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Old 06-16-2011, 08:59 AM   #51
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OK, back to the eReader thing. I have a Calibre question. Does it cost anything?
Nope, it's free.

calibre - E-book management
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:53 PM   #52
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OK, Pacanis, any updates to your Kindledom adventures?

A brief rant: our first day without rain and cold in a long while. I dressed Kindle in her waterproof case, and blissfully floated around our little subdivision pool reading until a van drove up and unloaded 6 rambunctious kids under the age of 8, with tons of pool toys, along with a woman I didn't recognize. I should have asked to see her key. Thinking they're guests of someone. Packed up my stuff and left.

The waterproof case really is a nice protection for Kindle. Protects against splashing rugrats.

Oh well, weeding to be done, food to be cooked.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:02 PM   #53
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No updates, Dawg.
The last book I read, which was an ebook on my laptop, I read at night. That's really when I'm in a reading mood. Still need to fix that lamp to use the Kindle at night :^(
I should probably get over to the hardware store and see if they have the parts.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #54
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I have a little clamp-on book light. Guess in a pinch you could hold a flashlight in your teeth...
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #55
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I have a little clamp-on book light. Guess in a pinch you could hold a flashlight in your teeth...
uuuuh.... that could interfere with my beverage
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uuuuh.... that could interfere with my beverage
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:05 PM   #57
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OK! Apparently those lamp switches are a consumable item, as the hardware store had plenty of them. I'll be able to start reading feverishly here shortly... under a bright light... without interfering with my beverage
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:44 PM   #58
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Whew! I was worried!
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #59
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LindaZ, to read library stuff on your kindle you need to take a few steps:
-Download Mobi2pocket (second link) to your computer, open the icon and put in your Kindle's serial #. You will get a numerical code that you will need to enter at your library's site.
-Go to your library's website and look for the ebooks section. Search only for the mobipocket ebooks.
-Download the book you want and then drag the .prc file to the Mobi2Pocket icon. It will convert the file to an .azm file that your Kindle can read.
-Plug your Kindle into the computer and open the application on your computer
-Add the .azm file to the Document section and you're done.


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Old 06-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #60
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not to belabor the point, but i'm wondering about the $99 nextbook android tablet that has the backlighting feature as well as a color display. what is preventing the two leading names in ebook readers from offering these options? i truly don't understand the business about the eink. must we really choose between a reader that does well in bright sunlight vs. one that can be read in the dark?
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