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tempestuously ([personal profile] tempestuously) wrote2011-01-16 02:26 pm

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So I didn't realize "The Thief" was actually a children's book and spent 15 minutes searching through YA before I finally learned the truth and had the super-fun experience of crawling around on my hands and knees while trying to find it in the shelves. Note to self, get Thief series on Kindle next time. I wanted to pick up "The Broken Kingdoms," but it wasn't there so I went with "The Giver" since I've never read it and the last of the "Shadows" series by Brent Weeks. I have to decide whether I want to stick "Firestar's Quest" somewhere in there, possibly after the Weeks book to give me something easier to read. The first two should be a breeze after all.

Oh, a coworker also gave me the "How to Train Your Dragon" artbook, which is lovely, and the Justice League, which I need to get around to watching. Probably I'll start on that today. CFUW kind of devoured my time yesterday. [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and I spent the other week watching "Batman/Superman:Apocalypse," which terrified me with the realization that the old man I spent the entirely movie wanting to go away was actually Granny Goodness (shudder) and "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," which was just fun because poor Batman. I also discovered Amazon gives me Buffy episodes for a buck and might have spent at least $10 on that this week. I won't be doing that anymore since I have $400 dollars on my checking account, which I shouldn't, and I don't want to mess with that money unless I need it for gas and food. Ugh, I have to call and sort that out.

Also, I miss the Geass recap chats. What happened? People weren't around on the holidays, and I haven't seen them since. I'd post them myself, but I'm super lazy about doing screeshots and summaries; I just like to talk.

[personal profile] pussyfortono 2011-01-16 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I have always wondered about kindles :|a

[identity profile] nayami.livejournal.com 2011-01-16 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
What would you like to know?

[personal profile] pussyfortono 2011-01-16 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
How do they work? I mean, like how do you turn pages & get books on them?

[identity profile] nayami.livejournal.com 2011-01-16 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Turning pages is easy. The Amazon one features backward and forward buttons on either side of it. This makes it great for reading while lying down.

You get books by either buying them from the Kindle store or e-mailing them to your Kindle account if you get them from somewhere else or someone sends them to you. If you use the Kindle store, you can link it to your Amazon account so transactions are fast. Everything downloads on the home page and then you just select the book.

[personal profile] pussyfortono 2011-01-16 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, that's really neat. What kind of uhh files( not sure if this is the word I'm looking for ) do Kindles take?

[identity profile] nayami.livejournal.com 2011-01-16 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
It can convert almost anything if you put that in the subject of the e-mail. BUT it hates anything using Adobe Digital Reader, which, unfortunately, is what all the digital libraries use.

[personal profile] pussyfortono 2011-01-16 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I will save up some money for this :|a

[identity profile] nayami.livejournal.com 2011-01-17 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
It is a shiny of shinyness. You can get a good one for under $200. You probably don't need the more expensive 4G one.

[identity profile] burupya.livejournal.com 2011-01-17 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
Megan Whalen Turner's "The Thief"? Or a different series?