Do You Kindle?

Or use some other e-reader? I've been toying with the idea of getting one and am leaning toward the Nook from Barnes and Noble. But I always manage to talk myself out of the purchase. I have access to a wonderful public library system and often use their on-line service to reserve books. At least half of my "reading" is audio books because I'm in the car so much and I like to listen while I stitch or quilt. But my reading time may increase when my youngest goes off to college in August. But I also have about 2500 books under my bed waiting to be read (just kidding, of course. I probably only have 2400). So would those of you who have one of these devices or have gone through the decision not to buy one let me know what you think about them?

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  1. I'm still on the fence about getting one. I love the feel of a real book and I'm not much of an audio book listener. I notice that my eyes get tired if I'm on the computer too long, so I'm wondering if my eyes would get tired with one of those things. I've heard a lot of people are really happy with theirs.

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  2. I have a kindle and I LOVE it. When I was traveling in England I had four books in my (small) purse, and access to thousands more. Kindle does offer some free books even though they don't have a deal with the library.

    Lots of people say they "love" books--the feel of books--and they couldn't give that up. But you can. The kindle also has a text to speech feature, though I've never used it. I'm rubbish at listening to books.

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  3. I'm with Deb, I love a real book. But, I am an audio book fan and it is my main mode of 'reading'. Besides, I just can't see buying books when the library has them for free :-)

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  4. I love me Kindle. I have a 1st generation kindle. As for those who say they want the feel of a real book, it doesn't feel any different than reading from the Monthly Reader's Digest Magazine. It is easier to prop on the top of the treadmill and enlarge the font to read and walk. I like the 'green' aspect of it and what to do with the book once you read it. The books are cheaper. It is easy to travel with. My Kindle has an earphone jack for audio books - I have never used it. Someone told me you can share your kindle 'library' with others but I have not done that either. Now for a craft book, I wouldn't get it on the Kindle! The iPad has a similar ap and has an ap to work with your Kindle account.

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  5. Just heard on Action News the Kindle is coming to Target on Sunday. They will start retailing it. Maybe you can stop in and check one out.

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  6. Love my Kindle! Love love love it! I will mention one thing about the Nook that I heard from a friend though. Apparently some libraries will lend ebooks out and the Nook has the capability to do that. I don't think the Kindle does. So you should check your library to see if that's an option. If it is, perhaps you should go for the Nook. My friends who have it love theirs too. Oh, and yes, I love audiobooks as well, but I still think a Kindle/Nook is worthwhile getting. :D

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  7. I would love a Nook or a Kindle... I would lean more towards a Nook but don't know how it'd work with being overseas. I like the idea of being able to check out things from the library. Also, my friends who have Nooks (and LOVE them) said that they can go to a B&N and read a book for up to an hour for free--maybe to see if you like it enough to buy it?! That sounds good to a reader like me--if a story doesn't catch me right off, I won't keep at it. I also like the borrowing from library idea. Good luck with your decision!

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  8. Kindle lover here!!! I've read more books in 6 months than I've read in 6 years! I love that it's green, portable and that I can carry a million books in my pocket and access any one of them in less than 60 seconds. And there is a sample feature, if a book intrigues me, I ca download a sample of it for free and decide if I want to buy it. I thought I'd miss the feel of a book but this has the weight of a paperback so I don't feel deprived. I never lose my place either! I've never experienced eye strain either even reading in the sunshine.

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