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Topic : Does anyone read e-books or use a kindle or similar?
SarahK - `10` `2011-07-04 07:08:50`  

I have read the odd e-book, although I find it hard reading off a computer screen. When the Kindle was first introduced, I initially found it kind of exciting. I have a friend who has one, however I much prefer turning the pages and smelling books! Reading off a little computer screen is just not the same to me.

what are your thoughts?

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JulieKidspot - 10:33 AM Thu-7-Jul-2011
Thanks risingstar and tessyjoy for the info. Can I ask where you bought them from?
tessyjoy - 7:21 PM Wed-6-Jul-2011

My first ever Kindle arrived last week as a birthday present for myself and I'm in love with it!  I bought it with a leather cover that has a book light included. It is fabulous for reading in bed as it much lighter than some of the heavy books I normally read and the book light is great for reading when my husband is trying to sleep.

It fits in my purse so easily that it tends to get taken everywhere which means no more dreary magazines in waiting rooms and something to do while waiting for the school bell to ring when my toddler has fallen asleep in the car.  I've read one and half books in just over a week - quite a record for me!!

The font size can be increased or decreased depending on your vision - which is useful when my eyes get tired and I can't be bothered wearing my reading glasses!

My only issue with it is you can't read it in the bath!!

risingstar - 1:04 PM Wed-6-Jul-2011

Hi, I just bought a Kindle for hubby and he is liking it. As regards buying books for kindle, since Kindle is an Amazon product you need to buy books from Amazon. Depending on how popular / recent the book is etc, the price varies. There are heaps of titles free to download as well. Broadband / 3G / WiFi are required for a quick download of books.

mumof6, you need not worry, Kindle is held just like a book (about 15cmX20cm in size) so you can sit on the toilet and still read it;)!!

Will update which book I am reading, once I pry the Kindle from hubby's hands:)

Mummysim - 11:09 AM Wed-6-Jul-2011
I am a book fanatic! I love to read - and collect books too! I love books I can hold in my hands and I like to see how far through I am when the bookmark is in place. I am thinking though that in time e-books or a kindle would be good for me, though I've never used either. I don't wanna clutter up my house with too many bulky books. I also burn through books pretty fast so a kindle would probably good for when I'm out and about, travelling or away on holiday.
GoMummyJo - 1:39 PM Tue-5-Jul-2011
I have really only just gotten into reading - I prefer to write (can you tell). So for now, I'm sticking with the good old school version of books with paper pages. I think that eyes need a rest from bright lights from time to time anyway. I spend enough time looking at the computer screen at home and work, so good old ink & paper is a nice break.
JulieKidspot - 10:48 AM Mon-4-Jul-2011
I'm actually considering buying one as I love to read but I have a bit of an aversion to the feel and texture of book pages (woss, I know!) so I'm thinking this would be better. But I have no clue about how they work, how much the books cost, etc.
mumof6 - 9:35 AM Mon-4-Jul-2011

No I have never read an e-book, I can't imagine reading a novel off a computor screen. Much prefer reading a real book. It sometimes takes me forever to read a book and I even have to resort to sneaking to the toilet for a bit of quiet time and a quick read .

Can't imagine doing this with an e-book!!!

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