizmo lurking in the house.

Are there any out there that don't cost close to the paper versions that are worth it though?

I wasn't very successful at finding anything that caught my eye without costing too much earlier.

Older books with dead authors?
Forest

Not sure about kindle but there's tons of free old books for the iPad, I have a Dostoyevsky and some Sherlock Holmes stuff when I can be arsed getting round to starting them.
Grind

Forest wrote:
Not sure about kindle but there's tons of free old books for the iPad, I have a Dostoyevsky and some Sherlock Holmes stuff when I can be arsed getting round to starting them.


Aha! Dat's what I'm talkin' about.

I'll have a dick about with the remaining functional iPad and see if I can find and then transfer stuff across to the Kindle somehow.
Grind

Clacker wrote:
Various links to free Kindle books here:

http://mashable.com/2010/12/25/free-kindle-books/


Ooh! Ta muchly.  
Dock

G Man, loads of good cheap and free stuff to be had. If you go on T'Amazon and look for 'top 100 free kindle books'. that should set you off on the right path. as I have posted on here before I was dead against the Kindle until I actually used one. I wouldn't be without mine now. I find I read more now than I used to before I had the Kindle. Last year I read thrity odd books but so far this year I have already read eight. Most of Dickens stuff is free for Kindle. I'm currently reading the brilliant 'Martin Chuzzlewit' by Dickens. Great book. Shop price approx £8.99, nowt on Kindle. The free stuff tends to be the older out of copyright titles but a lot of contemporary fiction is on average £4.99 as opposed to double that for the printed version. My Kindle was a present off Mrs .D but its the £89 Kindle and for the amount of free stuff I have downloaded and read its nearly paid for itself.
Grind

Ta again.

I never really got around to reading Dickens, so I might do some shoplifting from the online Curiosity shop.
Dock

Just downloaded 'White Fang' by Jack London and 'South: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition' by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. Both for nowt.
Late Doors

Ace, we did White Fang for our O Level, read it over and over again.
Grind

Ours was "A room with a view."

I could (and probably would) enjoy Forster's novels now - although there's plenty of other stuff I'd prefer to read - but I remember finding it beyond tedious as a fifteen year old.
Seal

Dock wrote:
Shop price approx £8.99, nowt on Kindle. The free stuff tends to be the older out of copyright titles but a lot of contemporary fiction is on average £4.99 as opposed to double that for the printed version. My Kindle was a present off Mrs .D but its the £89 Kindle and for the amount of free stuff I have downloaded and read its nearly paid for itself.


My local library has a vast selection, I can even reserve them online, and they are free too.

Use 'em or lose 'em.
Cutsyke

Not sure about the UK but nearly all Charles Dickens' stuff is free over here. That's incredible when you think about it. Like getting an ipod and finding out The Beatles are giving it all away.
Dock

Couldn’t agree more Cuts. I have read three Dickens already and have just finished one. I also have eight other Dickens novels downloaded and awaiting my perusal. All for nowt. In another thread you mentioned a writer called Willa Cather. Most of her stuff is free on Kindle and I have downloaded ‘My Antonia’ by her. All on your recommendation. It’d better be good. No pressure n' that.
Cutsyke

She's really good. That's a great book. There's a triology with O pioneers and I forget the other one but My Antonia was the first and best one I read. I like all those stories set in America when it was all new to white men and they're breaking into new territory.


Amazon also do dayly specials books for 99cents but you have to jump on them I have found to my regret.

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