Have you ever loaned a book to someone who take ages to return the book? Have you ever loaned a book to someone who never returned it? Have you ever had someone you don’t really know ask to borrow a book and you hesitated to loan it in case you wouldn’t get it back?
Enter Kindle. I have been wanting to read “Switched” by Amanda Hocking for a while and today I happened to see on the kindle-lending group on goodreads, that there was someone there who had the book and lending was enabled for it. An email and an hour later I have received the book on my kindle loaned to me by someone I have never met or talked to. Why would someone I never knew loan me a book?
Well kindle loans are for 14 days and then the book automatically returns to the owner, pristine and perfectly preserved. Problem solved.
It all started with me reading Gaunt’s Ghosts and the omnibus being to big to hold comfortably in one hand. That combined with the fact that Hanna does not like me to read in bed (the light disturbs her) made me get Stanza for the iphone. I didn’t think I would like to read electronically as I have this deep love of books, I love the feel of a new book and the smell of books. As it turns out I love to read books more than I love the physical book, and I am now fully converted to reading electronically.
The complete shift happened when I bought my kindle. E-ink is the best and I love reading on my kindle. I also love having the book available and searcheable on my kindle, on my iPhone and on my Mac, never have cross referencing and prepping been easier. Not to mention how much lighter my bag is.
I also realised that apart from saving my aching shoulders, I am also saving loads of bookshelf space and possibly in the end a few trees as move from paper to digital ink.
Now as I survey my bookshelf I find several books that I wish I could trade in for a kindle version. So I have decided to try the following: If you gift me one of the following books (It is very easy click on the link, buy as a gift, enter my email address as recipient) I will send you the physical book (which in every case costs more than the kindlebook). If it is one of the larger volumes (or if you live outside of the EU) we’ll discuss postage.
Here are the books:
[amazon_link id=”B001GCUCHM” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B0010SIPOY” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B002U80FU0″ target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B001DL6G26″ target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B000SEOC1G” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B001ANYC1E” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B00194ESYA” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B000MAHCKO” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B003JMFDMG” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B001F7B5LA” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link]
(I know the last one (emergent manifesto) isn’t in the picture above but the amazon link is the correct book)
Please help me empty my bookshelf and to fill my kindle….