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My kind and loving family bought a Kindle for me for my birthday, God Love Them! I do like to read and am somewhat computer savvy, but to be honest, I'm trying to figure out things to do with it. I don't see Guns and Ammo, Field and Stream, or any NRA Publications in the Magazine section. I don't care much for reading the news, that's what the net is for. And as for books, I don't see any by Rollin or Phil Kiner. SSSOOOO!!! what's on your Kindle , please give me some interesting things to read. The Gun blog is interesting, but hardly worth my 25 seconds it takes to read daily. Thanks

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Scott:

I bought a Kindle for my wife last Christmas. She is an avid reader and travels from Charlotte to NYC several times per month. It just seemed like a great way to cut the weight of lugging a heavy book. I also hoped that she would not like the technology and find it cumbersome so that in the end, I would inherit the Kindle. that did not happen. She downloads about 1 book a week and also gets several newspapers delivered daily.

She loves it and most likely would get another. I doubt that most shooting magazines don't have the circulation to garner any attention for a Kindle version. Same with Trapshooting magazines.

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I have an ipad. There aren't any shooting magazines available yet.

I have bought many books off the itunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble (nook) accounts. Mostly mysteries and WEB Griffin. I do get the USA today and Wall Street Journal everyday. I travel every week and carrying 3 books in my bag just got to be too much to handle. Now I carry 10 books, pictures of my grandchildren, a couple of newspapers, about 100 Cd's, and I can tie into the Internet to check into TS.com.

I looked at the Kindle and thought it was neat and was ready to buy one. Then I saw the ipad and how much more it had to offer me. It was an easy decision for me.

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Stephen Hunter, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, should all keep you occupied, thrilled, and even read about a little shooting. Hunter is the most gun knowledgeable.

I bought my wife one for her birthday and she loves it.
 

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I've had my Kindle for 2 years now and read non-fiction. If you're a history buff like me, there are hundreds of thousand of selections to choose from.

I have several archived like D-Day [Beevor},Genghis Khan, Killing Hitler,Masters of the Air, Operation Mincemeat... I'm now reading Enigma: The Battle for the Code, just to give you some ideas.


Scott-if interested,send me an e-mail and I think that I can transfer some to your account [free for a fellow trapshooter}.You can look up any of these in Amazon.

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I don't have a Kindle. I read on my phone - HTC pocketpc. Kindle was not backlit at first so I didn't even look at it. I understand it is now. I have around 1,500 full books on my phone, and I like it cause I can set the font up and read without my glasses, in bed, with the lights out. I also only have to carry one device, phone, pocketpc and bookreader in one. Try MIRC for txt and html files. There are millions.

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I go to the local library and check out books (CD's, DVD's, etc), for free. And if they don't have what I want, they will get it from another library or purchase the item. Use your money for shooting.....
 

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If we dont read books they will slowly disappear besides that what manipulation of words and ideas from the author can be done electronically without knowledge of the reader.
 

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My wife and I both use a Kindle. You can also download the books from your Kindle account to your iphone. I find this useful at doctor's offices or between 100's at shoots.

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So I've downloaded a few things, and I'm really starting to like this thing. I looked at the Ipad, and honestly would have liked to have done that, but my Kindle was a gift and I have a fairly new laptop so I don't fel too bad. They say that the Ipad won't multi task which seems a little weird to me, as well as not supporting some video. I think I'll wait a year or 2 before I go that route.

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New Operating system due Nov this year for the iPad supposed to support multitasking.

The video question is an apple decision, I believe, rather than technical.
 
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