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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:23 AM
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For those that love the physical book and have bought electronic readers...
How are they working out for you?


I love books and reading books and am holding off on getting any sort of electronic book reader, but it sure would be nice to be able to take a simple tablet like thing with a bunch of books inside instead of a whole stack of paper backs...


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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:30 AM
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1. I find myself reading much more.
I bought the Kindle when it first came out, but that didn't change my reading habits on its own. The real change came when Amazon released the Kindle app for iPhone. Suddenly, I had all my Kindle books on a device that I carry with me everywhere. Whereas I have to remember to carry a Kindle (or a paper book) with me, my phone is there in my pocket all the time. As a result, I'm able to read at times and in places I would never normally think to take a book.

I still buy physical books that I want to keep (usually hardcovers), but for the more disposable stuff the Kindle app is ideal. So now my Kindle sits in a drawer, but I have nearly 200 Kindle books tucked in my pocket, waiting for the next stray moment of spare time.
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:52 PM
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4. I'm curious about how this works for long periods of time
My daughter has an iTouch that is capable of running the Kindle app, but we haven't tried that. This sounds great for on the go, but my daughter reads for hours at a time at home so I'm thinking the Kindle may be the way to go. Right now she is reading physical books exclusively and her Barnes and Noble bill is about to break me.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:53 AM
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2. Kindle app for the iPhone.
It's gonna take me awhile to wrap my brain around that one.
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Betty88 Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:41 PM
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3. I love my nook
I am reading much more since I got it. We ran out of shelf space ages ago, NYC apt... so its nice to buy a book and not have worry about where to keep it. I will still buy paper books when I see something special, but for pulp fiction and the crap I love to read this is the best thing ever.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:57 PM
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5. I bought a Kindle about a month ago and find that I am reading more now
than I have in quite some time. It's easy to read, but the main advantage for me is that when I finish a book, I can download another one regardless where I am or what time of day it is. So far, I have no complaints.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:09 PM
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6. working out great
I do love books, and buy just as many, but now I buy more for my Kindle. There are only a few authors I will always buy in hardcover: Steve Brust, Stephen R Donaldson, HW Brands, maybe one or two others. But for current affairs books and the like, the Kindle is the way to go.

Plus, it's good for complete collections of older authors. I've got a complete Mark Twain and a complete HP Lovecraft that were dirt cheap for the Kindle. I also use the Kindle for magazines and a couple of blogs that I can never remember to check on the laptop, but always remember to check on the Kindle.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:20 PM
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7. I got a nice leather cover for my kindle - I find the kindle easier on the eyes
and much more comfortable than a hardcover to read. I almost don't read anything if I can't get it on the kindle.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:23 PM
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8. I'm waiting for the release of the R-Book . . .
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