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    True....true.....very true...and as gadgety as I am, I can't believe that I seem to be stuck in neutral.

    Maybe it's that my library is within a stone's throw of my house? I am big on reserving and picking up; I could even have them delivered, if I wanted to.

    Even my Vietnamese nail tech, who speaks little clear and easy English, told me to "Keep hope alive!" when I said something about hoping that actual books come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    True....true.....very true...and as gadgety as I am, I can't believe that I seem to be stuck in neutral.

    Maybe it's that my library is within a stone's throw of my house? I am big on reserving and picking up; I could even have them delivered, if I wanted to.

    Even my Vietnamese nail tech, who speaks little clear and easy English, told me to "Keep hope alive!" when I said something about hoping that actual books come back.
    I love my library too. I get audio books. I also love my nook. I really love it on trips because I can takes tons of books with me without adding weight.

    Also, rarely so far, there are a couple of books that were only offered in a digital edition and not in a physical book form. I could read those on a computer but the chair where my computer is isn't nearly as comfortable as my couch.

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    I just traveled to Chicago which involved one really long layover on the way home. I finished one book en route, started another one, finished it in Chicago, started another one for the long trip home... all on the Kindle. I just tore out a few hard Sudoku pages for take-off and landing when the Kindle needed to be shut down.
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    I agree, closeness of the library can be a variable--mine is a 15 minute car ride away. Not much, but a much harder barrier to overcome than a 15 second Amazon visit (only slight exaggeration, if you know what you want). But for travel? Can't beat it.

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    I'm building up libraries of my favorite authors. Right now, I need two more books to complete one author and they are on sale at amazon for less then $3 each! Can't beat that, unless its free. I have also gotten a couple of trilogies for $10 which is pretty cheap. And my husband was thrilled to get a 99 cent zombie short story that he wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I've got a library book on my bed right now! I've had one most of the summer. The price is definitely right!
    You can get library books on a Kindle, too. And I get offers of at least 25-40 FREE books every day. Most are new authors, but I've had some great free reads from them. And if you sign up for the Kindle daily deal e-mail, you get LOTS of $.99 offers (usually more well-known authors). I was a hold-out for a long time, but I had to go back to a regular book recently and I ended up only reading half of it because it wasn't as convenient as the Kindle.

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    I have it priortized behind the smartphone that I am determined to get, so maybe I'll hit it by Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I have it priortized behind the smartphone that I am determined to get, so maybe I'll hit it by Christmas.
    I really think once you Kindle, you won't go back...lmao! It's so damn convenient.
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    I'm on the best seller "free" list a couple times a day on my kindle. There's been a coupel series I really got into on there.
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    I finally got my Kindle Touch last week and I'm so glad. Since I wanted to try before buy, a few months ago, I borrowed an e-reader from the public library. It was a Nook, and I like that, too. I borrowed one that came loaded because there was less of a wait list for that than for the empty ones. One of the best things was that from a pre-load I discovered an author that I adore and I can't believe that I'd never found him earlier. I read a lot of genres including the classics, but I do love both science fiction and mystery writer. Coben is a multi=award winning author (Edgar, Shamas, and Anthony). He has a series, the Myron Bolitar mysteries that I can't get enough of. So, I thank the e-reader for letting me find him.

    I had a hard time choosing between Kindle and Nook. I think I'd like to have both, but the deciding factor was that I had enough Amazon certificates from doings surveys to get the Kindle for $34.00. I also love that so many of the classics are freebies.
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