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    I have a kindle and an iPad. I totally love my kindle. My DH. Has loaded it up with books-all free or under $5.there is a lot of sites on the Internet for free snooks, but the same book may not be free all the time as the prices change, so it's a good idea to check often. I have the kindle cover with a built in reading light-well worth the cost(around$60) it powers off the kindle battery. I love the no-glare screen of the kindle as apposed to the glass on the iPad. DH just told me the other day that the libraries will make books avaiable to all e readers. Yay! The only drawback to the kindle is the battery-I guess when it croaks, you can't replace it yourself. On the color issue,if you are reading a lot of magazines, then maybe a color screen would be nice, but the books I read don't have pictures anyway! Ha ha

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    I didn't think I'd want an eBook, but my husband gave me one for Christmas and I love it! I have Library cards for three different Library systems and so I have the advantage of lots and lots of books to choose from.One of the techies and one of the libraries mentioned that the have some problems with the Kindle. Also if you wait a bit, the prices do go down.

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    Last year my DH asked if I wanted an ereader. He did a lot of research and bought me a Sony. I liked it at first. You can easily increase the print size. But then the battery did not last long. It got to where it would only last 2 hours after a recharge. Don't understand that since it wasn't in color or backlit. Then, the really annoying part was that you could not have pdf files and epubs on the reader at the same time. If you do, then you can't access the epubs. Really annoying! A young man at the library who's a computer/ereader wizard tried to work with us. He said the Sony was the only one that had this problem.

    I was really getting frustrated. DH took me to Barnes and Noble to look at the Nook. I fell in love the the Nook Color. Even though it was twice as much as a regular nook, it did so much more. It has internet capability and you can enlarge the keypad to type on. What's really ironic is that the Sony, when we bought it, was $300! It drastically came down in price shortly after we bought it! So, the Nook Color at $249 was actually cheaper!

    My books from B&N download directly to my Nook. They even have monthly freebies and also a discount list. New releases are expensive, but they are no matter where you buy them.

    And you know what? A few years ago I purchased 3 online books from Quilters Paradise. I downloaded them to my Nook. They are not formatted for it, but they are readable. So if anyone else from this board has purchased those books, try downloading them to your ereader and let us know how they look.

    I'm retired so I don't work for any of these companies, nor does anyone in my family work for them.

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    I have a Nook Color. Did lots of research before choosing this and am really happy with it. Being able to borrow from the library was a big factor in my choice. It even has a reverse screen (black background with white print for night reading so I don't have to have a light on and disturb hubby. Yesterday I got an email from B&N saying the new software is free to download to access web version email, facebook, videos and lots more. Since Christmas I have only bought two 'in-hand' books because they were both the last of a series by my favorite authors.
    The Nook Color also lets you use a SD card to store files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeaNS
    I have the Kindle and love it!!!!
    Me too! I love my Kindle. You can get so many different kinds of books, and can even get lots for free. I also have a few games (like Solitaire) for when I get tired of reading. It's so handy to take with me and small enough to fit in my purse.

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    Love my Kindle!

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    I have a Kindle and LOVE it!! The Nook is great in that it has color and Kindle is all black and white. The Nook is heavier to hold for a long period of time. The Kindle is smaller and lighter weight. It is totally your choice and what your wallet can handle. Look at the cost of the accessories because you know you are going to need a cover and a light with it too.

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    I have an iPad with kindle and I love it. Use it constantly.

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    I wouldn't trade my Kindle! I can carry more books than I can read and they are always at my fingertips!

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    I have a Nook. Still getting used to it.
    Check out
    www.projectgutenberg.org for free ebooks & audio
    They're not new releases but lots of classics, etc

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    I have an iPad 2 and a Kindle. I loved the Kindle until I got my iPad. My Kindle is no longer used.

