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Re: Does anyone have a kindle?

Post by Mtsweni Nelsy » 15 Jul 2017, 15:13

I do have a Kindle, but would prefer to read a hardcopy.

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Post by Tamanna » 17 Jul 2017, 00:29

I have a kindle, but I prefer reading actual, solid books. I love how they feel in my hand, how they smell and adding them to my bookshelf. I tend not to get too into reading on my kindle and I do so only if the hardcopy of the book is too expensive or if I need to travel. When I travel I take around 10 books with me, so using a kindle instead helps reduce all that weight and space.

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Post by busycat » 23 Jul 2017, 10:26

I have a Kindle, but I actually almost never use it because it takes time to haul it out and turn it on. It's an older Kindle also, without color like the Kindle Fire, which may be why I don't feel drawn to it--all that grayscale. I do use my smartphone Kindle app constantly, though, so I'd say I like using Kindle. I read a lot of ebooks and I'm pretty much 50/50 on them vs. print.

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Post by michiness » 23 Jul 2017, 11:51

I struggled for a long time with the idea that reading on a kindle wasn't really reading. But when I started traveling, I quickly realized that it wasn't really feasible to carry books. I bought my kindle and never looked back, since I love that I was able to read and carry all of my long, epic fantasy books in one device.

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Post by GathuaM » 24 Jul 2017, 05:52

Kchirgwi wrote:Do you like your kindle?
Yes i do love my Kindle. It has helped ease the stress that comes with having to carry along a book whenever I want to read. I still love reading hard copies but also love the advance in technology that allows you to read or buy books at the click of a button.

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Post by erjonas » 28 Sep 2017, 10:48

Yes! I love my kindle. I was devastated last Christmas when I discovered that I'd managed to break my old kindle at some point on my travel. But when I replaced it with a touch screen version, I've noticed that the user-friendliness of the new one has made me use it even more than the old one :P

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Post by Heather_Mc » 29 Sep 2017, 21:01

I received a Kindle for Christmas last year, and I love it! It's so lightweight and easy to carry, and since I don't have much space for physical bookshelves, it comes in handy for book storage. But I still like paperback books. I go back and forth between paperbacks and my Kindle. Either one is good. :)

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Post by Joy Christine » 05 Oct 2017, 11:23

I finally got a Kindle last month. I chose the Oasis with 3G and it is perfect for me. Super lightweight so my hand never get tired. So ergonomically comfortable. Easy on my eyes as I suffer from severe migraines. Beautiful leather charging case and is small enough to always have your library with you. It has changed how I spend my free time.

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Post by mochababy70 » 11 Nov 2017, 14:29

I have a Kindle and I wouldn't trade it for anything. If something happens to it, I will be buying another one. I find it is easier to read from a kindle than an actual book now.

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Post by Carolyn O » 08 Feb 2018, 21:18

Hubby got me a Kindle Fire HD10 for Christmas. Just got it online the last week or so. I'm still learning how to down load books. I posted a review in Amazon for a book about birds as him since he registered the Fire and the Amazon account as well as the Paypal account in his name. So folks, when you see a review from a male, about a traditionally female read, it's just possible the beloved in his life is hooked up to his account. Only downer is that I have to order from his computer since he saved the passwords on it and cannot remember them.

Parents of any gender, get your children happy with the printed word in all its forms and glory. With the text-to-speech features even slow readers can enjoy challenging books. I well remember when I took my then 1 year old to the library. Too young for the young readers groups but she chose arm loads of books which I read to her when we got home.

Books are a wonderful way to travel and experience things different from ones normal everyday life. The right books can teach tolerance, forgiveness, enlightenment, morality, and give joy to the reader.

I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with my child in my lap, learning the joy of visiting other worlds via books. Since books were her friends my child thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning new skill through book while in school.

PS I just downloaded some classics no longer copyrighted, now they are in my library and not taking up physical space. A win, win situation since my 6 bookcases are Full!

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Post by Taschroeder1 » 10 Feb 2018, 17:25

As I get older I appreciate my kindle more and more. I usually fall asleep reading at night so I don’t have my glasses on, the kindle makes this possible while a book I have to choose by print size

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Post by Arrigo_Lupori » 17 Feb 2018, 15:12

I still have the basic version of the Kindle, the one that costs 50$ or something like that. I enjoy it greatly, but I do wish I had the Paperwhite, it is quite hard to read in dim environments, just like a normal book. I enjoy the portability of it the most. What I also enjoy is how fast I read on it. I tend to read faster on kindles than on books because of the format, it makes me glide through words. Definitely a fan over here.
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Post by Lmr2207 » 17 Feb 2018, 15:32

I started with a Kindle years ago, but usually use the Kindle app on iPad, phone, and laptop. Still read a few non ebooks a year, but love the convenience of Kindle!

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Post by psc5665 » 21 Feb 2018, 15:25

I have owned my Kindle for a feq years and love how easy itakes reading a book for me. The kindle allows you to choose the font size (which is great if you have trouble seeing) I can have mutiple books without having to carry a load of books. The storage for your books is eaiser on a kindle now i do not have to find a place to keep all of mt books.

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Post by love my books » 02 Mar 2018, 15:34

I have both the Kindle Fire and Nook black and white. I love them both. I haven't downloaded any books on the Kindle yet, mostly play games. I have books on my Nook which is very convenient and I never lose my place where I left off reading.

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