Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kindle Alert -You do not have to own one to read one...



If you follow me, you first met my Kindle in Gadgets -Yada Yada Yada 

Above is my first one, it was FREE and I LOVED IT... But then I bought the Kindle Paperwhite and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT..even more

the  Kindle above now resides with my DIL in TN..

ALERT! if you don't like to read, skip the rest of this post and come back tomorrow.

.. I downloaded Kindle app on my laptop and PC and can read on either one.
See below how it looks on my laptop. Backup for if the Kindle fails... SHUDDER!


Now for THE PURPOSE OF THE POST.

YOU  do NOT have to own a Kindle to read one. You can download the Kindle app on Phone, notebooks, Laptops and PC..... and read on any of them, all WITHOUT owning a Kindle...

I have include a screen shot of HOW TO READ A KINDLE without owning one, just click on the link.



33 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I finally gave in and purchased a Kindle a year ago this past December. I have only taken it out of the box, looked at it and shoved it into my desk drawer. I love the feel of a book in my hand. Maybe someday I'll use the Kindle, but not yet.

Best,
Bonnie

crafty cat corner said...

Our eldest son gave both of us a kindle and although we do use them, we both prefer a real book, I know, we're old fashioned. ha, ha.
Briony
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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Good point, Sandra, which is why I did not get one after finding out the app could be, and has been installed on my iPad. Like the others who commented, I still prefer to read printed books. But, A have downloaded some user guides and it's nice to be able to access those in the kindle app now.

GOOSE said...

MOM does not have a kindle or any thing like one. But she just might get the app. But she still reads the old fashion way, a paper book and dim lighting. hahhah
Blessings,
Goose

Deb said...

how cool....someone gave my Mom one...but she took it back...she loves books...but she likes the feel of a book...she reads about 5 a week....

Gregory Urbano said...

My gf uses a bw kindle, kindle fire hd and the kindle app on her android phone. She reads more books than ever!

SweetMarie said...

None of us own a kindle. We were thinking about an ipad or something for our son. Maybe we should just get the app, kinda cool. :)
Happy Saturday to you! It's so pretty here in Orlando today. Hope it is there with you. :)

Chatty Crone said...

My husbands Kindle broke - I am going to forward this to him - thank you!

Madi and Mom said...

MS
HAVE WE TOLD YOU LATELY THAT YOU ARE CLEVER? IF NOT, CONSIDER YOURSELF
TOLD
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Technology is amazing to me...download a book, who would have thought of that

What Karen Sees said...

What a great find! I don't own a kindle or ipad......at least not yet but I will some day. I, too, love the feel of a book in my hands, but who says you can't love both?? When you're home sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of hot cocoa by your side, a good book is perfect; but, when you are out and about and have a few minutes to read, or you are traveling and away from home, it's easier to pull out a kindle or ipad instead of lugging around books.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I like to curl up in my chair and read the old fashion way.

Do you pay for the books with the free K? You have enter into if we wish?

Just asking.

I know that people who lay in bed with one arm proping your hand on your head or neck, shoulder postition.

You know you can get very bad problems later. That may be having to have an operation.

The neck and hand, arm and strain on the shoulder was not made for to read in that position for hours.

A dear friend of mine and others I know. Had that operation. So maybe we might think about the Kindle. We only have one shoulder for life.

Inger said...

Thanks for this. Since I have a Kindle, well you know, and a PC, I will pass on this. But it looks like a good thing to know about this website, so I made a note of it.

Ginny said...

Very interesting! We got our son one for Christmas and it is stuck to his body and he never leaves it.

DawnTreader said...

I knew that. I don't really like to read whole books on the computer. The best thing about my Kindle for me is that it's less tiring for my eyes than both the computer and printed books. But it's great to have the possibility to check one's books out on the computer too; and also for example if there are books with illustrations in them, which might not come out so well on the Kindle screen. It's great that you point out the possiblity, that one does not HAVE to have a Kindle to enjoy the free e-books.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

I am a bit undecided on which one to go for now that my Sony Reader started giving some issues. It has served me well but its time for an upgrade. Kindle Paperwhite has a lot of good reviews but don't want to lose my collection of epubs. If Kindle supported epub, I would have no qualms in going for it.

Picturit said...

Books every time for me I'm afraid.

RoeH said...

I've gone back and forth on those things as to whether to get one or not. Lots of things about them entice me but in the end, I still like books. But they do a lot more than that. Maybe someday.

Willow said...

Good to know ...if the kindle the Kindle should fail to bring forth the goods!

Crystal Mary said...

Thank you for writing about this. I did have a Kindle app on my laptop, then last week I got a virus and had to reboot my laptop. Now my Kindle has gone? I am hoping the laptop manufacturer will replace it as my puter is only 5 months old? But if they don't then I will down load one myself. I love it also.

barbara l. hale said...

I have the kindle app and the Nook app on my tablet and buy books from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I like the Nook app slightly better but I'm not all that picky. I buy the book from the cheaper of the two and if it is the same, I buy from B&N. It's a great way to read in the middle of the night and not wake up Grouchy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I only read a few books each year because I'm on my computer all day so I still love holding a real book in my hands.

Blackberry Lane said...

You are a world of info - thanks for sharing with us.

Have a nice Sunday.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Interesting, I will have to let Hubby know about this.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have read all the comments above and find them very interesting. Me, I like to curl up on the sofa with my Samsung tablet. I don't have a Kindle yet but the app is on my PC, laptop, phone and tablet. What I really like is that all the books I get from Amazon are stored in the cloud so I can read them with any of my devices.

I probably won't get a Kindle anytime soon but I do like the idea that Kindle owners can "borrow" book from Amazon for free.

Mamabug said...

That download on my laptop started me out with Kindle. Then to the basic Kindle. Now it's the Kindle Fire and I love, love, love it! I don't leave home without it! I love that I can read in bed at night and not have to have a light on. I can even read all the blogs I follow on it! Go get you one!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have a Kindle but I don't use it. Will check out the site for my laptop. Thanks a bunch for the info!

Pam =) said...

I have a Kindle Fire and love it, but did not know I could also read my books on my notebook as well.

Your a great tipster Sandra- thank you ones again ~:)

Rose said...

Roger got me a paperwhite for our anniversary and I totally love it. I do go to my kindle app on my computer to look at photos in books....also, sometimes in trying to decide what to read next I look there also.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I downloaded Kindle a while ago on my mac so Buddy and I can download the less costly ones! We have Dee Ready's cat ones and he loves stuff like that.
Great post idea.

Betty Manousos said...

i don't know why, but kindles make my head spin!
i haven't got a kindle so far. i think i'll give this a try

Rebecca said...

I did not know that. But I still like the book in hand. I guess I am old school on this one.

Dee said...

Who would have thunk it :)