    Quote Originally Posted by lheartsl
    I have an Ipad (does more then being an ebook)(can buy books from b&n, amazon,apple, boarders(which will be no more)
    my sister has the nook, and loves it.. (actually she just purchased the nook color) so its her second one.
    we are giving our mother a nook for her bday, in july....

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    I love my kindle, the best present I ever got... Later this year you will be able to borrow books from library (like other e-books do)

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    I have a NOOK..and just love it.
    It was a gift and I didn't look at any other.
    What I like is I carry one book (nook) and have several waiting for me to read.
    I take it everywhere.

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    I received a Nook for Christmas. Was not at all sure that I would like it, but I have really become fond of the thing. My DH did some research before choosing the Nook over the Kindle. Apparently replacing the battery on the Kindle is much more expensive should that be necessary. I have found being able to go to Barnes & Noble for help when I have a question is a big plus. We have a store less than five minutes away so it is easy to drop in for the other free services too.

    I got a light for reading at night. It works for the car too. Also handy for sewing.;)

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    I have a Kindle and love it.

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    My little town in CT is distributing IPads to all HS students next year - most textbooks will be downloadable, so the cost zeroes out. Isn't that amazing!

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    I have a nook with WIFI and 3G network capabilities and I love it! I've had it for about a year now and use it daily.

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    You must try them out and see for yourself. I have had a Kindle from the start and love it. I love that it is not back lit and I do not like touch screens, so the Kindle is perfect for me. My SIL has an Ipad and loves it. So it is definitely personal preferences as they all are amazing!

    But I would say don't get too caught up on the free stuff from the library. You can't get every book OR a book when you want it. But I have gotten a freebie and I was happy I didn't buy it. Good luck. ~ Pat

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    I have the Kindle and i love it. Didn't even shop for others because of the fact that kindle reader is like reading paper and i didn't want any more screen lights like a computer when i am reading for long hours. My eyes are getting enough from screens. Also there is tons of books/games that are free on amazon that you can get. I got the one for $189 so it has 3G and WiFi also so i can browse the internet too (which i don't usually do). I bought it for reading purposes only to carry everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    My little town in CT is distributing IPads to all HS students next year - most textbooks will be downloadable, so the cost zeroes out. Isn't that amazing!
    Fantastic!

    I remember when I had to drive car pool and I would watch some of the kids, especially the petite girls, bent over double trying to carry their backpacks loaded with heavy textbooks! This will save a lot of backs!

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    Color is great for kids books, magzines and newspapers. I have a Nook Color and like it - but am not sure it was worth the extra money for the Color part.
    If you want to be able to get (free) books downloaded from your library, ask there what is easiest to use with their downloading software. If you plan to purchase books, try out downloading from the primary source offering the books you may purchase.
    There are a few differences (wt, etc) beyond that, but try to determine ahead of time how you plan to use it and make your choice based on how well the one you want meets your needs.
    Sally

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    I have a Kindle and I took it on our Carnival Cruise with us. Saw lots of folks on board with one as well, sitting out in the sun reading. They are absolutely wonderful for outside time, it is like reading a regular page with no glare. I've gotten lots of free books as well as cookbooks and a few games on mine. I've purchased 2 games for mine for waiting rooms and such. The charge lasts a super long time. We were on the cruise for 5 days plus travel back and forth to the port and I never even brought the charger with me. I charge mine about once a month or so. LOVE IT! ! !

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    I started out with a nook. My hubby recently bought me the new I pad. I love both. If you can afford the I pad, it is far more versatile because of the variety of applications available. Also, yet, go color on the nook.

    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK
    I am interested in purchasing an E-Book, but am not sure which brand to buy. What do you have and what are the pros & cons?
    I've looked at Nook, Kindle and Pan-Digital. Color or no?

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    I have the basic NOOK, love it. My daughter got it for me for Christmas and she checked with my local library first to see what would be compatible with their ebooks. I read all the time and haven't bought a book yet.

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    I love my Kindle dx.

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