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« on: 08 October 2018, 01:13:34 PM »

Kindle vs Real Books which do you prefer, as I'm thinking of buying myself a Kindle and wondered what you thought

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« Reply #1 on: 08 October 2018, 01:54:01 PM »

I have a Kindle and will kill anyone who tries to take it off me. It is great for travelling (as it will read books to me whilst I am driving) and convenient for my jet-setting lifestyle.

However, I won't use the Kindle for important books - that is books with maps, pictures or tables of data. For these paper is the only way to go.

With the Kindle you can also access the internet, use "apps" and buy books really, really easily.

   
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« Reply #2 on: 08 October 2018, 01:58:29 PM »

Hi Andy

Wot FSN wrote!

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« Reply #3 on: 08 October 2018, 01:59:05 PM »

A Kindle as a book reader is fairly handy as you can get an awful lot of reading material for free or for a smaill fee..

Minimal storage space required, handy when on holiday.

As  s bonus you can pick up your email, browse the internet or review your photograph collection.

I also find it particularly handy to amuse my grandson with a YouTube cartoon.
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« Reply #4 on: 08 October 2018, 02:19:35 PM »

Books for me and only books. I love the feel, weight, smell and the fact I can just pick one up at random, open at any page and start reading. Sheer bliss!
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« Reply #5 on: 08 October 2018, 02:23:00 PM »

Wot Steve said,

tried a kindle, detested the soulless thing.
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« Reply #6 on: 08 October 2018, 02:31:25 PM »

A Kindle for me as I can have the letters in a big font size

if i need maps then I lopen the book on my pc and scrap the image
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« Reply #7 on: 08 October 2018, 02:33:18 PM »

Pretty even so far

I also have an awful lot of PDF books which if I did get a Kindle I would want to upload is speech to text available on these also

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« Reply #8 on: 08 October 2018, 03:32:18 PM »

Adele loves her Kindle and has a huge amount of books in it.  I can't get to grips with them though, I don't feel like I'm reading a book with these electronic devices and prefer proper paper. 

I can't watch TV on phones and tablets either, it just doesn't feel right to me.  We spent years getting bigger TV screens, better colours, HD, Super HD, more features and then suddenly everyone wants to watch their favourite shows on a 3" screen with an iffy internet connection.
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« Reply #9 on: 08 October 2018, 03:55:46 PM »

With all your collective experience what particular model of Kindle would you suggest.

Should I start at the bottom in case I don't get on with it or get a good one to start with

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« Reply #10 on: 08 October 2018, 03:56:31 PM »

Adele loves her Kindle and has a huge amount of books in it.  I can't get to grips with them though, I don't feel like I'm reading a book with these electronic devices and prefer proper paper. 

I can't watch TV on phones and tablets either, it just doesn't feel right to me.  We spent years getting bigger TV screens, better colours, HD, Super HD, more features and then suddenly everyone wants to watch their favourite shows on a 3" screen with an iffy internet connection.

Totally agree about watching TV on small screens not for me

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« Reply #11 on: 08 October 2018, 04:15:48 PM »

With all your collective experience what particular model of Kindle would you suggest.

Should I start at the bottom in case I don't get on with it or get a good one to start with

I've had a kindle since 2011.

Personally I prefer the original ones with the buttons on the side

I don't like the new ones where you have to swipe the page - too much effort involved

So when they give up the ghost it's off to ebay to get another one

If I were going to buy a new one then I'd probably look at the Kindle Oasis

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« Reply #12 on: 08 October 2018, 04:30:10 PM »

Never bothered with a Kindle reader, just use the Kindle app on my PC.

If I'm out and about I'm either enjoying my surroundings, startling strangers with random conversation or dozing in my bus or train seat.
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« Reply #13 on: 08 October 2018, 04:57:21 PM »

I have a kindle and a kindle fire, and mostly use the latter these days since I can check t'interwebs too with it. I have a shitload (metric, not imperial) of pdfs and books on there, including a load of wargames rulesbooks, so when I go out wargaming I don't need to carry around heavy books as well as my armies etc.

Having been laid up in hospital and then at home lately, the kindle has been a godsend. Read through lots of books and pdfs, all in a small and light reader. So much easier than real books, and if there's something I come across while reading, I can buy it and start reading immediately rather than have to order it online to be delivered, go to the bookstore or whatever. Much more convenient. Going on holiday is a snap too, just the kindle and I can read whatever I want, which cuts down on baggage weight and volume considerably.

Plus, as well as all the free e-books out there, ones you buy tend to be cheaper than in dead tree format, and take up less space in the house (which is already filled with books).

If anything happened to my current kindle(s), I'd get another one on amazon prime with same day delivery. For the price, it's possibly the best thing I've ever bought in terms of utility and pleasure.   
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« Reply #14 on: 08 October 2018, 06:24:55 PM »

Kindle app on phone while i wait for daughter to fall asleep in her dark room . Paper for everything else.
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