Do you have an e reader?

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Do you have an e reader?
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:17am

Do you have an e-reader? What kind, where do you get your books?

Have you seen the news about the price 'gouging' that the government is going after 5 publishers?

If you don't have an e-reader have you 'thought' about one?

I have a Kindle. I LOVE it. I got mine for Christmas 2010 and have read more books than I had in decades! I fet most of my books free from Amazon. We now have e-books available from our local library too. Oh, did I say I LOVE my Kindle??? :smileyembarrassed:

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:59pm

What Kindle did your sister get?

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:58pm

My husband has a Fire and I can't really read on it, because the back lighting hurts my eyes. I do LOVE my Kindle...

Aren't e readers the best??? :smileywink:

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 8:50am

My sister just got a Kindle and absolutely loves it. I am thinking about splurging when my b-day rolls around and treating myself to one.

Karla
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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 8:27pm
I have a Kindle and a Kindle fire. Love reading on both. The Kindle is better if you are going to be reading for a long period of time or outside. So easy and definately easier to travel with.

                                          

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 10:43am

Karla if you want to avoid eye strain, make sure you get an e ink reader. Kindle is an e ink reader. However if you get a Kindle Fire, or Nook tablet, they are not and are back lit like computers. I got my husband a Fire for Christmas, he wanted it, to surf the web. I can't read on it. My Kindle Keyboard, has e ink, you can change the size of the fonts at will. And most books you can turn on text to talk and it will read to you. These were all important to me. Awhile back I did increase the font size on one book, because I could. hehe.

What my Kindle's page looks like, is similiar to a paperback page with black ink.

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 8:17am

I don't have one either Karen but I am thinking about getting myself one for my b-day. I wonder how the are on the eyes as far as eye strain. Does anyone notice a difference with the e-reader and paper books?

Karla
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Registered: 11-26-2001
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 11:36pm

No e-reader here but thinking about buying myself one as a gift.

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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 1:33pm

Hi Lucy! I agree! I have said many time that they will never convince me that it costs as much for an e-book as for a real book. There is no paper, ink, printing, storage, shipment etc. Even with all other things considered, those alone should 'cut' cost. I have heard they like to spread the cost around... Let's say, I come clean your 4 room house and then go next door to your neighbors 20 room house, should I charge you both $50? After all I want to spread the cost around...

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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 1:00pm

I have a Kindle; it was my Mother's Day present last year and I absolutely love it! I get most of my books from Amazon and our public library. Yes, I've been reading about the publishers accused of price gouging; it makes no sense to me why a e-book should cost almost as much as a printed book. I've hear some people speculate it was because publishers were afraid that people with e-readers would share the books with others that may normally buy their own copy... well, heck, don't we do that with printed books anyway? LOL

I do know that because of my Kindle and free ebooks, I'm not only reading more, but I'm reading authors and genres I probably never would have considered buying. Not only has it expanded my reading world, but I've found a few indie authors that I've enjoyed their writing enough to purchase their other books.

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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 11:12am

Here is info on the publishers who are not doing library e-books...

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