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I got a Kindle for one of my birthday presents. Now getting my head around it. I've managed to purchase a few books, starting with my all time favourite, Joyce's The Dubliners.

The contents page doesn't show the list of short stories so I guess you have to know beforehand what they are. I need to do a search for The Dead.

I don't think the Kindle will be the same as holding a paperback in my hands but it'll be handy when going away - definitely lighten the case.

How's your electronic reading?

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Still not convinced! I like the look and feel and smell of real books, however a Kindle is so light it would suit my poor stupid hand better than a heavy book sometimes. My mum had to spend a lot of time in hospital recently, about 5 weeks in total on and off, and got through 4 books. Certainly a lighter load to carry back and forth than 4 actual books. :lol: I can see it being good for people who travel a lot, maybe for their job, as it can be taken on in your hand luggage without taking up too much space, and no need to bulk up suitcases with paperbacks.

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I'm resisting the kindle... but then I said that about the Ipod. dry.gif

It's certainly very handy. Still need to learn how to take notes on it. You get some amazing bargains - even free books. :)

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Mind you. I could be persuaded if you can zoom the size of the text. I find small, close set text kwite challenging these days... :lol:

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Mind you. I could be persuaded if you can zoom the size of the text. I find small, close set text kwite challenging these days... :lol:

You can make the text larger, harper. I thought that it lit up so that you didn't need the bed lamp but it doesn't. Jim bought me a wee lamp to clip on so that's handy.

One disadvantage is that I'm not sure how much of the book I still have to read and it's a bit different from holding a nice new book in your hands. Still, some advantages.

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Aye, and no pages to turn down. :(

(I am aware I have just given thousands of book readers the heebie jeebies... :P )

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I got a kobo recently. I really like it - especially if I'm hanging around at sports/swimming lessons/any other kid related activity which involves waiting as it is so light I just throw it in my handbag and I've always got something on hand to read. There are lots of free books available, mostly classics. I like that it's not backlit so the glare doesn't give me a headache and it looks like a real page. The only downside is if I haven't charged it and I go to get it out and I can't continue reading my book till I recharge it :) bit of a first world problem there...Doesn't replace real books for me but is a very convenient addition to my real book collection.

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I got a kobo recently. I really like it - especially if I'm hanging around at sports/swimming lessons/any other kid related activity which involves waiting as it is so light I just throw it in my handbag and I've always got something on hand to read. There are lots of free books available, mostly classics. I like that it's not backlit so the glare doesn't give me a headache and it looks like a real page. The only downside is if I haven't charged it and I go to get it out and I can't continue reading my book till I recharge it :) bit of a first world problem there...Doesn't replace real books for me but is a very convenient addition to my real book collection.

It is convenient, Gayle, especially for the type of outing you describe. I must be getting to rely on my kindle because I can't find it at the moment. That's where the small and slim aspect can be a problem. :lol:

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