Thursday, January 12, 2012

What I'm Reading - Kindle Style

Guess what I got for Christmas?  Yes.  I.  Did.  !  This is one of those things that I've tossed about for awhile and wasn't 100% sold on getting one but, my parents were looking for some ideas so I decided that it would make a great gift :-)  I was actually very surprised to get one. 
Isn't it pretty?  I got the Kindle Touch and am beyond happy with it!  I have a few friends who got the Kindle Fire, and at first I thought maybe that was better but I recently had a chance to actually hold and use one - I would much rather have mine.  The Fire is heavy and it doesn't really search online well.  Plus, it is like reading a computer screen whereas the Touch is like reading a book.  Can I just say that I love it :-)  I really, really do!

There is something else I love and that is free books!!  One of my concerns with getting a Kindle was how to afford buying books.  I knew you could get inexpensive books and sometimes free books but the way that I read . . .well, I thought I would run out of books.  I was wrong.  I've found a few Blogs that are daily sharing free books - I just download the ones that interest me and now already have well over 100 books on my Kindle and have spent less the $50.00.  Yes, I have actually purchased a few books - books I had been waiting to get by authors I love - but otherwise, I rely on the free books to get me through.  Do you see a huge PRO to this?  I actually get to read new books all the time - as much as I love re-reading some  books, I was really getting ready to have lots of free stuff to read and this is the perfect solution.

I wanted to share the links I've found just in case there are any Kindle uses out there and I would LOVE it if you would share links that you have found too.  Just leave me a comment and in future weeks, I'll make sure and share those with my readers. 

The very first one I want to share is The Literature Lady.  Currently this is a Facebook page but don't worry if you don't have Facebook - this is a Public page so anyone can access it and use it.  Isn't that great?  The person who hosts this page lists tons and tons of books DAILY!  Some days I end up downloading up to 10 books just from her. 

The next one is Inspired Reads and is a way to get Bargain Christian Books.  Generally this site only posts one or two a day but I love it because I know they will be good, clean books.

The last one is Pixel of Ink.  This is just general reading; they also post anywhere from 1-10 books a day. 

Please note that "free" books do not stay free.  When you click on the link that takes you to the link in Amazon to purchase/download the book, always double check to make sure that it still shows a price of $0.00.  It is my understanding that Amazon will refund your money if you purchase a book you thought was free as long as it is within three days of the purchase.  Sometimes books are only free for a few hours and sometimes they are free for 2 or 3 days - so always double check :-)

Next week I'll start sharing some of the books I'm reading and I'll also post the kindle price  as of the date of the post :-)