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E-readers galore

 

I recently posted on Facebook about a problem I’m facing with my Kindle. Let me start by saying I sparkly, heart love my Kindle…but one of them died a miserable death a few months ago and yesterday, my second was on life support. I was able to bring it back from the brink, but I doubt it’s long for this world.

I got quite a few comments on what people like best about their e-readers. I haven’t used anything (except on my laptop and phone, but even that is minimal) except Kindle. I have access to over 8000 books in my cloud…so breaking free of Amazon’s hold on me would be difficult. When I replace my reader, it would have to be able, like a tablet, to download the Kindle app, or it would probably have to be a Kindle…of course, I can still read Kindle books on my computer and on my phone…so maybe not.

I guess, what I’m saying is I am open to suggestion. The Kindle is great, but is a bit of a unitasker.  Now, if I had my druthers, I would read strictly paper. I love the smell of a new book, the stiffness of brand new binding, the finish on the cover. Even when I published my book, the publication of the e-book wasn’t quite as exciting as getting the proof copy of the print book in the mail. My back issues ruined the nerves in my hands and holding books open for more than 20 minutes at a time is painful…so if I want to continue reading as much as I do, an e-reader is necessary.

What’s your favorite method of reading? Do you use an e-reader? If so, what do you love about it?

 

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