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Love at First Sight: Kindle 2

April 18, 2009

On Monday, I was beyond thrilled when I watched that video and learned that I had won Glue Genie‘s Twitter contest for a Kindle 2.   I sent Carl a text (he didn’t believe me until he saw the video) and called everyone I knew.  Fellow book bloggers were so kind on Twitter that day with their congratulations.   Laura from Glue emailed me right away to let me know that she had ordered my Kindle 2 and that it should arrive on Thursday.  What a day I had on Thursday!  Every time I thought I heard a truck, I went running to look out the front door.  At one point, I thought I should just stand at the front door and wait, but decided against it, convincing myself that the exercise was good for me.  It was a long day, but UPS finally delivered my Kindle 2 sometime between 5:15 and 6:30 PM – the first time I left the house all day.  I had to be somewhere else at 7:00, so I hurriedly opened the box so it could be charging while I was gone.

kindle-out-of-the-boxThe picture to the left shows everything that was in the box!  The black folder is a quick start guide, since the user’s guide is on the Kindle!  The cord is both a power cord and a USB cord – I’ve never seen one like it before.  The Kindle is lightweight and thin and I found it easy to set up and navigate.  Downloading a book was a snap – it only took seconds.  In fact, it was almost too easy for someone addicted to books.  It was easy to download the 3 e-books I have on it too.

kindle-first-book-downloadedI haven’t had a lot of time to play with my new toy, but if my initial reaction is any indication, I think I’m going to love it.  I ordered a cover today so I can carry it with me.  I’ll do a full review after I’ve read my first book on it.  (The picture to the right shows the first book I bought for it.)

58 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2009 7:11 am

    I’m glad you love it, Kathy! I would definitely worry that acquiring books would be too easy for me. Just a click is dangerous for us addicts. 😉

    Can’t wait to see how reading on it goes!

  2. J.S. Peyton permalink
    April 18, 2009 7:15 am

    Ooooh! Lucky you! Have fun with your new toy. 🙂

  3. April 18, 2009 7:16 am

    I’m so happy for you Kathy. And I agree a click for a book is pretty tempting. But what a great machine for a book reader. Can’t wait for a fuller report.

  4. April 18, 2009 7:19 am

    The kindle 2 has found a great owner!

    I know you will just absolutely love it.

    Will you bring it to BEA and show off your kindle skills for us?

    Congrats again!!

  5. April 18, 2009 7:31 am

    Congratulations! I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

  6. April 18, 2009 7:33 am

    Wow! What a great prize. Congratulations!

  7. April 18, 2009 7:44 am

    Oh my gosh! I hope you love it as much as I love mine!!! I still haven’t written a review, maybe I’ll just chime in on yours when you post 🙂

    Here’s a link to a wonderful site/weekly podcast about all things Kindle (but not run by amazon):

    I listen every week and always learn something.

  8. April 18, 2009 7:45 am

    Just like a kid in a candy store!! Enjoy your new toy!! I can’t wait to get the full review. Maybe I will ask Santa for one come Christmas.

  9. April 18, 2009 7:52 am

    Still torn on this. I’ve heard so many great things, but I love the feel of a book in my hands. Hmmm…

  10. April 18, 2009 7:58 am

    You are probably tired of me saying this Kathy but I am really happy you won this. You truly deserve it. Enjoy your new toy and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  11. kaye permalink
    April 18, 2009 8:00 am

    How fabulous! Congrats, Kathy. I’m so glad you won. I think I would have set up camp in the driveway waiting for the UPS truck. Enjoy!!

  12. April 18, 2009 8:26 am

    How wonderful! What a great win.

  13. April 18, 2009 8:45 am

    Congrats! I can’t think of a more deserving winner!

  14. April 18, 2009 9:00 am

    Whoa, that is awesome! I am also glad you won this! Have fun with it!

  15. April 18, 2009 9:44 am

    Congratulations! I saw the contest running but since I couldn’t figure out what glue genie was I missed out! Glad you won!

  16. Melanie permalink
    April 18, 2009 10:06 am

    I am so happy for you but of course I am jealous too:) I can’t wait to hear all about it once you get a chance to really use it.

  17. April 18, 2009 10:39 am

    Hey.. CONGRATTSSS!!!:) I am sooo happy for you! You ACTUALLY won a Kindle2! Isn’t that super? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this once you’ve started playing with it..:)

  18. April 18, 2009 10:57 am

    Fun, fun, fun!! I’ll be curious to hear how you like it.

  19. April 18, 2009 11:59 am

    Oo, I saw this contest on twitter, but never found out who won. Congratulations!

  20. April 18, 2009 12:23 pm

    Taking a break from the read-a-thon to catch up on the posts in my Google Reader.

    I’m so glad you are enjoying your new “toy”. It’s going to expose you to a completely new side of reading!

  21. April 18, 2009 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading your review of it – have fun with your new toy!

  22. April 18, 2009 1:30 pm

    Congratulations!! I predict your TBR pile is going to grow by the hundreds within a month. LOL

  23. April 18, 2009 1:41 pm

    I love my Kindle – I don’t know what I would do without it!

  24. April 18, 2009 1:57 pm

    AHHHHHH!!! That is spectacular 🙂 I think I am in love too. Thanks for sharing about it.

    Oh, and an even BIGGER thanks for cheering me on, you are such a good commenter, I always admire your ability to write thoughtful comments on my posts 🙂 You are such a blessing.

    So you aren’t doing the read-a-thon?!? I have asked you like 10 times…sorry, but I am very curious.

