Yesterday, I looked out my Kindle which I have now owned for two years. I have used it to read and review several books but not for a while, preferring to read tree books and making an attempt to reduce my ever increasing bookshelves. I received a couple of books for review a week or so back in .mobi format which should read on the Kindle. These books arrived by email from the authors and I opened them in the Kindle App on my iPad. I wanted to transfer them to my Kindle as out of the two devices, I prefer to read off the Kindle. Firstly, the message on my Kindle said I had to charge the battery. As you are aware these Kindles are sold with a USB connector but no plug. In the past I have used my HTC mobile phone plug. However, I am in the process of selling my HTC mobile phone with all its accessories. I tried my Samsung mobile charger and the iPad plug but the Kindle didn't like either of those. Long story short I took the HTC plug out of the box and used that again deeming it may be a bit slow charging directly from the computer USB port. It looks like I will have to buy a Kindle plug anyway. Once charged, I connected the Kindle to the computer to sync and update the device. I looked online to see how I could transfer these two books mentioned above from the iPad to the Kindle - nada! Niente! Nothing! I am reading from the iPad which is okay, it's just a bit heavier to hold and I have to keep away from direct light to reduce the glare even with the screen toned down.
Two Books I Received for Review:
Just Add Spice - Carol E Wyer
Spirits of Christmas - Nicky Wells
Having resurrected the Kindle I surfed the web looking for cheap ebooks and found some freebies as shared on Facebook or Twitter by fellow bookworms and bloggers.
Here's the Freebies:
Three Hot Heroes (ChocLit) - Sue Moorcroft
Public Property - Mandy Baggot
Double Dare - Rhonda Nelson
The One You Love - Paul Pilkington
I am not sure when I will read these new books on the Kindle but they are there when I want something small, light and portable to carry in my bag. A long journey perhaps :)
Did you load your eReader this week?