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

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    Love, love, love my Nook Color. My husband uses his iPad to download books. Love it for travel and at home.

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    I was thinking of getting one for my husband. Upon checking, we discovered that the books he reads (sci fi) are not yet available on Kindle. I suppose that would be my only question ... are your favorite books and/or authors available on Kindle?

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    I received a Kindle for Christmas from my kids and I absolutely love it. My husband and I have just returned from a 13 day cruise through the Panama Canal. I read 4 books on my Kindle while we were gone. It was so much easier taking the Kindle than hauling four books.

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    I have the less expensive Kindle and I love it. I can read it all night with no eye strain. I'm in my later 60's and wear glasses. I like that I can read a sample for free and get reviews of books I may be interested in. A lot of downloads are 9.99 or 11.99 for newer books. I think almost everyone in my book group has a Kindle and they all really like it. We are all about the same age. It is really easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Really? You all love it? Am I old or what.... I'm having a hard time with the idea of bonding with a computer screen - I just love the smell and feel of a bound book.... :roll: Maybe I am old.
    Me, too. :| :oops: When I moved a few years ago, one of the things I could hardly wait to unpack were my books! Before I could do that, however, I had to buy some bookcases. Day after day I had to walk past my beloved books as they sat in those boxes, and it made be so sad. Once my books were placed in their new bookcases, I would rub my hands along their bindings, pull one from the shelves, open it up, stroke my hand over the page, and read and read and read. With a real book I never have to worry about some electronic problem or dead batteries or dropping it and breaking it, etc. I guess I am in the minority, but for now, I like it there. :wink:

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    My sister got my 80-year-old father one for Christmas because printed material makes him cough so much now. He's enjoying it very much. He's a little afraid of it, but he likes it. We help him download the new books.

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    They are a bit out of my interest at the moment - I have read most of the free books that come with them and they cost around or over $400, so seem like an expensive toy to me. One book at a time costs a lot less.

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    My hubby got one and he just loves it. He said it is the best.

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    I love my kindle! I've had it about a year. I use it when I'm reading for a while. I also read books on my iPhone, but the backlight makes my eyes all wonky if I read for very long. The phone and kindle automatically sync to the furthest page, so if I read a little while waiting in line somewhere---my kindle will open up to the same spot. I love the convenience factor, new releases are the most fun. No travel time to the bookstore!

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    I have had mine over a year and it is never far from my side. I love this thing. I told my husband if the house caught on fire it would be the second thing I would grab (he was first). I get lots of free books in my e-mail from a site called ereaderiq.com, they also will track book prices. The e-ink is very easy on the eyes, so lightweight. This is really the best gift I have ever gotten. If someone had asked me before I got it if I wanted one I would have said, never, I love books, I love the library, I love bookstores, I love the feel of books. You can find lots of free books, low cost books. If you really want to learn more you can go to one of the interest groups, I follow the Kindlekorner on Yahoo. Read some of these for a few days, they discuss all the e-readers, not just Kindle and you can ask questions that might help you make your decision.
    But if you are interested in magazines and quilting books you need to go for a color reader, those do not translate to the e-ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    They are a bit out of my interest at the moment - I have read most of the free books that come with them and they cost around or over $400, so seem like an expensive toy to me. One book at a time costs a lot less.
    Actually they are $139.
    And no one could read all the free books because there are new free books coming out almost daily in addition to the free books available through project Gutenberg which includes all the books written before somthing like 1945. Go to amazon and go to kindle books, arrange in order of price, the list will go on for days. Not all the free books are good, but I have found some suprising winners in there.

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    I love mine!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    They are a bit out of my interest at the moment - I have read most of the free books that come with them and they cost around or over $400, so seem like an expensive toy to me. One book at a time costs a lot less.

    mine was $139.00 not cheap but good price and it is internet capable

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    Wouldn't have any other brand. Love it. Read more now than I ever did before. Very user friendly.

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    My wife and I have color Nooks and think they are great. If you like free books (formats for most ereaders) check this site out.
    http://www.manybooks.net/categories/

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    My husband gifted me with one for christmas and love it. he was also thrilled by it, and ordered one for himself. he downloaded 22 golf books the first day. I love the Kindle. Very good investment.

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    I got one for Xmas and I love, love it. It is every bit as good as they say. It is so easy to read. I just ordered a few of the accessories (light, case, earphones, car charger etc. I like being able to look up words and to download a book anytime. Kindle was the original and they have really improved on it. I am going on a month long vacation, so I won't have to load my suitcase with heavy books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Really? You all love it? Am I old or what.... I'm having a hard time with the idea of bonding with a computer screen - I just love the smell and feel of a bound book.... :roll: Maybe I am old.
    I LOVE books...the smell, the feel, the adventure....BUT having a Kindle doesn't mean you stop reading books. People say "but I love books" to me all the time, and I say to them, just because you buy a CD doesn't mean you can't enjoy concerts, and just because you watch TV doesn't mean you can't go to a play or to the movies. It's in addition to books, not in place of books. I can have literally thousands of books in my Kindle, so when I travel I don't have to have half a suitcase full of books! I can slip it in my purse and read anywhere. I love my Kindle!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Does this Nook or Kindle ever fill up and then you have to delete books?? I've never held one, but have friends with Nook and Nook color who truly love them. I want one too, the one that has the anti-glare screen. (Don't know which that is.)
    I think my Kindle holds 1200+ books so, no, it doesn't really ever fill up. You can remove books to make more room and then get them back later if you wish. Kindle is the one with the anti-glare screen, and it also has multiple size fonts (not sure if Nook has this feature). I am more than happy with my Kindle.

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    I love mine!!! Had it since Christmas...haven't had to pay for a book yet!!! And have over 300.

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    OH!!!! the Kindle is just the very best. I love, love, love mine. Lots of free books on Amazon and it's so easy to operate. Your really don't need a tutorial, although there are a few. It is also very easy to see in the sunlight, unlike some competitors. You won't be sorry if you get a Kindle

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    Last year, sometime, Consumer Reports rated it the best.

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    We gave our daughter one for Christmas this year. She loves heres. But she loves to read and that is her hobby. She has always been an avid reader and that was just the perfect gift.

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    Have you seen all the stories on diminished reading comprehension and e-readers? Entertaining but I've never put a lot of stock in media coverage of "studies."

    Here's a fun link:
    http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/literacy/infoage/

    As a kid, I remember being told by the media that coffee was really bad for me one week and great for me the next. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Really? You all love it? Am I old or what.... I'm having a hard time with the idea of bonding with a computer screen - I just love the smell and feel of a bound book.... :roll: Maybe I am old.
    May I join your club?
    As another poster put it recently, reading is tactile and actual books teach a lot more than just the written word.
    I hate thinking of a future for folks without real books!

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