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Old 06-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #1411
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I just received an email from Amazon... no doubt because they track what I am looking at, lol. 114 for the ad Kindle and 189 for the non-ad... I thought it was a lot closer in price. That's a pretty big difference. I think I'll hold out for a while longer.
The 189 is for the 3G model. There is a wifi model that is 139.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #1412
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The 189 is for the 3G model. There is a wifi model that is 139.
Really. I didn't see that one in the email. I was right then... there's a model close in price to the 114 Kindle.
There were three in the email, 114, 189 and 239 (I think) for an international one. The wifi Kindle is the one I was looking at getting.

Thanks for pointing that out, GB. Maybe I'll order that one tonight.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #1413
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If you like to read then you will not be sorry. The Kindle is the greatest thing to happen to books since people switched over from using scrolls.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #1414
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I'm reading the Ace of Cakes book. No, it isn't a recipe book, nor just a photo album of all their cakes. It is a terrific insight into the bakery, the people (in their own words and each represented by a cake they made), some clients and the show itself. Being in the industry myself, I am finding it a terrific read, though it is basically directed to the home cake decorator and Ace of Cakes fan!

I specially love the part where Duff negates the "rumour" that he is the guy who blows up cake by stating that this would be ludicrous because then you couldn't eat it! He merely adds pyrotechnics to the cakes in a safe and food safe manner! In other words, he gets to light up his cake and eat it too!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #1415
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As a retiree, I have lots more time (and grateful for it) than you young'uns out there. Don't have a Kindle yet, maybe in the future. But limited income, yada, yada. One thing a Kindle can't give me is time in the stacks -- cruising over to the library and pulling out volumes. In the interests of economy, I try to bunch up my trips and so fill up the gas tank, stop at the grocery (I keep a cooler on my back seat down here), then to the library, so I can spend some quality time looking. When I get home, I feel absolutely rich. The bag o' books has a lot to do with the feeling.

One more thing: I'm hooked on Netflix because I can access and choose from their online library of titles. Perhaps Kindle scratches that itch for readers.

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LPB - I heard the Canucks got a big one last night. Congrats!
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I don't have kindle either can't afford it. But we do the Netflix as well we love movies in my house!
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I just finished two Eric Van Lustbader novels, First Daughter and Last Snow. I am now digging into Tom Clancey's latest novel Dead of Alive, a 950 pager that could take most of the summer.
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If you like to read then you will not be sorry. The Kindle is the greatest thing to happen to books since people switched over from using scrolls.

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LPB - I heard the Canucks got a big one last night. Congrats!
Thanks, Liz!
Yep, a real nail biter for the first 59 minutes and 41.5 seconds but we pulled it out from under them quite nicely .
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