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What books have you bought for your Kindle that you already own?

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Initial post: May 6, 2012 3:28:34 AM PDT
I need a larger font. After struggling to read my paperback copy of Summers at Castle Auburn I bought a copy yesterday and finished it last night. What books do others find worth a second (or fifth) reading?

Posted on May 6, 2012 3:31:23 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Lord of the Rings
Game of Thrones (4 book omnibus)

actually quite a few as I had to leave my collection of DTBs back in the US when I moved to France (I only took about 20 with me)

Posted on May 6, 2012 3:37:38 AM PDT
Pretty much any book in the J.D.Robb series is worth a second or more read. It is futuristic cop mystery and romance and a little paranormal thrown in.
Another series that I have been known to reread, Catherine Coulters' FBI series, the bad thing and good thing she only writes one a year.The Maze (FBI Series).
Eileen Wilks, most definitely have read everyone of hers 2x or more.

Posted on May 6, 2012 3:38:13 AM PDT
G. McNeil says:
Morning, Teresa:
Not counting the classics (A Tale of Two Cities - Alice in Wonderland - Jack London Complete - et al) -

The Utlimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
All Creatures Great and Small, Omibus Edition
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
The Hunger Games Trilogy
A Brief History of Time

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Posted on May 6, 2012 3:42:56 AM PDT
meloco says:
For the same reason as the original poster, I can't read those small print paperbacks anymore, the main reason I got a Kindle in the first place.

Jean M Auel Earth's Children series
Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth
Stephen King's The Stand

I would dearly love to get a few more but they aren't available in Australia, such as The Thorn Birds and Diana Gaboldon's books. The print in her books is minsicule.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 3:45:23 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Not available?

The Thorn Birds

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:24:10 AM PDT
EveKendall says:
All three volumes of Capital by Karl Marx, a paid version of Communist Manifesto because the free version is cr*p, a couple of Alan Furst novels, "Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times" and "The Russian Revolution" by Fitzpatrick, "Debt" by Graeber, "Ho Chi Minh" by Pham, "Red Plenty" by Spufford, "The Essential Stalin" (USD 40 - yikes!), Collected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, "Fire Up the Grill" (editors of Woman's Day), some travel guides on Morocco, eastern Europe, and Finland.

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:35:14 AM PDT
EveKendall says:
@Meloco: That's also the reason I'm downloading stuff I already own, because of difficulty reading smaller print. The only way I can comfortably read the small print paperbacks anymore is without my contact lenses in and the book pushed into my face, so it doesn't really work while I'm commuting. :) Also so many of the books I read are nonfiction and I refer to them again and again for information at different times so bringing the entire collection with me makes more sense. (I'm continuously adding books I already own.) Yay Kindle! :p

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 4:41:44 AM PDT
This may be a dumb question, but couldn't you leave your contacts in, and then RE-correct for reading with small reading glasses?

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:45:54 AM PDT
I have most of my favorites by Earlene Fowler:
Fool's Puzzle (Benni Harper Mystery)
Irish Chain (Benni Harper Mystery)
Kansas Troubles (Benni Harper Mystery)
Goose in the Pond (Benni Harper Mystery)

Those are the ones I have done so far. It is like visiting an old friend when I open the pages to them.

Posted on May 6, 2012 4:46:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 4:48:34 AM PDT
The Harry Potter series
The Stand

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:01:30 AM PDT
I got the first 2 Agatha Christies free, and bought 2-3 more. I also bought some inexpensive Dorothy Sayers. I bought some of my favorite Georgette Heyer's when they were on sale. I got some of the Eric Flint and David Weber books free from Baen. That's about it other then some classics.

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:07:53 AM PDT
EveKendall says:
@ Folina 1-Clicker Dubernol: I wear progressive contacts so yes I could use low power readers but the point of my getting progressives was to stop using reading glasses. Some small print is still out of reach without readers, like event listings in the New Yorker and some smaller print paperbacks. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 5:12:46 AM PDT
Not available in Australia, CBR. Stupid, really, considering it's an Australian classic.

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:16:31 AM PDT
None for myself, but when my son's old enough to tackle Harry Potter, I'll get those for his Kindle.

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:26:54 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
The most recent one that comes to mind is Robert Caro's Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III. I bought this book about 9 years ago in hard cover, and it is HUGE, should have come with a dictionary stand to hold it. I loved the book but found it just too heavy to wrestle around. Finally it appeared for Kindle and I put it on ereaderiq waiting for a price drop. When it hit 14.99, I bought it and am almost to the end, and have now have the Kindle version of the next book in the series which was just published last week.

A couple of others I have purchased both ways:
A World Undone
The Pillars of the Earth

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:35:18 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Originally I said I wouldn't bother buying books for my Kindle that I already had in paper format but since my eyesight seems to be getting worse I no longer enjoy reading paper books.

I've bought the whole of the Kerry Greenwood Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries series which starts with the bundle Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 1, 2 & 3 (Phryne Fisher Mystery) as this series has just been turned into a TV series in Australia.

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Harry Potter
and a selection of my favourite comfort books that I love to reread - too many to list.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 5:36:33 AM PDT
Ah. Gotcha. :0)

Posted on May 6, 2012 5:36:37 AM PDT
Doriegirl says:
Great Expectations by Dickens. The Bible. Pride and prejudice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 5:37:56 AM PDT
The Thorn Birds was my first "grown up" novel. :0)

Posted on May 6, 2012 6:06:15 AM PDT
KathyC says:
I haven't bought any that I already own, but will probably buy the Harry Potter books. If To Kill a Mockingbird ever becomes available for Kindle, I will definitely get that one. It's one of my all time favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 11:40:10 AM PDT
Iowa Reader says:
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III languished on my was so big it hurt my thumbs and triggered carpal tunnel symptoms when I tried to hold it.

In the summer of 2009 I had a pile of to-be-read books, and I wanted a Kindle--this was the k2 era, and it was priced at almost $300, but I told myself I would not get one, nor would I buy another paper book until I had finished that pile. I managed to read several on the pile (the paper backs) but there was a new book that I was dying to read, so I ordered a Kindle, and that was the end of my paper book reading. I ultimately purchased and quickly read ebook versions of my poor old pile: Caro's MOS; Taylor Branch's vol 3 of his series on M.L.K At Canaan's Edge (America in the King Years); and David McCullough's John Adams. Caro's newly released vol 4 is also on my wish list. I'm hoping that prices come down this summer, as predicted--if so, I might purchase and re-read Caro's vol 1&2 as well. I only paid $9.99 for MOS as that was before agency-model price fixing set in.
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