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    Hi, fellow fabric crazies. I just joined this morning and saw the posting for Kindle comments. Here's mind: I was given a Kindle last summer. After spending hours reading how to work it, it's been sitting on a bookshelf since. To me, there is something about going to the bookstore, touching the book pages and wandering through all the sections. However, if you are more into fast, convenient perusing of books, go for the Kindle!

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    i have heard both my dd loves her kindle and have heard from friends that they want to touch the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich child
    Hi, fellow fabric crazies. I just joined this morning and saw the posting for Kindle comments. Here's mind: I was given a Kindle last summer. After spending hours reading how to work it, it's been sitting on a bookshelf since. To me, there is something about going to the bookstore, touching the book pages and wandering through all the sections. However, if you are more into fast, convenient perusing of books, go for the Kindle!
    Well, I just got myself an Ipad, mostly for reading, but also some games. I just love it. I love books, but am just getting tired of having to donate books or figure out where to get rid of them. There are lots of free sites, and I got a few books for 99cents. The nice thing is that once I have read the book it is gone and on to the next one. My daughter got an e-reader of some kind for Christmas and says she loves it. Funny thing is, when I get toward the end of a page I still catch myself licking my finger to turn the page. Enjoy the new technology. :lol:

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    that's great. you make valid points. I had amassed over 700 true crime books, in addition to my usual hoard of other genres. finally bit the bullet and donated them to a couple of libraries nearby and VOILA! i broke the habit of glomming on to every book I buy. Maybe one day soon I'll try the Kindle. thanks for your reply/comment.

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    I use a Nook because I travel and like to get books from the library. However I still buy some non-electronic books. E-readers can't replace the functionality of all books.

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    Hello and welcome from a really pretty day finally in Michigan

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    Hi, Patti: Thanks for your words of welcome. We, too, are finally having a break in the weather. Hi 50s today and 60 tomorrow. Actually until last week, we had had a really mild winter, then BLAM! fortunately, spring does come.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Thanks for your comments. I, too, used to travel, and travel, and travel . . . . Fortunately, those days are past, but unfortunately, when i traveled, we didn't have access to the great technology that is available today. Enjoy it!

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    welcome!

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    My kids bought me an Ipad for Christmas and I wondered what I would do with it. Well, I couldn't live without this thing. I keep all of my contacts, stash, opera music, recipes, blogs, in other words, my whole lfe is in this wonderful little tablet. I am now listing all of my patterns, with pictures. Finished my bucket list, with pictures, all of my favorite photos of DS's (4), DGK's (12), Son's wedding pictures, 1st GREAT granddaughter, etc. 42 books and quilting mags, also. I keep finding more and more to put on this thing and then it is backed up on my main computer and on Apple's backup system so I will never lose anything. My journals I still write in journal books. Welcome to Was. DC and love technology.

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    The verdict is still out. I got my husband a Kindle for Christmas and he loves it. He ordered a book I wanted to read for me to see if I like it. I started reading it last night. Still not sure. There is something about turning a page and holding a book, roaming through the library, I guess its hard to break habits. I too have many books that I end up donating to the library each year because I love a good book.

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    I use a Kindle...I do miss books and flipping back to a certain page to remind me of a connection. It can be done on a Kindle, just not the same as a paper book. The upside is storage is not a problem. Although I miss paper books, I love being able to grab my kindle and have hundreds of books available. I figure I'll come to love my Kindle, just not quite yet.
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    Got my Kindle for Xmas from my kids, and I love it!! Love being able to download books in 60 secionds and not have to go shop the aisles to find just the right one. I really enjoy going on Amazon and being able to read the first chapter of a book before buying it.

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    Hi, Toni: Thanks for your words of welcome! i used to live in Reston, VA so we have something in common there. My cousin has an IPad and says she cannot live without it. For some reason, though, i just can't get my head around all the new gadgets. I sincerely appreciate your comments and am amazed at the number of replies i've received to my initial email! Quilters are the best!

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    Hi, Nancy: I'm with your friends. What a beautiful picture of your quilt. I don't know where Warsaw is. I was born and raised in Joplin, but don't reveal that to many people. i'm just learning to quilt and am totally obsessed with the process. Thanks for your reply/comment.

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    What I like about the kindle is that I can adjust the print size so I don't have to look for my reading glasses. Also the books are cheaper and they don't take up any room.
    I never run out of reading material anymore!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char
    What I like about the kindle is that I can adjust the print size so I don't have to look for my reading glasses. Also the books are cheaper and they don't take up any room.
    I never run out of reading material anymore!!
    Same with the I pad. I can read in bed without a light on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich child
    touching the book pages
    I love to turn the pages too. Even though I can spend hours on the internet (QB mostly) when it comes to books, I want the paper. Greetings from Northern CA.

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    I agree with you and I too prefer to hold the actual book in my hand. Having worked in a couple of bookstores I loved to wander around the store touching new books and reconnecting with some of my older favorites. I can't imagine I'd ever want a kindle. My DH is always offering to get me one since I usually have 3 or 4 books going at any given time. He thinks the kindle was designed for people like me. But the reason I have several going at one time is because I don't want to carry a book with me around at home. If I feel like reading for 10-30 minutes, I pick up whichever book I have nearby and the same goes for all the room in my house (except my sewing room... in there I only think of sewing). I don't have to spend the time I could be reading chasing down a book.
    Oh, before I forget... welcome to the board from northern New Hampshire.

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    Hello from West Virginia and Welcome to the group

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    I wrote my first message yesterday and was just overwhelmed with all the responses! What a delightful time I have had reading all your comments. However, as usual i screwed up my initial setup, so no one knows where I write from. I live in Denver - and right now at 11:40 a.m. the temp is 61F.

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