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5/26/13 10:23 P

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I download books now, on to my notebook, but it's still a little bulky to carry around. That's why I've been thinking Kindle or Nook. Now I might add a tablet to the mix.... Thanks!!


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5/26/13 10:08 A

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5/26/13 9:53 A

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Inga, I have to tell you how happy I am with this latest question! I am always looking for a new author to devour, and this gives me the perfect opportunities to check out some new ones! Paula, I am going to check out that author and book you recommended, thanks!

Joysgarden, I had a nook before I graduated to a Samsung tablet (which I love and does way more than my nook ever could). It has both the Nook and Kindle programs on it, and while I have not used a Kindle device, I find both of the programs easy to navigate and really couldn't say which one I like better. I do absolutely love being able to check out electronic books from the library and carry multiples so effortlessly! Plus there's the whole "no late fee" thing. I guess I'm saying that in my opinion they're both good, and it's a personal preference!

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5/26/13 8:33 A

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I havent done much reading lately. I've had so many other things going on plus I've never had the attention span to be able to sit and read for any decent amount of time. I also don't have the attention span to sit and watch much TV either.

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5/26/13 4:51 A

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I read every day, sometimes more than one book, and have done so since I was six. Currently I am reading a series of novels featuring a detective in India. I don't read while exercising though ( especially in the pool :)

When I was so critically ill in the hospital, my brother offered to bring me something to read and was amazed when I said "no" He was in his fifties and it was the first time in his life that he had known me to not want to read. That is when he first knew how really ill I was and wondered if I would survive.

When I was recovering, I made it part of my rehab to do puzzles and read every day to bring back my mental abilities. My mind felt so muddled.

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5/25/13 11:39 P

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I love to read, but there's no way I can do it while exercising!! I'd hurt myself.. And I can't read in the car, because I get carsick. So most of my reading is done on the sofa or in bed. I usually have several books going at a time, one upstairs, one in the kitchen, etc. I usually go thru at least one book a week. I just finished a Nicholas Sparks, "The Guardian". It's a lot different from his other books, kind of a romantic mystery thriller.... Also read "Sisters" last week. Can't remember the author, and too lazy to go look..... I enjoy reading about Amish life too.

I'm thinking of getting a Kindle or a Nook. Any suggestions on what is best?


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Are you currently reading any books?
~ I'm currently reading Book 3 in the "Ribbons of Steel" series by Judith Pella & Tracie Peterson.

How many days a week do you devote to it, daily, other?
~ I read something everyday - my Bible, my devotionals, my Kindle, and usually a few news articles. Since my husband got me my Kindle Paperwhite, I love to crawl in bed, turn the lights out, and read until I fall asleep.

Do you read during exercising?
~ I have a difficult enough time not hurting myself while exercising, I haven't tried adding reading to the mix!

How often do you complete a book?
~ It depends on how "into"' the book I am. But I would say that I finish at least one book a week, more if they're shorter books or I just can't put them down. Of course there are weeks when I just don't have the time to read that much.

What is a favorite you have read?
~ A recent favorite of mine is "The Chance" by Karen Kingsbury. I loved this book, cried all the way through! But well worth it! Here is the review I wrote on amazon of the book:

"I don't write a lot of reviews but I have to write this one.
This book truly is the best novel I've read so far this year, and I've read a lot!
Karen Kingsbury did a great job of drawing me into the story - a story that shows how choices affect many lives, and the brokenness, loss & heartache that poor choices bring, especially to the children.
But then there's grace. God's power to bring beauty from ashes, and to redeem the ugliest, messiest circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation, all for His glory.
You'll need a full box of tissues, by the way."
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I tend to read Christian mystery novels the most, but I really do read a variety of Christian fiction. I use amazon.com's "sort by price low to high" filter & get a lot of freebies, and in so doing find a lot of authors I'd never heard of before. Some of them are good, some not so much but hey, the book was free so I didn't lose anything! They constantly add new freebie books, so I check every few days.

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5/24/13 3:12 P

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I love to read & have loved it since I was a kid. My Kindle goes pretty much everywhere with me.

I am currently reading the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I wanted to wait until closer when the movie comes out.

I read every day -- not always a book, but I have read the Bible every day for nearly 2 years (June 19th is my 2-year anniversary).

Yes, I read sometimes while I walk or jog in place.

I can read a book a week, depending on the length of the book. I read in the carpool to & from work, at lunch time & before I go to sleep at night (part of my "get good sleep" routine).

Medical thrillers & mysteries are my favorites.

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5/24/13 2:56 P

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Are you currently reading any books?
emoticon Yes, "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay

How many days a week do you devote to it, daily, other?
emoticon I would love to read 7 days a week but my long work hours preclude it. I steal moments whenever I can...and the plan for Monday is to finish "Sarah's Key."

Do you read during exercising?
emoticon When I went to the gym, I always read on the treadmill; occasionally I did on the elliptical but it was more difficult.

How often do you complete a book?
emoticon I used to read one or two each week. Now it takes a month or more.

What is a favorite you have read?
emoticon "The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims" by Kevin O'Hara. I try to read this once a year. As I read it, I feel that I am traveling with him around the coast of Ireland, meeting interesting, quirky, tough, kind folk.



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5/24/13 10:58 A

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Right now I'm working my way through the Michael Connelly books, currently on "The Overlook" on my tablet, nothing like a good murder mystery! I usually read for 30 minutes while I'm on my Nordic Trak in the morning, sometimes later on if I have time and priorities allow!

I usually have a couple of books loaded up and ready to go, some I own, some I borrow from the library, digitally, we've had some late fine issues so it's the perfect solution for me! I borrow them for 3 weeks at a time, but usually finish them in half that time.

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5/24/13 10:37 A

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Are you currently reading any books? How many days a week do you devote to it, daily, other? Do you read during exercising? How often do you complete a book? What is a favorite you have read?


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