U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Great Debates
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 12-25-2008, 02:46 PM
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
6,810 posts, read 14,582,371 times
Reputation: 8816


I have a Kindle e-book reader (with something approaching 600 books on/for it - it won't hold all of them at once) and I still have paper books. Most of my "hard" library books are history, science, "classic" lit and favorites. The stuff on the Kindle is mostly light reading (mystery, sci fi, fantasy).

Since I live in a rural area, the Kindle is incredibly convenient for me - I can browse Amazon, download samples to the Kindle, decide if I want to buy them and then if I do I can have it in about 20 seconds. (There are many other sources of books for the Kindle other than Amazon, and many of them are free (and legal).

It's true that I won't pay hardback book prices for a Kindle book, nor do I think I should have to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Location: Washington DC
5,915 posts, read 7,084,126 times
Reputation: 948
I have an e-book reader on my Blackberry and while the screen is small, I've had no trouble adjusting to it. If you read in bed at night, it simplifies the logistic since it needs no exterior light.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Great Debates
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top