(Closed) e-Readers are obviously the root of all evil…

posted 7 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha. I’m a book lover through and through, but I would love to have an eReader!  It’s not like I would get rid of all of my books! Silly, silly people.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m surprised you’ve gotten backlash from people!  I got a Sony E-reader for Christmas last year and I LOVE it.  And every time I travel with it, I get multiple people who ask me about it, want to see it, comment on wishing they had one, etc.  I’ve never had a single person talk negatively about using an e-book.  Sorry people around you suck.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hear ya! I’m getting a kindle and am soooo excited. I will admit that I am a lover of books and love the way they feel/smell (I’m weird, I know). And there is a certain something about books that cannot be replaced by an e-reader.

THAT being said… I commute on crowded trains for 2 hours every day. Do you know how heavy it is to carry books in your bag? And how annoying it is to bump elbows with people every time you turn a page?? I DO!! And I cannot WAIT to have my convenient little e-reader in my purse. 🙂

Vent on sister!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Ive actually gotten backlash from one person too!

I posted on my facebook that I really wanted a kindle and I had a ‘friend’ tell me how “stupid kindles are and that they are a waste of money because most people only read one book at a time and theres no need to have one to store more than 1 book at a time”

It suuuper upset me .. but oh well .. I guess I am stupid for wanting one 🙂 & still wanting one!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Theres so few people that actually read ANYTHING nowadays, I don’t begrudge people who read e-books as opposed to “real” books. I just like to hear about people reading, however they do it! There is a part of me that is nervous that they will someday replace all “real” books with e-books though! Eek!

I love everything about books – but if I traveled lots (or commuted on public transit), I’d buy a e-reader in a heartbeat.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

wow, people can be a tad ridiculous sometimes!  I don’t read much (although I think I might try to start getting into it soon), but my mother reads all the time.  My father got her a Kindle for her birthday last April and she LOVES it.  I don’t see what the big deal is.

@7SEVENJ9: LOL. I can’t believe someone actually said that about the terrorist thing. As if just because you use the Nook you can’t go back to regular books.. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@gabrielleelise1981: I agree with you about ultimately replacing books completely being scary.  In THAT case I agree with the person who made the terrorist remark, because then, all would be lost.  But as long as the world is still producing books on paper, long live e-readers!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@7SEVENJ9: Well, if it makes you feel any better, even though I kinda don’t want one right now, I’m thinking there’s a good chance I’m getting a Kindle for Christmas… although all I really want is a proposal, so it’s hard to appreciate even a good gift right now.

Books have changed form since they were invented – they used to be in scroll for or on cave walls for crying out loud – I reserve book purchases now for classics and books I truely love and want to keep forever, but I read so darn quickly, I exhaust paperbacks and library books too quickly.  I ofetn find myself with NOTHING to read simply because Ive read and re-read it all, already, so a device I can use to get a book on the fly is probably good for me.  Boo to anyone telling you otherwise – if they don’t like the e-Reader, they don’t have to get one.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I’m actually not really a fan of the e-readers, and prefer to hold a bound book, but I certainly wouldn’t be trying to talk others out of the e-readers. To each their own 😉

 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i looooove my ereader! Fiance cant get into it…he is def a page turner. He is also the guy who goes to the library every week and gets 3 books to read and reads them that week. He is more of a reader than me but i highly enjoy my ereader.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha I had a big internal debate about whether to get a Kindle or not… although mainly my worry was outdating libraries (I prefer to hold a real book) and if Amazon crashes, where do all my e-books go? But I’m getting one to read all my research papers on for work – saves trees and paper! I am sooo excited!

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