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Author Topic: Kindle and other e-book reading devices  (Read 2424 times)


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Re: Kindle and other e-book reading devices
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2011, 02:43:15 PM »
I agree that it's not an either/or thing. I read my kindle but also read books on occasion. For travel, though, you cannot beat the Kindle.
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Re: Kindle and other e-book reading devices
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2011, 03:37:26 PM »
I had nothing to do during my lunch break and was kicking myself for not bringing my Kindle to work ... until I realized I had installed on my laptop Amazon's free app, Kindle for PC.

In one simple button click, I had synced my PC application to the last page I'd read on my Kindle last night, and I was happily reading where I'd left off.

I love real books, and I will always have bookcases full of my Greeks and 18th century English literature and other items, but for contemporary reading and reference materials, I am making all my purchases electronic ones.

For books that contain pictures, maps, and charts, I'll stick with the real deal.


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Re: Kindle and other e-book reading devices
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2011, 04:03:35 PM »
I love Nook for PC, too!  It syncs to my phone and my Nook, and makes life a little more simple for me. Plus, I HATE the pop-up touch keyboard on the Nook and far prefer ordering my books/periodicals on my laptop.
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Re: Kindle and other e-book reading devices
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2011, 09:23:02 AM »
I treated myself to the new Kindle ("3") after Christmas. Much to my surprise, as I would have been in the camp of "no, never, nothing could ever replace the experience of a book in my hands."

What tipped me over was reading the paperback version of Devil in the White City (great book!) with its size 2 print font. These old eyes nearly went blind, even in good light.

I agree with those who say it's not either/or. The e-reader experience is very practical and very enjoyable in its own right. Love the convenience on a trip or for daily outings that will require long waits, etc. So far, I've purchased books for the Kindle that I don't particularly care to have on my physical bookshelf forever, lighter stuff. As for physical books, I expect that I will continue to buy those that are more meaningful, if that makes sense.

Agree with Tup -- really miss the flipping back and forth to remind myself of which character is which. I've always been a "skipper" and the Kindle has put a damper on that.
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