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Old 09-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #46
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I found I wasn't buying books anymore because I didn't know where to put them when I wasn't reading them. And I wasn't re-reading the books I had because they are stored in the basement behind a stack of storage boxes. I got an ebook reader so that I wouldn't have so much trouble storing and retrieving the books I want to read.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #47
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I also love and own A LOT of books. It just became overwhelming, especially since there are several I really don't want to part with and in fact do re-read every few years.

And I like new tech toys, so the timing was right for me. It has worked out very well. I love my Kindle.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #48
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My dad gave me his old K2 (he'd upgraded to a K3), and after about half an hour of playing with it, I was in love. No more heavy books hurting my hands! and the space saving at home is well worth it too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #49
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Carrying 500+ page books (my average before adding short stories, which I never would have read if it weren't for the Kindle) on the train and trying to read while standing was becoming a problem, especially when it was a new release and in hardback. I looked at them for a while and hinted that I wanted one and my wife gave me a K3-3G for Christmas. I have read a few paper books since, but not many, it is hard to go back to that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #50
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I'd read about the Sony 500 and thought it was cool, but it was out of my price range. Then when I got married, I took a whole book bag of books on our honeymoon and we still had to go to the library. We read, ate and um, stuff.

I swore never again would I lug around 50lbs of paper...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #51
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Because all of these (and more):


Fits on one of these:


Which would you rather carry around with you?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #52
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I started reading ebooks on my desktop then I got a netbook and I used that but the screen was super glossy and the thing got hot! I finally decided to get eReader because I wanted to read more comfortably.

I bought a ezReader Pocket Pro because at the time there was a really nice guy who hung out here who promoted them. This is how I found MobileRead. I loved reading on my new eReader! It was so much easier to read with then the clunky netbook of mine. Eight Months later when Pearl came out I got a Kindle Keyboard because it's all about the contrast for me. I now own several Kindles. I seldom ever read a paperback but I do still buy them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #53
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Because all of these (and more):


Fits on one of these:


Which would you rather carry around with you?
Carry? Hell! I'd never leave that room. I have about 7,000 books and no place to put them. I WANT that room!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #54
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I didn't want an ereader since I was used to getting my books for free at the library or cheap at thrift stores. When I could only read large print, and then still got headaches, I began to think about an ereader.

Now headaches and print size are never a problem. My arthritic hands no longer suffer holding books. I can get more free or cheap books than I imagined, but I love my readers so much that I spend much more on books than ever before. I can travel with an entire library.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #55
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Carry? Hell! I'd never leave that room. I have about 7,000 books and no place to put them. I WANT that room!
Obviously, you need a new, much bigger house.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #56
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I got my kindle for Christmas about a year ago, but would still gladly grab a pbook.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #57
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Free books. Laptops aren't very portable for reading. And that's it.

Ebooks have, however, grown on me. Pushing a button is easier than turning a page. I can carry as many as I want. They save my page when I'm done reading.

I can search them!

So yeah. Ebooks are the best.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #58
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I also love being able to put a cursor over a word and instant definition pops up. It's like having a dictionary and a book at the same time.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #59
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Voracious reader, no more room for paperback books, and the ability to adjust the font size to something that is comfortable for me.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #60
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I started reading e-books purely by accident. I was reading Persuasion and planned on reading some of it during a lunch break. I left the p-book at home and decided to download it to my iPod Touch. I thought I would hate it (yes, I was one of those people who thought that "real books" were different from e-books) but I actually liked it. I found that I read faster when reading on a screen as opposed to reading on a page. Now, I read as much fiction as I can on my e-reader. Some fiction I can't get in e-book format (which sucks) so I still read some fiction in paper format. However, I prefer the former.
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