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Thread: So I think I want a kindle. What is your experience thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by livenlearn124
    If you have a blackberry, there is an app you can download, for kindle or nook.
    I have the Kindle download on my iphone. It''s definitely not like reading a "real" book, but it's handy sometimes. I always have my phone with me so can read anywhere, except when riding in the car, though, because I get carsick.
    As far as buying afull-sized e-reader, I'm still not sure. It's sort of like the conversation on the Board previously about paper magazines versus e-based ones. There is still something about holding a hard copy book or magazine in my hand that I like.

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    I love my Kindle. I, too, love a book, the feel of the real book, so I was somewhat leary but once I saw one, I realized how handy it could be. It's great to travel with. I have the Kindle DX, which has a larger screen. It is 3G. New books seem to be around 10-12 dollars. Books that have been out for about a year are cheaper (5-7 dollars) Books printed before 1923 are free. So you can get a lot of classics for free. Downloads are very easy. Also, you can download to your computer and then transfer to Kindle.

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    I love my Kindle (I don't have the 3G one since I have wireless at home, no need to spend the extra money). It has e-ink... Which makes it look just like a book. I thought I'd want the nook because it's back lit, but that's what makes them hard to read in sunlight. I'm very happy with mine. I just learned that you can also share books on Kindle. LOVE THAT!!!

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    I have a Kindle and I love it. I have my whole library in a device the size of a book. I have trifocals, darn computer, and I do not get eye strain from the Kindle. It is great for airplane trips.

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    I was fortunate to get an iPad for Christmas and I love it for reading my books. Although the iPad is not good for reading in bright light outdoors. I believe the Kindle does a better job for outdoor use. I have the Kindle APP for the iPad and I almost prefer that to the iPad version of the ebook reader. It allows you to change the background to black with white letters, easier to read at night and it does not keep my partner awake at night, as I don't sleep very much. Most books ranger from 10 to 15 dollars depending on the Author and the size of the book. I was not much of a reader until I got mine. I think you will love it.

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    I got a nook, love it I got the G3 fast download.

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    Yes it does, I have the 3 and love it.

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    I love mine. I got it for my BD, about 9 days ago. I love it, just love it. It talks to U too. My son got it from Amazon for probably $139. Most of the books I download R free. It is so NEAT, NEAT.
    Bonnie from FL :thumbup:

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    I love my Kindle. I am an avid reader so I do still go to the library. I don't buy a lot of books, some though. When I first saw them on the market I wondered why anyone would spend their money on that, but now I know why. I wouldn't give it up for anything.

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    Got mine for Christmas and LOVE it! I signed up for a newsletter, Ereader news,which I found on Facebook which alerts me daily about free or very inexpensive books to download.
    http://ereadernewstoday.com/
    I also read recently in the paper about someone who is planning a website which will allow Kindle users to borrow books from one another. Not surprisingly, Amazon is not a fan.

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    I have a color nook love it, there are a lot a deals on ebooks out there, shop around. Get a buddy to share with my daughter-in-law has 1 too and we share books, keeps the cost down. I'm typing on it now while making dinner.

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    Does either the nook or kindle come with books already downloaded? On the fence about getting one. I am an avid reader. It might make my life alot less cluttered! I have myself a library. My DH would jump on this if I was willing to part with all my books!

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    Love my NOOK, my library has sooooooooooooooo.......many great e books to check out and Barnes and noble always have good bargains in e book selections.

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    I have had my kindle for about a year. I absolutely love it. I have about 140 books on mine, and have paid for relatively few. There are a lot of sites out there that will show you the free kindle books. Inkmesh is the one I use.
    My husband bought it because of all of my books....now there is no mess, and I can have a library in my purse!

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    I was going to get a "kindle" but I found a "Pandigital" on sale after Christmas for $60.00...originally $200.00. I got the last one. I noticed it was on sale at Office Max and Kohl's for $140.00, so I got a remarkable deal. I got the last one and was in the right place at right time.

