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Stashing up on Reading and Video Material

Not sure where this best fits....

Id like to build a nice stash of both.
I've had Amazon Prime for a while, using their streaming video, and just learned they offer something called Prime Reads. There's also Kindle Unlimited.

I'd like to collect enough of both reading and video to last more than a year...or more if possible.

I can't do it with real paperbacks - they take up too much space and I can be a voracious reader.

I'm sure this wheel has been invented/figured out before. I want to save the downloads for future use, not just use immediately.

What is you experience?
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I have about 400 books on my kindle so far, and with Amazon prime have access to thousands more for free. I also have 4 kindles....one on the boat, one in the car to keep kids and guests occupied or in case I have to go into a waiting room somewhere, one in the house, and one that I loan to friends when I want to share a book. Not much into video so don't have any of those.

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One of the old stand-by series of books treasured by cruisers in the 70's was the Travis McGee series, written by John D. MacDonald. 21 books, each with a color in the title.
Arguably the best sailing stories are the Moitessier books. Whereas most sailing books are about the places the authors go, his are more about the sailing.
Deep Water and Shoal: William Albert Robinson is a good read of what it was like cruising, in the 30's (I believe).
The Wreck of the Mary Deare has been a favorite book of mine since high school. Don't forget the Hornblower series and the series written by Robert N. Macomber.
Good SciFi goes well on a sailing boat.
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Re: Stashing up on Reading and Video Material

In any busy cruisers anchorage in the Caribbean you will be able to trade-for/obtain more kindle book downloads than you could read in a lifetime. It will only take you a year to watch the available movies.

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Some libraries have books on tape in an electronic format.

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Thanks for the responses.
I ordered a Kindle...and will learn how it works...
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Re: Stashing up on Reading and Video Material

You can also buy lots of 100 DVD's on eBay which are closeouts from rental places. they run around 20$ per 100 movies. I keep a lap top on board and play them on it. Nice when WiFi isn't available
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Netflix now lets you download movies for later playback when you're not connected.

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You can also buy lots of 100 DVD's on eBay which are closeouts from rental places. they run around 20$ per 100 movies. I keep a lap top on board and play them on it. Nice when WiFi isn't available
Great idea!
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Netflix now lets you download movies for later playback when you're not connected.
Isn't that only for mobile devices so far?
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