Thursday, March 3, 2011

Read an eBook Week - March 6th-12th ~ History of eBooks ~ Win an eReader !



Did you know eBooks have been around for 40 years?  Here's a little history on eBooks. If you haven't tried an eBook, here is your opportunity to do so and possibly win a NOOK in the process. More information HERE.

I am really beginning to love my Kindle, mostly because I can transport so many books in my bag each day wherever I go, and the all only weigh OUNCES. I love eating lunch alone -- just me and my no hands required book. I may have mentioned this previously, but I think I read MUCH faster on my Kindle for some reason.

Have you converted yet (or even tried an eReader)?Any plans?

24 comments:

  1. I've had a Kindle since 2009 and LOVE it. I don't buy paperback books anymore really. I have always been a fast reader but I seem to breeze through books even faster on my Kindle.


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  2. Reading faster is something I noticed almost immediately with reading on my Kindle. My hubby bought it for me in 2009 (a surprise). I still have a boatload of books on my TBR shelves but I prefer reading on my Kindle.

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  3. I'm glad you're loving your Kindle. So far, I haven't gotten into the eReading experience - maybe I haven't used mine enough.

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  4. I go back and forth on whether to do it so much! I suspect eventually I'll cave in. We just have no more room for book storage!

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  5. I have a Kindle on my phone and I have to say it's not as annoying as I thought it would be. I am still a fan of holding a book in my hand and seeing it on my shelf. :)

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  6. I am liking my Kindle a lot more than when I first got it, and recently have been stocking it up with some great reads to peruse when I have some time away from other obligations. It does make me read faster as well. I just finished Jane Eyre in a couple of days on it, and the best part was that it was free!

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  7. I love my kindle. I read faster and there is less strain on my eye and face (I have permanent paralysis from bell's palsy). The e-readers are great for those books without pictures that you really don't want to keep, but I was just looking at a blog post that was about a basketfull of books she picked up at a library sale. There is something about beautiful paper, words and pictures that is irresistible and just can't be replaced with e-ink. That said--I will still do the majority of reading on my kindle. I also like how it has opened up the doors to a massive amount of available literature that I otherwise would never have had access to.

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  8. I'm enjoying my Kindle too, especially while waiting at appointments!

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  9. I still haven't fallen in love with my Nook. I like it well enough and I do appreciate the sheer volume of books it can hold. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to reading.

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  10. I love hands-free lunchtime Kindle reading!

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  11. We have a first generation Kindle (on loan from my husband's work) and I just don't use it very much. I have used the kindle app on my husband's iPad more often just because he takes it everywhere with him.

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  12. I heart my Nook Color so much! I travel frequently for business and just came back from a quick meeting to Charlotte, NC this week. I don't know how I ever lugged huge and heavy hardback novels onto flights in the past. This time, I had about 10 books at my fingertips! Loved it! The only bad thing is that you have to turn off the Nook Color or any other reading device during take-off and landing, which can be about fifteen minutes for each. That's a lot of reading time to miss out on! :)

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  13. I got Kindlefied last year and I love turning the pages!

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  14. I love my Kindle. I also have an iPad and like reading on there as well. I still like my paper books but it is so much easier to read on the electronic ones.

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  15. I just can't get into it. Call me old fashioned, but I want a BOOK to hold. I feel like I have so much technology around me all the time (I do work for a Help Desk, after all), that when I read I want it to be as low-tech as possible. However, I've been reading some ARCs on my computer and I notice that I do read faster on the computer. I don't think it will ever replace physical books for me, though.

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  16. I wanted to get a MicroCruz ereader from Borders for my birthday, but the Borders here are closing and don't have them. I look forward to getting an ereader some day.
    I have read some statistics that readers don't actually read all the words on an ereader, they skim more, which might account for the faster reading.

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  17. I am glad you love your e-reader and I see the pros. However, I am a girl who loves my books the old fashioned way!

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  18. I'm starting to enjoy my Kindle even more now. I love changing the font and looking up a word right then and there. I take it with me wherever I go and love that it fits in my purse without making it feel too bulky. I think I do read faster on it too. Not sure why that is though. Even though I still read paper books I'm starting to like reading on my Kindle more (and I NEVER thought I'd say that!).

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  19. I really think that people who are so against e-readers just haven't tried one. There are a lot of advantages to them ... mostly being able to carry around all your books and the ease of reading chunksters. I love my Kindle!

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  20. I have my Kindle in my purse for emergencies:)
    But I usually mostly read on my I-pad which has the kindle ap on it. I am amazed how they synch so well. I bring both when I travel.

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  21. Love my kindle...especially for hands-free reading at lunch. Very nice! I am never without my books with my kindle in my briefcase. No time to run to the store to buy the next book for book group?? No longer a problem. I love buying a book at 2am after finish my current book.

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  22. I'm not sure if I read faster of just flip pages more, since one page on the Nook doesn't equal a book page... I have used my Nook just a few times, I have 'paper' books stacked on my shelf above my desk and they keep coming in so I keep reading paper. It's not that I don't enjoy the Nook.

    I do like to write in books that I will be discussing for book club, so I don't forget something... cringe right? :)

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  23. I have an iPad and am enjoying reading on it - when I traveled for 10 days earlier this year, I really saw the value because my bags were so much lighter!

    I am considering getting a Kindle too because it is so much lighter for back and forth to work - I am either on the subway or walking so anything to lighten the load is welcome!

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  24. I read faster too on my nook. I think it has to do with the fact that I see only a small portion of the book at a time. I don't see how big/small the book is, nor do I see the text before or after the current page. I love my nook more than I expected to!

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