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Old 04-28-2011, 06:53 PM   #41
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Does sound cool!!
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:19 AM   #42
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Monna, back onto the subscription thing:

I've been playing with Calibre for a few days now, mostly to get books I own physical copies of converted and copied onto my device. Today I've started playing with the 'News' function, and it's good. Very very good. It has 'recipes' for a lot of sites, and any that has an RSS feed can be pulled in really easily. Sites that hide stuff behind a paywall will obviously not be available, though the NYTimes paywall doesn't seem to affect it....
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Anyone figured out how you "lend" a book to someone?
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Anyone figured out how you "lend" a book to someone?
Still waiting on that feature.
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You actually CAN lend books on the nook

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Old 05-02-2011, 04:18 PM   #46
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You can on Kindle too.

The library loaning system isn't active yet, but if the publisher enables lending (which is sorta BS-y, does B&N have that restriction?) you can lend them out.

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Old 05-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #47
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Link fixed. Board was messing with my link so I used the shortner.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #48
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I just saw a nook @ Barnes & Noble.

It was neat and in color, I really never held any of these devices before.
I still dont know if I could use one, to me it felt like the internet and I enjoy not being on that when I am going to read.

It was neat thou
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #49
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Yes, I love "real" (paper) books. I am going to the library later this evening. Browsing books off a shelf is so much more pleasurable than online. I also like reading them because it's easier to flip back to previous pages. Real books suck when you move to a new apartment, though.

Yes, I love my Kindle. When I'm living abroad, the selection of English-language books is typically sparse and expensive. Shipping books from home is not practical; the Kindle is. The electronic ink is great, as it doesn't tire my eyes like a computer screen does. The built in dictionary is really a nice feature, too.

E-books are not the same as "real" books and never will be. They don't feel the same or smell the same. But both types have their good points.
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Hi Malia! Just thinking about you this morning and how I hadn't seen you post in a while
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Thanks! I just got home again a few days ago. Life is good.
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Thank you for this thread


I bought one this night for my daughters b day. Target 114$
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I bought one this night for my daughters b day. Target 114$
You know I was thinking the same thing and just wish they used them in school so my son did not have such a heavy backpack.
They are so unhealthy and his school took out lockers, I guess to prevent any hanging out/preventing fights/hiding drugs/weapons?
school sucks these days
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You know I was thinking the same thing and just wish they used them in school so my son did not have such a heavy backpack.
They are so unhealthy and his school took out lockers, I guess to prevent any hanging out/preventing fights/hiding drugs/weapons?
school sucks these days
The American School system. Spending all it's time policing problems that it shouldn't be responsible for instead of teaching your youth.

Hanging Out: So what if kids hang out.
Preventing Fights: So what if kids fight, jesus fuck it's what kids do.
Hiding Drugs: Anyone dumb enough to hide their stash in their locker deserves what they get.
Hiding Weapons: There really isn't a school shooting pandemic, and there never was.

I honestly hate adults, and the entire "THINK OF THE CHILDREN" attitude.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:45 PM   #55
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A very special friend gave me a kindle for my birthday.

It has liberated me.

Long story short I'm disabled. Paper books are awkward so I've mostly been listening to audiobooks but they are expensive and books are not always available.

You can cuddle up in bed with a kindle and I so missed that.

I also love the number of free books you can get for it.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:05 PM   #56
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for those of you with e reqders who might not know about it and like SciFi and fantasy

http://www.baen.com/library/

Baen publishing encourages its writers to put up stuff in the free library...they have all e formats available and it raWKS!!!
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We bought one for my mom for Mother's Day this year. It's the first time she's never complained even once about what we bought for her. She loves it.
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Got one for my dad on father's day and he brings it up every time we talk. He's always been a big reader so it was perfect
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I have always been a fan of reading from dead trees, but lately I have been getting books on my Kindle For PC software and enjoying them. Then it dawned on me that an e-reader would be great for me to have during dialysis.

When I try to read a book I have a hard time because my right arm is restricted by the big nasty needles being stuck in it, which makes it hard to turn pages, plus they usually keep the lighting over the chairs kinda dim, which doesn't help readability.

So I figure there's a Kindle in my future.

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I love my Kindle to an unimaginable degree. i have about 50 books on there and sync it to my iPod so I can read anytime. Battery life is great; it's very sturdy, and it's perfectly sized to read in bed.

It's beautiful.
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I love my Kindle to an unimaginable degree. i have about 50 books on there and sync it to my iPod so I can read anytime. Battery life is great; it's very sturdy, and it's perfectly sized to read in bed.

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for those of you with e reqders who might not know about it and like SciFi and fantasy

http://www.baen.com/library/

Baen publishing encourages its writers to put up stuff in the free library...they have all e formats available and it raWKS!!!
There are a lot of old classic Sci Fi classics that I'm itching to get digital versions of but they just won't release. I'm looking at you Gateway and Ringworld!
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I have always been a fan of reading from dead trees, but lately I have been getting books on my Kindle For PC software and enjoying them. Then it dawned on me that an e-reader would be great for me to have during dialysis.

When I try to read a book I have a hard time because my right arm is restricted by the big nasty needles being stuck in it, which makes it hard to turn pages, plus they usually keep the lighting over the chairs kinda dim, which doesn't help readability.

So I figure there's a Kindle in my future.

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I have always been a fan of reading from dead trees, but lately I have been getting books on my Kindle For PC software and enjoying them. Then it dawned on me that an e-reader would be great for me to have during dialysis.

When I try to read a book I have a hard time because my right arm is restricted by the big nasty needles being stuck in it, which makes it hard to turn pages, plus they usually keep the lighting over the chairs kinda dim, which doesn't help readability.

So I figure there's a Kindle in my future.

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I highly recommend the http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Lighted-Leather-Display-Generation/dp/B003DZ165W. (That would be assuming you get the e-ink style reader, which does not light up like LED ones do.)
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for those of you with e reqders who might not know about it and like SciFi and fantasy

http://www.baen.com/library/

Baen publishing encourages its writers to put up stuff in the free library...they have all e formats available and it raWKS!!!
Thank you Clio!

Free books are right in my price range, and while Project Gutenberg is awesome, sometimes I would like to read something that isn't so old the copyright has expired.

Loving my Kindle for traveling and living abroad where it's hard to find books in my language. Yay!
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