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RE: eReaders - 2/12/2010 1:54:54 PM   
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RE: eReaders - 2/12/2010 3:16:09 PM   
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I've bought my Dad a Kindle for christmas and have been setting it up for him so it's ready for Xmas Day. I must admit, I'm much more impressed than I ever thought I would be.

Makes me tempted to keep it and get him something else ;)



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RE: eReaders - 2/12/2010 4:05:50 PM   
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Problem being, he heard me talking about to my Mum and could possibly have heard the word "Kindle".

I might just buy some socks and a Kinder Egg and hope he doesn't notice.


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RE: eReaders - 3/12/2010 10:18:17 AM   
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Kindle = candle.

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RE: eReaders - 3/12/2010 10:39:14 AM   
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Lol, yeah, just buy him a Glade Scented Apple festive candle and plead ignorance   Or a bundle of small sticks - "Kindle?  No, kindling!"

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RE: eReaders - 26/12/2010 9:50:13 PM   
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Is the Kindle the best e-reader? Thinking of getting one, but not sure.

For once I want to spend my Xmas/Birthday money on something I want, not something I need...

How much are the books? Is it possible to erm, get them from my American Aunt?

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RE: eReaders - 26/12/2010 11:10:52 PM   
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It seems to be the best supported - I got 2 as gifts this year and both recipients have barely been off them. I would maybe try it out first - is there a John lewis near you? They've been selling them. I had a go and I really really didn't like it - so in book terms I'm a luddite. Also, apparently it is too easy to buy the books to DL!

I understand there are a lot of free ones but if you look on Amazon for a couple of the books you've liked recently, the Kindle verion will be shoehorned high in the search - you can't avoid them. But it should give you a fair idea of the kind of prices you'll be looking at. 'fraid I don't know if you can load it up with generic file types though.

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RE: eReaders - 29/12/2010 10:05:27 AM   
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Is the Kindle the best e-reader? Thinking of getting one, but not sure.


I tried a friend's Sony e-reader and in my opinion the Kindle blows it out of the water.  People argue that the lack of a back-light is a negative, but in all honesty I'd happily sacrifice the back-light for the lack of glare and better readability under normal lighting.  And anyway, as I've said above, you can get great little clip-on lights from the Pound Shop that do the job brilliantly.  I can't comment on the iPad as I've never used it but I assume the lighting issue would be the same.

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How much are the books? Is it possible to erm, get them from my American Aunt?


They can range from pretty much the same as paper books to, well, free.  There are a few legit sources for free books (mainly the classics) and, yes, your American Aunt's postage costs may just have gone up.  I know mine did.  If you get one, drop me a PM and i'll have my aunt call yours.

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RE: eReaders - 1/1/2011 12:16:38 AM   
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I've just bought an android and been using the kindle app for it and was wondering about getting a full sized one for myself. just a quick question about it really.

is the screen a touch screen so you can flick the pages or are there page forward/back buttons, I had a look at the Sony in Waterstones and liked to look of it, but the ease of getting stuff from Amazon really appeals to me

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RE: eReaders - 4/1/2011 3:10:52 PM   
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Well, after much deliberation I decided to give the Kindle to my Dad and after all and my word it went down well.

Now I think it's time to order another one!


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RE: eReaders - 4/1/2011 4:35:13 PM   
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Got Kindle for Crimbo. Love it!

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RE: eReaders - 4/1/2011 5:36:01 PM   
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Got Kindle for Crimbo. Love it!


Ditto. I've only got 13 books on there so far, but I've been trawling the free ones.

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RE: eReaders - 5/1/2011 12:14:55 PM   
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13? Where do you get the time?!? Fair play to you, I thought I was doing well finishing my first book yesterday!

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RE: eReaders - 5/1/2011 5:18:47 PM   
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13? Where do you get the time?!? Fair play to you, I thought I was doing well finishing my first book yesterday!


I haven't read them all yet, just making sure I'm prepared!

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RE: eReaders - 6/1/2011 9:42:17 PM   
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Just ordered my Kindle

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RE: eReaders - 6/1/2011 11:43:41 PM   
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So, does anyone have any recommendations for free books in the Kindle store?

