Is buying a Kindle e-reader really worth it?

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Re: Is buying a Kindle e-reader really worth it?

Post by Wriley » 30 Apr 2019, 15:39

I have a Kindle Fire and love it. It's so much easier to take on vacation than bringing several books. One of the main reasons I use my Kindle is that I can charge fonts. I'm dyslexic and Kindle Fire has Open Dyslexic font that really is better for me to read in. Amazon runs specials on Kindles so you can easily buy one under $70. Amazon constantly updates software and it automatically loads to your Kindle. My Kindle is better now than 5 years ago when i bought my current one. My older model which is model 2nd generation still works as well. It's just heavier. The newer versions are lighter.

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Post by bvitolio » 01 May 2019, 14:41

It is. I remember reading somewhere, and it made me realize and appreciate the reality of it, that going through airport security and all with your belongings and your kindle, if you could potentially be lugging around 1000 books in one small device! Absolutely amazing!

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Post by Jackdetig » 13 May 2019, 12:47

I would highly suggest a Kindle. I have a Nook as well, but I enjoy using the Kindle more. I have a child's Kindle and I am surprised it works like an adult one. Except they are about $50 cheaper. It was given to me from and friend because I was on the fence about buying one. After using it they let me keep it, but I would defiantly buy one if I needed to.

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Post by tanner87cbs » 14 May 2019, 20:52

Looking for some guidance on if a Kindle is worth the investment. I like using my tablet as an e-reader, although it does not compare to a physical book. I want to know if the non-fire Kindles are worth the money? Can they accept other e-book formats? I use google play books a lot as well.

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Post by tanner87cbs » 15 May 2019, 17:07

Is this thread still active? If there is a newer or another one someone could suggest I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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Post by Pixieval » 20 May 2019, 19:53

I got my first Kindle Ereader in 2008 or 2009. At the time it was such a game changer for me as far as finding time and space to read. Not to mention sneak more books into the house, and not worrying about the extra weight when we move every few years. Now, I prefer just using the app on my phone or tablet, and finally got rid of my Kindle this past summer. I can use the backlight on my phone to read easier than I could with the book light attached to my Kindle. As far as other formats- send documents to mine - Microsoft Word and PDF.

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Post by Lzygmr » 03 Jun 2019, 07:52

I agree. Except when you have an actual kindle there are more free books that you have access to just for being on a kindle device. You can also jailbreak your kindle to be compatible with Google Play apps. For the longest I preferred Nook over Kindle because with Nook you can download the Kindle app and still read the books you have on Kindle. But Kindle kept improving more and more with their different subscriptions that I find myself reaching for Kindle far more than my Nook. I've always wanted to try the Kindle paper white because I honestly don't use my kindle for anything other than reading and I can play games and such on my phone.
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I believe that a good Android tablet is much more versatile than any one specific type of Kindle tablet. Several free apps can duplicate any function of any ereader, and also uses the kindle app !

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Post by sharonearly » 07 Jun 2019, 19:09

In my opinion buying a kindle is a sound choice for anyone that likes to read. I have five kindle readers. I got one as a Christmas present when they first came out. Three years later my boyfriend bought me a kindle paperwhite so that reading my kindle would be easier on my eyes and just to upgrade my hardware. I absolutely loved both of my kindle readers from the first moment that I received them.

Many Kindle books are serialized (written in episodic series) I have always loved books that come in a series so I can check in on some of my favorite storybook characters. When you really love a book you sometimes hate that it ends and want to hear more of the adventures of the well loved characters right? A lot of serialized books are comprised of fairly short novelettes to create interest in the other books in the series, to keep the prices low, and garner a following of loyal readers.

There are a number of apps and groups on Facebook, Myspace, and standalone sites that each give away five or more new Kindle titles every day. When I first got my Kindle I joined three of these sites mailing lists and quickly accumulated a large number of titles. In one of my kindles I have over 1400 books and I have only bought three books in all the time I have been using a kindle. :techie-studyingbrown:

A couple of years ago we picked up another kindle in a thrift store for 2 dollars. It only had two books in it! So I started putting all of my cookbooks into the newly acquired kindle. My boyfriend found two more over the next few months for a steal and bought them too. He even made me a floating protective cover for my kindle so that there would be no kindle accidents in the bathtub. Over the years there has been more than a few paperbacks that have been drowned in my bathtub.

So in conclusion, you can carry thousands of books in one convenient little 7 inch 7 ounce holder so owning a kindle is economical both for space and convenience. No matter how much any one of those books would weight printed it remains 7 ounces. It's easy to move books from your library on Amazon to any one of multiple devices. Finally there are thousands upon thousands of books published for Kindle some of your favorite print book authors and some new authors that you will be glad to have found. My answer is a resounding "yes!" buying a Kindle e reader is well worth it!

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Post by Kitty2009 » 19 Jun 2019, 17:48

For over twenty years I never thought I would use an e reader. Then a few years ago I started having trouble with my eye sight. I was left with two choices being limited on the books I was and wasn’t able to read due to print size and or an outrageous price tag, or reading audiobooks. These two choices had major pros and cons to them, but I didn’t realize until two years ago that I had a much more cost effective option. The kindle fire has completely changed the way I read. I quickly discovered with in my first few weeks of owning the device just how accessible the user interface is. Instead of having to decline purchasing a book because of tiny print I was able to increase and decrease the size of the text as needed. I also have introduced the accessibility of the kindle to my blind fiancé and he is able to use his Alexa device to have kindle books read to him. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to use an e reader.

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