Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I'm torn between keeping using the Kindle app on my ipod or buying a proper Kindle, are there any pros to having the proper device?


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    Apart from the obvious difference (size), the main advantage for me with a Kindle is the e-ink technology which is used instead of an LCD display. This can be read in direct sunlight, does not suffer from glare. Also so long as you keep the data connections switched off, the battery will last for weeks without needing to be recharged.

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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I do find myself attempting to use the "touchscreen" of the kindle instead of the direction buttons at the bottom, takes a bit of getting used to this old kind of technology ;-)

    The e-ink is fantastic tho, when on hol's I can read it with the full glare of the sun on the screen and it matters not one jot to me as its all readable still.

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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I would whole-heartedly recommend the Kindle.

    One word of warning. don't believe (as illustrated in the advert) that you can put it in your hip pocket and forget about it - you will damage it.


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    Are you assuming the Kindle is the best ereader ?
    Without looking further into the subject ?

    Ereaders are for reading, & listening to audio & mp3, nothing else, and they are designed for just that purpose.
    If you just think it would be good to read the odd book, the app is probably best for your purpose.
    But if you want to read a lot, a reader is what you need, and there are quite a few. The kindle, along with the iRiver, has the option of being able to d/load books directly, wifi, and that is the only major difference with these two readers and the other major players - if you think that is important to you.
    Many, like me, don't see that as a huge advantage - nice to say you have,perhaps, but will you use it a lot ?
    I did a lot of research, hands-on, before buying my reader, and the basic was , I wanted a dedicated reading device, not an add-on.

    It sounds like that is the thing you need to sort out first - want a reader, or just a facility you'll use now and then ? Then view what's available, or just get the app. I chose The Sony, I liked a lot about it, mainly it's build quality, but wifi didn't bother me.
    Kindle is by no means the only reader, but it is the only one tied and made for, a specific seller of books. The iRiver isn't, along with all other readers that I know of.


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    Itis definately worth buying the kindle, especially if you read outside for the electronic ink capability. Much easier on the eyes than any other device.


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    The Droid libraryicon.. I wanna sign up Hey guys, New member here. I was wondering if any of you had any experience with a site called The Droid Library for eBooks for my Android tablet. Tempted to join =) Thoughts?


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I personally prefer the way an old fashioned book feels


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    i felt the same as natalie until i got a Kindle. Now I absolutely love it!


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    My wife received a Kindle for Christmas as a gift from our cat (wasn't my idea - she, the cat can afford a bl00dy kindle but not her food or vet fees!) and i must admit it is an amazing bit of kit.


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I got a Kindle 3g for my birthday & I think it's brilliant
    Easy to use & not as heavy to hold as a book when reading in bed.
    Also used it to get weather forecast when recently in France.
    Loads of really good free books if you search them out


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I've read through this with interesticon, a friend of mine has a Kindle and I'm thinking of getting one

    I think I will now


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I am a big fan of technology but cannot bring myself to spend the money on one of these machines...I dont think anything will ever beat buying a book. I know you can store multiple digital books on these but for me it doesnt have the same charm as a book.

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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith10 View Post
    I am a big fan of technology but cannot bring myself to spend the money on one of these machines...I dont think anything will ever beat buying a book. I know you can store multiple digital books on these but for me it doesnt have the same charm as a book.
    Can completely understand this it is something that you do get used to tho plus you get the fact you can take this little thin device in your luggage instead of the war and peace volumes I used to have to take when going on hols



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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I like both, the kindle is great for holidaysicon etc and there are lots of free books but I do like the feels etc of a proper book. My problem is that I only read a fiction book once but I cant bring myself to get rid of any so we have 100's and 100's of books in book cases, boxs in cupboards etc so got a Kindle a couple of months ago. Now I read fiction on the Kindle (and save money as I read at least 6 or 7 books a week and have a wider range to choose from but i still buy non fiction/ref books and the occasional fiction if it is a new one that i cant or dont want to wait ages for the libraryicon to get in. So i have reached a good compramise and my husband is happier at the thought of me not filling his hand luggage and suitcase up with my books every time we go away.


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    I still have a mix.. lots of freebies and cheapos on the kindle and books that I will want to keep/ reference books are the real mccoy


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    Default Re: eReader and eBooks : Is it worth buying a Kindle?

    I love the Kindle, have about 500 books on mine.

    Don't forget Project Guttenberg and the Antique Pattern libraryicon (this one has tons of old needlework books)

    I wouldn't be without my Kindle.



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