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The Kindle: My Wife's Electronic Library

Updated on April 1, 2016
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The Kindle: My Wife's Electronic Library

The first thing you need to know is that the Kindle in the house is my wife's. Which means all the accessories that go along with it are hers as well. This would be the Kindle Wi-Fi 6" display.

Why the wife has a Kindle. A few years ago my father-in-law got my wife a Kindle for Christmas. It was the basic version. The one designed to read a book on. To begin with she was not sure if this would be something she would have an interested in. I knew different. If it involved reading she would be there. I was right. The hard part was keeping her from adding new books she could read. The wife did not tend to go for the free books like I do. More on that later.

Back to the wife's Kindle. This was also a great way to get our son interested in reading. He to found a novel that he wanted to read. And unlike me this was one that required payment. He would take the Kindle to school with him. He had to follow the rules and read only at certain times. But he was willing to do that so he could read his book. An encouraging way to read. A way to motivate him to read without trying. This went on most of the way through the book. Down side one day another student ran into him and the Kindle screen cracked to the point that the device would not turn on again. The hardest part of this was there was no extended warranty. This meant to replace the Kindle would be to buy it again.

It took a while but we were finally able to get the wife a new Kindle. This was the basic version. Good for loading reading materials on. We made sure to get the extended warranty this time. The case shown here as well as the USB Charger also on this page were part of that sale. When it arrived she charged it and went through the set up. Then surprise, surprise all the books that were on the old tablet were on this one. We were both happy to have her old books still available. This included the purchased books as well as the free ones. Its nice knowing that any eBook that's associated with your account is always associated with your account.

Currently most of the books that she wants are on her wish list. That way when the funds are available they will mysteriously show up on her Kindle.

The way things happen in our household this is always a useful thing to get your hands.

But Wait...

Just in case you don't like the first choice of a cover, here is a second choice.

Currently not available... But I still like it.

If it were my Kindle I wold have gone with this as the outer covering.

But its not, and this one is currently out of stock. Thus the picture only. But I will keep my eyes open to see if it becomes available again.

Depending on your Kindle determines what you can add to it.

Getting books on your Kindle. The Kindle used below is not the same as my wife's but books are what my wife is looking for.

My Kindle is on the computer

My Kindle is not a hand held device.. Mine is a program that is installed on the computer. What I have is an app / program that I can access 20 books with. Each book cost me exactly nothing. I am cheap and willing to admit it. Some of the books I have found are for our son. Easy to read with interesting pictures. Others are books I read and just like to have around to grab quick peaks at. Sherlock Holmes and H. G. Wells are just a couple of those that I have hard cover books of but not that easy to carry around. Hans Christian Anderson is one that I am currently reading. Basically I like reading and I like computers. And this is a great way to combine the two.

So world with the possibility of free books, get out there and read!

I would rather have a book in hand

So the question is how about you?

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I know you would rather be reading but please leave a comment for others to read.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Merrci: Are you sure you don't know my wife? This sounds a lot like here. 8-)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Fun lens! I do love the kindle app! I get a lot from the library too to hold down costs. I love having so many books held in one little tablet!

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      Anna2of5 3 years ago

      Good lens! One additional thing that I wanted to point out was that I actually also paid a bit extra for the opportunity to not have ads on my new Kindle. This way I turn the Kindle on it give me a nice screen of pens as art or something and then I click the buttons and get right down to the work of reading.

      I'm so pleased that you have your own way of accessing those books you enjoy. You are indeed very clever.:D

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      I too love my kindle paperwhite. It holds so many books!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @SusanDeppner: Its amazing how some things are easy to cover. Even if they are not your own. Appreciate the backing me up on the Snoopy Kindle Cover.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oooh, so sorry about that broken screen. Happy, though, that Amazon does keep all your books on the cloud so you never, ever have to worry about filling up Kindle's memory (though doing so takes a LOT of books) and good to know that you went with the extended warranty this time. I like that Snoopy Kindle cover, too! Thanks so much for the review!