I downloaded 11 of the free classics so far, and a couple of others I found. I just wish there was an easier way to find them without having to page-hop!

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RE: eReaders - 7/1/2011 12:36:38 AM   
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So, does anyone have any recommendations for free books in the Kindle store?

I downloaded 11 of the free classics so far, and a couple of others I found. I just wish there was an easier way to find them without having to page-hop!

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2829947

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RE: eReaders - 7/1/2011 2:25:57 AM   
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quote:

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So, does anyone have any recommendations for free books in the Kindle store?

I downloaded 11 of the free classics so far, and a couple of others I found. I just wish there was an easier way to find them without having to page-hop!

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2829947


Ah, I knew there was a thread around here somewhere, don't know why I couldn't find it. Thanks!

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RE: eReaders - 7/1/2011 9:04:57 AM   
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Just ordered my Kindle

I'm that close to ordering one, that close

Trouble is, I have about 30 books in my "to read" pile and I don't want to not read them. Wouldn't it be great if you could point a magic wand at the book and ta da! it was on the Kindle I know the sensible me should wait until I have read at least half of the pile but I can feel the non-sensible part of me winning through......


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RE: eReaders - 7/1/2011 9:12:24 AM   
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Just ordered my Kindle

I'm that close to ordering one, that close

Trouble is, I have about 30 books in my "to read" pile and I don't want to not read them. Wouldn't it be great if you could point a magic wand at the book and ta da! it was on the Kindle I know the sensible me should wait until I have read at least half of the pile but I can feel the non-sensible part of me winning through......



The non sensible part of me won, I've still got 3 more paperbacks to read!! I figured that Mrs F will want to use the Kindle sometimes, so I can read those when she's using it.

Just wish I'd ordered it before they put the VAT up, bloody 2 extra!!

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RE: eReaders - 7/1/2011 12:52:26 PM   
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My Kindle's out of date already! Gutted.

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RE: eReaders - 8/1/2011 5:08:53 PM   
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Fucking Royal Mail. It was meant to be here today, wont be delivered till Monday now.

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RE: eReaders - 10/1/2011 8:15:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Felix

Just ordered my Kindle

I'm that close to ordering one, that close

Trouble is, I have about 30 books in my "to read" pile and I don't want to not read them. Wouldn't it be great if you could point a magic wand at the book and ta da! it was on the Kindle I know the sensible me should wait until I have read at least half of the pile but I can feel the non-sensible part of me winning through......



The more I see people on the train with them the more I want one. But like you two I've got a pile of books to get through. Might wait till next Christmas.

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RE: eReaders - 10/1/2011 8:44:52 PM   
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RE: eReaders - 10/1/2011 8:53:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Felix

Just ordered my Kindle

I'm that close to ordering one, that close

Trouble is, I have about 30 books in my "to read" pile and I don't want to not read them. Wouldn't it be great if you could point a magic wand at the book and ta da! it was on the Kindle I know the sensible me should wait until I have read at least half of the pile but I can feel the non-sensible part of me winning through......



The more I see people on the train with them the more I want one. But like you two I've got a pile of books to get through. Might wait till next Christmas.


Gah. Still dont have it. I hate Royal Mail and Amazon.


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RE: eReaders - 10/1/2011 9:00:34 PM   
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So what's the excuse for it not being delivered today then?

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RE: eReaders - 11/1/2011 12:49:35 AM   
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Royal Mail are fucking useless.

Sod's law it will come tomorrow, when I'm not going to be home.

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RE: eReaders - 11/1/2011 2:21:16 PM   
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I've a chance tp buy a Sony prs505 for about 90 squids. Is this worth it?


Not sure but I'd imagine the extra 21 for a Kindle is probably worth it.

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RE: eReaders - 11/1/2011 2:23:17 PM   
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Hurrah! Its here! Typically it came this morning just as I was going out the door, but finally I'm home and can open it.

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RE: eReaders - 18/1/2011 4:07:32 PM   
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I actually got one for Christmas and absolutely love it. Maybe because it's a novelty but I've read three books this year already which for me it's pretty incredible given that I read 4 all year last year.

The only downside is that I can't stop buying books. I've only had it for a couple of weeks and have spent quite a bit already.

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