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11/30/12 4:21 P

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I am a Nook fan. Have upgraded once and really am happy. Everyone in my family has one and we lend books amongst ourselves. I do not like that all books are not lendable - but it is what it is. I have never used a Kindle but I am sure I would love it for the same reasons. It's always with me, I always have something to read or re-read, I have some games on it, I check e-mail and facebook, it doesn't bother anyone when it is the middle of the night and I have insomnia, Nook offers a deal of the day that is always less than $3 and Free Friday's always have a book. Fully agree with the gentleman who commented about the price of some books - no way I'm paying some of those prices. I personally am disillusioned with JK Rowlings who refused to allow Harry Potter to come to Amazon or B&N until she wrote a new book at which time it is priced so high I have no intentions of buying it. Okay - off my soapbox - good reasons for both, it turns into a personal decision.

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11/15/12 3:52 P

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I have a kindle and got a kindle fire for Christmas last year. I really like it and use it all the time. I carry it with me any place I may have to wait. I have over 600 books on it and several games. It is one of the best gifts I have every received. I've never used a nook but kindle definitely gets my vote.

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,353
11/14/12 5:20 P

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I do not have an ereader and do not intent to have one. Not any soon. I like books. And before switching to an e-reader to save trees, I will stop using paper towels and a bunch of other paper products first.

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11/13/12 7:02 P

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I have to weigh in on this.
ABBYSHARPE, Kindle had a Monopoly on e-readers for quite a while. They were the only company supplying them, so they sold kindles for a higher price and sold ebooks below their cost. When they had competition they were forced by the publishers to raise their prices for e-books.
As a matter of fact, I won't buy some e-books (best sellers) because the hard cover edition is almost the same price.
I will wait for the price to come down, which it will after a few months.
Anyway the kindle is wonderful: Built in dictionary, larger print, and the ability to try a book sample before buying. Besides we save trees when we read books on e-readers!!

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11/13/12 5:29 P

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I have a Kindle App on my iPad and a Kindle Paperwhite. I am sold on the e-books for all the reasons previously mentioned. One bad thing is that I can not lend the books to anyone who isn't using a device on my account.


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11/13/12 1:11 A

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I'm gonna be a dissenting voice here, kinda. I had a Nook Tablet and loved it, but recently upgraded to a Nexus 7 and will never go back. Full Play Store access, no third party bloatware, and a fantastic pure Android experience. You can still get the Nook and Amazon stores on it, I believe.

I have never used a Kindle, so I can't compare it with the Nook, but I imagine any of the three options would be great, really.



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11/12/12 9:01 A

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I own a Kindle, but I worry about Amazon becoming a monopoly and being able to lower prices, forcing other book stores out of business. :( So now if I were to buy an ereader, it would be a Nook.



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11/12/12 6:47 A

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I have not tried either one but if I ever decide to, I will now choose Kindle.

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11/12/12 6:15 A

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Thanks everyone! I am sold!! Gonna go pick one up:)

Angie





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11/12/12 6:14 A

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I recently bought the new kindle paperwhite and love it. I haven't tried the nook. I have got a few free books and game apps from Amazon. There are complaints about it having blue, green, and pink color blotches on them. I have noticed some on mine, but it's the way they are built and I don't even notice the blotches. I just like that I can read in the middle of the night and not have to fumble with a book light or flashlight. I do believe this has been one of my best investments in years.



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11/12/12 5:01 A

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I have kindle. I love it, especially since I can check out library books from home. Also it is easier to take when you travel.

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11/12/12 1:54 A

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I have a nook and just ordered a color one And I love it! I can trade books with friends and theres lots of free books on it. I ve never used a kindle so I can't comment about that one

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11/11/12 9:50 P

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I received a Kindle for my birthday last year. I have unread books loaded on it. I still sometimes check out books from the local library though.

Don't make excuses, make changes.

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If you believe it, you can achieve it.

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11/11/12 8:36 P

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11/11/12 7:47 P

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I receieved a nook as a birthday present about 2 years and love searching for free books. I have alot of books waiting to bw read and in the meantime i borrow books from the library when i want to touch and feel the pages. I also have kindle appt on my tablet. But all of the are great.

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11/11/12 5:54 P

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I have neither but would love a kindle.

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11/11/12 5:46 P

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My books were taking up too much room. Now have a Kindle which I love. My eyes are 64 years old and not as great as they once were, but now I can adjust the size of print. No more headaches.

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I got a Kindle for Christmas 2 years ago and I love it! As a prolific reader with a tight budget, it's saved me a lot of money. I find most of my books free or at a bargain price (usually $2.99 or less) at Pixelofink.com. Not to mention, it frees up storage space in my house having them in digital format, especially since I live in a small house.

I still read paperbacks and hardcovers too. If there is a particular book I want, I am not picky what form it comes in, I go with whatever is the least expensive.


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We have a Kindle, Kindle Touch, & FREE Kindle App for PC. I love it because I can read a book on my laptop & then go to one of he other Kindles & pick up right where I left of on the computer. You can join a web site called Pixel Of Ink & they send you daily free & discount Kindle books. All of our Kindles have all of the same books because they are on the same Amazon account.

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11/11/12 2:50 P

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I love my kindle. It's one of the best things I ever bought.

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11/11/12 2:10 P

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I love my kindle and have never tried a nook, but in general e-readers are great!

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11/11/12 1:27 P

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I have the Kindle and it is the best gift I ever gave myself. At one time I thought they were ridiculous and wanted to read a book, but let me tell you I don't ever want to read from a book again. These e-readers spoil you and I actually enjoy reading even more.

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11/11/12 1:21 P

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i love my kindle. i travel a lot and used to have a suitcase filled with books. no more. also, you can download the first chapter and decide whether to buy the book or not, which i also like. and the price is usually significantly less than a book - plus you don't have to go to the bookstore when you run out of reading material.

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11/11/12 1:00 P

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I don't know if this has been posted before, I apologize if it has. I was possibly considering buying a HD nook from Barnes and Noble (or asking for one for Christmas). I have been against them ever since they came out since I love having the book in my hands. I love the fact that these devices can hold 1000's of books on them. In the past I give my books away or sell them on ebay. This was I'd always have them on file. Anyway does anyone have one of these? Good idea or no?

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