Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Finds

This week's Friday Finds is a little different, for instead of highlighting a particular book that I've recently discovered I want to highlight a new way to access books that I stumbled upon earlier this month.

Some of you may already know about this, but for the rest of you here is some exciting news!

Kindle is now available not only as a wireless reading device, but also as an application you can download for iPhone and iPod Touch equipment and most recently to all PC users. (Btw, Blackberry and Mac users need not worry, Kindle will soon release a version for you as well.) But the best news of all is that for those who didn't want to spend the $200+ on the actual Kindle it is a FREE download for iPhone, iPod Touch, and PC users! Yeah!!! This is indeed a happy day for readers around the world.

Of course there's nothing quite like holding the written word in a real book form while you read, but I have found that Kindle for PC and iPhone are more of an extension to my library than a replacement. Now whenever I cannot find a book at a book store, library, Inter Library Loan, or a Used Book seller I can generally access it through KindleAmazon and in a lot of cases when the book is older than 50 years I may even be so lucky as to obtain the book for FREE! (More on that next week.)

Happy Reading!


Dana said...

Ooh, interesting! Too bad I have a blackberry/MAC, so am completely out of luck, but I'll keep an eye out for the next version!

gautami tripathy said...

I am in dire need of a Kindle reader!


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