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    Senior Member Sunflower Girl's Avatar
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    Just curious, how many of you have kindles, nooks, or other e-reader devices.

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    Love my Kindle! I've had it about 2 1/2 years now and can't imagine going back to the library.

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    Love my Kindle - took me a while to get used to it. It is nice for traveling.

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    We have a Sony e-reader my husband loves it. I have an iPad love it.

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    I have Kindle on my smart phone. Love it!

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    DH has a kindle I bought him He loves it.

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    Love my Kindle. Got it when it first came out and then upgraded to newer model this year. If you haven't read The Help yet...it is a must read!

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    good question. I will be watching this one. I have looked at one for a long time, but on a fixed income with a fabric addiction I just could not get my self to save for it. I would use the money I saved on a ruler or fabric instead. I am a reader but I can usually find enough people who have books that they want to borrow to me. The library is 60 miles round trip so i just do not go. I think I would like it.. Now how do I save for that and not spend it on fabrics?

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    I gave my two DDs and their DHs and my DH Kindles last year for Christmas. They love them, even the one (my DH) that said he'd never use it! His Kindle goes everywhere he does. It's not just for books. He reads the daily newspapers, and magazines, has word games on it too.

    I decided I want an IPad after using my DGD's. It's amazing.

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    I have a Nook (NOT the color version, just the basic black-and-white e-ink one). I have found that I love it for traveling and work (I have lots and lots of reading time at work), but at home I still gravitate toward paper books. I am not sorry I bought it. It's impossible to get stuck at work without reading material, as I can just connect to the wireless network, purchase a book and download it in seconds. Barnes & Noble has a stellar selection of e-books, many of them very cheap or free, and the Nook is compatible with several formats (meaning I can check out e-books from the library).

    I think these days most of the e-readers are pretty similar. You can handle a Kindle at Target stores, and the Nook at Barnes & Noble stores (and the Sony at maybe Best Buy?). I just plain liked how the Nook felt in my hand, which is why I chose it (didn't like all those buttons on the Kindle).

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    I bought DH a kindle in the spring and he has over 50 books on it. He is an avid reader. The only down side is our library does not support kindle books.

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    I have a sony ereader and an ipad. Love them both. Can get all the best sellers from the Library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuusistoquilter
    I bought DH a kindle in the spring and he has over 50 books on it. He is an avid reader. The only down side is our library does not support kindle books.
    If your library uses an EPUB book format, you can download a free software program called Calibre that will convert them to a format Kindle can read.

    I work in a library and our service does not support Kindle either, but several of our patrons use Kindles by converting with the free software. Apparently, it is an easy process.

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    I've got a kindle. It goes where I go. I also have the app on each of my computers and phone. I read so much more now than I ever did.

    For Kindle books less than five dollars: http://dailycheapreads.com/

    For Nook and Kindle Owners:
    http://blog.booksontheknob.org/

    A lot are indy authors, but I've picked up a lot of really good books for free or almost free. My only complaint is that some of the free books are part of a series. I love the book then I have to buy the series. I have so many books now that I'm pretty selective on which books I download.

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    I have the nook color and love it. My mom has a nook and we cant keep her off of it.

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    Kindle here and love it :-)

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    I have had my kindle about a year now and I love it - it's brilliant for one handed reading, and superbly easy to read in bright sunlight, unlike my notebook which is useless at that. It goes with me to every Dr/hosp. appt. and anywhere I might have to sit around and wait.

    When I am tired, I let it read to me, though it sometimes says a strange word as it's reading phonetically, or with unfamiliar emphasis on a particular syllable - makes me giggle.

    I have just downloaded 900 free books my SIL found for me, so that will keep me out of mischief for a while. When I have read a book, I archive it back to Amazon (they are still mine to read as many times as I want, just using their memory, not mine)

    I still like books, but most of mine are non fiction, i.e. craft books, and I don't think a kindle is really good for that because of the diagrams & Pics.

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    I have a Kindle and love it. Don't know what I'd do without it now. I carry it in my purse so anytime I have some time I can pull it out and read. I have many of the free classics downloaded. The other thing I have downloaded is the Bible so I can take it to church or bible study. I can't say enough about it. I love it!

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    Kindle. Very happy with it.

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    I have a Kindle with a lighted case. Love it. Use it every day.

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    nook here

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    I have a Nook

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    Have a kindle - it's great! One of the nice results is that I download all kinds of free books from Amazon, and end up reading things I probably would never have bought - and end up liking them.

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    I have an IPad and love it. Besides my sewing machine it is the one thing I have that I use EVERY day. For reading, it is my address book, my checkbook register, lots of games, watching TV and movies, and going on internet. Often at night I am on this board on it instead of the computer as I can curl up in a cozy chair and read the posts instead of sitting at a desk. Or I can get on the board where ever I travel.

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    I have a Sony and love it!

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