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Old 01-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #166
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I too stumbled over MobileRead when googling. I was trying to find out about the availability or otherwise of the Kobo Touch in Australia, fairly soon after it came out in Canada and the US, and up came a thread on that very subject.

After reading what others had to say, I took the plunge and ordered one from Borders in the US. Within days it was announced that they were closing and I thought I had "done my dough", but after a very long time travelling here, possibly by tortoise, my Kobo Touch arrived safely.

And I have been enjoying being a part of the MobileRead community ever since. I'm enjoying my Kobo Touch too, though not too keen on their latest upgrade, like so many others.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #167
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #168
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My first visit was due to an accident. I tried an ereader in the beginning of 2008, and accidentally formatted it's main drive, wiping the system files. Searching for a solution I landed here and was helped out beautifully. Sold the reader shortly afterward because of lack of available books (for me). Much has changed in 4 years, so I'm back now, owning a Kindle Touch.

To my regret I did see that, somewhere in 2008, I received a personal message from another user, asking for those same system files. As I didn't own a reader after selling the Cybook, I never visited and never saw the message since two days ago. Sorry that I couldn't help...

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #169
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Thanks to all the generous posters on this site that give prompt and valuable tips to newbies!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #170
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #171
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How many of you were pushed into electronic reading? One day my mrs came back up from the basement, where I keep my extensive library and she read me the riot act "get yourself into electronic book reading or we are going to be forced out of the house by your library. Electronic books take up a lot less space then these books do!" She exclaimed, after a bit of research I started with a Kindle three. Found Goodreads one day when I was attempting to enter google.com in the location bar and did not type it quite right. Funny way to make the acquaintance of the web site but that's the way it happened.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #172
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How many of you were pushed into electronic reading? One day my mrs came back up from the basement, where I keep my extensive library and she read me the riot act "get yourself into electronic book reading or we are going to be forced out of the house by your library. Electronic books take up a lot less space then these books do!" She exclaimed, after a bit of research I started with a Kindle three. Found Goodreads one day when I was attempting to enter google.com in the location bar and did not type it quite right. Funny way to make the acquaintance of the web site but that's the way it happened.
I found my way here via the Harvard Classics. I was looking for them online and found my way to the mobipocket files that they posted as and the rest is history.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #173
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:45 PM   #174
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #176
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I was reading Jane Eyre as an actual book which wasn't the easiest to read. I dl it onto my phone jsut to see what it would be like. I loved it!! The text was so clear and easy to read. So, the next step was, of course, a reader or small tablet. This was right around the time the Nexus7 came out. So, that was what I had to buy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #178
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