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  •  Love my kindle (3+ / 0-)

    So much better than reading from a tablet - not only lighter but my eyes don't tire out as quickly.  And as you say, the battery life is phenomenal.  I only have to charge it twice a month.

    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." - John F. Kennedy

    by Dem Beans on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 01:55:21 PM PST

    •  gutenberg, aka Project Gutenberg says do not (0+ / 0-)

      buy a kindle, I presume because it is so difficult / impossible to unlock their free e-books. I have so much I can read that is in public domain, and can easily get the e-pub version to i-pad, I am afraid the kindle will become a slot machine (tempting me to pump in money for titles I am not sure I will finish). I'd rather go to library or to half.com for the physical book. When you wait a few months, new titles are reasonably priced as used or overstock. I do not like the weight of the i-pad,  however. Yet in one device, I also have all the news apps and probably spend more time on those.  

      •  they say not to buy a Fire, specifically (2+ / 0-)
        Don't buy a Kindle Fire, buy a Nexus 7 instead.

        Or buy one of the not-Fire Kindle models if you can live with an e-ink screen.

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        I can, and I do -- although if someone gave me a Nexus, too, I would not complain too bitterly.

        "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

        by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 07:03:29 PM PST

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      •  I have been able to get the Project Gutenberg (1+ / 0-)
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        books on Kindle for free, from the amazon site. My daughter has a tablet, and sometimes I wish I'd gotten her a Fire or a windows tablet, because while her tablet can't play flash at all. The tablet is flash enabled, but shortly after she got it the re-engineered flash so that it wasn't android compatible, and the work arounds for that have stopped working. So that really limits what she can do. We also haven't found a good text to speech reader for it, not that will read longer texts other than what you just type into a box. So if she wants to read, she gets CD's from the library or she borrows my kindle.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:19:47 PM PST

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