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Old 09-11-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Greetings from South Africa!

Hello all. I am a student currently residing in Cape Town, South Africa. As of this moment, I am e-readerless but I hope to change that in the near future. I've been watching the MobileRead forums from afar for the past few months and I must say what a wonderful community you have here; a community I hope to join and contribute to in any way I can
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hello Sylas! It's nice to meet you.

We're playing you guys at cricket soon; and our football team have qualified for the World Cup in South Africa next year - so we're going to be seeing a lot of your country in the next few months.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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Hi Sylas! Welcome to MobilRead!

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Hello all. I am a student currently residing in Cape Town, South Africa. As of this moment, I am e-readerless but I hope to change that in the near future.
Which reader are you planning to buy?

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Is that close to Cape Town?

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What sort of books do you enjoy reading? Can you suggest a favorite author for us?


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Old 09-12-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
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Which reader are you planning to buy?
I'm looking at the Sony PRS-505. It seems to be the most well-received reader at the moment and I generally tend to go with public opinion

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What sort of books do you enjoy reading? Can you suggest a favorite author for us?
Honestly, I doubt even at gunpoint I could choose a favourite literary genre let a loan a favourite author; my tastes are that varied
When it comes to fiction, my favourite books so far have been:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I also enjoy non-fiction such as Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Bryson.
I suppose you could say I like great, intelligent writing as opposed to one particular "type" of book. I hope I've answered your questions to your satisfaction

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:17 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:14 AM   #7
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The Sony 505 is a good choice! I have been nothing but pleased with mine, using it withing its boundaries, of course. The .pdf files I read are pure text without graphics so they are no problem. Once in a while I notice that it hangs for a minute or two when the battery meter is changing. Other than that, as long as you get a silver one you should be a happy camper!

I use mine for 2-3 hours minimum every day, recharge it about once every two weeks, keep it well fed with books (right now I have 182 inside the beast,) and protect it inside the outer pocket of my shoulder bag with a double layer of foam (neoprene and sorbothane) in a drop-in case. Convenient, easy to take out and put away quickly, and well protected from knocks and falls.

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Welcome to MobileRead, Sylas!

I love my Sony 700 and am looking forward to receiving my 600 (if they ever get caught up with their shipments ). The 505 is an excellent choice as well if you are not particularly interested in a touchscreen. Good Luck.

Happy Reading!
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Welcome! I own a 505 and wouldn't own a different device. It's only rival when it comes to screen clarity is the 300, which doesn't have expandable memory (and IMO has too small a screen).
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:05 PM   #10
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Welcome Sylas! I think you'll be pleased if you get a 505 - it's a great device!
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