Kindle download for free

Are you a registered Amazon customer?  If so, you can download  “Kindle for PC” for FREE.   I decided to go for it just so that I could see what the Kindle hoo-ha is all about.  I didn’t want to have to buy any e-books for this little test flight but fortunately Kindle Classics are free.  These are various classic volumes, no doubt copyright free, that Amazon has made available in this format.

Uber geek that I am, I more or less quickly downloaded:

  • Aquinas’ On Prayer and the Contemplative Life
  • Machiavelli’s The Prince
  • The Journals of Lewis and Clark
  • The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (vol 1 and vol 2)
  • English Fairy Tales
  • Japanese Fairy Tales
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works
  • Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species
  • The Sayings of Confucius

I would have kept going but I noticed that there are 16,486 volumes available and 12 seemed like a very good number to start with.

I’ve read bits and pieces of a few things so far and I have to say that I find it much harder to navigate a Kindle book than a book in print.  Not that I’m going to trash it, this will be especially handy for research and keeping little bits and pieces in one place.  But replacing print books?  Give me a break.  Call them what you will, but dead tree books rock.

–SueBE

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