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RE: eReaders - 17/1/2012 8:44:38 AM   
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I've came in drunk a couple of times and randomly bought a few books!


nothing better after a wild night out

'This Breaking Dawn book looks brilliant!!'



yeah but its not as good as the film.....

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RE: eReaders - 17/1/2012 12:57:48 PM   
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Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something

I has a couple of questions though - first are there any high street stores I caqn go and get one from or do I have to leave my Kindle in the hands of my incompetent delivery guy? Secondly the 3G is tempting me as I like the idea of seeing a book, and buying it straight away, however - if I was to get the Wi-Fi version and then if I'm in a place with no Wi-Fi and heard of a book on sale, could I then go onto Amazon's app on my mobile phone, buy the book and then download it when I get home?

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RE: eReaders - 17/1/2012 1:20:21 PM   
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Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something

I has a couple of questions though - first are there any high street stores I caqn go and get one from or do I have to leave my Kindle in the hands of my incompetent delivery guy? Secondly the 3G is tempting me as I like the idea of seeing a book, and buying it straight away, however - if I was to get the Wi-Fi version and then if I'm in a place with no Wi-Fi and heard of a book on sale, could I then go onto Amazon's app on my mobile phone, buy the book and then download it when I get home?



You can get them from PC world, or at least you could, I bought one there last year.

as for the second part I don't know, if I'm desperate to buy a book my phone allows me to create a wifi network using its internet connection so I'd just connect using that (android 2.2, if you're interested)

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RE: eReaders - 17/1/2012 2:32:13 PM   
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Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something

I has a couple of questions though - first are there any high street stores I caqn go and get one from or do I have to leave my Kindle in the hands of my incompetent delivery guy? Secondly the 3G is tempting me as I like the idea of seeing a book, and buying it straight away, however - if I was to get the Wi-Fi version and then if I'm in a place with no Wi-Fi and heard of a book on sale, could I then go onto Amazon's app on my mobile phone, buy the book and then download it when I get home?


Any book you buy from the Kindle store be it on your phone, on the internet, through an app etc will be available to download on your Kindle when you are next in Wifi range. So the answer is yes. If you have an iPhone though you can't buy directly from the app and instead you just need to get amazon.co.uk on your web browser.

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RE: eReaders - 17/1/2012 2:51:20 PM   
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I has a couple of questions though - first are there any high street stores I caqn go and get one from or do I have to leave my Kindle in the hands of my incompetent delivery guy? Secondly the 3G is tempting me as I like the idea of seeing a book, and buying it straight away, however - if I was to get the Wi-Fi version and then if I'm in a place with no Wi-Fi and heard of a book on sale, could I then go onto Amazon's app on my mobile phone, buy the book and then download it when I get home?

You can get the Kindle from loads of places - Argos, John Lewis, Tesco (order online and pick up in store) to name a few


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RE: eReaders - 26/1/2012 4:38:58 PM   
Chief


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Just acquired a disc with loads of books on, great!

Another bonus is that the Harry Potter books are on it. With JK not releasing the books for Kindle I didn't think I was going to bother reading them.

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RE: eReaders - 26/1/2012 5:01:40 PM   
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Was it full of crime and pirate books?

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RE: eReaders - 26/1/2012 8:22:54 PM   
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I have both the Sony E-Reader and a Kindle. I favour the Kindle for the larger screen and superior battery life although the touch screen page turn of the Sony is a very nice touch.

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RE: eReaders - 26/1/2012 11:13:04 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chief

Just acquired a disc with loads of books on, great!

Another bonus is that the Harry Potter books are on it. With JK not releasing the books for Kindle I didn't think I was going to bother reading them.


She is going to release them as ebooks, she just hasn't announced when yet.

What else is on your disc?


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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 9:49:19 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Chief

Just acquired a disc with loads of books on, great!

Another bonus is that the Harry Potter books are on it. With JK not releasing the books for Kindle I didn't think I was going to bother reading them.


