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Thank you so much for this Karen! I find using it on my laptop is quite comfortable and who doesn't love the instant gratification aspect!


I wouldn't have believed anybody (even you) telling me that reading books on my laptop was pleasant, but I've just downloaded 'Blink' by Malcolm Gladwell via my local library, using Adobe Digital Editions, and have read a quarter already. I feel like I've taken a speed reading course!

I shall, of course, download the Kindle app, too. Love me some new technology.


What I love about the Kindle app is that, if you buy a book from Amazon (and there are other ways to get a book on your Kindle), it will synchronise between all your Kindle apps. This means I can read a book on my iPhone and my Kindle, and each knows where I am up to in the book.

linda gillard

It's funny. but I think my reading has also speeded up on my Kindle. I think it must just be the larger font size, which makes me wonder how much I've been straining my eyes - or at least struggling - with paper books.

Helen Smith

I got a Kindle a couple of weeks ago and I love it - but before that, I used Kindle for PC for about nine months. As you say, it's a great way to sample ebooks and dip into the digital revolution without committing yourself or spending any money on an ereader. I increased the font size and used a sepia background to try and make it easier to read on the computer.


Our local library uses the "Overdrive Media" app to download "free" EBooks to IPhone or IPad!!! Wonderful service. You "keep" the book for three weeks.


I tried that download last night but it would never accept the registration I've had with Amazon for years now - so, I came to the conclusion that I couldn't get that service with Amazon _unless_ I already owned a Kindle. It was my password that wasn't accepted - and I went through the whole process of trying to change my password _4_ times, with no success - so, I gave up. I tried to connect with Help on Amazon - also, with no success. Maybe I'll try again tonight.

Barbara MacLeod

Check which version of Amazon you are using. There is and You may have been in the wrong one.


Barbara, it was the US Amazon - I'll try again with the UK Amazon, I'm registered there too. Thanks for the suggestion.

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