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Do You Prefer E-book Readers Or Having The Physical Book?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Lord Tyrion, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. sam peebles

    sam peebles Well-Known Member

    I always snicker at the new commercial with the two women lounging by the pool at some resort, one woman struggling to read her E-Reader in the sun, trying to shade the screen with her hand and her hat, while the other reclining woman looks on smugly because her E-Reader is paper-white bright and she has no problem reading.

    Technology...almost catching up to the printing press invented 600 years ago...and bragging about it.
  2. Uncle_CreepShow

    Uncle_CreepShow Active Member

    Whats an 'e-reader' ?

  3. sam peebles

    sam peebles Well-Known Member

    It's like a tablet specifically for books, also called an e-book. Examples of this are the Kindle and the Nook.
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  4. sam peebles

    sam peebles Well-Known Member

    Unless you were being facetious...I missed the emoticon.
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Maybe yes and maybe no - with @Uncle_CreepShow I am not really sure :umm:
  6. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    "Technology...almost catching up to the printing press invented 600 years ago...and bragging about it." - sam peebles .... ooh, burnnn!!!!
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  7. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

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  8. EMARX

    EMARX Well-Known Member

    You cannot deny the convenience of e readers, but I still love holding the 1088 page tome I'm reading at the moment.
  9. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Becks19 Thank you for your phrase by CS Lewis. It is todays encouragement from KA.
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  10. Becks19

    Becks19 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I am glad that you like it. It is one of my favorite quotes of all time. ( I should say you're welcome.....I need more coffee;-D)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014
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  11. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    reading a hardback book will always be my preference, but when I'm travelling, I love the convenience of the Nook...
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  12. MrsSmeej

    MrsSmeej Token lunatic


    Thank gods for my library because my Kindle broke,
    And my books stored in the cloud have all gone up in smoke.
    Now my darlin' husband, who is hooked on Shuffled Row,
    Suffers through withdrawal symptoms... It's a grievous blow.

    Warranty's expired so the folks at Amazon
    Couldn't do a lot to help - now all those books are gone.
    They no longer make the kind of Kindle that I had;
    Offered me a discount on their version of i-Pad.

    If I want an i-Pad then I'll go by one of those.
    From now on I'm buying books with covers I can close.
    'though it might be easier to click a link and buy,
    They don't do me any good when they're stuck in the sky.

  13. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  14. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Wife got me a second kindle for Christmas...all of the books I had on the original are also available to be read on this second. MrsSmeej
    Dunno if that heads-up will work as I've had a few that didn't appear in the Alert-box.
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  15. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I'd echo what Walter said. I have 2 iPads and the books I've purchased through Amazon Kindle store are available on both so maybe yours are still there in the Amazon Cloud and you'd be able to retrieve them once you registered your new device through your Amazon account.
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  16. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    I am very excited today I 'borrowed' i.e., downloaded an e-book from my local library onto my Galaxy, All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn.
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  17. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    MrsSmeej and Co, I would suggest ditching the Kindle, not the format. My Kobo mini was dirt cheap at £49, but not as cheap as the last time I saw them on offer - £29.99. Plus the battery last for well over a month on a single charge, heavy readers would easily get 2 weeks out of an overnight charge. Just like Apple, the kindle is more expensive yet more restrictive. Epub is the most commonly used format, but kindles can't read them.

    I have just finished reading Desperation, and I have picked up my kobo to have a browse through some possible next reads. I have some non King books on it (I pretty much only buy SK real books).
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  18. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    OBOY OBOY is this a ghost story extraordinaire!
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  19. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Saw an Amazon advert for Revival by Mr. King for the Kindle for $14.++. Would you order a book of Mr. King's on your e-reader?
  20. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    yeah...I would...I've ordered, downloaded, read several stories from King on my kindle...UR, In the Tall Grass, a couple others. Imagine life after the zombie apocalypse...you got you book-burning zombies, you with no readable books...or you with your kindle and your Iverson & Richardson single-shot twenty-gauge, safe in that room under the steps...WITH reading material, all those who laughed at you outside pounding on the door, zombie-eaten, no books. Payback.
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