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mrya21 
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Posted 2/2/14
I'm always curious to know what people think of e-readers like the kindle or nook.

I have a nook and I love it. It's light, easy to use and doesn't have a back light so it feels more like an actual book than an ipad or other tablet would. I've also found some obscure books I wanted to read that I couldn't find anywhere else or at a reasonable price.
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I've really liked eReaders for a long time--my first one was a Rocket eBook! I admit I didn't use it a lot though and gave it away, going back to print for a few years until I got a Kindle 2, followed by a 3 (which I still have and use some), a Pandigital Novel, a brief stint with one of the small Sony eReaders (it was okay, but I liked my Kindle better so I gave it away), a Kindle Fire (which I use fairly regularly--especially for reading manga), and most recently, an iPad mini (which I use for a variety of things, including manga, comics, and just plain books (the latter pretty much all on the Kindle app).

By far though, most of my reading (because I do it while commuting) is done via the Kindle App on my iPhone. since that's something I already have with me all the time.

During my last move, I gave away all my print books. Aside from a couple of cookbooks, a copy of the Tale of Genji (which wasn't available unabridged digitally) and a very few manga volumes and comic books, I've gone completely digital. I rather like being free of having every wall lined with bookcases

BTW, you might also want to browse the Hardcover or Paperback thread. I know there are several responses there that say "neither."
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I have a completely irrational hated of e-readers... they are blasphemous. I don't care if I have to spend 3x the money and have every wall in my house lined with bookcases to hold everything, I will stick with my physical copies.
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Posted 2/3/14
ereaders are convenient for travel, but I much prefer physical copies.
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21 / F / iowa
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Posted 2/3/14
I like free ereaders but if im going to pay for something i'd rather have a physical copy
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Posted 2/4/14
I think digital books are here to stay, but the dedicated devices we read them on might not be. Why? Because, of the singularity... the eventual 'jump' of the evolution of tech into the evolution of humans. When humans and tech merge sometime in the future, devices will be 'in us' at the cellular level not physically 'outside us'. However, this is obviously a long way off.

I understand the desire to 'declutter', I myself have five full size book cases and books on the floor. They weigh a lot and are a pain to move and to dust. So, shrinking my library to one single hand-held device is an attractive idea. But, I just can't give up the look, the feel, the book as an object . They are romantic things, and I have an irrational attraction to them! haha

I think there will always be physical books, even if they are only in museums of the future...
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Posted 5/15/15
I like e-readers and have owned the 1st generation of a nook and the nook simple touch. I also use an iPad mini for my reading. I liked all three devices but sometimes, I mess up the physical copies of the books and that's why I don't carry them. I really like to feel the weight of a book but for convenience sake, an iPad, Kindle, or Nook do the perfect job. They're also very lightweight.
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Posted 5/28/15
I kind of fell in love with digital books due to a friend of mine dying (he was like a favorite uncle to me). He was a not so well-known writer who had a few great books (at least great to me) which I lost due to a flood. All out of print physically, I gave up on any hope of getting them ever again. My brother got an e-reader and told me they were all available digitally . I've been a fan of digital books since.
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Posted 6/15/15
I tend to use both. I'll buy digital copies for my Nook and if I really like the book, I'll buy a physical copy. My favorite thing about the e-reraders is being able to download manga. Not only can you carry around the entire series (which I can read through very quickly), but people around you don't know what you're reading which is important in the professional environment.
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Posted 6/16/15

BabyBlueAbhorsen wrote:

I tend to use both. I'll buy digital copies for my Nook and if I really like the book, I'll buy a physical copy. My favorite thing about the e-reraders is being able to download manga. Not only can you carry around the entire series (which I can read through very quickly), but people around you don't know what you're reading which is important in the professional environment.


Yep, I know what you mean. I'm attending college, and when I want to read manga at school I find a defensible corner and pull out my kindle and people never know.
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Posted 6/19/15

kythera wrote:


BabyBlueAbhorsen wrote:

I tend to use both. I'll buy digital copies for my Nook and if I really like the book, I'll buy a physical copy. My favorite thing about the e-reraders is being able to download manga. Not only can you carry around the entire series (which I can read through very quickly), but people around you don't know what you're reading which is important in the professional environment.


Yep, I know what you mean. I'm attending college, and when I want to read manga at school I find a defensible corner and pull out my kindle and people never know.


I actually started doing this back when I was in college. The issue was never people judging me per-say, but people asking questions about what and why I was reading manga, asking why I was reading a book backwards, and just generally getting in the way of reading. I never did find a good corner, but got good at getting the screen out of their eye line.
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40 / F / Scotland
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Posted 6/22/15
I 'm falling in love with my kindle again, I've been using the kindle app on my iPad mini but it was Nice to swap back to the old style kindle for a change.
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25 / M / Canada
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Posted 7/2/15
Can't stand them. I'm super old fashioned when it comes to my reading formats I suppose. I don't begrudge those who want to use them, but as long as I can, I plan on continuing to buy physical books and cram them into overstuffed bookshelves. I plan to have paperbacks whose pages have yellowed with age and whose pages are disfigured with rabbit ears. And I will love it all, I will take in the smell of paper and glue and sit in my den of literature.
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26 / F / Vancouver, BC
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Posted 7/3/15
I own a Kobo Glo and I love it.
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Posted 7/4/15
I have seen the Kindles before. They definitely are light and easy to carry.

But as for me, I prefer physical books. The feeling of real paper and turning the pages is nice. That and I like to have a book collection
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