Reading ebooks

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Post by tonya10057 » 28 Nov 2011, 17:19

If your talking about nooks they are great,you can download any books on it,from your library,just go here and put in your zip code.

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Post by vlarson169 » 08 Jan 2012, 14:15

I read ebooks as well as traditional books. I don't have a Kindle or a Nook, but I read ebooks on my Smart Phone!! It's great. I have an Overdrive app, a Kindle App and a Nook App, as well as others. I download books from these sources as well as others. I have a Droid X, which has a larger screen than most phones and, while it's certainly smaller than a Reader, it is no different then reading a newspaper column. My phone goes pretty much everywhere I go, so whenever I have some downtime, I grab it and read. It's also very convenient for camping and traveling. There's no need to carry heavy books with me.


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Post by csimmons032 » 15 May 2017, 19:51

You know I used to hate the idea of having a kindle because I was so attached to my books and couldn't imagine anything replacing them, and I am still highly attached to my books. However, when I started this website, I decided to get a Kindle Paperwhite and I really enjoy it now. I still love my normal paper books and always will, but I enjoy both now.
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Post by Belynda White » 15 May 2017, 21:21

I have an ebook app on my phone and I update it every month and it's totally amazing! Got to read so many books. At least, I got my Shakespearean books with me first hand.?
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Post by Subnavigation54 » 16 May 2017, 04:25

I have a kindle and I read ebooks. I prefer normal books but I don't mind ebooks from time to time. Another plus is that you can get them cheaper.

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Post by patrickt » 16 May 2017, 09:20

All the books I read now are ebooks. I read on my Kindle. Actually, I have two. I'm perfectly capable of curling up with my Kindle but I usually sit in my chair. Back when the world was paper books I always had a book with me. Occasionally, I had two so if I finished one I wouldn't be stranded.

When I was working I read almost all non-fiction related to my work. When I retired I switched and 95% of my reading now is fiction.

I used to love going to The Tattered Cover in Denver and spending the morning browsing. Now, I browse Kindle EBooks on line.

I still have a few paper books. My books of photographs by famous photographers don't move to eink well. Travel Guides where I'm moving back and forth between sections is better with paper and lots of colored bookmarks.

I am a compulsive reader but the media for the book is not a big concern of mine. If I want the smell of a used bookstore when I read, I can always get a cloth soaked in cat pee and let it mildew.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 08:23

I read eBooks rarely. I prefer printed books. They give me more pleasure in reading than eBooks.
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Post by Penielmike » 09 Jul 2017, 20:48

My opinion is that reading ebooks has some advantage over the traditional reading. In the dark, you do not need external just keep reading from your screen.

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Post by Kovna Louis » 09 Jul 2017, 22:35

I do read e-books, but not nearly as fast and as happily as I read paperbacks. I have yet to finish (and in many cases, even start) e-books I downloaded on my tablet over a year ago. Not because they're not interesting, far from it : I took my sweet time downloading some of the most interesting e-books you could find on the net, which includes books by Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle. But to my disappointment, the will to read them just isn't there. I blamed it on being busy with work (Which is a false excuse because work or no work, nothing ever keeps me from starting and finishing an interesting paperback), but even now that I'm on vacation for 2 and a half months and got plenty of time to waste, I still cannot bring myself to do it. What's it gonna take ? Help ! :?

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Post by raikyuu » 19 Jul 2017, 10:50

I enjoy paperbacks more than e-books, but I try to adjust my gadget's settings so that it would feel that I am reading on paperback.
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Post by ZeroChill » 27 Oct 2017, 21:53

I do read ebooks, but mostly I prefer reading the paperback version. It is nicecto hold a book while reading it
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Post by Camille Turner » 16 Mar 2018, 10:28

The Kindle Paperwhite is my solution because I turn off the backlight altogether so it's not like I'm looking at a screen!

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Post by Elke » 18 Mar 2018, 11:39

When they first came out, I didn't like the idea of E-books but now I kind of prefer it. It reads easier than some books and it's a lot lighter to carry around with me.
But the best experience is reading on an actual e-reader. Instead of a computer.
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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 18 Mar 2018, 18:34

I for a long time didn't think that I would enjoy ebooks. I love the feeling of holding a book and seeing my progress. Once I read an eBook on my kindle I realized that is so much easier not to lose your place when reading. There is no glare and you can focus on one page at a time. I have thousands of ebooks and the fact that they don't take up physical space is amazing.

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Post by Honeybeetle » 18 Mar 2018, 20:19

Since our first-generation Kindle died, I've been using my laptop or phone running the Kindle app as my reader. A real ereader beats either of those, but I can't really justify buying another gadget when I have things that I can use already.

I used to think I'd always prefer paper books, but honestly whenever I get one as a gift or something now I wish it were an ebook instead! Physical books take up so much room, get lost, get things spilled on them, etc.
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