We have Kindles now.
Our goal was to just have a book to read. Not to do all the other neat stuff like navigation
A zip-lock takes care of the water
part. Works fine.
Our Kindles have paid for themselves in less than six months.......at Amazon prices.
I found a site for 40.00 a month and unlimited downloads. I bought a lifetime membership
for 125.00 and have downloaded easily over 100 books from the site this year. The cost goes down with each book I get. If they don't have it you can request it (for a credit - lifetime gets 3 credits a month
) and usually in less than a week - yup - an email
miraculously appears from "out there somewhere".
The Kindle marks the last spot you were reading for you. You don't need to fold down the corner. I can mark anything in the book. I can make notes about the passage
too and don't have to write in the margins. This stays on my Kindle and does not go to you with the book if I give it to you. The Kindle is not a scanner but neither is a paper book
oh, you mean look at a picture? Sure I can. Charts
and stuff go off the page so you have to take 12 seconds (or less
) to convert to landscape mode.
Feel and smell are hard to compare. But the ease of use, lightness, ability to hold and use with one or no
hands, lack of "holding" cramps,etc. I suggest it is a "sorta try it, you might like it" kinda thing........
ebooks can be traded by email or direct plug-in. Works like a thumb drive. Pretty dang easy if you ask me.
I can email you the whole 22 books of the Aubry Maturin series in just a little bit.
But I have not been able to get
Defining the wind by Scott Huler
Man is that a great book. Got tired holding the dang thing but it was worth the read. The site publisher does not have it. Oh well. Can't have everything.
Originally Posted by capt_douglas
I have bags of books to read and trade
. And while it'd be nice to use the shelf space for other items I'm not interested in any e-reader for a number of reasons.
- not water resistant
- expensive to buy
- expensive to load (I can buy used books for under $2)
- I can't turn down the corner, mark a passage, or scan an image
- I like the feel of paper, the smell of old paper, and the look of the bookshelf stacked with great reading material
- e-books are very hard to trade