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Offline SuperColinBlow

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Kindle/eReader Culture
« on: July 07, 2021, 11:45:07 pm »
Anyone like reading via e readers? I've got a Kindle paperwhite. Love it because the thing's supposedly waterproof. I have a bad back and occasionally like to soak it, so if I drop it in the water, no problem. Of course, I've never deliberately done it to test Amazon's claim of waterproof-ness. But if you drop a print book in the water it's hit for six.

I have to admit that reading with a real book is more enjoyable, but the e readers have their practical aspect, and sometimes make it easier to read since you don't have to hold the book open (hands free except when you have to tap the screen to change the page).

Another great thing is it saves bookshelf space. I tend to buy more books than I can read. If I had all those kindle e-books as real books I'd need to buy another whole bookshelf. Or two. (Though I still have a ton of print books as well.)

It's an older kind of technology, the magnetic e-ink, and a tablet/iPad can do a lot more. But they're heavier and the batteries don't last as long as they do on a Kindle/e-readers.

Since I have too much time on my hands, I use Goodreads, and can upload the more hilarious passages from the Arabian Nights (I'm reading it now) along with my own snarky comments thereof. Yes, a definite sign of too much time on my hands. Ah well...
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Offline wilber

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Re: Kindle/eReader Culture
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 08:51:08 am »
I used an iPad mini for a long time but they suck as e readers. No battery life and terrible in sunlight. I have a small Kobo which I quite like. Great in bright sunlight, adjusts colour tones at night to be easier on the eyes and only needs charging every few weeks or so. One big advantage of a reader is the ability to change font size but a disadvantage of my smaller one is the text on maps and diagrams can be hard to read because they canít be enlarged. I too prefer a real book but I end up with stacks of them which I end up having to get rid of. I go back and re read quite a few books later on and you canít do that if you gave a book away.





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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2021, 01:54:51 pm »
I'm tired of staring at screens.  I have no plans on ever owning an e-reader, give me a book please.
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Offline SuperColinBlow

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2021, 10:09:33 pm »
I used an iPad mini for a long time but they suck as e readers. No battery life and terrible in sunlight. I have a small Kobo which I quite like. Great in bright sunlight, adjusts colour tones at night to be easier on the eyes and only needs charging every few weeks or so. One big advantage of a reader is the ability to change font size but a disadvantage of my smaller one is the text on maps and diagrams can be hard to read because they canít be enlarged. I too prefer a real book but I end up with stacks of them which I end up having to get rid of. I go back and re read quite a few books later on and you canít do that if you gave a book away.

I had a Kobo a very very long time  ago but then got a Kindle. What do you think of your Kobo? How old is it?
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