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Offline himtoo

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kindle or old fashioned books ?
« on: 11 February 2016, 08:28:53 AM »
just thought it would be interesting to see what we all prefer to read on  these days.
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2016, 11:11:14 AM »
Definitely prefer the kindle.  More comfortable to hold and if I go somewhere e.g. To an appointment where I may have to wait around and I finish my book, then I have a choice of new books to start reading right away.  Much less to pack for holidays too. 


Another point is that I have started reading lots of new authors, because their books have been offered free by Amazon.  I've also become a proof reader for an author who writes really good detective novels.


I've been an avid reader since a child and our house was becoming like a library with books we couldn't bring ourselves to chuck out, at least we're not adding to the heaps any longer. 
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #2 on: 11 February 2016, 12:00:10 PM »
I have never bothered with a kindle so I have opted for books.  Maybe I will get one when I have run out of other things to put on my Christmas list!
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #3 on: 11 February 2016, 12:10:00 PM »
Books at the mo as I can get them free from the library  :)
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #4 on: 11 February 2016, 01:15:09 PM »
Haven't voted as there is no option for 'both' Paul !

Certain books will always be wanted in paper - the Discworld, The Hobbit etc, Pumping Insulin, recipe books - the dictionaries/Thesaurus, Haynes workshop manuals (less common these days they are LOL since very few people can work on modern engines themselves and you can hardly recognise an engine as an engine when you open a bonnet)

But for holiday reading can't beat a Kindle - I'm really surprised at you Pauline - it was purely because we can't take as many books as we need on hols due to space, that we had our Kindles in the first place.
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #5 on: 11 February 2016, 03:41:27 PM »
Paper all the way here. I do a lot of on-screen reading for my coursework and research, and I admit the accessibility and storage of it is nice. But I simply don't retain information as well (for scholarly reading) and I find it far less immersive (for leisure reading, although, what's that? LOL!)

Certainly an e-reader is more convenient, especially where space is an issue. But I find that for all that I am a child of the digital age, my brain has not evolved that far - I have a need to interact with a physical object, apparently. And I just like it better.

OH has an e-reader and I was never really inclined to try it. After him using it for a year or two he recently told me that he wants to go back to buying print copies. So I feel oddly justified :P But honestly I do appreciate that e-readers are nice for travelling and quite a bit nicer for reading on than a laptop screen!
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #6 on: 11 February 2016, 04:51:40 PM »
Well we both have our Kindles in 'leather' cases which you open like a book - so it just means that we only read the RH page!  Plus we turn pages, not scroll.  Ours are the original kind - no backlight and no internet access.  Just like a book!  (I could often do with the backlight these days though in very grey weather or the evening - but there again when your eyes are tired from too much reading - it is I suppose the brain's way of telling you that you've had enough, so - so be it!)
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #7 on: 11 February 2016, 06:00:00 PM »
Jenny - you can get Kindle cases with lights - Ours are touch screen and we both have a flip stand cover,  but if you don't want it to stand alone you just fold it flat to hold.

I agree that reference books need to be actual paper ones.
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #8 on: 11 February 2016, 07:54:35 PM »
i am definitely in the kindle camp-- but to be fair i mostly only read for pleasure..

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Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #9 on: 11 February 2016, 08:22:19 PM »
I use both. The last paper book I bought was the last Discworld book, because it just had to sit on the Pratchett shelf with the other 40 odd.
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #10 on: 11 February 2016, 10:21:24 PM »
I'm really surprised at you Pauline - it was purely because we can't take as many books as we need on hols due to space, that we had our Kindles in the first place.

John doesn't read at all, apart from the Gardeners World and Caravan Club Magazines, which I read too.  He sometimes prints sudokus from the internet and takes them with him and I do the same and also have plenty of crosswords puzzles too.   I sometimes take 2 paperbacks with me and never get through both of them.  We have a TV with us as well and if we are lucky enough to find somewhere with Wi-Fi, we have the computers to keep us amused.  We also have a chess set and Scrabble.  At home I can read into the early hours until I feel tired, but when we are away John likes to go to sleep between 10 and 11pm and insists on lights out when he is in bed.  Then he keeps me awake all night with his snoring!   :banghead:

Most of our hols are for just over a week because we can't leave our garden longer than that. Towards the end of the summer, when there is less to do at home, we have spent 3 weeks away but that is the absolute maximum and we only stay away that long if we are travelling any distance, such as southern France.  We also take plenty of plain paper with us in the caravan as it is then that we draw out plans for different parts of our garden or other projects that we want to do.

If you haven't room for many books in your motorhome, Sedge, then I assume yours isn't as big as this one which can can accommodate a Ferrari or a Lamborghini for when you arrive on site?  Lol.

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When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #11 on: 12 February 2016, 09:39:32 AM »
I just use an ebook reader on my tablet or phone - can read any format, no need for a dedicated machine just to read ebooks!


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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #12 on: 12 February 2016, 11:00:17 AM »
I much prefer the kindle type I have that has 'digital ink'. It doesn't have a backlight which makes it easier on the eye. It also works in full sun unlike the more tablet like kindles the rest of my family use. I spend all day looking at screens, so I like paper or my type of kindle for reading.
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2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
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4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #13 on: 12 February 2016, 01:51:03 PM »
Pete's just commented Pauline that he reads about 30 books on holiday but as you know a lot of our hols are a bit longer than yours.

And unfortunately our drive isn't quite long enough to accommodate that RV - otherwise (much as everyone I happen to know) of course we'd have one!!  LOL

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Re: kindle or old fashioned books ?
« Reply #14 on: 12 February 2016, 10:36:37 PM »
Pete's just commented Pauline that he reads about 30 books on holiday but as you know a lot of our hols are a bit longer than yours.

And unfortunately our drive isn't quite long enough to accommodate that RV - otherwise (much as everyone I happen to know) of course we'd have one!!  LOL

30 books!! Crikey, I don't read that many in a year!  I can see why you have a kindle now.

Motorhomes seem to get bigger and bigger with sides that pull out to give extra room.  The bigger they are though the more difficult they are to manoeuvre down the country lanes where the most picturesque and quiet camping sites are.  It's bad enough towing a caravan to some of these sites.   
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"