She is going to release them as ebooks, she just hasn't announced when yet.

What else is on your disc?



Not had a proper look yet, going to finish the book I'm currently reading then have a gander. I did spot Hunter S. Thompson, Iain Banks & Ian Fleming.

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Was it full of crime and pirate books?


Hope so, I fucking love Treasure Island.

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 1:51:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ChickMagnet

Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something


As much as I love my kindle this is the real issue. If I'm reading something on it rather than a book, there's no way to impress bookish girls on public transport by showing off one's cleverness without the cover. It's a shambles I say.


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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 1:52:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Olaf

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ORIGINAL: ChickMagnet

Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something


As much as I love my kindle this is the real issue. If I'm reading something on it rather than a book, there's no way to impress bookish girls on public transport by showing off one's cleverness without the cover. It's a shambles I say.



Have you tried reading it with your cock hanging out?

That might impress them.

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 1:54:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Olaf

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ORIGINAL: ChickMagnet

Right, I'm pretty much set on getting me a Kindle, I don't like the idea of reading from a screen, however there are some books I can't get any more that are on the Kindle, plus it'll be a nice way to cover up that I'm actually reading a Wrestling Autobiography and not the poetry of Keats or something


As much as I love my kindle this is the real issue. If I'm reading something on it rather than a book, there's no way to impress bookish girls on public transport by showing off one's cleverness without the cover. It's a shambles I say.



Have you tried reading it with your cock hanging out?

That might impress them.


It has the opposite effect I'm afraid. Sad times.


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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 2:04:44 PM   
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Girls, huh? Just no pleasing the laydeez.

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 3:27:40 PM   
Chief


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Try writing the name of your impressive book on your less than impressive appendage.

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 3:33:52 PM   
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Try writing the name of your impressive book on your less than impressive appendage.


I was only able to get as far as "Ulyss" and ran out of space.


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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 4:11:24 PM   
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I wrote "The Lord of the Rings" but I had plenty of space left over, so I added "The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien" and the introduction and prologue.

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 9:20:17 PM   
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I wrote "The Lord of the Rings" but I had plenty of space left over, so I added "The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien" and the introduction and prologue.


Pshhht, that's nothing, I had all that AND The Hobbit on mine!

Now back to the real purpose for my posting on here, I has a Kindle, I got it as a well done to myself for being a big boy and going to the Dentists for the first time since I was 17.

However I do feel the ease in buying books is going to financially cripple me!

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RE: eReaders - 27/1/2012 10:22:53 PM   
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Got a Kindle for Christmas.

Loving it. Easy to read from, light so easy to travel about with, easier than turning pages on a packed tube and buying books is seamless. Picked up some nice deals over Christmas and one or two of the daily deals too.

Thumbs up.



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RE: eReaders - 30/1/2012 5:19:56 PM   
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I got a Kindle for Christmas and it's now the best thing I own. For me the biggest plus is that I fell like I can read pretty much anywhere for as long or as short a period as I want. I don't know about you but I used to have a number of little psychological barriers that stopped me from picking up a book. Can I be arsed finding my page, am I sure this is where I get up to, will I be able to get to the end of this chapter etc. Now if I'm in a queue for five or ten minuutes I just turn my Kindle on and start reading. Looking at book progress as a percentage rather that page numbers seems to help as well. At 90% it doesn;t seem too much of a stretch to just read the final 10% however that could mean 70 or 80 pages.  

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RE: eReaders - 7/2/2012 2:02:03 PM   
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Since I bought my iPad I do most of my reading on that. However, I've just worked out how to put all my Kindle books into iBooks (I like having them all in one place and didn't like the Kindle app) and so I'm back to using my Kindle on the tube and the iPad at home. Either way I don't think I'll ever buy another book!

