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Old 06-14-2010, 08:53 PM   #31
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I'm hearing more and more positive responses about e-readers all the time; for an e-author, it's very heartening to hear. Do not have a reader myself at the moment, but am planning on it - my print library is HUGE, and frankly, I need the space.
One thing to consider is that each new paper book bought now is potentially one that you'll need to repurchase later in ebook form. For heavy readers who will wish to have their library at their fingertips, the switch to ebooks is better done sooner rather than later.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:36 PM   #32
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I gotta say, I'm on the same ship with everyone here.

Totally don't miss paper books at all, especially when I like to carry 5-6 at any given time.

On a side note, this discussion is eerily similar to one's I've heard about people who go from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes. They feel spoiled because the health risks go away and never want to go back! :P
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:48 AM   #33
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One thing to consider is that each new paper book bought now is potentially one that you'll need to repurchase later in ebook form. For heavy readers who will wish to have their library at their fingertips, the switch to ebooks is better done sooner rather than later.
Lol - yeah, well aware of this. Thankfully, my library contains a lot of classics, many of which - as far as I'm aware - are available free.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:51 AM   #34
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Lol - yeah, well aware of this. Thankfully, my library contains a lot of classics, many of which - as far as I'm aware - are available free.

to be fair if you still wanted to pay, you can ....
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:52 AM   #35
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^^Maybe they'll do a coupon deal.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:08 PM   #36
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I've just had my e-reader for a week, so there may be a novelty factor at work, but dang, this is easier than reading a print book! I feel spoiled already!


I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I do. L Like you I feel , totally spoiled. I am still an old fashioned book lover, that will never change.
Nothing will ever beat a really nice hard cover in the den with a glass of scotch or coffee.

but I have to tell you I did convert, I love this thing. Makes reading on the train, in bed out on the go simply fantastic. Being able to buy my daily newspaper no matter where I am is great.

Did not think I would like, but I love it.
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I ran out and bought my Kobo the first day they were available. Why? Because i was going on a trip to Europe and I didn't want to take 5 or 6 paperbacks with me. Paperbacks that I would probably have to dump on the way back as my wife tends to bring stuff back and room/weight in the luggage coming back is always at a premium.

Hey! Try reading a paperback while you're eating. Always a PIA.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #38
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Hey! Try reading a paperback while you're eating. Always a PIA.
Absolutely, HamsterRage!

As a single person, I always take a book with me when I go out to dinner. Having a one-button-push page turn process makes it so much easier! Plus, I have a little easel I can prop my ereader on...

Of course, have to be a little careful (pizza sauce is harder to clean off an ereader than a paperback ). But, overall, so much more convenient!

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:59 AM   #39
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I ate lunch today while reading my Kobo, and it was great! I noticed a guy with a hardback stealing looks at me, but I didn't want to stop reading long enough to launch into a discussion about ereaders. I should probably be more evangelical about ereading but my selfishness won out today.
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