It’s a two post day…Here’s the earlier post about the Quilt Square Quilt Along.
Onto the latest post…For Christmas, hubby bought me a Kindle Fire. Kelli’s boyfriend bought her one too. Both of us LOVE them.
Kelli even gave up sewing time to play on hers. Here she is busy playing Angry Birds. I’ll admit, I even downloaded Angry Birds too…it’s a little addicting, but relaxing too. I purchased the app that was ad free from a $1 or so. I found another app I have been using…My Fitness Pal. It keeps track of calories in and calories out. So far, I like it…or should I say, I like the app…not the dieting it is guilting me into doing.
We had friends over for New Year’s Eve. They brought their first grade daughter along. I downloaded a couple books for her and showed her Angry Birds. She was busy most of the night playing with my Kindle.
There is a Netflix app on it so I can watch Netflix movies with my Kindle. I can surf the web, read email and read blogs with it too. A Kindle Fire is really just a mini computer that lets you read books.
I’ve been reading books. I am a cheap skate when it comes to that. I found a whole section on Amazon that has free Kindle Books. You can find it here. If you look to the left hand column you will see that there are books that are free in different genres too. The list is ALWAYS changing so I check quite frequently.
I have bifocals in my glasses. Previously, reading in bed has been hard for me. I can’t lay in the pillows and get my head tilted to the right angle to see through my bifocals. I had almost given up on reading in bed…but my Kindle Fire allows me to make the text bigger and now I have no problem reading in bed.
So far I have read The Secret Holocaust Diaries (this one was still free when I checked) and RENA’S PROMISE: TWO SISTERS IN AUSCHWITZ Both books were good and both were about people who survived the Holocaust. I’m reading a WWII book set in German occupied Italy, To Find A Mountain...so far this is good.
I am super excited because my library belongs to an online group of libraries called NEIBORS. Previously they didn’t offer Kindle books on loan but now the do. That sure made me a happy girl…free is good in my little world. I will have to wait for some of the books to be available but I am okay with that. Between free Amazon books and the online library, I highly doubt that I will purchase many books.
It really has been a WONDERFUL present. Thanks to our son Buck and his girlfriend Jen for purchasing the protection plan and a great cover too. I love the computer part but more than that, I am so happy I can read in bed again!!
I do want to caution you that it will work best if you have a wireless router for your computer….also one other downfall is that so far, I can’t listen to audiobooks from my library on it. I can download an app and listen to Aubible books but those I have to pay for…remember I like free :)
My friend Michelle from Michelle’s Romantic Tangle and her teenage daughter both got Kindle Fires for Christmas too. If you are looking for another opinion about the Kindle Fire, head on over there and see how she reviews it.
I am hooking up with What Works for Me Wednesday.