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Poll Question: Ever use one, or staunch (proper) book person
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    Posted: February 13 2013 at 09:10
Originally posted by chopper

It's great for paperbacks that I would normally buy, read, take up space on a bookshelf somewhere and then donate to the charity shop




Exactly what I use mine for (but explained better )

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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 10:05
Originally posted by Angelo

And thanks for the compliment on the bass. It's mine, I built it last year - and am awaiting a new neck from Warmoth to make it even nicer (delivery in about 10 weeks from now).
 
I know this is off-topic, but wow, that's a great job!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote npjnpj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 13:09
I got my first Kindle about 2 years ago as a present (the one with the small keyboard at the bottom) and I absolutely love the thing. Time permitting I avarage about 1 to 2 books a week purely for pleasure reading while listening to music, mostly. I haven't held a paper book in my hands for about as long, except where format and/or illustrations require it.

About 6 months ago I got myself the new version Kindle, and that's even better. Clearer screen, faster resfresh, the works. All fueled using Calibre.

One of the best inventions ever, after the wheel. Can't recommend it enough.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 02:36


That'll be a 'yes' then...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote npjnpj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 03:30
Oh yes, I got so excited, I forgot to vote. Done.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 07:56
Originally posted by npjnpj

All fueled using Calibre.

 
Wasn't that a non-alcoholic beer?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 08:10
Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by npjnpj

All fueled using Calibre.

 
Wasn't that a non-alcoholic beer?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 10:04
Look under 'Military Intelligence'

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Green Shield Stamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2013 at 15:32
I'm on my third Kindle (the excellent Paperwhite).  I very rarely read physical books.  Over the last 3 years I have read about 98% ebooks.  I read pretty much every night and usually get through an average sized novel (approx 300 - 400 pages) in less than a fortnight. 

I still go into book shops but when I see something I like the look of, I tend to download the ebook version.

I've currently got about 2000 ebooks in my Calibre library.   I can't see myself buying a physical book ever again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2013 at 06:50
Bloody permissions error thing again Angry
 
Try again, what is this Calibre thing being referred to, I know it's not a non-alcoholic lager really.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2013 at 10:22
Originally posted by chopper

Bloody permissions error thing again Angry
 
Try again, what is this Calibre thing being referred to, I know it's not a non-alcoholic lager really.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2013 at 14:40
I rarely do, but I have the Kindle app on my Galaxy S3, so if I find some free sci-fi stuff for it I generally check it out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clarke2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 22:03
I have about 900 books in my library and I will continue to collect them and read them until my last breath.

I love the feel, the smell and the weight of a book. Reading it is a pleasure and a ritual for me.

That being said - I don't think the books are sacred. I actually like the look of an e-ink display - it's very friendly to the eyes. I just have 0% of interest in it so far.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to see a happy marriage in 10 on 20 years - the tablet circuitry and display will be paper-thin, and new form of physical, interactive books will be a fusion of bookbinding craft and electronics - a perfect gift.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morning of Ashes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 22:19
I have always been, and will alway be, a lover of books.  For a long time I resisted e-readers, but a couple of years ago I bought a Kindle, and have become very fond of it.  The font size is adjustable, easy on my poor old eyes.  Plus, I'm not quite so knee-deep in books. 
 
Guess I'd have to ay that it's done for me with books what MP3's did with music. 
 
That Paper-White Kindle is sure enticing me these days. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 00:10
I really have no interest whatsoever in getting one.  I'll gladly pay more for a physical copy any time.
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