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ILMK! (I Love My Kindle!): Being an Appreciation of Amazon's E-Book Reader, with Tips, Explanations, and Humor (Revised Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Bufo Calvin
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Book Description

NOTE: The full text of this book is now available in the Kindle Kollection, along with two other early Kindle books by Bufo Calvin. Please order that book instead to get a better value.

Do you love your Kindle? Did you just get one as a gift?

This fun article will give you some humor (Kindle limericks, anyone?), background, and links from Bufo Calvin. Not so much a "how to" as a "why is that?", it's not about the nuts and bolts mechanics, but about having fun and learning a bit more about Amazon's magic reading machine.

This version has been expanded and updated.

Iincludes "The Happy Little Bookworm", "The Kindle Encounter", and "Quoth My Kindle: Read Some More".

Product Details

  • File Size: 181 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Bufo Calvin; R20090531E edition (May 30, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002BNL4TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #971,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! July 20, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
This was great! Thanks for all of the information and for the fun delivery! This was the very first thing (after the user guide) that I read on my brand new K2!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource October 13, 2009
By Cris
Format:Kindle Edition
This blog gives you great info about using your Kindle, as well as humorous stories. I enjoy this blog as you never know what to expect. Great fun!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 60% of humor and 40% of tips and explanations January 19, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book is a collection of 74 "articles" that are easy to read and full of humor. Perfect reading indeed: "I love this book! It's a real button-pusher." (Quotation from this book, location 727.)

Actually, first riddle is waiting for you already on the first page: would you like to know which edition of the book you are reading? Here is an answer: "1st Revised Edition", "5th edition of the revised version (11th edition overall)". Got it? :) If not, it's explained in plain language on location 1272: this is 2nd version of ILMK.

The author though about the reader convenience and has tagged each article with one of 7 tag types: explanations, tricks, reference, how to, humor, limericks, and riddles. That was an excellent idea that simplifies filtering the information you are looking for by using of Kindle Search function. So 40% of the articles are the explanations, tricks, references, and how-to's, while 60% of them are Kindle humor. If you are looking for more Kindle-related humor this book is the right one. Otherwise I would recommend buying another book of the same author: The Collected I Love My Kindle Blog Volume 1. Just wanted "to make sure we're all on the same location on this decision." (This book, location 727.)

PS. Tip: do not forget to bookmark Table of Content as corresponding position in the menu is deactivated.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blog or book, a must have for Kindle owners August 31, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not clear whether I am reviewing the blog (available by subscription in the Kindle store: Kindle Blogs>Internet & Technology>I Love My Kindle) or the book but I have both and they are phenomenal. The author gives an incredible amount of practical, usable information about getting the most from your Kindle but in an entertaining/not-going-to-put-you-to-sleep kind of way. He also is a talented writer in his own right and throws in wonderful stories with the Kindle usually playing a role in some capacity. One of the very BEST parts of his blog is the copious amount of free Kindle book information every day! When I got my Kindle I thought I would save money getting less expensive ebooks. My Kindle library is over 90% free books and for the most part they are very GOOD books. I have 308 books on my Kindle and another 165 archived and considering I paid $0.00 for over 90% of them, I consider that quite a substantial savings! You will definitely recoup the 99 cent per month subscription cost many times over in free books and be entertained to boot!
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More About the Author

Bufo Calvin has been writing for more than thirty years. With a background both in books (as a former bookstore manager and inveterate reader) and technology (going back to the punch card days), the Kindle was a natural fit. With a strong desire to help people understand and enjoy things, which led to a career as a professional educator, Bufo has become a well-known part of the community of Kindle owners.

Since answering questions is one of Bufo's favorite things to do, you are invited to ask them in the forum on this page.

"ILMK: I Love My Kindle!"

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