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Thursday, February 11, 2010

If You Have A Kindle....

I don't know if this works for Kindle for PC, which is what I have, but you can try it, InshaALLAH.

I've been thinking about getting an ebook reader of some sort, simply because I want to cut down on the amount of books that we have. They are all over the house, I literally have them stacked on the floor in a corner near my desk and we don't have the space for more shelves.

I read a lot and so do the children so I haven't decided yet. Do any of you have one? I think that they are way on the expensive side so I am waiting to see a huge price drop before I even seriously consider it.

My husband was downtown so I made him go to the Sony store at the mall (we were on the phone, lol) and he checked out their ebook readers. He didn't like them at all but that's because he's missing the point of a gadget that is just for books (you can download books from the library on the Sony). He's more impressed by the Apple iPad, but it doesn't have the proper screen for reading. Lol, we are gadget geeks over here so if you don't care, just ignore me.

Anyway, here is the link: British library to offer free ebook downloads.

5 comments:

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

My husband and I were talking about this type of technology recently as well. The thing is I have a hard time reading a substantial amount of text on an electronic device. Insha Allah, it seems to be the wave of the future though.

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum Sis,

Kindle and Sony ereaders have eInk - they don't wear out your eyes like most devices would. My husband says that it looks like a real piece of paper so there's no back-light.

You also need to turn on a light to read them, just as you would with any paperback.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Sarah Plain And Short said...

as salam aleikom

yes I am also curious about these new kindles ...but I love to HOLD my books :) lool. i just cant stand having so many books in the apartment, like you said it starts to take over :S I am feeling 50/50 on wanting on right now.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam Sis,

I hear ya! I like to HOLD my books too, lol. And I have the perfect sized book mark too, lol.

What do I do with it if I have digital books? Oh, the big issues. :)

Take care,
Nakia

Deeni said...

I used to think that too, have to hold my books. Not anymore. I dont have a kindle YET, but saving for one (soo expensive!) I like the idea to have more space for my book case to fill in with books that are not avail on kindle (ie: islamic)