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Old 01-10-2010, 03:33 AM   #1
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Five days on a train with nothing to do...

...but read your eBooks.

Here is a news article about two passenger trains which were delayed en route 19 hours and 23 hours respectively due to the snow here in the US.

I can't count the number of posts I have seen here that say that an asset of an eBook reader is that you can carry hundreds of books with you in your pocket or purse. Well, here are two instances when you might have wanted those books!

N.B. jetBook Lite fans: These trains might be examples of being stuck somewhere without an electrical outlet to recharge your device. So bring along those extra sets of batteries!

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...-81008957.html
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:05 AM   #2
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I like how the passengers said they were "tired, hungry and stinky".
Apart from that, it would be absolutely wonderful to have a train ride through the snow whilst reading an ebook.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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I wonder if any of them had Murder on the Orient Express on their e-readers.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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I wonder if any of them had Murder on the Orient Express on their e-readers.
We wouldn't want to give them any ideas!
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #5
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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My Sony saved me when my husband landed in the ICU suddenly. I was in no shape to drive - my sister drove me. So I was trapped until someone could get me home to pick up my car, but I had my purse with my Sony, and at the time around 400 books on it. I'm not saying I had a good time, but being able to jump from book to book was a great help.

Husband is OK now, but that was not a fun 3 days.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Several years ago, before I was even aware of the digital reader, I'd taken a train down to Los Angeles - I just wanted to see the scenery rather than fly. An 8 hour trip turned into 15, due to freight trains ahead of us breaking down.
Fortunately I had my laptop with me & a doz. DVDs. I didn't go through all of my movies, but I thought I was getting close to it. Now I "don't leave home without it" referring to my Sony. Even if it's just going to work, or out to dinner, or wherever.

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #11
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Lovely idea but here in "sunny" Ireland, the charge would HAVE to last a year... as we get about one sunny day per year!
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:29 PM   #12
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I take my reader everywhere I go as well. Specifically for those unforeseen circumstances where I have nothing better to do than read. And those moments have either increased in number since I got my Kindle or I have just paid more attention to them. lol
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I wonder if any of them had Murder on the Orient Express on their e-readers.
If not, the Kindle owners could flick on the wireless 3G and download it "in 60 seconds or less" and enjoy a good -- and most appropriate read. Here's an instance where USB and/or wifi just doesn't cut it.
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