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Old 08-26-2009, 03:25 AM   #1
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G'day!

Warm greetings from down under, everyone.

I was directed here to introduce myself, so here goes <standing up and looking earnest>: I am a readaholic and a technology junkie. I am only a relatively recent convertee to e-books and have been using my PDA to read them. I came across this forum while researching an e-book reader device and I must say a big thank you to people here for posting great reviews. I have now taken the plunge and ordered my first dedicated e-book reader (Hanlin V5). Can't wait to try it out!
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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Warm greetings from down under, everyone.

I was directed here to introduce myself, so here goes <standing up and looking earnest>: I am a readaholic and a technology junkie. I am only a relatively recent convertee to e-books and have been using my PDA to read them. I came across this forum while researching an e-book reader device and I must say a big thank you to people here for posting great reviews. I have now taken the plunge and ordered my first dedicated e-book reader (Hanlin V5). Can't wait to try it out!
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome, rlparker. I like your user title
And thanks for the warning, pdurrant. Hey, my reading time is sacrosanct! NOTHING is allowed to cut into it, not even checking my list of “favorite sites”.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome, rlparker. I like your user title
And thanks for the warning, pdurrant. Hey, my reading time is sacrosanct! NOTHING is allowed to cut into it, not even checking my list of “favorite sites”.
Ha, that's what they all say.

Welcome to MobileRead Mneme. We have some great members from down under.

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:58 PM   #7
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And reading a forum is still reading, so even if you get hooked on MR you can visit during your reading time
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:39 PM   #8
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Welcome to MobileRead, Mneme!

Listen to the wisdom of AM! MR is a great place to get in some VERY interesting reading and besides, Resistance is Futile!

Happy Reading!
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:57 PM   #9
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Welcome!

They're right, it can get a little addictive. Just a little.

Now I'll just sit here and drool at the idea of owning a V5
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:16 AM   #10
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Hi Mneme,

I'm sure you'll love your V5. Since I got mine I've not touched my other readers. It's so easy to flip to the next page. And my overloaded, overheavy handbag loves it too. ;-)
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:42 AM   #11
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I clock into MR regularly. I was told that it was addictive, but thought that I could resist. Hah! It's like chocolate; can't get enough of it.

Anyway, welcome.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:44 AM   #12
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Thank you all for giving me warm fuzzies ....

And I can easily rationalise spending "quality reading time" on this forum : I've only been here two days, but already picked up lots of interesting and potentially useful information. Even learnt something I can make use of in my professional capacity. So, there.... I'm not time-wasting.... honest!

Laine & nomesque, I am soooo looking forward to getting my hands on my new toy! Got a stack of books and e-publications all ready to get into as soon as it arrives. My PDA is nice for what it can do, but reading pdfs on it is just awful. Still, I couldn't live without it.

Does anyone still read dead-tree versions of books after having tried an e-book?
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #13
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Does anyone still read dead-tree versions of books after having tried an e-book?
Not if I can help it. :-)

I bought a book I couldn't get as an eversion here in Australia. Got it in June and just couldn't get to starting it.

Was able to buy it as e on Tuesday and finished it that same day.

I travel by train a lot and I never carry a paperbook. If I didn't have my reader I'd be listening to audiobooks instead.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:35 AM   #14
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Does anyone still read dead-tree versions of books after having tried an e-book?
I do - largely books that are either not available as ebooks or don't work as ebooks (colour photos, designed to be used in a hazardous-to-electronics environment and so on).

But I far and away prefer reading on my Sony.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:09 PM   #15
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Hi Mneme, and welcome to our safe and beautiful haven! You will love it here - and there is no way out, so you simply have no choice!

I will always keep reading p-books once in a while, I know it, but my Sony (Pengy) is rapidly getting to be an extension of my own self... Can't wait to hear about your Hanlin!
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