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Old 03-01-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I do.

As much as I didn't want a Kindle, that's as much as I love it now. It's so much lighter than a hardcover book. It's great that I can borrow Kindle books from the library, without the expense of buying them and the hassle of leaving the house to go get them. It's so much more comfortable to read in bed -- I can even lie on my side since there's no "other side" of the book on the Kindle to get squished by the pillows.

I still don't read *all* my books on the Kindle -- there are many that I still buy used from Amazon resellers -- so I have a pretty good mix of both.

And because I have such a good mix of both, I've discovered something: I seem to get through a book quicker on the Kindle than when I'm reading paper.

I don't know if it's because it's so much less cumbersome, which makes me want to read more. I don't know if it's because every "page" is shorter, so "just a few more pages" doesn't take a long time, no matter how many times I say "just a few more pages and then I'll go to sleep." I don't know if the easy page-turning saves *that* much time. I don't know if it's because I don't (can't) leaf through the pages, just for the heck of it. I don't know if it's because I don't go back -- although I could -- to re-read something. I don't know exactly why, but I find that books get read quicker on my Kindle than if I'm reading a paper book.

Have you found that to be the case for you, too?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Yep, I'm reading more than ever with my Kindle.

But I've gone almost entirely with Kindle. I have a hardcover I won for free on Goodreads and I keep wishing I had it on Kindle instead!
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Yep, I'm reading more than ever with my Kindle.

But I've gone almost entirely with Kindle. I have a hardcover I won for free on Goodreads and I keep wishing I had it on Kindle instead!
Yeah, I can understand that, especially because of the weight of a hardcover.

It's really funny, though, how much quicker I read on the Kindle. After the first few books that I zipped through on the Kindle, I panicked, thinking "Oh my gosh, am I reading CONDENSED versions of these books???" But, no, I wasn't. It's so interesting...
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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I resisted the Kindle too but am a happy convert Like you, I still read paper books but most of my book reading is on the Kindle now. The weight is ideal - even with a flip cover. Bed reading is the best for the reason you mentioned and also reading while on my back and using my tummy as the table when the cover is flipped open easel-style.

I'd say I go through more books with the Kindle but not necessarily much faster than a real book. My reading style is different, though. With a real book, I always read to natural stopping places - a break within a chapter or the end of a chapter, for example. I tend to read for longer per session with a real book than with Kindle. With the Kindle I'll read whatever I can while I'm out and stop when I need to because it's my appointment time or whatever. So, I'll read more short bursts on the Kindle in addition to hunkering down at home for longer when I feel like it. I think that's why I finish more books with Kindle - but the overall time it takes to read each book seems equivalent to real books - it's just that the hours are broken up differently.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I resisted the Kindle too but am a happy convert Like you, I still read paper books but most of my book reading is on the Kindle now. The weight is ideal - even with a flip cover. Bed reading is the best for the reason you mentioned and also reading while on my back and using my tummy as the table when the cover is flipped open easel-style.

I'd say I go through more books with the Kindle but not necessarily much faster than a real book. My reading style is different, though. With a real book, I always read to natural stopping places - a break within a chapter or the end of a chapter, for example. I tend to read for longer per session with a real book than with Kindle. With the Kindle I'll read whatever I can while I'm out and stop when I need to because it's my appointment time or whatever. So, I'll read more short bursts on the Kindle in addition to hunkering down at home for longer when I feel like it. I think that's why I finish more books with Kindle - but the overall time it takes to read each book seems equivalent to real books - it's just that the hours are broken up differently.
Ha! So my theory is getting holes poked into it.

I also stop at natural breaks but somehow, somehow, the book seems to end quicker on a Kindle. Maybe it's just my imagination, though. Or maybe I actually just enjoy it more. I don't know.

Call me stumped. (Just don't call me Stumpy, I know that I'm short.)
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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I don't have an e-reader, but I have read thousands of e-books on the computer. For me, the reading goes much faster with a monitor than with a physical book. I normally read four or five e-books versus three physical books each week.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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I don't have an e-reader, but I have read thousands of e-books on the computer. For me, the reading goes much faster with a monitor than with a physical book. I normally read four or five e-books versus three physical books each week.
Okay! The theory is rebuilding itself! Interesting...!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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I read faster on the Kindle app on the iPad. Sometimes I wish I had a Kindle though since the iPad gets heavy if I'm holding it in my hands when reading.

I still read regular books too. I find that I can only read a couple at a time on the iPad before I want to be holding a book and physically turning the pages. I'm perfectly content having both options available to me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Yes I do. Glad you made this thread because I wasn't sure if it was just me. But yeah, with the Kindle, I get through books much, much quicker than I did with regular books.

I love my kindle, even got a light for it for reading at night
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:49 AM
 
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I read faster on the Kindle app on the iPad. Sometimes I wish I had a Kindle though since the iPad gets heavy if I'm holding it in my hands when reading.

I still read regular books too. I find that I can only read a couple at a time on the iPad before I want to be holding a book and physically turning the pages. I'm perfectly content having both options available to me.
I swing both ways, too... so to speak. I do like my paper sometimes, but I guess because the Kindle isn't heavy like an iPad, I don't have that issue.

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Yes I do. Glad you made this thread because I wasn't sure if it was just me. But yeah, with the Kindle, I get through books much, much quicker than I did with regular books.

I love my kindle, even got a light for it for reading at night
It's really a funny phenomena, isn't it?
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