Digital Reading

Books can really weigh you down while traveling and when I saw this free $10 Kindle eTextbook credit (good through 1/9/12) it got me wondering what could I buy for $10 in the textbook category?

One issue I have been trying to solve while we travel is the lack of using our smartphones to access the networks whenever we want.  Not so much for surfing the web but most of the translation and country information apps require a network to look up data on the fly.

So far we plan to take our Samsung Galaxy Android & Apple 3G smartphones plus a Dell 11z Ultrabook, but we have been very tempted to drop the old Apple and pickup one of the Kindle readers; but which should we choose?

$79 Lightweight Kindle (we went with this one – 4/3/12)

or the $199 Kindle Fire

So my thrifty picks for the trip are:

World Books
CIA World Fact Book 2012 $1.99

World Atlas 2011 $4.40 (free with Kindle Prime)

World Atlas 2011 to 2012 $6.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

Timeline of World History $0.99

Translations
Babelpoint English-Spanish Dictionary $1.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

Spanish-English Dictionary $9.97 (free with Kindle Prime)

Italian-English Dictionary $9.97 (free with Kindle Prime)

French-English Dictionary $9.97 (free with Kindle Prime)

English-Russian Dictionary With Transcriptions $9.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

English-Portuguese Dictionary With Transcriptions $9.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

English-German Dictionary With Transcriptions $9.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

English To Chinese Phonetic Traditional Dictionary $9.99

English-Thai Dictionary for Amazon Kindle $2.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

Street Talk (Multi-Language) $19.99 (free with Kindle Prime)

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The following Kindle books are free if you have an Amazon Prime account:

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala 
Honduras
El Salvador, Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama
Colombia 
Ecuador
Peru
Bolivia 
Chile
Argentina 
South Africa 
Botswana, Zimbabwe
Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania 
Kenya
India
Many more specific by City/Region
Nepal
Tibet, Thailand
Tons more
Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore

Bali

Australia
New Zealand
Hong Kong
China (Shanghai, Beijing)
Mongolia
Russia
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands
United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland
Iceland
Other Books

About Dustin Orrick

Techie, TreeHugger, Outdoor Adventurist, Motorhead, and can now say World Traveler!

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