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I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  milo on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 9:18 pm

Well, we have had a bad go of things lately. We have been passing around a virus and it's had us so sick. We finally had enough energy on Boxing day and ended up going shopping. (Boxing Day is our biggest shopping day here in Canada).

There were some unbelieveable deals!!!! I bought shirts for 1.27 and sweaters for less then 5.00. Electronics are traditionally bargain priced and so I checked out a few things. I'm pretty advanced with techno gadgets but I am getting on in years so there are a few I'm not too familiar with. I'd never considered a e-reader before but they caught my eye. I do love to read, but always figured they would trigger my head.

Well...the good ones are just like a book, with no backlight at all to trigger your head. There was a really nice one for a fabulous price. I didn't buy it but it got me thinking. I ended up doing some look-ups on it and found really good reviews. So I ended up going back the next day and buying it.

I'm totally in love with it. You just log in, search for the books you want, buy them and then voila...you read.

Yay...I love it!
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Post  Cluelesskitty on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 9:39 pm

Congrats Smile

I've heard these are not that bad, been wondering about them myself lately.
But I so love the traditional paper book, the shape, the smell of paper, binding, colors, print and all.

What reader did you buy? Is it Sony or Kobo?

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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  milo on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 10:17 pm

I'm like you...I LOVE real books and didn't think I would EVER be able to read a book online. But what I didn`t get was that e-readers are not at all like reading on a computer. The decent ones really give you a feel of reading a book. It`s kind of neat.

I bought the Sony E-reader PRS-T1

It`s not like using a tablet...so if it`s the tablet you want a e-reader won`t compare. It does go online a do web browsing but I would`t buy or use it for that. It`s really just for reading text. I don`t think pictures would be too thrilling....but for reading books... it`s so awesome.

AND...you can borrow library books on it!!!!! for free!!!!

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 3:25 am

Sounds very tempting, hmmm

many happy hours spent reading on your new eBook, Milo !!!



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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  steph on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 3:20 pm

I got a kindle for christmas and I love it. I use a small book light with it or just the regular lamp. I read very quickly and go thru books like no tomorrow! I love this thing!!! it is awesome!
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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  Shiela Stewart on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 10:27 pm

I Love ereaders. Well, i guess its mainly because I am an ebook author. At first I was resistant to accept the fact that my books would be ebooks well before if ever in paperback. But as my books began to seel copy after copy in eform I've changed my mind.
Welcome to my world everyone. Smile If you're interested in checking out my books, you can go to my website at www.shielasbooks.com.

Also, if you want some really great deals on ebooks, and some freebies, check out All Romance ebooks at www.allromanceebooks.com. They often have 99. books as well as buy one get one free. Their prices are better than amazon. They also have a non-romance book store called Omnilit you might want to check out.

Happy reading everyone!
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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  kimsmom on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 8:03 pm

I just got a nook for my birthday. I love it! I just started with it so there is much to learn being as I just got a smart phone for the first time in November.

Happy reading everyone!

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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  lesherb on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 2:46 pm

I bought myself a Kindle (3G) in October of 2010 and I love it! My husband got me a red leather lighted cover for it for my birthday that year. I have a handful of websites in my favorites list where you can get free and inexpensive books. I'll list them below. Oftentimes, if a book is free for Kindle, it is free for other e-readers.

First, here is a discussion forum for Kindle owners and other e-readers. The host is a darling woman and everyone is very helpful and friendly: http://forums.delphiforums.com/kindlelovers/start

£eslie

http://fkbt.wordpress.com/

http://kindlenationdaily.com/

http://www.manybooks.net/

http://ereadernewstoday.com/

http://leatherbound.me/

http://dailycheapreads.com/

http://www.pixelofink.com/
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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  kimsmom on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 2:53 pm

Wow Thanks Leslie! I was just downloading my "free Friday" books for my nook when I got the post that someone posted on this subject. I love my nook and just need more time to read!

I will look into these soon. A forum hummm that sounds like fun.

Thanks again!

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Re: I bought an e-reader!!!

Post  lesherb on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 3:56 pm

You're most certainly welcome. I hope they give you access to free nook books.
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