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Old 01-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #16
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I know it made me able to read again, for that I love it

They opened up the world of reading that disabilities took away from the silent minority.

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My friend used to work at a weird part of the library where they had people come in and do something to recordings to make them into audio books for the blind. I forget what all it involved but remember discussions about reel-to-reel.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:43 AM   #17
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I am certain I read faster on my kindle than I do a physical book. I tend to get distracted by the book itself - the cover, how it's bound, flipping ahead to see how many pages before the current chapter ends, etc. I feel that an ereader actually distills reading down to its essence - the words. Plus being able to select the font, font size, and line spacing of your choice helps to optimize the reading. I usually select the smallest possible font, but sometimes I go a size or two up.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:42 AM   #18
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One thing about Kindle (and other ereaders) that may make someone a better reader is that you can't just lose your place and end up re-reading a good number of pages. Between being able to set a bookmark and the fact that the reader saves your place (though if it restarts you can lose the last place you stopped (if not marked by a bookmark) where you were last.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #19
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Oh, it's extremely useful for me as a non native English speaker since it has a convenient built-in dictionary.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:04 AM   #20
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I've always read a lot, but I also tend to have several books on the go at the same time and what I want to read at any specific time depends heavily on my mood and where I am at the time.
This was always a pain with pbooks.

Since I've been using ereaders (kobo touch and now a Kobo Glo) I have everything I want to read in one small device and my ereader is indispensable.
I do read more as it's much more convenient for me, I don't have to lug lots of books around.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #21
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I have read a lot more since I got an ereader, since I can now get books from the library or bookstore without having to actually go there yes, I'm lazy.....
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Oh, it's extremely useful for me as a non native English speaker since it has a convenient built-in dictionary.
Excellent point, the built-in dictionary is great even for native English speakers. I would rarely look up words I didn't know because it was usually too much bother to go and find a dictionary. So my vocabulary wasn't really expanding much until ereaders eliminated the excuses for not looking up words.
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Excellent point, the built-in dictionary is great even for native English speakers. I would rarely look up words I didn't know because it was usually too much bother to go and find a dictionary. So my vocabulary wasn't really expanding much until ereaders eliminated the excuses for not looking up words.
Me too. I can usually figure out the meaning by context, but now that I can look words up at a touch, I've found out that I was wrong about a few words.
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I agree with you. The dictionary function makes looking-up new and potentially tricky words up easy. I love the highlight and note function, giving me a place to put my reactions to particularly memorable passages right there so I won't forget them.

I'd be interested in what studies say e-reading is slower by 10%. That doesn't sound right to me.
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One thing about Kindle (and other ereaders) that may make someone a better reader is that you can't just lose your place and end up re-reading a good number of pages. Between being able to set a bookmark and the fact that the reader saves your place (though if it restarts you can lose the last place you stopped (if not marked by a bookmark) where you were last.
superuseful for zapping readers, no doubt
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