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Old 07-15-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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I used to have one of the big Kindles, the DX, almost 10". Very heavy and not as convenient to carry around as the Oasis with the 6" screen. I wish they'd come out with a large size in eink again. I have a 10" tablet with the Kindle app, but it's hard on my eyes to read off a tablet/laptop/computer screen for very long.

I just have the original 7 in Kindle fire. I enlarge the font and problem solved!
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Question for those who will only read paper books:

How often do you travel via planes or trains every year? Have you ever put heavy books in a backpack along with all the other carry on items? Can you fit thick paper books into the seat backs on a plane?

Not very often, but occasionally.



Yes.



Yes.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:00 PM
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Yes, there's nothing like a real book.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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I agree.....nothing like a real book.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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I've never had the battery die on a book...
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Question for those who will only read paper books:

How often do you travel via planes or trains every year?
I stopped traveling via planes (trains have never been a travel method of mine) more than a decade ago.

However, even when I did fly several times a year I did not take books with me. When I was single, on a transatlantic flight I might pick up a cheap paperback book for a one-time read but after age 35 all my flights were with a child along and let's face it: who has TIME to read under those conditions? LOL It was much easier to just watch the in-flight movie.

If I had to travel via plane or train for longer than an hour or so nowadays, I'd take my iPad mini and play games on it. That's the only thing I use it for anyway, LOL. I used to sit in doctors waiting rooms bored to tears (if they didn't have a tv; most do, now, anyhow) because I didn't want to read the "germy" magazines ... so now I just tuck my iPad mini into my purse and play one of the dozen or so games that are on it instead. Right now I happen to be addicted to Gardenscapes, Homescapes, Cats Are Cute, and The Room: Old Sins. Plenty to keep me busy there.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I stopped traveling via planes (trains have never been a travel method of mine) more than a decade ago.

However, even when I did fly several times a year I did not take books with me. When I was single, on a transatlantic flight I might pick up a cheap paperback book for a one-time read but after age 35 all my flights were with a child along and let's face it: who has TIME to read under those conditions? LOL It was much easier to just watch the in-flight movie.

If I had to travel via plane or train for longer than an hour or so nowadays, I'd take my iPad mini and play games on it. That's the only thing I use it for anyway, LOL. I used to sit in doctors waiting rooms bored to tears (if they didn't have a tv; most do, now, anyhow) because I didn't want to read the "germy" magazines ... so now I just tuck my iPad mini into my purse and play one of the dozen or so games that are on it instead. Right now I happen to be addicted to Gardenscapes, Homescapes, Cats Are Cute, and The Room: Old Sins. Plenty to keep me busy there.

Someone who takes a book or two for the child, as well.


I take a book (usually paperback, but sometimes hardback - whatever I'm reading at the moment) with me literally everywhere just in case I have to wait. As does my husband. Waiting has never bothered me for this reason. I'd as soon leave the house without a book as without my purse or my right arm.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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I still read paper books. I pick them up at the thrift, library and occasionally, the airport. I’ll read paper, or digital…I don’t have a preference, whatever is readily available. I also enjoy listening to books as well. I move around too much to hang on to books though.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:54 PM
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Yes, all the time. I'm just finishing Seige.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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One of the greatest pleasures of my retirement is that I can waste an entire afternoon rummaging through a used book store and not feel like Im wasting productive time.
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