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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Do you own a Kindle?

I haven't gone out and bought a Kindle. I still enjoy reading books and having a book in my hand. But, Amazon is almost forcing us to buy them. I was recently trying to purchase a book, and it was only available on Kindle. I guess it will be just a matter of time before I have one, too.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 07:31 AM
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Oh, I didn't realise Amazon were doing that. It's a clever marketing technique but I prefer to have a book in my hand. It's about more than the words after all. I like the touch and smell of the paper and to make notes in them for discussion at book group.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 11:30 PM
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I'm totally sold on Kindle and will never look back. I can carry all my books with me, and find that I read more often and get through books more quickly using it. I love it and can't imagine going back.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 01:43 PM
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I don't own an ereader but I'm in love with the idea, though the Nook looks more appealing to me than the Kindle.



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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 04:12 PM
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I have a current gen Kindle WiFi only. I'm still addicted to the library though. I think I have to get over the psychology of not paying more than a couple of bucks for books.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 08:57 PM
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I own a Nook, which is the Barnes & Noble version of the Kindle. Now there's the Nook Color which seems so much better but I'm content with what I have for now.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 10:02 PM
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I own a Nook, which is the Barnes & Noble version of the Kindle. Now there's the Nook Color which seems so much better but I'm content with what I have for now.
How is the Nook with handling PDFs? The Kindle sucks in this regard unless you have their deluxe version which is more than twice the cost of the cheapest version.
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How is the Nook with handling PDFs? The Kindle sucks in this regard unless you have their deluxe version which is more than twice the cost of the cheapest version.
Sorry I wish I could be of more help but I don't know anything about PDFs on the Nook. I really only use it for the basics - reading and book shopping.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 11:04 PM
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I've never read .pdf's on my Kindle, only books. I think the e-ink display is incredible. No glare, I can read for hours and hours and hours and hours... no eye strain, battery life is great, no bright screen blazing into my eyes.

My parents went with a Nook. The rest of my family went Kindle. I can't say enough about my experience with the Kindle - 100% satisfied.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 07:35 AM
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I love my Kindle with Special Offers. The E-Ink screen is wonderful. I like it more than books, which is odd I know.
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