Should I get a Kindle?

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do1you9love?

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I see three advertised on Amazon:
Kindle Fire
Kindle paper white
Kindle oasis
Fire is what I have. I love it and use it for reading and some silly games when I am bored. As others have said it's more tablet-ish.

As for books, I get a lot of books from bookbub.com that are free or $2 or less. I also use my local libraries and can often borrow books for 2 weeks that way. Never at a loss to find something to read. Let us know what you decide.
 

Spideyman

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I see three advertised on Amazon:
Kindle Fire
Kindle paper white
Kindle oasis
I have the Fire table basic $50 I can read book, watch movies, listen to music. I can also do email ,weather apps, games, and access internet and SKMB. Now that is an accomplishment for non techno me. It now has Alexa, tho I haven;t graduated to using that yet. It is backlit so I can read at night. Can not beat the price for all it does.

 

Notaro

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That price can never be beat.
My mother-in-law had one, can't remember what make or model it was but she rarely used it, she preferred holding a real paper and ink book in her hands. I'm much the same, I just love the feel of a book, I'll take a torn page or a damaged dust jacket over a kindle screen any day of the week.
 

Gerald

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It's strange that he describes the logo of Amazon as being a smiley face. It's an arrow that points from the A to the Z, isn't it? Or was their logo different at the time the story was written/published?
 

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It's strange that he describes the logo of Amazon as being a smiley face. It's an arrow that points from the A to the Z, isn't it? Or was their logo different at the time the story was written/published?
It's actually both. It's also supposed to look like a smile which is why it's a curved line. The thinking being that everyone would be smiling about what they could buy from A to Z. :)
 

Gerald

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One thing about this story remains unexplained. I get that every Ur is from a different parallel world where writers have written different books and where things in general have happened differently.
But what does the term 'Ur' itself mean, or what do the letters stand for? This is never explained, not even by 'the paradox police' that comes in at the end.