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I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama

Books & ReadingBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - When I was up in New York back in December, my sister gave my mother a Kindle for her birthday. That was the first time I had ever seen, held, or played with one. After that I decided I wanted one so I ordered it from Amazon with a protective carrying case from Belkin (smart move.) Since then, I have absolutely fallen in love with my Kindle. I've been doing more reading in the past month or so than I have in years. I've already knocked out Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive," Clive and Dirk Cussler's "Crescent Dawn," and now I'm about halfway through Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." I've downloaded a bunch of research and reference material, as well as some cool bedtime stories for my four year old daughter. The battery seems to last forever, it has both 3G and WiFi connectivity, plenty of memory to hold literally thousands of books, it's small, light, and handy. It fits in my back pocket and I can actually read while standing in line at the bank or grocery store. Anyway, if you love to read and live in Panama, having a Kindle puts you in direct and instant contact with the entire Kindle bookstore on Amazon. In short, I'm really diggin' it.

Free To A Good Home: When I got on the airplane to fly back to Panama I bought a hardcover copy of Tom Clancy's newest book "Dead or Alive" for about $40 bucks (expensive, at the Newark airport). Since then I have downloaded the book (for $9.95) and finished it on the Kindle, and I never even got past the first couple of chapters in the actual book so it's practically never even been read. Anyway, I'll give it away to whoever wants it - as long as you promise to keep handing it off to someone else for them to read next. It you're interested give me a call at 6614-0451 or send me an email - don@panama-guide.com. First come, first serve.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 09:35 AM EST

Can you get magazine and newspaper subscriptions, or are those blocked because we're international?

I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 09:39 AM EST

Don,

Are you able to use a US based ISP to download books? If not, have you spotted the major rip-off yet? My wife just got a kindle and we rapidly discovered that Panamanian based users pay more for e-books than those using a US based ISP, and have a much reduced selection of titles available. There are ways around it, and I can understand that maybe there are licensing/copyright problems that prevent them from selling some titles in particular markets, but how can Amazon justify trying to charge 25-30% more than domestic US prices for Panamanian readers?

Jim

I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 10:33 AM EST

.... but, having pretended to be in the US and downloading the most recent Lee Child that I hadn't yet read, I have to agree with you that is is a great little gadget (even if, for my favourite authors, I would still rather have a nice, solid, 1st edition hardback on my shelf)!

I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 04:34 PM EST

My wife and I Love Tom Clancy books, where can we pick it up at.

I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 04:46 PM EST

Sure wish I'd had one when I lived down there -- would've been a great alternative to the used book store on the road to Boquete, or constantly bugging other gringos to borrow books ...

So, you strike me as the kind of a guy that would enjoy Wilbur Smith's novels ... he's a peach of a storyteller.

I Love My New Kindle ... Great For Book Lovers in Panama
Authored by: Don Winner on Wednesday, January 12 2011 @ 05:48 PM EST

Sorry Guys - The Book Is Spoken For: Someone shot me an email about thirty seconds after I published the article. Since I said first come, first served - it's theirs.

Don