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20 Dec 2012, 07:25 PM
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i have quite a lot in an actual reading pile but i much prefer to have it on ebook now. I also chose Kobo over Kindle due to the fact that i can borrow ebooks from the library

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20 Dec 2012, 08:08 PM
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(20 Dec 2012 12:53 PM)Lou Wrote:  Sadly, the Nook situation is equally bad. Trying to find decent books on http://uk.nook.com is nigh on impossible.

I don't understand why Nook think it is important that they tell you the author's birthday and where they live, but not the page count for the book.
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20 Dec 2012, 08:26 PM
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(20 Dec 2012 07:25 PM)ronniejacobs Wrote:  i have quite a lot in an actual reading pile but i much prefer to have it on ebook now. I also chose Kobo over Kindle due to the fact that i can borrow ebooks from the library

I haven't explored the Kobo's book borrowing capabilities yet - added to my TODO list... I did check my local library's ebook offerings a year or so ago and it wasn't very inspiring.

Amazon recently introduced limited book lending on the Kindle for Amazon Prime users. Basically you can borrow one book a month from Amazon. Not all books are included, but there is some recent major titles.
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20 Dec 2012, 08:47 PM
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well its worth a look to see which libraries are using overdrive for ebooks its fab.

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21 Dec 2012, 12:36 AM
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(20 Dec 2012 08:47 PM)ronniejacobs Wrote:  well its worth a look to see which libraries are using overdrive for ebooks its fab.

Indeed! I'm in the London area and all the libraries around here are part of the London Libraries Consortium which has signed up with OverDrive. So I dug out my Adobe ID from the bottom of the sock drawer, dusted it off and tried out OverDrive again. I've documented the resulting journey in a new thread.
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21 Dec 2012, 05:46 PM
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Talking of Christmas and eReaders, can anyone remember the Dickens novel in which he takes a whole chapter to describe the Christmas dinner table? I'm not thinking of the short story "A Christmas Dinner" but a chapter about a third of the way through one of the books where he goes off on a tangent to describe the dinner in great detail. I can see the table in my mind's eye but can't remember which book it appears in...
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26 Dec 2012, 09:29 AM
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(20 Dec 2012 10:02 AM)Lou Wrote:  I've definitely got too many eReaders now. 5 Kindles, 2 Kindle Fires, A Kobo and a Nook

2013 may be the year to sell some of them I think.

Christmas Update: I too am now the proud owner of 2 Kindle Fires (I did let everyone know how much I wanted one!) - but one will be returned. I have my Kobo app installed on it as well as my Kindle ereader. This means I can buy some books with paypal (which I can't on Amazon).

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26 Dec 2012, 10:51 AM
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I'm intrigued that people have so many eReaders.

I bought my first one, a Sony reader, because the Kindle was not then available in the UK. Then I got a Kindle for my birthday. I must admit to using this almost all the time and only rarely recharge my Sony when I know I've got books on there already. It's the ease of the Kindle over the Sony which scores for me.

I'd be interested to see how other people manage multiple devices. Do you duplicate books or have certain genres on different machines?

Oh brave new world to have such readers in it. (And I mean the people as well as the machines.)

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26 Dec 2012, 11:44 AM
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(26 Dec 2012 10:51 AM)Martin Lake Wrote:  I'm intrigued that people have so many eReaders.

I bought my first one, a Sony reader, because the Kindle was not then available in the UK. Then I got a Kindle for my birthday. I must admit to using this almost all the time and only rarely recharge my Sony when I know I've got books on there already. It's the ease of the Kindle over the Sony which scores for me.

I'd be interested to see how other people manage multiple devices. Do you duplicate books or have certain genres on different machines?

Oh brave new world to have such readers in it. (And I mean the people as well as the machines.)

My nearly 3 year old Kindle has been my constant friend and I have hundreds of books on it. I will access the whole Library on my Fire - but it doesn't have e-ink, so my old Kindle still has its place. I have completely different books on Kobo - although I do have A Christmas Carol

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(oh - and some of my Harry Potter collection) on both. I admit to being a bit of an ereader (and reading) addict, and haven't yet ruled out a Kobo Mini for my collection.

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