KMInfinity
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June 26th, 2010, 1:41 pm #61

lexilou wrote:So if you have one of these e-readers, you can just go to the website and read them? These e-readers are like a laptop, sorta, where they connect to the internet through a wireless connection? (Kinda new to the wireless stuff).

Not sure exactly what you're asking.

The majority of public domain works are free online and can be accessed using any computer or laptop.

I can't speak about how the kindle and its sister e-books work. I assume you can connect them to a computer to download the e-book after paying online if it's a book that's copyrighted. At that point it's on the e-book and can be read anywhere, anytime and doesn't need any wireless access.
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Dax
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June 26th, 2010, 9:25 pm #62

Besides loving books-as-objects and loving the 'feel' of a book in my hands, I'm resistant to ever get a kindle or anything like it... I too often want/have to go back over something I've read, and in a book, my brain will 'remember' where it was on the page that I want to go.. if I'm reading on a screen, it's going to be that much harder to find the place I want to return to...

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amy
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June 27th, 2010, 2:47 am #63

Dax wrote:Besides loving books-as-objects and loving the 'feel' of a book in my hands, I'm resistant to ever get a kindle or anything like it... I too often want/have to go back over something I've read, and in a book, my brain will 'remember' where it was on the page that I want to go.. if I'm reading on a screen, it's going to be that much harder to find the place I want to return to...
I so totally agree with this, Dax!!

I actually have three books running right now! I almost never do that but they are of heavy or dry content that I must be able to escape to a new topic.

I did however read The Overton Window in three or four days. I just treated it like I did Tom Clancy when I was in the spy game. Just fiction, no relative crossover, blah, blah, blah...
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June 27th, 2010, 12:42 pm #64

I'm typing from my Kindle so I'll make this short. I looked at both the Kindle and the Nook before I bought my Kindle and the software is far superior on the Kindle. ;) The free classic books are available in all different formats so you don't need an ereader to view them BUT it's wonderful that the books are available in kindle format.

Dax, the Kindle has multiple bookmark, highlight & note capability so you wouldn't have the slightest problem marking your spot or passages. You can also read multiple books simultaneously and it automatically remembers your place on all your books. You can also store 1000 books on the Kindle and unlimited books in archive.

It comes with FREE wifi so you can download your books anytime and in different countries. You can also plug it into your computer with a USB cable and download that way. It will also read/ convert PDF files fir your viewing pleasure.

The best part of the Kindle/Nook is the eink. This makes your reading experience just like a book so there is no glare or eye strain from backlighting unlike a computer thar has terrible glare and causes eyestrain.


The reason I got the Kindle is because you can adjust the font size/style and that has been a lifesaver for my tired old eyes.
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Krystal
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June 27th, 2010, 4:35 pm #65

I am reading a book called "Methland", which is amazing. it is a true book about how Meth is destroying the small towns in America.
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blosslover
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June 27th, 2010, 11:19 pm #66

FInished Unaccustomed Earth this weekend which is a novel of eight short stories.
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June 29th, 2010, 5:40 am #67

Don't remember if I mentioned reading Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder. Very much enjoyed it and was less...depressed/upset by the material than I would have thought.
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amy
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June 29th, 2010, 3:14 pm #68

I thought I posted this already but here's my Chelsea Lately book club recommendations: Jerry Weintraub "When I Stop Talking You'll Know I'm Dead", Molly Ringwald "Getting the Pretty Back", and Shit My Dad says. Can't remember the guys name right now, it was hilarious!
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July 6th, 2010, 3:44 pm #69

Almost done with Methland and really recc it. It not only goes into Meth but the destruction of the food industry as we know it (small farming), bought out by big corps who bring in immigrants and abuse them, leaving the farm towns with no work. And takes a shot at pharmaceuticals too.
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July 7th, 2010, 12:40 am #70

Just finished "Eat, Love, Pray". I know I am probably very late to the game but I liked it. Especially the first and last parts. But I do Love Richard from Texas!
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