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July 19, 2019, 19:34:04 pm

The Experience of a Kindle

Started by Gandalf, October 03, 2010, 16:40:48 pm

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Nicola B

Will be getting back into mine with the holiday period coming up.....really like them for trips away as much easier to carry and now my eyes azren't so ggod can change the font too!
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Night Flyer

I saw a second hand one and smelled it...and nothing.  NAH! Sorry! nothing beats forging around in an alladin's cave for a second hand book that has been read by several generations and never thought it would be passed on only to be passed on for 50p to a whole new world. It just isn't the same.
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JonL

I have zero attachment to books, so a Kindle would be ideal for me, if I read enough.
For the record, my book loving wife thinks her new Kindle is the bog's dollocks.
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Slim

I've had my Kindle for about six months now. I'd never have imagined that it would have put me off actual books, but it has (in conjunction with the Cloud Reader application in Chrome, anyway).

Paper books feel so old-fashioned, crude and crap now. The surface looks curvy when you look at it. The pages can go yellow and even fall out. Reading an actual book feels a bit like a hardship now. Like reading web pages from printouts or something.

I think the exception would be big lush coffee table books like the Beatles one from a few years ago.  Kindles don't do big pages with clear colour photos, and the formatting is a bit rudimentary. But even so I'd still prefer to have a big book in a digital form to read on a computer.

I'll probably never buy a hard copy book again. They feel like poor relations of e-books.

NeilP

hoping for one of Father's day, might have to fund it myself though

JonL

I have transferred my current paper read onto  Clare's Kindle. I is a very pleasant experience. May get one.
The lenses inside of me that paint the world black. The pools of poison, the scarlet mist, that spill over into rage.