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I Was The Person Who Swore She'D Never Buy A Kindle


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For the past two years, I told friends that there was no way I'd give up a "real" book for an electonic reader. Then the price of the Kindle fell and it arrived last week. I loaded 200 free books and will have to start a 12-step program "Kindles Anon" in order to tear myself away from reading. Honestly? I love it. Where else could I store 200-plus books or carry them around with me? And BTW, I still read "real" books. No need to give them up.

- Submitted by SLIMMERJESSE 9/27/2010 in Product Reviews | 17 Comments
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PAMCATE 8/13/2011 10:59:00 AM

    I now use my iPad more than my laptop. It has a book reader and Spark aps. Love it!!
BIGHAIRGAL 3/4/2011 10:13:00 PM

    I now read all my Kindle books on my iPad, plus all the other fabulous apps including interactive magazines. And you can download from other vendors. If I could have my iPad surgically attached to my hand I would do it.I totally love my iPad. emoticon
STACYE13 12/10/2010 8:21:00 PM

    I LOVE my nook. My husband got it for us to share but he has to sneak it from me :) I still read real books all the time too. I like to read in the tub and taking the nook in the tub is a big no no.
IOWADEB 12/10/2010 8:17:00 PM

    I find my nook is the same thing. I got it because I broke my arm. What I am really happy to hear is how people can exercise with the ebook Wow, maybe I will start this when I can't walk and talk with my walking buddy. emoticon emoticon emoticon
KID-AT-HEART 10/31/2010 10:16:00 AM

    I'm trying to decide b/t a Kindle w/wi-fi and an iPad...
DESERTDREAMERS 10/12/2010 2:59:00 AM

    I got my Kindle bdecause I like to read to distract myself on the treadmill, and holding a book open with one hand, turning pages, and staying on the treadmill takes coordination. Got the Kindle for the gym - said I'd read my "real" books everywhere else. Pretty soon, I was taking the Kindle to work, taking it with me when I'm out eating, reading in bed (I can make the font bigger so I don't need my glasses) - even while walking the pups! Still read the real books, too.
NURSECLARA 9/30/2010 9:42:00 AM

    I LOVE my Kindle! I still buy books, borrow books, but I use my Kindle on the treadmill always!
RITAROSE 9/30/2010 9:11:00 AM

    I am hoping to purchase one after deciding between nook and kindle.
FICTIONRUNNER 9/29/2010 10:23:00 AM

    I was exactly the same way. That is, until I fell into a writing crowd who wrote for ebook-focused publishers. To read the books written by my new friends, I needed a device (no computer reading, too bright). I still buy physical books, but I love having a variety of reading material weigh so little!
STARPLANET2000 9/28/2010 9:20:00 PM

    I've had my Kindle since Christmas and I love it!
SANDALWOOD108 9/27/2010 11:43:00 PM

    Too bad the Kindle can only utilize books from Amazon or in their specific format when there are others out there that are cheaper and can read any e-book format.
LORISMITH2573 9/27/2010 6:00:00 PM

    These are good comments to shelves are filling with books and I can't bear to get rid of them but I don't want to give up my ability to loan books to my friends. Such decisions!
SBATES63 9/27/2010 3:21:00 PM

    I also said I would never use a Kindle. I got a new netbook that had the free program already loaded. I love reading books on it now because the screen is so much easier for me to see in lower light than a real book. And Kindle aps are free from as are hundreds of books.
DOXEYLOVERX2 9/27/2010 8:56:00 AM

    I own a NOOK and LOVE mine as well. I still prefer the hand-held book but would NEVER give up my NOOK!!!

JLITT62 9/27/2010 8:42:00 AM

    I'm debating whether or not to buy one before our trip to Hawaii. I can read books on my Ipod, but it's a bit small. And someday I'd love to get an Ipad, but it's not in the immediate future & the trips in about 6 weeks!

Decisions, decisions.

I love real books, but they sure take a lot of space in the suitcase -- especially library books!
BIKERDIANE 9/27/2010 4:59:00 AM

    Had to read your blog just to find out what a "kindle" was! lol!
WALIDGAZALA 9/27/2010 1:48:00 AM

    Iam interested
can you kindly send me the name the price and the shop to buy one if you are satisfied with what you got
Walid Ghazala'

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