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    Do any of you have one of these? What brand and what do you like and not like? I want one as I read a lot. At the library they offer downloads that you can get for free. But I'm far from a "techie". Please let me know your thoughts. TIA Pippi65

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    Hi Pippi, I have a kindle. I love it, You can download books anwhere. You don't have to be connected to the computer. I liked mine so much we bought my hubby one also. Also this one has lots of memory, so it holds lots of books. One of my girlfriends has an older model and she loves that one too. Barns and Noble has one called the nook. I have heard lots of good stuff about that one too. Hope that helps

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    I really enjoy reading a book but my DBF was so excited one year b/c he found something for me that would be a real surprise. It was an E-Reader. I like books b/c if I buy I pass around to mom, sister, SIL's, people at work. However, when I'm traveling it is easier to take the E-reader b/c it's small and convenient.
    I really think they are great for cookbooks or quiltbooks because you can take them with you and have the ingredients for dinner or a quilt project right at your finger tips and won't forget anything. I haven't actually done that yet but do think it's a great idea.
    Thanks for the tip on libraries and e-books. I'll have to find out if my library does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi65
    Do any of you have one of these? What brand and what do you like and not like? I want one as I read a lot. At the library they offer downloads that you can get for free. But I'm far from a "techie". Please let me know your thoughts. TIA Pippi65
    If you want to try out the different versions, I know that at least Kindle and Nook software can be downloaded for free to your computer. there are thousands of free books that can be downloaded as well.

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    Be sure you check with your library, because ours says that it won't work on a Kindle, and maybe not on some of the others....just an idea, if you can read the ebooks for free from the library, and not have to buy them...

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    I have Nookcolor and I love it. The software just upgraded too - you can send/receive emails. I can also download books from the library.
    Also, it is great to read magazines because you get to see the pictures in color. Several of my friends like the nook color because of the children books - they can see the illustrations in color.

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    Love my Kindle. my son has one, my niece, all my friends
    I have read on the nook and the ereader (sonys brand I think) and a girl I work with has a Kobe.
    I think the kindle by far is the best. Good luck in your search. My advice is go online and look at the reviews and options they have. I searched and read the internet for weeks before I bought my kindle. That was about 3 yrs ago. I have read on it almost everyday since. Tons of free books out there. and if you dont like the way a pdf file reads on the kindle.. you only have to email the file to kindle and they will send it back in kindle format for free.
    I have said many times. If my kindle breaks I would by another one that same day. They now sell them at several retail stores. Good Luck

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    I got the NookColor for Christmas. I like it a lot. Too bad I'm not very tech savy as I have not figured out how to download free from the public library. :(

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    I have the iPad, and can get both the kindle app and the nook app, among other things. I use the nook app more then the kindle one though

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    I have a Kindle and love it!!
    But I've heard great things about the Nook as well. Mine was a gift from my sweet son. He loves his Kindle so he bought me that brand.
    I download from the library also.
    Still love regular books but Kindles, and the others are very convenient.
    Let us know what you get!

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