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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3460923

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I bought an e,reader last week. what a great little gadget. I wish I had bought one a few years back.
I had run out of library books and had resorted to reading the ingredients on the back of sauce bottles etc.
Our libraries are closed. and so in desperation I bought the e-reader.
I worried that it would be difficult to use it,with me not being techy minded. But no, after about 3 hours of tearing my hair out. I got the hang of it.
I can borrow (download) 5 library books at a time and have 2 weeks to read them.
I had my mind set on buying an Amazon Kindle Paperlight. until my son suggested I check it would work with our local libraries.
And so I did check, and the paperlight was not compatible with our library. I bought a Kobo Clara HD.
I doubt I would ever go back to reading from books
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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3460945

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I had a similar experience, a few years ago now, when my kids clubbed together to buy me a Kindle e reader. I love books, real books : I love the smell of them, the covers, love to see shelves lined with them !
Now Im converted to e readers. So convenient, especially now the Library van no longer comes round our way.
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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3460952

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I have a kindle,like you Lenny,had no idea how to use it,soon got the hang of it, absolutely love it now, cannot remember the last time I went to the library.
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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3460964

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I have a kindle paper white , absolutely love it , the amount of books you can choose from off amazon is amazing,
Some you buy.. some are free, and you don’t have to return them. I found the thicker books difficult to hold with my arthritis, also too heavy if you wanted to take them on holiday...the kindle is so light..
With the kindle you can alter the size of the print ,also dim the screen to read in bed at night without disturbing your partner , it can be read in sunlight with no problem , it’s brilliant , I take it everywhere, have hundreds of books downloaded on it....and so easy to use...
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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3461022

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In my opinion, Kindles are one of the best things to be invented in the last 20 years.

I used to use up about a quarter of my baggage allowance taking paperbacks on holiday but things are so much easier now.

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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3461028

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Another convertee to e books.

I don't have a separate e reader though, I just read them on my iPad.

The library here lets you borrow up yo 10 books ( although I only ever borrow one at a time) and you can have a borrowing period of 1 week or 3 weeks.

I also buy books from i store sometimes.

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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3461040

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No sorry not for me - must have a book in my hand.
Better three hours too soon, than a minute too late..
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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3461068

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Being a former librarian, and avid reader since I was little, I love having a stack of books by my night table, and picking up the real thing to soothe my soul.

I have an ereader, take it with me on vacation, but end up with a paperbook before the trip is done.

Nothing like the smell and feel of a well read, well worn book.

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e,readers 2 weeks 1 day ago #3461277

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Right Now wrote:

Nothing like the smell and feel of a well read, well worn book.



I worked in a second hand bookshop for a while, and the manager was very particular about the condition of the books that were donated to us.
If the books were too well worn, they didn't make it to the shelves and were disgarded.
Better three hours too soon, than a minute too late..

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e,readers 2 weeks 8 hours ago #3461744

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speaking of e,readers leads me to libraries.
Our local library is going to open this week or next. but only for curbside pickup.
Wonder how they will make that work ?

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