    I love it. Convienent. I use mine alot for web and to check emails when I am having tea with buddies. We also do crosswords so I have the dictionary. You can dl other programs, too. Facebook is included. I even have "Quiltboard" dl so I can check threads.

    I couldn't pass mine up at a deal like this and have found it to be convienent for other uses, too. like the internet.

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    I've had my Kindle for almost 2 years now. I love it--but it does wind up being a bit spendy. The book prices continue to climb ( and that's the true of all book sellers). I still use the library but I read a lot in bed and nothing beats a slim, weightless reader for that!

    I also like how I can make the type a little bigger and no glare from the headboard light I use.

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    Everyone, remember this: there are TWO different Nooks. The nook Color is back lit, like a computer screen or phone. The nook Classic is NOT. Its just like the Kindle, in that you need a light source to read by, because it has the eInk screen ( LOVE my nook classic!!!! Love to borrow from the library,--can't do that with a kindle-- I have about 350 books on it currently, and have scads more room, plus the nook has a slot for an SD card and the Kindle does not!)

    You can also buy books from sources other than BN for the nook (but not from Amazon) and with the Kindle you can buy just from AMazon..

    What ever you choos,e just remember to make it a lovely carrier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliaslaceygreen
    Everyone, remember this: there are TWO different Nooks. The nook Color is back lit, like a computer screen or phone. The nook Classic is NOT. Its just like the Kindle, in that you need a light source to read by, because it has the eInk screen ( LOVE my nook classic!!!! Love to borrow from the library,--can't do that with a kindle-- I have about 350 books on it currently, and have scads more room, plus the nook has a slot for an SD card and the Kindle does not!)

    You can also buy books from sources other than BN for the nook (but not from Amazon) and with the Kindle you can buy just from AMazon..

    What ever you choos,e just remember to make it a lovely carrier!
    That is one reason my kids got me the NOOK, I can borrow books as well as buy. Than my daughter filled mine up with many books from her Kindle that she has found over the last year since she bought hers.

    Here is my NOOk carrier, just finished it the other day. Fun to do with all my fancy stitches that you can hardy see!
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    rather read a book, ok so my sons also convinced me about you can have thousands of books on that, but I read one book at a time, and with my sewing,crocheting, bible studies, who has time to do that? but Get a kendal, I think you would like it.... maybe I can get one someday, 3,000 books at my fingertips! interesting!

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    Love mine This is the case I made for my Kindle
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    My husband got me a Kobo for Christmas. I love it and even took it to the beach in Jamaica. What I like is that it is so compact that I can pop it in my purse and take it with me to doctor's appts etc.

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    I just got a Kindle after about 3 weeks of researching and talking to 2 of my kids who have e-readers. I like my Kindle. I can download books from it or order them online and it will automatically download. I like that I can change the font to big so I can see it. It's lighter than a book so I can read in bed without straining my hands. There are thousands of books out there that you can download for free - if you like classics. Kindle books are .mobi files and it also reads .pdf. While Barnes and Noble's Nook and Border's Kobi are ePub files, so you would need to download a converter software to read them on your Kindle. Buying e-books cost about the same at Amazon as at Barnes and Noble and Borders. Check out the feature of all three and decide what you want. Then get it and you will love it.

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    I am thinking of getting a Kindle as well. What is the main difference between the Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi + 3G (besides the price)? When you download books from your computer can you store them on a thumb drive or must they be directly loaded to the Kindle?

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    I love my Kindle. The screen does not glare,I can adjust the print size and is easy to carry anywhere. I read much more than I used to even though I have two book cases full of books. Think I will get rid of them and make more room for----fabric maybe

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    I have had my Kindle for almost 2 years and love it. Books were taking up a LOT of space in my house and getting hard to resell for even a $1.

    I spend VERY little on books as there are so many free ones available. Right now I have about 100 books waiting for me and they were ALL free. The authors that I just must buy get read right away of course.

    I doubt if I spent $50 on ebooks last year and I haven't picked up a real book to read since getting the Kindle. MIL still gives me books and I just pass them on to friends right away.

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