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Old 08-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #16
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #18
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They just collect themselves; I don't have much to do with it.

I have my first reader (Sony PRS-505) although with the depleted battery life and non-wifi, I don't use it as much. At the moment it is on my kitchen counter waiting for both new books and a new charge. Normally I keep it in my work tote and I read on it during lunch. Lately I have been using my iPad for lunch reading, but once I get new books loaded onto it, I'll switch back.

My second reader was a Kindle (keyboard, wi-fi only) that my husband bought for me on some special deal. It is full of freebies and copies of books that I have purchased for my son's Kindle. I keep it at home; it doesn't travel.

My third reader was a Sony PRS-T1, on clearance, to replace my PRS-505. (I say I bought it because my 505 was dying, but really I wanted to have wi-fi.) I keep this one at home as well; actually, I alternate reading one of my purchased books on this reader with reading a free book on my Kindle. These are also the two that I read the most books on and the most often.

My fourth reader is a NOOK HD+ tablet, also on clearance. I wanted the smaller size to carry around and use for reading (instead of my phone) but the store was completely out -- this was the only tablet they had left. At $99, it seemed like a good bargain, so I bought it anyway. It turns out that it is not the same size as my (full-size) iPad and I like reading on it better. I don't take it everywhere; I only bring it along when I know I'm going to be able to read on it for awhile.

I read on my phone, too, but only when I don't have some other reader with me. (Not very often; I'm pretty good at predicting when I need to bring the NOOK wit me.)
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:21 AM   #19
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Why? Gadget lust. Combined with affordability. (I lusted for a Kindle a long time, til 2010 when they finally came into my price range). I've had and sold quite a few. Currently I still have several...including a kindle paperwhite which I seldom use (my son uses it, though). I like the Kobo Glo better so if that's the form factor I want, I grab the Glo.

And I have 2 readers that are even better....because they allow me to keep books in folders and subfolders rather than collections. The Onyx Firefly is lighted, but kind of big and heavy, and I wouldn't take it anywhere there was the slightest possibility of it getting damaged, as I could not afford to replace it. The other one is the Nook simple touch, which is great, though not lighted, but is one I will take anywhere and not despair if it should be damaged.

Of the four, I think the Kobo Glo is my favorite, due to it's size, weight, and even lighting.

I'd like to get another....a lighted Kobo Mini, or any good quality lighted 5" light-weight reader.

Oh and I also bought a Nook HD 7" for $99 to read on....and it is a phenomenal reader, even in sunlight. But, bigger and heavier than the Onyx Firefly.

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #20
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Two reasons, portability and to a lesser extent, for library books.

I love my Kindle Keyboard and it's my main ereader, but my PRS 350 is used for taking to work because I can fit it (inside it's nice sleek case) in my pocket, and it's also easier to read library books (in the UK so no Kindle library books available).
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #21
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Some people collect baseball cards, I collect eReaders. I just like the variety of eReaders that is out there, and it never hurts to have *several* backups in case one breaks.

Plus, I've never found one eReader that suits all my needs, and until I do I'll just keep collecting more.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #22
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People have multiples of a lot of things, why should e-readers be any different? I have a Kindle Keyboard, and my wife has a Kindle Fire. I'm tempted by the Paperwhite, but I would still keep the KK, because it has sound and text to speech. An extra e-reader lets you loan it to someone, great for when you have house guests. You can keep an extra e-reader in your car, so you always have one with you.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #23
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I like having my Mini as an extra for on-the-go so I don't have to remember to specifically pick up my Glo when leaving the house. My Nexus could technically be called a third reading device, but I don't read anything other than comics or manga on it as it bothers my eyes to read text on a backlit screen for long periods of time.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #24
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #25
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I read with the Kindle paperwhite, but keep my old K3 because it has that free 3G outside Europe-ish thing, as well as text to speech, which I use a lot.
And an iPad for pdf, comics etc., but I don't really consider that an ereader.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #26
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What if it dies in the middle of a book that was really getting exciting and you don't have the physical book as a backup?
This. I had someone deliberately run over my nook HD+. Luckily I have spares.
If you are wondering how it got run over????????
I laid it on the trunk of my car and drove off. I saw it go flying and pulled over onto a side street. I was standing by it, waiting for 5 cars to drive by. the last one swerved and deliberately ran over it. I was sure happy that I had Square Trade.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #27
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I pretty much never sell anything. I keep my old ebook readers as backups, and I use my small PRS-350 to take out with me, while I use my larger and heavier Kobo Aura for reading at home, for the most part.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #28
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I have 3. One is for books I haven't read yet, one is for keepers, and one is for the car. I'll probably add a 4th, because the car reader ( I always used to keep a book in the car : post office lines, train crossings, dr appointments, etc ) is a Kindle K3 that the kitten jumped down onto, and trashed a triangular segment of the screen. ( I shouldn't call him the kitten anymore, because he weighs 18 pounds. Readers aren't that fragile ) I can usually figure out from the context what was in that missing corner, but not always.

With pbooks, the new books had a dedicated shelf where they lived until they were read and either made the cut or went off on a visit to the used bookstore. Now, they have a separate reader. The keeper ereader only talks to the outside world via Calibre. With wireless off, the battery lives much longer.

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #29
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Two reasons, portability and to a lesser extent, for library books.

I love my Kindle Keyboard and it's my main ereader, but my PRS 350 is used for taking to work because I can fit it (inside it's nice sleek case) in my pocket, and it's also easier to read library books (in the UK so no Kindle library books available).
I use my Nook str and my sony350 exactly the same way. The 350 is just SO easy to fit into anything
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