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Thread: Nook or Kindle? why and why not

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    oh, I love real, hard cover books, I dont even buy paperbacks, but I still want a tablet/reader for other reasons. I found a website of geek writers and they reviewed a bunch of readers (there were over 80 that showed at the electronics show! I mentioned). There is one I think I want over the others. It opens like a book and on the left is the reader and on the right is a real tablet of electronic paper and it comes w/ a "pen" and everything you write/draw is loaded into the reader.
    Kids need all the love of books and reading that can be crammed into them! lol
    I just heard on the (local) news this AM that somewhere in GA they are going to STOP teaching cursive writing in grade school (I presume that means thses kids will not be learning it at any time!) I guess all writing will be down to printing in the future, boy, Im glad Im old and wont be around for that.

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    Don't have much time to read since I am spending so much time on this board and trying to quilt!

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    I have a Nook. For the most part, I love it. There is only one thing that I don't like, it takes a full minute to start...

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    Well, I have seen them, but I'm just stuck getting books from the library. I read so much, that it would cost me a fortune to download them.

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    For me a library is not practical. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love our library, but I go there to buy books, not borrow. Our library has a very limited amount of books, and every time I find one to borrow, I end up paying high late fees. I learned a long time ago with my kids that we are just too forgetful in my family to ever get a book back on time. It is usually cheaper for me to just buy them. I do use our library for other things and support our Friends of the Library with donations and purchases. I wish we had a more modern library. My sis says that she can reserve books at hers and gets pretty much anything new that she wants very quickly. That would be great.

    I also participate in two online book swaps and get tons of great books there. I currently have more books then I will ever read in this lifetime. I read for relaxation and I want to read and enjoy every word. I wish I was a faster reader, so I could read more, but trying to speed read takes all the fun out of it for me.

    I will say that it takes a bit of getting used to, reading an ereader. I like it, but I will still read real books. I can not see just tossing them all. That would be horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenchi
    Well, I have seen them, but I'm just stuck getting books from the library. I read so much, that it would cost me a fortune to download them.
    With a Nook and a library card you can download hundreds of library books. And there are a ton of ebooks available for free. Borders and Barnes and Noble offer new ones for free frequently. I travel a lot for my job and have trouble getting to the library before it closes, so the Nook works well for me.

    Oh Katia - that used to be me too! Until just recently, I had let my library card lapse because I wound up "buying" the books also. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by karenchi
    Well, I have seen them, but I'm just stuck getting books from the library. I read so much, that it would cost me a fortune to download them.
    With a Nook and a library card you can download hundreds of library books. And there are a ton of ebooks available for free. Borders and Barnes and Noble offer new ones for free frequently. I travel a lot for my job and have trouble getting to the library before it closes, so the Nook works well for me.

    Oh Katia - that used to be me too! Until just recently, I had let my library card lapse because I wound up "buying" the books also. :shock:
    What is nice about the Nook borrowing from the library is that there are NEVER late fees.....When the lending period (21 days at most libraries) is over, the book will not open on the Nook any longer!!! If you didn't finish it, you have to go back to the library website, and take it out again...

    You are also able to become a member of many libraries that are not 'yours'.... IE the Philadelphia Free Public Library will let anyone become a member (and download books) for a yearly fee of $15....

    I LOVE my Nook. I still buy real books, if I see something I really want and the price is right!

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    Ladies ... I love "real" books too. I still have plenty and I read primarily while in bed. The iPod gives me the freedom to keep up with my hectic schedule and enjoy reading MORE than just the 15 minutes I "allow" myself before bedtime. It's not a replacement, it's an addition. I can get housework done, groom dogs, drive, garden, mow lawn - all while reading. Can you? :)

    Someone asked about the space parameters of the iPod. It depends on the iPod you have. Mine is the largest available (iPod Classic 160 GB) because I didn't know how much space many books would take. As it turns out I have about 20 books on my iPod (plus several hundred songs)and still have TONS of space available. And before you ask, I have both short and long books. Cost $249. There is also the Apple "Shuffle" which is about 3" square has 2GB space (sb big enough for a few books) and only costs $49. And the Nano which is in-between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Ladies ... I love "real" books too. I still have plenty and I read primarily while in bed. The iPod gives me the freedom to keep up with my hectic schedule and enjoy reading MORE than just the 15 minutes I "allow" myself before bedtime. It's not a replacement, it's an addition. I can get housework done, groom dogs, drive, garden, mow lawn - all while reading. Can you? :)

    Someone asked about the space parameters of the iPod. It depends on the iPod you have. Mine is the largest available (iPod Classic 160 GB) because I didn't know how much space many books would take. As it turns out I have about 20 books on my iPod (plus several hundred songs)and still have TONS of space available. And before you ask, I have both short and long books. Cost $249. There is also the Apple "Shuffle" which is about 3" square has 2GB space (sb big enough for a few books) and only costs $49. And the Nano which is in-between.

    Sue
    Sue, is the Ipod for books to read or books to listen to? I have a nano, and it doesn't have a screen. Just curious. I have a Nook and an Iphone with the apps so I am good to go, wherever I go. I too still like print books, but this is a great option.

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    the iPod devices are only for listening to books, and I believe Shuffle, Nano and Classic will all play books (I know Nano and Classic will).

    Now, bear in mind that when listening to books it's important to have a good narrator. If it's bad narrator that has little difference between voices, or lousy accents - it can ruin what might have been a good book. I was using the reviews on audible to help determine if the narrator was good or not, but I can't always trust those reviews. After a while though I have gotten to 'know' some narrators. Generally speaking, I like English narrators better than American narrators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    the iPod devices are only for listening to books, and I believe Shuffle, Nano and Classic will all play books (I know Nano and Classic will).

    Now, bear in mind that when listening to books it's important to have a good narrator. If it's bad narrator that has little difference between voices, or lousy accents - it can ruin what might have been a good book. I was using the reviews on audible to help determine if the narrator was good or not, but I can't always trust those reviews. After a while though I have gotten to 'know' some narrators. Generally speaking, I like English narrators better than American narrators.
    I have been using books on CD in my car during my travel and you are soooo right about the narrator making or breaking a book. I will try to put some on my nano and Iphone so I have a selection of battery powered devices when I am on my trip to NZ. Lots of time without being able to recharge them. Thanks

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