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Old 04-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #31
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Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins last June. While I still remain committed to paper books, after much dithering, I bought a Nook Color. I was going on a trip and I was tired of lugging around a miniature library every trip, so I downloaded some ebooks. Although I still bought an "airplane reading" book at the airport! lol
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #32
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Author or title, I can't recall, but it was a Project Gutenberg download read on a Palm IIIxe.

Reading the whole thread, it looks like the Palm III line was surprisingly popular for eReading.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:49 AM   #33
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I think "Elric of Melnibone" on a Nintendo DS lite using a bypass card.
As soon as the Kobo Touch came out I bought one of those and was hooked on ereaders.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:59 AM   #34
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First and first...

The first I remember is Last of the Mohicans on a Palm Tungsten, but before that I read something on a Gateway in MS Lit format.
On a true eInk device it was Sh!t my Dad Says on a K2.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #35
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Might have been something on Palm V or E or T3. Certainly read something on N810... Can't remember what though ;D
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #36
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I bought my first eBook many years ago, before I knew the term. I had book club coming up, was stuck in my house in the country with no car, and poking around on the Internet found that I could buy and download it - immediately! It was Memoirs of a Geisha, Adobe PDF DRMed. I started reading it on my laptop and discovered this was NOT enjoyable, so as soon as I could re-bought it in paperback. So I didn't really read the eBook. (I still have the PDF, but several laptops and a new ADE DRM scheme later, can't open it)

Then eReaders came out, but were expensive and Kindle was not available in Canada. I had my iPhone when Kobo was released to market and eInk readers were now affordable. Again for book club, I bought and read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on my iPhone. I quickly saw the benefit of portability, and also having the same book on multiple devices, and it convinced me to take the plunge and get my first eReader, a Kobo.

I'm still not sure whether the convenience and instant gratification of the eBook stores is an advantage or a huge detriment!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:29 AM   #37
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I used to read a fair amount of short stories on my Palm V. The first "book" was probably Jane Austen's Emma from PG.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #38
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It was "War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells, on my Garmin iQue M5 in LIT format.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #39
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Hmm, technical books I've been reading clear back to the PC XT days on PC XTs. Fiction was probably '98 or '99. I don't remember if I had my Rocket first, or Visor first. I had a bible on the Visor in 2000. I did buy the December '99 Webscription when it first came out.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #40
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I first read Sherlock Holms on my ipod touch. I read on that for about a year, before I bought a Kobo, where it was an Asimov short story. Returned that for the Kindle, but I don't remember what the first book was on that.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #41
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I'm another Palm alumnus. I had four or five of them altogether, but I must have started reading on my first PalmPilot.

I can't remember what the first book was, though. I know I read some probably-illegal stuff like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, some Baen Free Library stuff, and some out-of-copyright stuff, including Pride and Prejudice, but I can't remember what was first.

It was very much an emergency backup, though. It wasn't until eInk that I was really happy to read from a screen.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #42
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #43
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"Riding the Bullet" by Stephen King, around 2000 or so, read on my computer.

First ebook read on a device was "Don Quixote," on a Kobo Wifi, in 2011. First purchased ebook was a couple months later on the same device, it was "Everything's Eventual" by Stephen King.
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I'm another Palm alumnus. I had four or five of them altogether, but I must have started reading on my first PalmPilot.

I can't remember what the first book was, though. I know I read some probably-illegal stuff like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, some Baen Free Library stuff, and some out-of-copyright stuff, including Pride and Prejudice, but I can't remember what was first.

It was very much an emergency backup, though. It wasn't until eInk that I was really happy to read from a screen.
I tried finding books for my Palm Pilot, but I couldn't quite figure out how to find and download books that I was interested in reading. I read these threads and I think I didn't try hard enough back then.

I started reading Tom Sawyer on my Compaq iPaq, but I didn't make it very far. I couldn't figure out how to find ebooks for that device either.

The first ebook I read to the end -- not including online fan-fiction -- would have been on my Sony PRS-505 and I *think* that was Sleeping with Schubert: A Novel by Bonnie Marson.
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