(Closed) e-readers

posted 6 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a Kindle and I love it! I use it every single day. While I’m reading it, I completely forget it’s not paper book. I also actually like how I can “turn pages” with one hand, haha. I love how when I travel I can bring ALL my books with me, so I know I’ll always have something to read if I’m stuck in an airport all day. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a Nook and I love it! Battery power is great, I can buy a book anywhere there is wifi and its really small/light.

Trying to think of negatives… The suggested book feature on Barnes and Noble is pretty cr*ppy. I don’t what algorithm they’re using but Amazon’s is a million times better. I didn’t buy a Kindle because it has 5703573 buttons that I didn’t want to deal with and I liked the idea that buying a Nook helps keep a brick and mortar bookstore in business. I still like wandering a bookstore now and then.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@anotherbee: Yeah, they make recommendations based on your prior purchases. You can’t log into the internet from a basic Nook. I just log into Amazon for suggested books (or ask my friends).

You can only lend certain books. My mom and I have lent books back and forth a few times. You have 14 days to read it, but you can always just lend it again if you run out of time. Ebooks are slightly cheaper than a physical copy (like The Marriage Plot is 16.80 for a hardcover and 12.99 for the ebook). You can also borrow library books.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

My mother has a Nook and loves it. She has had some issues downloading non-B&N content onto it though. (This might be due to her minimal tech-savvyness though.) I have used it and found that the display really bugged me because it wasn’t back-lit. I mean, I get that it’s easier on the eyes that way but I wasn’t a fan.

Darling Husband and I are going to be purchasing the new Kindle Fire. I’m excited to try it out!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@zippylef: lol the whole point is that its not back-lit (you can read it in the sun and theres no eye strain). The Kindle Fire looks cool, I want to play with one!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have had the 2nd gen kindle for almost 3 years now and I do not go anywhere without it.

It makes it so easy to read anywhere. Like dbd said it’s really nice to be able to “turn pages” with one hand especially when on crowded mass transit.

The battery life is awesome too and amazon has so many books for purchase as well as all the classics for free and lots of other free book promotions.

I don’t have experience with the nook though.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

@LGenz: I realize that… I just wasn’t a fan of it, personally.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 I have a kindle and I love it. The 3G feature is wonderful, we can take a road trip (my parents live 10 hours away) and download books no matter where we are! 

I have no experience with the Nook but I know my aunt loves hers! I don’t know if they come with a 3G option but it’s definitely worth the extra cash.

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