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Thread: Kindle, Nook,E-Book

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    My husband is wanting to buy one of the electronic readers and doesn't know which one is the best. If you have one could you let me know the pros and cons to the ones you have Thank You

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    I'm interested in this subject so will read along with you!

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    My DDIL has the Nook. She bought the Kindle and returned 3 days later and bought the Nook. She says Barnes & Noble offer more at less money for the Nook and its like reading a page out of book. She loves it.

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    We have the Kindle..the first version and love it. We did have a problem with the screen almost two years after purchase, but we had bought the insurance and the Kindle was replaced with the same model. Otherwise its been great. Love the convenience. At first I hated not holding a real book..but u will get over that after awhile lol

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    I have a Nook and I love it. I travel every week and no longer have to worry about something to read. When I finish something or don't feel like reading something I've already started, I have options without going into a bookstore at an airport.

    I did a lot of research on e-readers and the two that I narrowed it down to were the Kindle and the Nook. I chose the Nook because it includes functionality that allows you to borrow e-books from your local library (the Kindle doesn't provide this option). It also has a replaceable battery (for that time in the future when it no longer will hold a charge) and it has unlimited storage because it has a micro-sd slot.

    Hope that helps.

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    I have a Kindle and I love it. The best thing for me is being able to purchase new books from anywhere in the US. I spend a lot of my time sitting on ballfields (my daughter plays for a travel team) and I'm always finishing a book sometime during a 12 hour ball day. With the Kindle, I can go online to the Amazon store and order a new book right there.

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    I just got the new kindle for $139. I had waited until the price came down, so when it did I took the chance and ordered it.

    I have found that I like it more than I thought I would! I read a lot of fiction and spiritual/new age thinking books like from Eckert Tolle and Brian Weiss. I really enjoy having access to those books wherever I am, whithout having to remember to bring the books with me. With the spiritual books, having read them once I still like to go back and read certain sections for more thought and contemplation, and if I wanted to do that with paper books, I'd be carrying a big stack of books with me wherever I go.

    I've been able to find fiction books for under $3 that are pretty interesting, and by new authors I probably wouldn't have read otherwise. My favorite fiction authors are still pretty high for current books on the kindle, so I haven't really ordered any of them yet.

    And, being a quilter, I think I have a predisposition toward gadgets anyway, and the kindle is a great gadget!

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    only thing I know from my daughter that you should look for one with a screen that eliminates glare especially if you like to read outside in the sun. DD is an avid reader and said that there is nothing like having a good book and taking it out to read and feeling the pages and holding it in anticipation of the next page. she tried kindle but went back to good ole fashioned books. she also like to read some 3 or 4 times more if they are good. Thus numerous book shelves filled up

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    Love my kindle!

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    I have a kindle (the large one) and I love it no more lugging books around when we travel and I love the ease of downloading books where ever I am

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    My DH got me a Nook for Christmas and I LOVE it! I can read it inside and out. I can shop anywhere, anytime. It now has wifi, so I can surf the net. Barnes and Noble gives you a FREE book every Friday. I can go into any Barnes and Noble with my Nook and get extra free stuff. And, if you have access to a large library, you can"borrow " books from the library! The only drawback for me is : the price has come down since I got it. Good for you, though. lol!

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    I just got a kindle too. So far I love it. So easy to use and it's nice not having the weight of a regular book. I can read it lying down or outside in the sun. Haven't had any down side yet.

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    I have the Sony reader and love it. I have had it for at least 2 years and enjoy it so much. I am disabled and have problems holding a book and with this I can even read it at night with the extra cover that has a light in it. Hope this helps.

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    I am an avid NOOK lover. Barnes and Nobles offers several FREE books and every Friday, it's FREE FRIDAY. But the deciding feature was the replacement battery. I didn't want to have to buy another e-reader when the battery stops holding a charge and the nook sells a replacement battery, plus you can insert an SD card for more memory.

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    I just received a Kindle as a birthday gift a few weeks ago. It was a surprise, and I really wasn't sure about it to tell the truth. I have no clue about the other devices because I never shopped for one. I use the library a lot and didn't want to HAVE to buy books. Also, I was terriified that I would break the Kindle and didn't use it until I could make a cover. There wasn't much of a selection for covers for the new model a few weeks ago and since I wasn't sure I liked it, I didn't want to pay for a cover!

    Things I like:

    I felt a lot better about the Kindle when I found lots of free books. Also, I can load them laying in bed straight from the "Kindle Store" wirelessly.

    I also like that there is a substantial sample to read for most books.

    I have not had to charge it once since it was received, so it will be nice to charge it and not have to worry about packing a charger for trips.

    I am a reader who often takes three or four books along so I can read what I'm in the mood for. The Kindle will be much nicer to pack.



    So, not a lot of advice from me, since I'm still getting used to my e-reader. I like it much better with a cover-- it's much more like holding a real book and more protected.
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    I was at Borders the other day and they sell eReaders too...might want to check them out.

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    Does anyone know if these readers have large print? This will be a deciding factor for me to buy one for my husband because he needs the large print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Does anyone know if these readers have large print? This will be a deciding factor for me to buy one for my husband because he needs the large print.
    Trisha, with the Kindle, you can change the font size--there's quite a range, from tiny to very large!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Does anyone know if these readers have large print? This will be a deciding factor for me to buy one for my husband because he needs the large print.
    It is nice to be able to lighten the background also to make it easier to read...check your library also to see if they have the overdrive program for free ebooks...many many new ones not just old books are available ..free but you can not use the kindle yet for those. I have the ipad and can download books onto that but not from overdrive yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjscribe
    I have a Nook and I love it. I travel every week and no longer have to worry about something to read. When I finish something or don't feel like reading something I've already started, I have options without going into a bookstore at an airport.

    I did a lot of research on e-readers and the two that I narrowed it down to were the Kindle and the Nook. I chose the Nook because it includes functionality that allows you to borrow e-books from your local library (the Kindle doesn't provide this option). It also has a replaceable battery (for that time in the future when it no longer will hold a charge) and it has unlimited storage because it has a micro-sd slot.

    Hope that helps.
    Ditto to all of the above!! I just love my Nook. It also has multiple font sizes.

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    Thanks for all the info!!!

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    My DH has the Sony E-Reader touch. He LOVES it and occasionally I get to read a book on it. He wants to buy one for me now.

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    I bought my husband a Nook from Barnes and Noble last Christmas and HE LOVES IT. Easy to read, he has a ton of books on it at a time. I made him a quilted cover for it with a little pocket on the front to hold the charger. I understand now they even have a larger font available on the new ones for people with sight problems.

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    I love my Kindle! I have had it almost 2 years and it stays in my purse for easy access when I am waiting in the doctor's office, etc. Great book selection! Great screen presentation! I can't find anything I don't like about it.

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    I'm curious, what does a "book" cost to download...I go thru 2/3 books/week...trade with GF's and DH reads too so he brings them home from library....

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