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Offline Sorilla
31 Jul 2011, 02:30 AM | Post: #11

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19 Nov 2011, 05:05 PM | Post: #12

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I read mostly fiction these days, but I was a great fan off books about prisoners of war and their various attempts to usurp and frustrate the enemy. I think I have also read about all the concentration camps that were built from Buchenwald to Sorbibor. The Vietnam war was a particular favourite off mines, the views from both sides made very interesting reading. I have also read numerous books about the conflict in Ireland. Seem to be drawn to War.

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My Kindle is heavily weighted toward non-fiction. I consider it my mobile university. Whenever I want to learn something new or delve deeper into a subject (usually e-book marketing or something similar), out comes the Kindle to see if I can push More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman further up the Amazon charts.
Having said that, I also have a fair bit of travel narrative reading on there, plus fiction from the likes of Stephen King.
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02 Feb 2012, 02:22 PM | Post: #15

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I have put a couple of slow cooking recipe books on the kindle, but don't know how I will manage not to spill flour on it Tongue I also, for a giggle, downloaded the "manly knits" book for free, but I don't really think I would be able to knit from a kindle pattern; years ago, when I did knit a bit, I always used to cross off each pattern line when I had done it and, obviously, pen marks and kindles are not going to be a good combination LOL.
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02 Feb 2012, 10:43 PM | Post: #16

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I've always got at least one text book on the go, and often two or three on related technologies. Computer books tend to be a bit on the chunky side, and the Kindle is a fraction of the size and weight of just one book, let alone the 23 Web development books I've been reading over the last year. It's great to be able to take my whole reference library on my daily commute.

Only disadvantage is when you need to keep switching between multiple chapters in two or three books. The Kindle is actually slower than a couple of books with Post-It notes marking the more exciting pages. However a combination multiple Kindle Apps with different books open and the judicious use of bookmarks works a treat.

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(02 Feb 2012 10:43 PM)frogplate Wrote:  I've always got at least one text book on the go, and often two or three on related technologies. Computer books tend to be a bit on the chunky side, and the Kindle is a fraction of the size and weight of just one book, let alone the 23 Web development books I've been reading over the last year. It's great to be able to take my whole reference library on my daily commute.

Hi Frogplate
Sounds like you've got the same 'mobile university' use as me for your Kindle. Great, isn't it!
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Offline frogplate Reading The Luck of Han’anga - Thomas Watson
03 Feb 2012, 09:18 PM | Post: #18

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(03 Feb 2012 09:17 AM)Joe Cawley Wrote:  Sounds like you've got the same 'mobile university' use as me for your Kindle. Great, isn't it!

Yes, indeed! I've also spent quite a lot of time reading text books on my Android phone using the Kindle app. It's not a bad experience given the small screen size and even diagrams are usable as long as you're prepared to put up with zoom and scroll to see the detail.
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02 Mar 2012, 07:26 PM | Post: #19

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RE: Reading non-fiction on Kindle?

I usually read a mix of fiction and non-fiction. My non-ficition reads are often linked with research for my historical novels. So, at the moment I have lots of stuff on 19th century England and Australia and books on the Middle Ages.

However, I find that the ease of buying on the Kindle also allows me to read more widely than formerly.

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Because It's my profession I read a lot of non-fiction: Spiritual, Mental Toughness, Psychology, Sociology, Healing, Brain, Mindfulness, Meditation, etc. I've read tons of books and to many to count over the years. I've read a lot of books on relationships and Christian, and other Religious beliefs.
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