Do you read MORE now that you have an eReader?

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Yes!
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Somewhat
6% (1 vote)
Maybe now and then
6% (1 vote)
No
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Other
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Quite a while ago I stumbled on a site that notifies you about free e-books. If you 'like' them on FB, you'll get a post every day or couple of days that will tell you what free books are available. The books offered are typically light, summer type reading and vary from murder, mystery, romance, etc. I have read many of their selections and there's some fun reading available for free! Last year I read a lot of historical, heavy books, and so I'm having fun this year reading light mystery/murder books.

bookbub(dot)com

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I am borrowing more eBooks from the Library but reading just as much as I always did. I am getting more books of an author since the Library does not always have the selection.

Have been reading the trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt. The type in the books gave me headaches and the books are huge (thick) The volumes on the Kin-Fire were much easier to read. I do love that I no longer must find a bookmark, worry about, losing the book, and not having to carry a book everywhere - the Kin Fire does it all.

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gillumhouse wrote:

Have been reading the trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt...

If you're talking about The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, and Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris, I've read all three. The first one changed my life. After reading it, I joined the Sierra Club, bought hiking boots and a walking stick and started hiking, traveled to Yosemite twice, and have a huge oil painting of TR on the wall of my guest house!

The other two were good, but the first book is GREAT. Glad you spelled out his name in your post. He HATED being called "Teddy" and would correct anyone who ever did so!

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Arks you probably have read The River of Doubt? http://www.amazon.com/The-River-Doubt-Theodore-Roosevelts/dp/0767913736

And you probably have a boxing ring in the basement. Smiling

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Loved that book!  yes

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

And you probably have a boxing ring in the basement. Smiling

Nope. Wine cellar Cheers

The River of Doubt story is well presented in Colonel Roosevelt. That one thing would have made for the story of a lifetime, but it's just a minor corner of Roosevelt's active life!

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I am finally up to 1914 in Colonel Roosevelt. I had to take a break from Theodore. Just finished the latest Evanovich - Stephanie Plum - and am ready to go beack to Theodore.

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I voted "other" because I'm using audiobooks on my iPhone.  I've been a subscriber to Audible for about 15 years. Us old timers have the option of buying 5 books each month. So I'm plugged in when I clean cook and iron. I also listen when falling asleep. I'm so spoiled I hate to read for myself!

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Is Audio books a free iphone app? Does 65 count as an old timer? I am fast approaching Sad

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EmptyNest wrote:

Is Audio books a free iphone app? Does 65 count as an old timer? I am fast approaching Sad

Audible dot com is a website that sells audiobooks that are downloadable.  Same quality as CD's you could check out in the library.  Can play the audiobooks on iTunes or on a free iPhone app.  Some of the other audiobook apps on iTunes are free but volunteers read books that are out of copyright. Quality varies from reader to reader and downloading is from the app, which can be frustrating. 

Old timers refers to the membership plan that used to be offered where for 20 bucks a month you could buy and download 5 books a month.  That plan is no longer offered.  Now they limit you to 2 books a month, although you can buy any number per month at "retail" price.

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I LOVE, LOVE LOVE my e-reader! I had stopped reading for several years because of my "mature vision". I had to be in just the perfect light to be able to read without stressing my eyes (even with glasses). With my e-reader, it's so easy to adjust the size of the font and now with my new generation of kindle paperwhite, it's got the light built right in and I can adjust it easily.

I take it everywhere with me. If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep, I just start reading and I'll fall back to sleep pretty quickly.

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I have my Kindle and kindle on my tablet. I just have to remember to keep syncing them both so I am in the right places Smiling

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE my e-reader! I had stopped reading for several years because of my "mature vision". I had to be in just the perfect light to be able to read without stressing my eyes (even with glasses). With my e-reader, it's so easy to adjust the size of the font and now with my new generation of kindle paperwhite, it's got the light built right in and I can adjust it easily.

I take it everywhere with me. If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep, I just start reading and I'll fall back to sleep pretty quickly.

I was thinking about that also. Getting a kink in my neck trying to read the smaller text in trade paperbacks.

Who knew way in the future we could adjust the text to anysize we wanted in the palm of our own hands!

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Mostly I'm just collecting more to read at a more opportune time.  ;-) I have well over 1000 books on the thing right now; I'll never be able to read them all.

I love that my books are synced across all platforms (PC, iPad, phone, kindle) so I'm always on the "same page" no matter which device I grab. One tends to stay on my nightstand, one in my pocket, one on my desk, etc., so I always have a way to sneak a few more minutes in should the opportunity arise.

If I decide I just don't like something, I don't feel at all guilty about "tossing" it. Thank you free downloads!

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they are ideal for when you are waiting for guests ie you put it down don't loose your page, I have mine handy for when I am waiting for people to come down for breakfast

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I love mine as I have impulse purchasing issues ie I want it NOW! I can buy for my kindle and its right there, don't have to go to the book shop, can buy at 8pm at night etc and its a lot cheaper and smaller!

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I won't buy books on the reader so I'm not reading more. But, I can download books so I don't have to, heaven forbid, WALK to the library!

I think I'm reading more widely.

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I'm reading a lot more since I switched to e-reading since it's so easy to take it with me wherever I go.

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Not to mention on iBooks you can Use reading tools.

You can highlight or underline text, make notes, look up a word in the dictionary or on the web, or search inside the book. You can even use VoiceOver to have iPad read to you.

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I like the dictionary feature! What I didn't realize was it only works for books. If I'm reading a news story it doesn't work so I have to stop and pull up a dictionary.

I love having books read to me while I'm ironing or wallpaper removing or painting. I had Pandora going but they wanted too much access to my list of friends. There was a notice that they could send an SMS that I was listening to x song but without my knowledge. No thanks.

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