To Kindle or not to Kindle

Following on from my last blog re my eyesight I am researching ways to assist me to be able to read. I am an avid reader, never without a book……with pages……and a bookmark. I have a huge pile of books waiting to be read…..but I don’t want to be struggling.
I have resisted the temptation to get a Kindle for a few years….but I have found out that I can magnify the text on one of these. It seems the common sense way to go. Thing is…..is it easy to loadload……or is it upload?…..ebooks. Remember I am not too techy here. I was wondering if anyone has one…and what they are like to manage. Any assistance would be wonderful. Also. is it possible to listen to books n them? (Iwant it all don’t I?) lol.

Much Love M xxxxxxxx

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  1. Do you need to rest your eyes? You need to be careful. But kindle,keep reading. I think you can also be read to. You down load then read without needing the internet. Just go slowly and good luck.

  2. Morv, I found the kindle a godsend when i was at the worst of my eye problems. Text can be adjusted for font size easily on a kindle and books can be either downloaded via a laptop to be dropped onto your kindle, or you can order them direct through the kindle itself. Additionally most books are actually cheaper electronically than in hard copy.

  3. Hello Morv, welcome back…….. I have a friend whose neighbour is blind, she has listening books delivered to her ….google Audio Books or Listening Books…….these may be of help to you until your eyesight is improved……..

  4. Hi Morvena,
    Welcome back. I have a tablet to read all my books. Love it because its all my books in one place. I get free books from the library, just have to go to the library and join and if yours has the ebooks they will help you. Only have to download the library app and off you go. I get audio books from the library for my tablet. And like Waylander said, the books I download are cheaper than the hardcover. I get my books from Kindle even though I have a tablet not a Kindle, but I also get them from Kobo which is another one. So many choices, and also quite a few free ebooks online. I have wireless internet for my laptop so when I want to download to my tablet I just connect to my wireless internet. Before I had that when I lived out in the bush , I used to go to Mc Donalds and use their wifi. And I don’t even eat Mc Donalds lol Good luck Morv xoxox

  5. Hi Morveena,We have a radio station for visually challenged people that reads the newspapers each day,maybe you have something similar,at least you can easily keep up with the newspapers that way without having to read them yourself.

  6. GO FOR IT…MORVENA…..IT IS EASY TO SET UP AND DOWNLOAD TO KINDLE. I BOUGHT A KINDLE READER A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO….ITS GREAT…BUT I ALSO LATER BOUGHT AN IPAD AND WHEN I ORDER FROM AMAZON THEY WILL DOWNLOAD TO MY IPAD…..AND THE TWO SYNC….SO I CAN USE EITHER.
    LIKE YOU I AM AN AVID READER. LOVE IT. AND IF YOU CHOOSE YOU CAN GET THE AUDIO FUNCTION AS WELL.
    HOPE THIS HELPS

  7. Hello Morv,

    Star has just said it, google Audio Books or Listening Books make life more interesting and they also have an additional effect; they teach the brain to get less stagnant.

  8. Hello Morvenna, I have a kindle and use it almost every day. I am also an avid reader. I use the iPad as well as, with Amazon the books can be read across both devices. The kindle is good at night because it dosent emit a blue light that interferes with sleeping patterns. I am sure you have someone who can assist you with the setting up, it’s not all that difficult. Good luck and sorry to hear of you eye sight problems. Judeee

  9. Hi Morv , if you don,t have akindle , our library has big print books for the visually impaired, i guess yours would have the same ? I cannott reply to your private message sorry, it just wont send . think music was in early this morning and tomorrow afternoon , if Whips radio programme has repaired it’s streaming problems… xxx

  10. Hi Morv
    I’ve had a kindle for 4 years now. I love it. Like the rest have said there are many options out there today. My kindle is older so its much easier but the new ones are great. I’m not that familiar with Ipad or apple products period but they are great choices for reading. You can now download the kindle app on most tablets now too. One other good thing about the kindle is it’s very portable and you don’t have to be online to read.The drawback is you’re limited to free books unless you join Amazon Prime which I won’t do just to gain access to free and borrowed books. Keep in mind the kindle also has great battery life between charges unlike the tablets. Hope this helps and I do hope your sight gets much better.


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