(Closed) I Need E-Reader Advice

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Sunfire:  Hey you!  I’m in the Kindle Camp myself and adore my Fire, I take it everywhere I go, enjoy a large selection of all kinds of books, can shop amazon effortlessly from it and like the backlighting it offers, but it does take a little getting used to.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m partial to the Nook because that is what I have, but I have heard wonderful things about the Paperwhite. I have the Nook simple touch and I honestly love it. The battery lasts forever and it is just altogether awesome.

I would make sure you read reviews and also that you are going to have enough storage on it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Sunfire:  i can only tell you about the kindle, but i absolutely love it! living in a country where i cant get books in english its really saved me.

downloads are quick, there are loads of  free books available to read, and its super convenient. i honestly cant think of any real cons as i use mine all the time -Battery life is great

the only time i dont like using it is at beach in case it gets wet/damaged or stolen!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t think I would like a Kindle, but I love it so much!! I just have the normal, base Kindle. It’s awesome.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I have both a regular kindle and a fire.

For a dedicated reader I would choose a regular kindle over the fire in a heartbeat.  the screen is very low glare and easy to read in every light, (barring actual only on the kindle direct light, like with a book light shined directly on the screen). It’s much lighter then a kindle fire so it is much easier to hold for long periods. I dont know about you, but I love the fact the screen does not tilt. Like when you turn your phone sideways and it will flip the screen from normal to landscape.

So for me by far for actual reading, a regular kindle.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have the very original Nook and I love it. I specifically didn’t want backlighting (I spend all day looking at a screen and don’t want to do that when I’m reading), so I like the e-ink technology. If I were to buy a new one, I’d definitely buy the Nook GlowLight (which is the Nook version of the Kindle Paperwhite).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a first gen Nook and a 3rd gen Kindle (with wifi and keyboard).  I love them both.  My Nook has 3G so I take it when I travel because I can download anywhere as long as 3G is available (yes, there are some areas where it’s not available).  I really like the Kindle because I like the Amazon website so much.  I just ordered my mother a Kindle Fire yesterday because Amazon lowered the price for Cyber Monday.  She likes to play games and what-not so I thought she would enjoy it.  I have friends that have the Paperwhite and newer gen Kindles and Nooks and they have nothing bad to say about them.  I plan on getting a Fire after the holidays. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have the original Kobo and am looking at upgrading. In my research I’ve found s few people reference the kindle and the fact that its not compatible with books not bought through them but I’m not sure if that’s true. I love my Kobo but they have the worst customer service, the email help department makes me want to pull my hair out! There is tons of consumer sites for every reader with reviews, I would start there. None of them are perfect, you have to pick and choose what you can live with!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a nook tablet.  I had only asked for a basic e-reader but my parents got me the tablet for xmas last year.  I love it!  I like that the nook tablet can have an SD card added to it for extra storage.  My mom recently bought one as well and she likes it for her recipes in the kitchen.  She stores them on her SD card so they don’t take  up all the storage on the device itself.. but the tablet it nice for the different options it has that way! 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

The drawback of a kindle is that you can’t rent library books, you can only read purchased books. I’ve heard great things about the nook from my aunt who bought one in Phoenix so I got one for my mom for Christmas. Had to get it shipped to my fiance’s Americam coworker for him to pick up and bring home since B&N won’t ship them to Canada but that’s another annoying story… I have an old pink Sony PRS300 (I think, it’s the the one before the touch ones came out). It’s great but very basic. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have the original nook, which I love. I was, and still am, concerned about the backlighting so I stay away from the Nook tablets and Kindle Fire.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Pinkmoon:  This is true re: library books. A major reason I have the nook.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love my Kindle! Love, love, love it! I have the very first version that came out, but the newer ones are even cooler! I’ve read good things about the paperwhite, and if I was in the market for a new e-reader that’s probably what I would get.

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