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Old 12-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #76
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I don't understand why some people make a big deal out of tracking every book they read, I figure either it made an impression on you or it didn't. A few in the former everything else in the later...
But if it did not make an impression you want to remember that so you do not read the book again by mistake.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #77
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But if it did not make an impression you want to remember that so you do not read the book again by mistake.
Speak for yourself! That's exactly the type of book that I want to read since I can read it several times over without spending an extra dime.

(Yes, I'm a cheapskate.)
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #78
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Speak for yourself! That's exactly the type of book that I want to read since I can read it several times over without spending an extra dime.

(Yes, I'm a cheapskate.)
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #79
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Speak for yourself! That's exactly the type of book that I want to read since I can read it several times over without spending an extra dime.

(Yes, I'm a cheapskate.)
Well, there are probably other ways also to find not so good things to consume that does not cost any money. I made the mistaken assumption that the goal here was to read good books.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #80
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One thing I want out of my ereader, is the most advanced one available. Does that mean the most fonts, not necessarily, does that mean complicated, definitly no. My kindle is good but I want faster access to my books with not a single bug or glitch in site. I want a book store that knows me better then I know myself. One that understands that I am unwilling to pay those huge book prices you see in the best sellers lists. I want a book store that gives the new talent a chance to get recognized. I want more free contnet than anyone. I want a book store that understands that price and tallent don't normally related to each other.

That's why I am with amazon. More free than anyone on the planet. The book store understands my reading preferences and never bothers with prices over $8 because I am simply not willing to pay more than that. PS when I go through 80 books a year prices can really add up.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #81
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I'm all for less features on my reader to keep me happy. My Sony 350s are perfect for me. I don't need or even want internet, I prefer to side-load my books and keep everything in one place in a Calibre library. I also added a "Read" column in Calibre where I keep track of the books I've read without having to go to another website. I have games installed with PRS+ but I don't play them at all.

If I want to listen to an audio book (can't remember the last time I did that though) or listen to music, I have a tiny Sansa Clip mp3 player that's much smaller and lighter than carrying an ereader around for that. And I'm no longer obsessed keeping every single book on my reader at all times, I only keep about 100 on now.

I don't want to read on a phone or on a bigger tablet, I only want to read on e-ink since I read outdoors a lot and back lit screens are just garbage for reading in the sun.

It's "KISS" for me as far as my ereader goes.
Agree with the above, I love my PRS650 with PRS+ because it is simple, and I also read outdoors a lot. I prefer to side load using Calibre because I can organise my collections my way. I don't use Facebook, Twitter etc - I don't want to provide a chapter by chapter discussion about what I'm reading to others - how boring is that! I don't want to make notes or copy quotes although I can appreciate that this could be useful for text books. I just want to get lost in a good book without distractions and have access to a decent dictionary, a way of organising my own library and using my preferred choice of font.

My beloved PRS 650 gave up the ghost a few weeks ago and I looked around for an alternative. Not finding one I liked, I invested in a new battery and I'm hoping it will give me a couple more years of reading. The only thing that I would wish for would be a built in light, but I don't want all the other bells and whistles that seem to go with it. I have a smart phone for all that.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #82
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Less (preferably none) bells and whistles unrelated to reading, (mini games, web, mail, etc.) as much reading related features (glyphs, languages, hyphenation, typography) as possible. Let the reading systems be just that.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #83
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I have not played any games on any of my ereaders and probably never will. I would rather read.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:46 AM   #84
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Of the 2 things I wanted most one is now out, light. Let there be light. I hated clip on lights. The only other feature I would love to see is folders on the kindle. I like to organise how I like. It would make life easier.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:50 AM   #85
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Of the 2 things I wanted most one is now out, light. Let there be light. I hated clip on lights. The only other feature I would love to see is folders on the kindle. I like to organise how I like. It would make life easier.

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Agree about the light! Don't care about folders - I only put a few current books to read on my devices anyway. My collection is stored in Calibre and simple files.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #86
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All the features I want is related to reading content and keeping track of the stuff I want to read again. No games or video though audio might be nice once in a while.

1. stable OS
2. durability (not only physically but the insides should be able to take my reading pace, I use my ereaders long and hard)
3. folders
4. search by summary or title (I read huge numbers of fanfics from different sites, I don't want to go to storyfinders every time I want to find a particular fanfic).

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Less (preferably none) bells and whistles unrelated to reading, (mini games, web, mail, etc.) as much reading related features (glyphs, languages, hyphenation, typography) as possible. Let the reading systems be just that.
Different people use ereaders for different reasons. Even though I support the idea of more reading related features and less unrelated features, I have seen a lot of people use ereaders on buses. Something tells me that mini-games are targeted at them. Things like web support may reflect a gap in the market when it comes to cellular service and tablets: it is hard to find sunlight readable displays. Do you blame ereader vendors for trying to exploit this gap in the market?
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Things like web support may reflect a gap in the market when it comes to cellular service and tablets: it is hard to find sunlight readable displays.
Web support is much more about wirelessly delivering firmware updates and (more importantly) allowing people to easily buy content from the manufacturer's bookstore, to my mind.
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I don't understand why some people make a big deal out of tracking every book they read, I figure either it made an impression on you or it didn't. A few in the former everything else in the later...
Actually, it's more keeping track of the books that I haven't read. It's all about deciding which book to read at a given time, what I'm in the mood for. Sometimes I start a book and decide it's not what I'm in the mood for at that particular time, but I'll probably like it at another time. Any time you have more than a screen or two worth of books, then a little organization comes in handy.
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