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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/24/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
      Dear Skeye,
 
    *warmhuggs*
  You said something in another thread, and I feel so rude talking or posting to someone who the thread isnt for? Humm, wonder if I explained that right... To the point!
 
Unfortunately, I don't have much of any hobbies at the moment. Sadly, I can't even read for fun anymore. sad I miss that terribly. Sometimes I listen to books on tape, but unfortunately, most of the books that I read are not on tape!
     My husband got me a Amazon Book Kindle, and it has text to speech built in, ANY book Any time you want.  Even have it read the new paper to you. Get choice of man or a womans voice. I like it alot, maybe you would too? Even the books, latest releases are about half price, alot of really old stuff , classic, are free. Just a thought.
 
*huggs@!!!!*
dani

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


SpaceButler
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I enjoy the use of an Amazon Kindle myself. I would highly recommend it, if one had the money. I like the idea of maintaining your favorite hobbies (such as reading) as an alternative treatment: It keeps your mind off the pain a little bit, allows you to retain your sense of self, and lets you know that you are still in control of your life. Even if the device that's needed to do this is expensive, it might have a better efficacy-to-cost ratio than some other, more expensive treatments. Reading is one of my favorite things :-)

skeye
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   Posted 6/25/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dani,

Thanks for the info. I have heard of the Kindle before, and I know other people here have mentioned it to me as well. I actually have something similar, that can convert any text into speech & I do use it. The only problem is that it is slow going, because you have to convert one page at a time, archive it all, and then listen to it. I need to get another machine, but it is $4000, and we don't have the money. But I think I am going to have to take out a loan for it or something, because after what I learned at the docs yesterday, I don't think that there is going to be any way that I can possibly get through school, and the future, without it.

One thing that I was unsure of about the Kindle -- can you only download specific books? They must only have certain books that are compatible...? For example, I don't think you could just choose any random book on amazon & get it on the kindle. It's probably only the most popular things, & the stuff I read probably wouldn't fit into that category.

Skeye

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
    Dear Skeye,
 
    *HUGGS*
 
   Well, so this is intresting. I did at one point find a/n author who had very little books. By the next week thou there were 5 by the author and new ones just last week id never heard of. new ones are being converted to kindle by the thousands per week.  
 
this is from their website, but at the amazon site i just typed in kindle search came up with a nice.. Bio? Description of the device...
" Today, the Kindle Store has more than 300,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won't stop until we get there.

Whether you prefer biographies, classics, investment guides, thrillers, or sci-fi, thousands of your favorite books are available, including 109 of 112 books currently found on the New York Times® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll find many books for less."

Not sure about that 9.99 stuff so far all my books are about 3 dollars *shrugs* Guess that must be for new releases or something

*huggs*

dani

trying to remember the name of the website that publishes books that are past the copywrite.. gutenberg.com..  .org? Ill find it. gutenberg.org! There we go.


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


skeye
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   Posted 6/26/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the info, Dani! I'm going to a serious look into this thing! It would be great if I could "read"/aka listen, for fun again! I really miss it!

Skeye
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