Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Any wonder as to why my favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast?


I wanted that library he gave to her so bad. It was wonderful. Much better than promises he couldn't keep. I loved to read even as small child. I would take books and make up my own words or I would beg and plead my older brothers to read to me. Occasionally my dad or stepmom would read to me, but it was rare. 

I have an advantage over most people. I can read several languages. I learned to read French first which has it's advantages at times. Though, that comes at a disadvantage for me growing up. As much as I wanted there was no way I was ever going to have a library like that. There was no place to store all the books I wanted. I hated reading in the library. Though, I love libraries and bookstores. I even worked at Books-A-Million for six years.

That was harsh on me. Employee discount, smell of books, and making money at the same time? It's amazing I didn't go crazy behind that counter more often. I loved our unveiling parties for Harry Potter books. I simply adored them. I love watching the elementary students running around in robes and chasing each other with wands screaming out spells or making up their own on occasion. 

I have always loved books. They were my escape a child from whatever was bothering me. Alas, I could not keep all of my favorites. I have a select few from growing up that I kept. I have several of my favorite children's books in a trunk in the my spare bedroom that someday I will share with my own children. It is a shame that little Golden Books are now $3 and all of mine say 97¢. I have the first 13 Boxcar Children Books, as well as the original Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Baby Sitter's Club. I have few extras here and there that I kept over the years. I have multiple different hardback and paperback copies of Harry Potter. I have several religious books that I have nonfiction and fiction.

Though I love and enjoy Amazon's creation. I absolutely love Kindle. My Kindle is one of my best friend. I know I have an iPad with the Kindle app on there as well. I have my iPod with the Kindle app on there. However, nothing beats the real Kindle. My dad got mine for me almost two years ago. I had been craving one so bad.  And why shouldn't I have been? It is an avid reader's dream come true!

Dad went ahead and bought me a red cover for mine since I was about to begin the University of Alabama. The covers Amazon sales for them come with a light. I have the Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display. I adore it! 


Easy and sophisticated reader - One of my favorite things about my Kindle is the way it doesn't feel or look like an electronic. Just like a real book you feel as though you are in a different world. You don't notice the technology and feels just like reading where you don't notice what you are holding. It is easy to hold. The Kindle Keyboard 3G has a controller pad so you can highlight and make notes of things and also look up words. The Keyboard is a full keyboard so it's even easier to take notes, which is great for school reading!  The buttons are on either side of Kindle Keyboard 3G to turn the page so no matter how you turn and hold the Kindle you can easily turn the page. Plus unlike other electronics the Kindle doesn't get run hot so you can enjoy the Kindle however long you like.

Speaking of how long to use a Kindle. The battery in it? Unbelievable. I do a lot of reading. Church, blog research, school reading and leisure reading are the reasons for which I read. Completely charged once and you are good for a month and half to 2 months seriously! I didn't believe it when reading about them, but it's true.  Kindle Keyboard 3G has convenience of no wireless setup. You can shop, download, and read right out of the box. Kindle Keyboard 3G uses the same wireless signals as cell phones, so you don't need to worry about Wi-Fi connections, passwords or internet charges. Unlike cell phones, with Kindle Keyboard 3G there are no monthly fees or commitments  Amazon pays for Kindle Keyboard 3G's wireless connectivity. 

With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle Keyboard 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac.For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions.To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection. Kindle Keyboard 3G also comes with built-in Wi-Fi so you can search, shop and have books wirelessly delivered to your device without synching to a computer. Kindle Keyboard 3G automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks wherever you are.

Kindle Keyboard 3G has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle Keyboard also has three font styles to choose from all optimized and hand-tuned to provide good experience. Kindle Keyboard 3G uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Characteristics of electronic ink are easy to read and barely feels like a gadget. Images and photos display crisply on Kindle and can be zoomed to the full size of the screen. 

Kindle Keyboard 3G supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in the translation that’s right for you. Kindle Keyboard 3G displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts. Manually rotate the display from portrait to landscape to view maps, graphs, tables and Web pages. 

Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class with real page numbers. A Kindle corresponds to text in a print book, to identify the correct, “real” page number to display. Real page numbers are available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books, including the top 100 bestselling books in the Kindle Store that have matching print editions. Page numbers are displayed when you push the menu button. 

Kindle Keyboard 3G makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents including Word, and PDF  directly to your Kindle Keyboard 3G and read them in Kindle format. Delivery via Wi-Fi is free; there is a small fee for delivery via 3G. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle, available for free download at

Your personal documents will be stored in your Kindle library on Amazon and ready to download conveniently anywhere at any time. You can add notes, highlights and bookmarks, which are automatically synchronized across devices along with the last page.You can read your PDFs in their native format and convert them to the Kindle format so that it reflows like a regular Kindle book.

Come across a word you don’t know? Kindle Keyboard 3G includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle Keyboard lets you instantly lookup the definition without ever leaving the book – simply move the cursor to the word and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen. 

Kindle Keyboard 3G makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Just enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search.

By using the QWERTY keyboard, you can add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book. And because it is digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read. 

See what millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it. Which is just perfect for school or lectures.

Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle Keyboard 3G, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight a passage or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books. Also great for group work for school and tests!

Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user – including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere – can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community. Which is also extremely useful in situations for school or group projects!

Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for a period of 14 days. Not all books are lendable — the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending. Customers can also check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle or free Kindle reading app. Our libraries in Huntsville have this and it's amazing I'm really hoping Universities pick up on this option!!!!

Organize your Kindle library into collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier. For example, you can add the same book to your "History" and "My Favorite Authors" collections. With new password protection functionality, you can choose to lock your Kindle Keyboard automatically when you’re not using it. 

Access the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle Keyboard 3G search and shop the world’s largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers, blogs and games. They auto-deliver all your purchases in seconds – simply search, buy, and you’re ready to read. 

Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across to make personalized recommendations.

The Kindle store contains the largest selection of books people want to read: over a million books, including 800,000 at $9.99 or less. Over 2 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island. I personally love that their are books for free!!!!!

Also download, and listen to over 60,000 audiobooks right from your Kindle Keyboard 3G. Shop the Internet’s premier provider of digital audiobooks, with genres including mysteries and thrillers, romance, and biographies. 

Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale. Stay up to date with the latest tech stories, sports results and news updates from your favorite blogs. Subscribe to popular blogs such as Gizmodo, The Onion and ESPN to receive auto-updates on your Kindle Keyboard throughout the day. 

Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word and Number Slide. 

Kindle Keyboard features an experimental web browser based on WebKit to provide a better web browsing experience. Now it's easier than ever to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle. Experimental web browsing is free. 

With the Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle Keyboard can read English newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. In the middle of a great story or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go which is perfect for school! In addition to reading books, Text-to-Speech can also read aloud menu options, content listings and item descriptions across your Kindle Keyboard. Simply turn on Voice Guide in the Settings menu to get started. 

And last but defiantly not least, transfer MP3 files to Kindle to play as background music while you read. You can quickly and easily transfer MP3 files via USB by connecting Kindle to your computer. Another feature that is just divine to have while reading!!

 I love the red leather cover!
 The screen saver for my Kindle.
I love the light that comes with the cover!

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