  25. April 18, 2009 2:26 pm

    OMG.. I love it too.. been drooling to get one.. Hubby says yes…but I just don’t know if I should……..Oh… but it is just so tempting. I told myself that I could have one if I finished 20 books in my TBR pile. 😉

    Congrats.. enjoy!!!!!!

  26. April 18, 2009 3:15 pm

    wooo congratulations!

  27. April 18, 2009 3:30 pm

    Kathy – I’m thrilled for you and can’t wait for you to review a book on it! Waiting for the truck would have driven me mad!

  28. April 18, 2009 3:30 pm

    No way! That is so cool that someone I know (and like) won it. We will expect reports from you. Details, we want details. Have fun with it.

  29. April 18, 2009 3:37 pm

    If anyone deserves to win a Kindle – it’s YOU. have fun!

  30. April 18, 2009 4:47 pm

    I am soooo happy for you! What a wonderful prize. I hope you have a lot of fun with it. 🙂

  31. April 18, 2009 7:15 pm

    I’m so happy that you won this!! It looks like you’re really going to enjoy this..I’m so jealous…I love real books, but this would be so much easier to carry than a bunch of books…but hey…why not real books and Kindle!!?? 🙂 Enjoy!

  32. April 18, 2009 7:23 pm

    That is so awesome!! Congrats! You are so very deserving. What a terrific prize. I love “real” books too but I think this is a great addition for readers, especially when it’s free! It would be so handy for traveling and the perfect idea for students. My kids can’t carry all of their books now. Enjoy and tell us all about it after you’ve had the chance to play with it. 🙂

  33. April 18, 2009 7:26 pm

    I can’t think of a more deserving Kindle owner! I’m so happy that you like it so much. I can’t wait to hear what you think after you finish Void Moon!

  34. April 18, 2009 7:59 pm

    Thank you so much for cheering me on in my read-a-thon progress posts. I really appreciate it.

  35. April 18, 2009 10:07 pm

    Congrats Kathy!! What an awesome prize to win!!
    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on using it. It sounds like you will love it.

  36. April 18, 2009 11:32 pm

    That is so awesome! I am trying to keep away from the Kindle 2 and you are making that extremely difficult. Are you using it during the readathon?

  37. April 19, 2009 12:12 am

    super congrats again! glad you are liking it

  38. April 19, 2009 12:13 am

    Congratulations – what a great prize! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it after using it for awhile.

  39. April 19, 2009 8:15 am

    WOWSERS! Can’t wait to hear about your first experience with it. My husband recently read Void Moon and enjoyed it.

  40. April 19, 2009 9:36 am

    YAY!!! I hope it is everything you want it to be!

  41. stacybuckeye permalink
    April 19, 2009 10:10 am

    Congrats! What an outstanding win 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

  42. April 19, 2009 11:10 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy that you won the Kindle! I bought one almost a year ago (it’s the first edition Kindle) and I LOVE it! It goes everywhere with me! It’s tucked in my purse so I always have a book with me.

    Hope you enjoy!

  43. April 19, 2009 5:21 pm

    Congratulations, Kathy! I’m hoping the Kindle will be available in Canada soon …

  44. April 19, 2009 5:26 pm

    Congratulations on winning a great prize and it being a Kindle 2. How lucky you are! I’m very happy for you. A star reader should have the latest in book reading gadgets. I look forward to hearing of your experience with it.

  45. April 19, 2009 6:04 pm

    So happy for you! I can’t wait to read your review and hear how you like reading on it.

  46. April 19, 2009 8:34 pm

    Angel Diane: Oh, that is sooo awesome!!! You are so lucky. You have to share your experience w/ the niffy gadget.

    Fresh Diane: Whatever!

    Jealous Diane: Don’t you know anything? It is just rude… RUDE to rub salt in my greenwithenvywounds.

    Doggie Diane: I tossed your twitter to the frisky feline…

    Kitty Diane: I ate your tweet!!!

  47. April 19, 2009 9:56 pm

    Lucky lucky you! You are truly made of luck. Better watch out, we might all try to rub your head at BEA! 🙂

  48. April 20, 2009 2:55 am

    This confirms that you are the luckiest woman in the blogosphere 🙂

    I’m thrilled for you of course!!

  49. April 20, 2009 9:54 am

    I was laughing when you said that you thought your son was coming home from college for the weekend to visit the Kindle (not you and Carl!)

    J has a Kindle (not Kindle2); the “instant” whispernet is very cool!

  50. April 20, 2009 11:02 am

    That’s awesome. I’m jealous. 😉 Have fun!

  51. April 20, 2009 1:20 pm

    You are a lucky Duck! Congrats!

  52. April 20, 2009 3:54 pm

    Wahoo! YAY for you! You deserve it 🙂

  53. April 20, 2009 6:18 pm

    OK…I see that you DID do a post on it … of course you would! I am reading your blog backward so bad for me! You reacted pretty much like I did!!

  54. April 21, 2009 2:47 pm

    Kathy, I’m glad the Kindle found a good home.

  55. April 21, 2009 4:19 pm

    No, no, no! You can’t make me want one of these! I’m strictly a paper book kind of girl…. but it’s SO pretty….

  56. April 21, 2009 4:44 pm

    SO excited for you, as we discussed on Twitter today. I love my e-reader!

  57. April 21, 2009 11:59 pm

    Congratulations! I can only imagine how excited you must have been when you found out you’d won – and then triple it to how excited you were the day your Kindle arrived! Way to go, you’re a Reading Queen and I know you’ll have tons of fun with your new toy 🙂

  58. April 23, 2009 2:55 pm

    Yay! I can’t wait to hear more about how you like your Kindle, I’m so glad you won. It was very exciting to see a name I knew in that video.

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