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1/27/16 4:49 P

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I figured out how to get a book from the library! I'm reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I'm sad that ebooks can only be borrowed for a maximum of 2 weeks at my library...normal books can by borrowed for up to 9 weeks.

My Dad hooked me up to BookBub lol Watching for all the free ones :)

Ive used it two nights in a row and I really like how much lighter it is than a book! Thanks for encouraging me to keep it

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1/26/16 5:21 P

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I also use both. I have a Nook that is more convenient when I'm out and about. I get books from BookBub, the library, and Amazon. I use Bing's search engine and earn about $5 a month in gift certificates for Amazon.

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1/26/16 3:55 P

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There is no need for you to give up books. The Kindle is just another way to read.

I resisted getting one but once I broke down, I just love it. Of course, I got a Fire, so that I can do email, etc. on it as well.

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1/26/16 6:17 A

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I do have a Kindle fire and I do like it a lot. The best feature is to have a book available when I finish the one I am reading. I do have a case, but not a cover to the screen (I do not think it is necessary). You should check a site called bookbub.com, I get a daily e-mail with offers (very cheap) of e-books for my kindle. Lots of them a simply free.

I still read regular books, but the kindle is great on the go!

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1/26/16 6:12 A

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I shall fight on the beaches, etc....
I shall not give up books! emoticon

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1/25/16 9:47 P

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I have a Kindle and use it often. I especially like it if I wake up in the middle of the night, I can read without turning the room light. However, I still prefer at times, borrowing books from my local library to read. I also signed up for BookBud.com. I receive an email everyday with ebook suggestions based on my pre-set preferences. Many of of the books are sold at a reduced price or are free. Happy reading!

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1/25/16 9:26 P

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Yes, I have two nooks--an old one and a newer model, plus an iPad. Yes, get a screen protector! I bought a glass one that I just love (I got a glass one for my iPhone, too. And yes, I also bought a cover. The ones that I have can stand the e-reader up so you don't have to hold it. Oh, and you can get e-books from your library, too. Cool, eh?

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1/25/16 9:11 P

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I will never give up my books, but like everyone else has said, I love my Kindle for the convenience. I have it in my bag and take it everywhere with me. It's even great on vacations to bring loads of books. Also, when the power goes out, I don't have try to read by candle or flashlight!

I hope you figure out how to load books onto your ereader and find it wonderful! Without giving up paper books, of course :)

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1/25/16 6:10 P

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Thanks so much for sharing! When I googled the model it had poor reviews so I traded it in.

But it's nice to hear that so many people use and like BOTH an ereader and books. I just couldn't figure out why anyone would give up books lol

Now if I could just figure out how to put books on there lol

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1/25/16 9:52 A

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Much thanks to all of you.

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1/24/16 9:53 A

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You can down load a Kindle app to just about anything you can down load an app to and read their books.

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1/24/16 9:49 A

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I have a Kindle and love it. I do purchase books but I also download free ones from amazon and am able to borrow them from my local library.
I still read actual books as well. I don't do one more than the other.

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1/24/16 8:58 A

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You can download the Kinle app at no cost on your tablet, computer, or phone

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1/24/16 6:22 A

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I do not have an e-reader.
I am wondering if I see an e-book that I would like to read, can I download it to my desktop computer and read it?

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1/23/16 11:03 P

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I was very resistant to getting an e-reader. Then I got my Fire and I just love it. So easy to get books without having to go to the library, so compact, and useful.

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1/23/16 10:55 P

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I have a kindle and at first I wasn't sure I would like it, but it didn't take long and I learned to love it. I still read regular books but the kindle is so easily portable that I take it with me for appt, meetings and wherever. Never lose my page as kindle always knows where I left off.

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1/23/16 10:52 P

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I have several Kindles and love them. They are great when you are traveling, I read a lot and could not pack enough books when we are on long cruises. I don't have a screen protector.

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1/23/16 10:46 P

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I don't have a specific e-reader but I have an ipad and a samsung tablet. I use the amazon, itunes and the nook downloadable apps for reading on both of them. While I will never give up reading a physical book, I love snuggling in with a good one and a cup of tea, I also love being able to read on the go when I am stuck waiting somewhere or when I have to travel, without the bulk. I have a friend who has given away all her books (Yea, to me) and gone all digital. I personally believe there is room for both.

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1/23/16 10:23 P

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Does anyone have and like their ereader? I was gifted a kobo arc7HD for Christmas and have thus far avoided it as I like normal books...I love to read but I typically only find time to read one book per month (and I get it at the library) so I wont be purchasing any ebooks...

Am I just resisting this because it's different, or do you really find you prefer it?

And...am I suppose to buy a screen protector for it? Like the clear kind you put on cell phones? And I'm confused about whether or not it needs a case...suggestions?

thanks!

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