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RE: eReaders - 7/2/2012 3:43:58 PM   
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I've been reading through much of the Bond series on my iPad, with the exception of continuation novel ZERO MINUS TEN, which I got from the library. The ereader experience has spoiled me, and I now find the ungainly heft of a regular book burdensome. The tactile experience and satisfaction that comes from owning nice books is indisputable, but as far as ease of reading goes, I definitely prefer not having to flip pages. I also find the ability to adjust the font depending on conditions and how tired my eyes are to be a great benefit. To that end, the iBooks APP has proven far superior to Amazon's Kindle APP, as IBooks offers the option to adjust the font size a point at a time. Kindle has but five preset font sizes, and the differences between them are so extreme that it leads to a situation where one is too big, but the next too small - at least in my experience on the iPad.

Additionally, I enjoy the way the iBooks APP presents the eBook as if it were a paper tome, with binding and "pages". It's a subtle effect, but somehow it really helps with readability, especially when viewing two "pages" side by side in landscape, having the shading in the center helps your eyes differentiate between the two more easily than in the Kindle APP, where all you get are two identical tiles of text

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RE: eReaders - 8/2/2012 1:33:44 PM   
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I don't know about you but I used to have a number of little psychological barriers that stopped me from picking up a book. Can I be arsed finding my page, am I sure this is where I get up to, will I be able to get to the end of this chapter etc. Now if I'm in a queue for five or ten minuutes I just turn my Kindle on and start reading.


hmmm have you perhaps never heard of a Book Mark?

I will never get an eReader! Luddites Unite!

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RE: eReaders - 9/2/2012 12:02:54 PM   
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I have a Kindle. Love it, it's perfect for when I have to go into hospital, it's not going to take up valuable space in a suitcase if I go anywhere. It's great, I love it. Will I ever stop reading books? Nope. There's something wonderfully comforting about turning a page.

Besides, the books I review for HNS are in book format.

Now I CAN see a time coming when there will be far fewer books around, from an environmental perspective it makes perfect sense to make books electronic. The amount of books pulped in a year is absolutely horrendous. It's certainly in the millions and when you think of the amount of energy expended in creating the books in the first place to then end up pulping later it's really quite ridiculous.

I won't get rid of the books I already have though, and yes I am still buying more. I just find myself debating now whether I'd prefer it on Kindle or in paper form.

Last Kindle purchase was the third in the Abarat series by Clive Barker. I enjoyed it, wasn't one of his best works, but I think part of the problem there is that the books are fully illustrated with Barker's art. That's not something you get on the Kindle version.

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RE: eReaders - 26/2/2012 9:10:53 PM   
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Got myself a kindle this week. It's an awesome little thing ain't it?

Downloaded Tina Fey's bossypants and the first Jack Reacher book today. I just need to finish the my old fashioned paper version of A Clash of Kings first.

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RE: eReaders - 6/3/2012 1:19:02 PM   
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My Kindle has just died and it's out of warranty so not sure what to do. I mostly read on my iPad but the Kindle was still getting a fair bit of use on the tube and for the first time since having one my girlfriend now wants to use it - typical.

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RE: eReaders - 6/3/2012 3:22:17 PM   
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I think it would be worth chancing your arm with Amazon, drop them an email. They're customer service is usually pretty good.

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RE: eReaders - 6/3/2012 3:41:29 PM   
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I tried speaking to them and the best they can do is offer me a Kindle Keyboard for 40 which is pretty good I guess but seeing as it's more for the girlfriend than me I'm undecided.

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RE: eReaders - 7/3/2012 1:36:09 PM   
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I don't know if anyone else is as late as me jumping on the Laarson bandwagon, but I've just spotted that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is only 20p at the moment.  Thought I'd have it for that price - costs more than that to go for a piss in Kings Cross station nowdays I think!

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RE: eReaders - 31/3/2012 4:10:56 AM   
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Just bought a Kindle, was going to wait for the Touch but after seeing reviews for it it looks like it has a poor touchscreen and I only want it for reading so all the other bits and bobs dont really interest me.

EDIT: also recieved 2 off towards music downloads, seems pointless really should have been a 2 discount off towards books

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