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ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 5:48 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I got mine when it was a lot more expensive & we got a Nook for the SO (mostly so we could do a side-by-side comparison) & have really enjoyed being able to add books but not volume to my library! I've got books stacked on the floor waiting for another shelf... Rolling my eyes.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
BookerC1
Nov 22, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
I know that I really need to do a book purge, but they are the hardest things to give away! I have tall bookshelves in every room of the house, and the books are often stacked two or three deep, with more lying on top of those. I have several boxes of books in my basement, too, which is definitely not ideal. The Nook has been fantastic, in that respect. I've got maybe a couple of hundred books on it, and it takes almost no room. I know there are die-hard book lovers that think the e-readers will signal the end of books as we know them, but I, for one, am thankful that I can continue my book love affair without disappearing beneath the piles!

ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 8:43 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I agree
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
ImageAnnaZ
Nov 22, 2011 10:44 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
No kidding. I got the iPad and Kindle to allieveate some of the paper clutter. It has helped immensely.
lakesidecallas
Nov 24, 2011 11:00 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I split the thread and made a new one for iPad.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 25, 2011 8:49 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Yes, I got it. Big Grin Now, when I get an iPad ('cause I know I'll probably get one eventually), I'll be able to find the info. Thanks.

Just got the yearly circular from one of the Dharma publishers I get books from & they're going electronic, too. Thumbs up And I see all kinds of lovely things I would like to have & imagine that someday I'll actually have time to read Rolling on the floor laughing . Boy, this really shows up my greedy side. Glare
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 25, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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lakesidecallas
Nov 26, 2011 1:46 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Doing a little cleanup work on the cubit, making a few more forums.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 26, 2011 8:20 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh good, I need more distractions. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 26, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I'm terrible that way, on my computer I have a zillion folders, one for everything you can think of, can you say anal???

I'm always thinking I'm making things more efficient or easier to find, when often it is just muddying the water, so to speak! Whistling

So excited, I found the ebook download site for TN libraries!

For Libraries in your area, go to OverDrive [ur]http://www.overdrive.com/[/url] and type in your zip code.

You can get audiobooks and ebooks. Hurray!
ImageHenryr10
Nov 26, 2011 9:37 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Nice Cubit Susan!
Lots of familiar faces here on this Thread.

I posted about needing Kindle info over in my ATP Forum and kqcrna (Karen) sent me here.
I'll probably go w/ the $99 Touch. 3G would for me be a waste.
As Karen mentioned our local library is eBook connected so most of my books will be borrowed.
But that's what I do w/ 'Real' Books so no big difference.

I've been looking around at DIY covers too.
Those of you who know me know I'm ALL about DIY....LOL!
Some interesting options out there.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Moleskine-e-reader-case/

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagekqcrna
Nov 27, 2011 5:32 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Ric, I thought you were looking for info on the $79 Kindle with ads? Change your mind?

I told Ric that several people here had them, I thought Susan and Sheryl did.

Karen
ImageHenryr10
Nov 27, 2011 6:51 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
You know me Karen I research everything to death before buying.
Touch w/ Ads seemed a better fit. Same basic unit, more storage, fewer moving parts, MP3.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
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ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 27, 2011 9:00 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
How long does the battery last w/the Touch?

I think it was Woofie that got the Kindle w/ads. Sheryl reads on her smartphone.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Nov 27, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
I thought Susan had the one with ads, too, but I could be wrong. Too many members, too many devices to remember.
I hope someone can give you feedback, Ric.

Be aware too, Ric, that ebooks aren't all that easy to come by at our library. Anything fairly popular tends to have long wait lists, and you can only keep them for 2 weeks (as opposed to 3 weeks for print books.) And Amazon has lots of free books, mostly unknown authors but some are good.

Karen
ImageHenryr10
Nov 27, 2011 10:26 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
The battery is supposed to be good for 2 months.

But I rarely travel and haven't been w/o my Laptop when doing it in years so that's not an issue.
Plus for 10 bucks you can get a charger.

Karen I've been using the eLibrary here since it opened.
The secret is to cram the Waiting list w/ stuff.
Plus I'm a very fast reader so I pick the shortest borrow time available.
I still have about a 1/2 dozen 'Real' Books here though....lol!

And there are tons of ebooks out there legally for free.
And if you want to play the 'dark side'..... lol!

All you need to do is reformat them for your specific device. There are Apps for that.
I currently have Mobipocket Reader installed on my Laptop.
Books were converted to .mobi format by Calibre from Adobe, PDF and eBook formats.
Works just fine.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagewoofie
Nov 28, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Wish I could reformat library books to read on my Kindle (and yes, it's the one with the ads. I'm delighted with it, ads and all....got a cover for half price from an ad Smiling ). It's supposed to read pdf files, but it won't handle the ones with DRM...at least, I guess that's the reason. But, our library has lots of Kindle books. I'm kind of wondering if the Kindle fire might have been a better choice, tho. Does anyone know if you can download the Adobe Digital Editions software to the "Fire?"
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 28, 2011 2:43 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Have you tried sending in your PDFs to be formatted for the Kindle?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=kinw...

I know that when I tried it straight from my computer, it didn't work, but sending it to myself thru Amazon did.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Nov 28, 2011 4:12 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I was talking about a library book in pdf format, not a personal document. I'd think that DRM nonsense (or whatever it is that makes library books disappear at the end of the loan) would prevent reformatting a library book.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 28, 2011 4:48 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Ah. My bad. *Blush*
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.

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