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Title: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: bigbadjc on July 27, 2011, 08:37:14 am
After reading a post where someone talked about building a cabinet to hold the 20 to 30 books they read on camping trip, I wondered how many of you have gone to eBooks.  My wife and I both use Kindles and love them.  You can restock them with books anywhere you have wifi or 3g service, depending on which model you have.  Also, the 3g capable models give you internet and email service for no charge as part of the unit. We were able to send and receive emails in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a recent cruise.  Anyway, do you use them and which one??

Jerry


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on July 27, 2011, 08:58:37 am
That was my post about the cabinet and, to be perfectly honest, I've seriously thought about getting a Kindle.
However, I was not aware it would get mail, etc. (now you've given me another reason to get one).

But, life is full of Gottas, Wannas and Nicetas (Gotta have, Wanna have and Niceta have). A Kindle is now on my list of Wannas.

My SubVets group is having a raffle and 2nd prize is a Kindle. As I'll probably not win, it'll jump to my Gottas list.

Hey, here's a thought, if I tell Peg she can have the entire "Pantry" if I don't have to carry books, maybe she'll let me get a Kindle now. ;)


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: NLK on July 27, 2011, 02:33:03 pm
I have a NOOK w/ WiFi and also an additional 16G memory chip installed.  I have documents, lists of names w/house and e-mail addresses, tel. # and etc., music, audio books and approx. 150 ebooks in it with plenty of room for more. 


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on July 27, 2011, 09:09:41 pm
Tell me more.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: pyrthkr on July 28, 2011, 06:19:50 pm
my wife has the Nook and uses it regularly with her book club.  She seems to enjoy it & that's what counts.
 :cool


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on July 28, 2011, 07:47:37 pm
Is it possible to download books to a computer and e-mail them to others?


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: mciai2000 on July 28, 2011, 08:57:59 pm
As usual, I am the different one.  I have a Sony e-reader. It is the first generation. The newest generation has e-mail and the web.  With the new readers you can even get your daily newspapers downloaded, even the wall street journal.  It is pretty neat.  The only problem with all this technology that we technologizing ourselves right out of jobs!!!.

David


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on July 28, 2011, 09:19:54 pm
Dave,

I think that may be part of the reason I've resisted an E-book.

I have a friend that lost his "Pocket Secretary" and really was a wreck until he was able to eneter all his information to a new one. What a PitA that must have been. I don't want to get to that mind-set.

BTW, we met GradyGal and her husband at Promised Land State Park in PA this evening. WOW. Talk about really nice people. They had a long day and we left early so they could rest a bit before they hit the road again at 6:00 AM tomorrow....

Hopefully, they'll stop by at the 'reunion' in NH.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: mciai2000 on July 28, 2011, 09:40:28 pm
rmmpe:

I saw in some post that your going to meet them.  They sound nice.  I was just past Promised land state park the other day.  I have a second location down on Lake Wallenpaupack and was out that day with an agent from that office.

DJM


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on July 29, 2011, 07:38:46 am
I was not aware of how nice PLSP is. Electric & water. The dump station is close by but none at the sites, which are well spaced and nicely maintained.

As best we know, cost(s) is/are $11.00/nite for PA residents, $22.00 for out-of-staters.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on August 01, 2011, 10:25:19 pm
Dave,

I just had a thought; Lake W is just a short way from me. Next time you go there, let me know and we can stop by Pocono Pizza for lunch (if you like real Pizza - Larry knows how to make 'em).

At your pleasure.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: mciai2000 on August 01, 2011, 10:33:34 pm
You have got yourself a deal.  I have heard his pizza is good, but never been there.  I will send u a pm next week or so and we can arrange a time.

DJM


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Bob Mahon on August 02, 2011, 06:18:33 am
Roger.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: NHWanderlust on October 11, 2011, 02:56:40 pm
Kindle, 2000 books in the space of a paperback. I got it with the leather cover that has a LED reading light built in. My wife loves that as I don't desturb her with my late night reading. The screen is easy to read even in the bright sun. Fully charged even using the light every night the Kindle stays charged up for at least a week. Recharges in just a few hours.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Syd and Margo on October 20, 2011, 07:33:26 am
My wife and I both have the Nook Color w/WiFi.  Great way to read and not have to carry around the books.  They also can be used for accessing your E- mail.  Some books are pricey but always less then new in store.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: DownBy TheRiver on December 17, 2011, 01:48:26 am
Thanks for your input.  Voracious reader here.  I LUV actual pulp, but once on the road, would have to switch to electrons.

Gotta go the library and find the relevant Consumer Report issues on these babies.


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: Syd and Margo on December 17, 2011, 09:43:59 am
We each have Nook Colors from last year that we gave each other.  Margo does not use hers as much as I do. Had one minor problem which Barnes & Noble corrected by having a new one sent to us and reloaded it for us.  they were very helpful.
Syd


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: lghjr on December 17, 2011, 10:52:18 am
Just jumped into this scene with one each for the wife and me.  I did the research so I went with the Nook Tablet, mostly because I could add memory.

Funny thought/rememberance.  When I went to work for Amoco we had the second largest computer system in the US only behind the DoD.  I can, and did, put put more memory in one Nook than the 500K sq ft building I worked in could have held.  And at less than 1$ per gig for two 32 gig cards, back then the disk drives were something like $1000 per kilobyte.  Times have changed a "bit".


Title: Re: How many people are using eBooks and what brand do you use?
Post by: billy on December 17, 2011, 07:00:25 pm
My attention span is good for a comic book.      (WH)