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bigbuck

Location: Australia

Post Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:29 pm   Reply with quote         


nevet wrote:
@bigbuck: do you need to use the keyboard alot? what do you actually need it for, just to search words in the dictionary? is it worth the extra space (and extra money)?

searching anything really, back in text for a name, searching for books to buy in the Kindle store.
There are newer versions than mine though. There is a plain touch screen one. Can't comment on battery life etc.
Scroll down on this page, it compares models. (ereaders that is, not the fire, it's a tablet)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051QVF7A/?tag=gocous-20&hvadid=8782642877&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14621509051477017054&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_1lgozzhr94_b




Synthvet

Location: Oregon

Post Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:13 am   Reply with quote         


I've only had mine long enough to get through a couple of books and I'm not really a fast reader but battery life seems to be quite long..........even when it's off the screen saver is there (so it's never really off)......but doesn't seem to draw hardly any power




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cafn8d

Location: Massachusetts

Post Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:59 am   Reply with quote         


The e-ink screens are supposed to "feel" more like reading text on paper to the eyes. They are supposed to be better in bright sun, like at the beach, too. Because they are not self-illuminated, you will need an external light to see the screen, however the battery life is far longer between charges.

The tablet screens are just like the backlit screens on portable computers or many digital camera. They are prone to reflections / glare and fingerprints, but screen protectors help. They are completely usable without any external light, but will use up the battery in a matter of hours instead of days like the e-ink screens.

I think all of the available models (both e-reader and tablet) allow you to scale the text to your comfort.

Some things to consider: Size does matter, but bigger is not necessarily better. If you don't mind having to turn pages more often, smaller models will be lighter weight and more portable (able to fit in smaller bags / purses). Depending on your own hands and fingers, you may find the layout of controls more or less awkward depending on how close or small they are and whether you are trying to use it with just one hand. Sort of like the differences between a hardcover and a paperback book. There is something to be said for the keyboard feature. And, realistically, you might use your e-reader all the time for reading, but how often will you really need to connect, search, and download new material? Can you plan ahead to have the books you want before you leave home or will being able to connect on the spur of the moment at the beach make a big difference to you?




arcaico

Location: Brazil

Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:39 pm   Reply with quote         


nevet wrote:

@bigbuck: ...
@caf: ...
@synth: ...

.... i'm confused.


me too... i feel ignored and insignificant...




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nevet

Location: Israel

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:15 am   Reply with quote         


sorry arc! Hug

it's just that the DX model is really expansive so it's not an option for me.




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nevet

Location: Israel

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:14 am   Reply with quote         


Ok, so after much considerations I think it's time i've entered the world of touch-stuff.

And also the kindle touch seems like the most comfortable model for the most reasonable price.

Thanks to everyone for the input Very Happy




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cafn8d

Location: Massachusetts

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:19 am   Reply with quote         


thumleft Good luck with it and happy reading!




nevet

Location: Israel

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:52 am   Reply with quote         


Thanks caf Very Happy

I have so many books on my read-list. I wish I could read faster...




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cafn8d

Location: Massachusetts

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:16 pm   Reply with quote         


nevet wrote:
Thanks caf Very Happy

I have so many books on my read-list. I wish I could read faster...


Smile




Eve
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Location: Planet Earth

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:06 pm   Reply with quote         


Here's some books I've recently read:

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obrecht.
Shanghai Girls – Lisa See.
Lost Memory of Skin – Russell Banks.
Dreams of Joy – Lisa See.
The Dovekeepers – Alice Hoffman.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand.
The Fear Index – Robert Harris.
The Twenty-Seventh City – Jonathan Franzen.
and I love almost everything by Nelson DeMille.

Caf, Nevet or anyone else who loves to read, I'm open to suggestions.
I'm ALWAYS looking for good books.




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bigbuck

Location: Australia

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:08 pm   Reply with quote         


Murder and Redemption Noel Mealey Meh!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson Loved it!
Feast Day of Fools James Lee Burke
Fallen Karin Slaughter Good!
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Anthony Bourdain
Starman: David Bowie - The Definitive Biography Paul Trynka
Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse. Paul Carter Pi55 Funny!
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures Louis Theroux
88 Killer Oliver Stark V Good!


Reading
The Murder Room (non-f) Michael Capuzzo Enjoying it!




cafn8d

Location: Massachusetts

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:05 pm   Reply with quote         


I just told my husband about your e-reader dilemma, and he warned to check how many of Amazon's (or other) e-books are actually available for download in Israel. Apparently other international customers have discovered they can get hardly anything.




cafn8d

Location: Massachusetts

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:08 pm   Reply with quote         


Speaking of recommended books... this is from the chat:

annajon wrote:
OK, the gift that keeps on giving!

It's a book. It is called WRECK THIS JOURNAL, and it is created by Keri Smith.

You buy the book or get it as a present and start working on it. Liberating and exiting stuff. Plus........ you can do it with family and friends. Because each page has an asignment that you or a friend can do.

I have bought the book, broken it's spine and then taken it into the shower (only two of the options) and now it is looking very used. Great to start doing stuff on the other pages next.


Do they have a Kindle edition? Wink




Eve
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Location: Planet Earth

Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:18 pm   Reply with quote         


bigbuck wrote:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson Loved it!


I read it too but since it was a translation of Larsson's original, I found it a little daunting.
I watched the original Scandanivian sub-titled series on Netflix and thought they were great.

A few other excellent series on Netflix:
Downton Abbey
Lilyhammer (exclusively on Netflix)
Borgia
Brotherhood
The Riches (too bad the stike interferred with its full run)
The Tudors

Currently reading "The Paris Wife: A Novel"




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nevet

Location: Israel

Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:13 am   Reply with quote         


cafn8d wrote:
I just told my husband about your e-reader dilemma, and he warned to check how many of Amazon's (or other) e-books are actually available for download in Israel. Apparently other international customers have discovered they can get hardly anything.

I'll check that out. Never had problems with books from amazon. Also they ship the kindle internationally so I assume they also sell e-books internationally...


bigbuck wrote:
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures Louis Theroux

I've seen his t.v series it's really interesting. Is also good in book format?


My recommendations:

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang - excellent short stories, really enjoyed it.

I'm currently reading short stories by Kafka and if you're in a mood for something depressing he writes wonderful stuff.




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