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    Monday, April 11, 2011
    To Kindle, or Not?

    My roommate on the Guatemala trip had a Kindle. She loves it. I had never considered purchasing one, but after checking hers out I am having serious thoughts about it. She says the battery lasts forever, and that Amazon has a large selection of copyright-free books which cost nothing to download. It's light and takes up very little room. I can see where it would come in really useful while traveling.

    My inner Scrooge McDuck is telling me, "You don't NEED this." And I could certainly get by without it. But it would be a great gadget to have.

    Any thoughts from the audience? Do you have a Nook or Kindle, and if so, what do you think of it?




    I read my first online book in 2004 at Project Gutenberg (Buchan's Greenmantle) but I find it harder reading onscreen. On the other hand my mother-in-law reads all the time and her Kindle goes everywhere with her. Gets rid of all the damn books lying about the place!

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    By Blogger writer, at April 12, 2011 at 8:35:00 PM PDT  

    I didn't like an earlier generation Kindle; contrast too low, the feel was just wrong, et c. I didn't like the push button page turning at all. But other folks have liked it a lot. OTOH, I like my wife's iPad as a reader a lot, and plan to get one for myself as a reader for more casual stuff.

    By Blogger Jack, at April 14, 2011 at 12:21:00 PM PDT  

    I got my Bride a Kindle for Christmas. I'm pretty sure she likes it a lot, judging by all the "confirming your purchase from Amazon" emails I keep getting...

    By Blogger Mr. Bingley, at April 28, 2011 at 3:57:00 AM PDT  

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