kidspot social
kidspot social
Login | Join Kidspot Social | Contact us | Advertise with us
 
 
 

Readers Club / Book C...
Discussion Board
Back to Group
Report This Topic
Topic Statistics
Created By: SarahK
Views: 459 views
Comments: 8
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?

SHARE:
Comments (8)
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!!!



   
 
 
 
Remember Me
 
sign up


kidspot Kumon
 
Learning Programmes
Instead of studying for long durations on an irregular basis, Kumon is designed for students to study a little each day. Parents and students can experience this unique method of learning from May 18-31 during Kumon’s Free Trial. Find out more...
kidspot Ward of Winter!
 
All Your Winter Needs
Ward off winter with our great new section full of activities & adventures for your little ones, recipes to warm you up, & tips & tricks to combat the flu this cold season.
kidspot PLAY IQ
 
Fisher Price®
Fisher-Price® has created the perfect cuddly friend your little one will love, with new Smart Stages™ learning content that grows with your baby! Find out more...
kidspot Love your smile!
 
Brush Up On Dental
By taking your child to the dentist regularly, you're setting them on track for healthy adult teeth. Brush up on dental and find out how Orthodontists can help your kids with their teeth. Read more here...
kidspot Kiwiherb
 
The natural choice
If you’re looking for a gentle yet effective health solution for you children, Kiwiherb is the natural choice. Find out more...
kidspot Recent Topics
  (# Comments)
kidspot 65 and mother to 17 after latest quad birth (3)
kidspot Campbell Live to leave our screens (4)
kidspot Striking the right balance between siblings (3)
kidspot Hamilton zoo pass up for grabs (2)
kidspot Getting back on the walking horse (3)
kidspot Baby Whisperers - big business, or an essential lifeline? (5)
kidspot Cemetery vandles (4)
kidspot Wet? (9)
View more Recent Topics
 
 
kidspot Recent Blogs
  (# Comments)
kidspot Go away bugs (0)
kidspot Me Do It! (1)
kidspot Cold days (1)
kidspot TinyTotts Farm - Hamilton (1)
kidspot Too much cake... (2)
kidspot Minecraft Pokemon Pixelmon Party (5)
kidspot Tooth Fairy Visit (2)
kidspot Minecraft Long Grass Cake or Hulk High Five? (1)
View more Recent Blogs
 
 
kidspot Popular Topics
  (# Comments)
kidspot Nepal (12)
kidspot to wiggle or not? (12)
kidspot Easy Dinner with only 3 ingredients (11)
kidspot best generic pedometer? (10)
kidspot Missing trail runner found alive (9)
kidspot Wet? (9)
kidspot Mothers day (9)
kidspot Tongue Tie (8)
View more Popular Topics