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Subject: Want a Kindle?
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 10:19 AM ET
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Well, maybe you can win one! I just saw that Deanne Raybourne will be having a contest in which the winner will receive a Kindle as the prize. She will be posting about it on her blog on February 1st. You have to buy a copy of her new book, Silent on the Moor, send in a copy of your receipt, and you'll be entered in the drawing for the Kindle. That's a pretty nice prize!

Here is a link to the blog so that you can watch for the contest - http://deannaraybourn.typepad.com/

I'm not sure I would actually use a Kindle though. Does anyone here have one? Do you love it?

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 10:32 AM ET
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I have a friend that has one, and she loves it, but I don't think I would like it much except for traveling.  I like actually holding a book...and being able to pass them on.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 12:22 PM ET
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Valli, I know of a couple of people who have Kindles and they really like them. I wanted one for Christmas, but my hubby wanted me to wait til the new version comes out. As much as I enjoy an actual book, I am also into saving trees! Plus, I would just love the instant gratification of getting a book I want IN A MINUTE!!!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 12:25 PM ET
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I'm planning to order that book when it gets closer to the release date. I wonder if the Amazon invoice would work as my receipt? I don't see why not ...

I'll soon be reading Silent in the Sanctuary (the second book). I really liked the first one, Silent in the Grave.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 5:27 PM ET
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Felicia, it definitely will work as the receipt. A pre-order invioice will work too. I really liked Silent in the Grave, and just got the second one recently. I was actually having a hard time deciding between it and Mistress of the Art of death for the mystery goal in the challenge. Jeanne's review tipped me over to Mistress, but I'm still going to read them both.

I am almost afraid to see what I would do if I could order a book and have it in minutes. I'd go nuts. My Kindle would be full within an hour.



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Date Posted: 1/13/2009 6:13 PM ET
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I guess I'm a traditionalist - to me there's nothing like getting a new book, looking at the cover, cracking it open, being able to flip through it a bit.  I have a hard time picturing myself cozying up to a Kindle.  But I do know people that swear by them, especially the people I work with that travel for a few weeks at a time and read quickly.  I'm always the one packing half a dozen books in my suitcase!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 6:26 PM ET
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One of these days, I'm going to buy a Kindle. I would love one. But I keep hoping it will come down in price.

I already read many books on my PC. I have a subscription to Fictionwise.com. Here's a tip: It's great for books you want to read, but you don't want anyone to know you read them. You know - racy covers, etc. ;-)

Genie

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 7:16 PM ET
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I am not at all interested in a Kindle, I love books too much. Somehow, me smelling a Kindle doesn't seem like it'll have the same appeal.



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Date Posted: 1/13/2009 11:37 PM ET
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I link the idea, but I am waiting for one which is ever more similiar to a real book then the current kindle.