Kindle reader or a real life book?

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Kindle reader or a real life book?

jazz4me jazz4me
I love to read and recently got a Kindle which I am so loving. I don't think it's going to replace books for me but I am really loving being able to read all kinds of free books. I must confess though if I really think about it, so far the three books that I have read that were free were not that great. The one that was .99 was okay but not great. I hope I can soon find some really good books that won't be too expensive.
03/15/2011
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PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I've had my kind for a while now and I still switch between real books and the kindle. I love reading the classics on my kindle because they are all free and I've been meaning to get around to reading them for a while.
03/15/2011
AYoungMan AYoungMan
Same here. The Kindle can make those 1000 page classics fly by!
03/15/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I love our Kindle and am currently working on the OCR & scan thing so yes it will eventually replace all of my paperbacks. They fall apart over the years anyway, so I'd rather have them on the Kindle and a backup CD to keep. I doubt if I will get rid of my hardback collections though.
03/15/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
What is a kindle?
03/15/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I like regular books. For the fact that my best friend and I always seem to want the same books. Some we can't wait for, so we take turns buying
03/15/2011
Nicky Nicky
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
What is a kindle?
The Kindle is an electronic book reader that allows you to take 3500 books with you. It's a flat device that looks similar like a calculator only larger. Go to Amazon.com, and it will probably be on the home page. It's there 95% of the time.
03/15/2011
Nicky Nicky
I absolutely love my Kindle. It goes everywhere with me. I have a habit of reading 2 or more books at once, so it's very convenient to have them all on the ereader instead of having to carry a stack of books with me.
03/15/2011
buzzvibe buzzvibe
I love my Kindle, but I can't imagine it totally replacing all books. Some books (cookbooks, for example) need to have big colorful photos.
03/15/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
OMG, I want a Kindle now!
03/15/2011
jazz4me jazz4me
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
What is a kindle?
A Kindle is sold by Amazon.com and is an ereader device.
03/15/2011
jazz4me jazz4me
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
OMG, I want a Kindle now!
LOL I got mine just a few weeks ago and I love it!
03/15/2011
liilii080 liilii080
It will take me a while to give up my real life, page turning books.
03/15/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
I have a book reader like a Kindle and I rarely use it. I love my books
03/15/2011
Stephanie Marie Stephanie Marie
I can't stand reading books on a screen. I have to read books as books. Simple as that, it is just not the same thing.
03/15/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I have a kindle and love it, but it won't be wholly replacing paper anytime soon. I buy different kinds of books in different formats.
03/16/2011
Armsjlove Armsjlove
I've got a Kindle app on my phone and it's nice for those certain reading materials I don't want to leave strewn about the house. But truly, I prefer the weight, feel, even smell, of old fashioned books. It's a sensory thing for me. ~ Arms
03/16/2011
Lavender*Moon Lavender*Moon
I'd love to get a Kindle just to have an electronic backup to my real books. But I don't think it would ever replace the real thing for me. I love going to book stores and I love that my older books still have smells from when I read them the most. (i.e. I read "And Then There Were None" twice one summer I spent with my grandmother and it still kinda smells like coffee.)
03/17/2011
naughtyjo naughtyjo
I have a Sony eReader, had it for two and half years, and LOVE IT! Couldn't do without it, actual paper books feel awkward to hold now. Plus, I love how there is so much more variety in choices to read in the romance genre with ebooks. Yeah, I'm an ebook junkie!
03/21/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I prefer to hold a book in my hand and touch the pages. I can make notes in the margins and if it is a really fantastic read I can pass it on to a friend or take it back to the used book store and trade it in for another. If I'm at the computer and have to read more than four pages on the screen, I will print it out and read it off paper instead.
03/21/2011
That Guy That Guy
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Originally posted by Redboxbaby
I prefer to hold a book in my hand and touch the pages. I can make notes in the margins and if it is a really fantastic read I can pass it on to a friend or take it back to the used book store and trade it in for another. If I'm at the computer ...
I'm with you there. I also don't like carrying around expensive things I can lose (says the guy whose textbooks cost more than a Kindle and weigh 10 times as much).
03/21/2011
CSEA CSEA
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Originally posted by jazz4me
I love to read and recently got a Kindle which I am so loving. I don't think it's going to replace books for me but I am really loving being able to read all kinds of free books. I must confess though if I really think about it, so far the ...
I prefer to hold a book, nothing compares to the smell of a book, the feeling of turning the pages, etc. Its not the same.
03/21/2011
SaucyMan SaucyMan
Oh, I vehemently agree with CSEA. A Kindle is quite handy for travel (and you can buy new books, that are in the shops in hardback, on the Kindle for the paperback price) but I love the weight of a book in my hands; its smell; the texture of the dust cover and the cover art. Holy hell in a handbasket, am I getting turned on by a book?
03/25/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
As cool as I think readers are, I like the tangible quality of holding a book in my hand, turning the pages, etc.
03/25/2011
KrystalFayeO KrystalFayeO
My husband really likes his kindle that I got him for his birthday. I sometimes get annoyed at the feeling of book pages so I would like it for that.
03/29/2011
oopsy oopsy
Real books!I hate e readers they are not as satisfying to finish!
03/29/2011
ahammer ahammer
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Originally posted by Stephanie Marie
I can't stand reading books on a screen. I have to read books as books. Simple as that, it is just not the same thing.
if you don't know eink is the same on your eyes as paper.

unlike normal screens it works by reflecting light instead of projecting it. this means it work great in sunlight and it makes it hard to read in the dark like a real book. this tech is also why its limited to black and white right now and why it gets such good battery life.

one thing I dont like on the kindle is the fact that it still has drm
03/29/2011
Kayla Kayla
I have my eBook which is similar to the Kindle but not quite the same. It takes .epub versions as well which makes it a lot more open to me.

I highly, highly, highly recommend "Lovers and Beloveds" by MeiLin Miranda. It's only $3 on the Kindle, and it was easily about 12 hours (or more) of reading for me, and it has an amazing story AND sex, so you can't argue with that.

Amazon also offers some short, free erotica books on Amazon.com too. I've read a couple of those, but I wasn't too impressed.
03/29/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
I love our Kindle and am currently working on the OCR & scan thing so yes it will eventually replace all of my paperbacks. They fall apart over the years anyway, so I'd rather have them on the Kindle and a backup CD to keep. I doubt if I will ...
What's an OCR and Scan thing?
03/29/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I love hard back books. I love the smell of books and libraries. I love turning each and every page in anticipation. Then when I'm finished reading a book I love to collect them in bookcases. I don't think I'll ever change.
03/29/2011
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