I believe there is more than one person here with an interest in T.E. Lawrence. This book is available right now for $2 usd on all the platforms (Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, & Kobo) ~
Empire of Sand: A Novel Based on the Life of T. E. Lawrence
As the future of Europe is being decided in the muddy trenches of the Western Front, Lieutenant Thomas Edward Lawrence is thousands of miles away, toiling in the map room of the British Army’s general headquarters in Cairo. But the young intelligence officer has big ideas—none bigger than his vision of a unified Arabia free of its Ottoman rulers.
I don't know if you buy books as gifts for other people, Huckle, but I have found that the daily newsletters on the ebooks often alert me to a worthy book I never heard of. I buy quite a few "real" books for my mother, and the ebook newsletters are handy starting points for searching out good stuff.
Mr. Kimby was given a Kindle for Christmas almost 2years ago, and has yet to use it. Should he? Pros and cons of e-readers, please. We may have waited long enough for the technology to have caught up to the vision...
Post by cheerypeabrain on Aug 18, 2019 19:07:47 GMT
I love my kindle. The original one with a non reflective screen is my favourite. Great for reading on holiday, when out and about. I used to take mine to work as it slips easily into my bag. My son borrows it (even tho it has a pink cover!) as we have a similar taste in books at least some of the time. The kindle fire is great too...I tend to use mine for audiobooks. Between us we have 7 kindles..a couple are so battered that we don't use them much...just when we forget to charge the one we're using at the time. Jeff has an 8" one that he uses as a tablet.
I think that they're splendid. All 3 of us regularly buy ebooks so we can borrow each others' kindle if we fancy a book somebody else has downloaded. We already have full bookcases...but I do still buy the occasional paper book. Ebooks tend to be quite competitively priced, so it works out ok. As for audiobooks...Jeff and I each pay a small monthly fee which entitles us to one audiobook per month..if you don't pay a monthly fee then audiobooks can be quite expensive. With the package we have you can return a book if you don't like the narrator, or dislike the book and you get your credit back. Audiobooks are good on long journeys, and when you're waiting for a bus, sewing, or just trying to block out the monotony of a hum drum existence....
However...I still think that the original plain, non reflective screen ereader is the best to get. The range of books available is quite extensive.
Kimby, have you put the Kindle app on your phone? I have never owned a Kindle, but there is a free Kindle app for every device. I have two tablets of different sizes, but since I got a phone I have been perfectly content to read on it rather than either of the larger devices. Put the app on your phone & try it out. You have nothing to lose except the price of whatever your test book is.
Since I started getting the daily emails with tailored-to-me ebook offers, I have amassed quite a library. I absolutely love the luxury of so much choice. I'm not into audio books, but Kindle keeps trying to give me a free audio book with various ebook purchases I've made. Also, there are ebooks that you're allowed to lend to another person for a two week period.
What this thread needs is for people who use Amazon/Kobo/Barnes&Noble/AppleBooks/Google in other countries to please report on any similar limited-time-off ebook newsletters available in regions other than the US. And Canada -- can Canadians access the US Amazon deals I've been reporting on here?
I swap files between my new/old iPhone and my PC using a piece of software called "EaseUS MobiMover". I have no complaints, i quickly figured it out and it does what it is supposed to. With it, you can easily save all the photos etc. on your iPhone in any way you prefer. You use the USB adapter cable that comes with your iPhone to transmit the data back and forth. I like wired vs. wireless, simpler, faster, and more fault resistant.