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Has anyone who was previously anti e-readers got one and been converted?
I think I want one to get me back into reading, but I love having a shelf full of books.

ETA: A big deciding factor is that i'll be moving to Florida for a year in April - involving a lack of luggage space, abandoned books and poolside reading. 
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[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-17 11:05 pm (UTC)

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Kind of. After being against them for a few years, I finally decided that I wanted one. I got one last Christmas and....well, it's got pros and cons. I'm disappointed in the amount of free books I've been able to get (on an unrelated note, if anyone knows where to get some good ones for the Nook, let me know!). Also, the free books available for the Nook have SO MANY TYPOS, to the point where some books are unreadable IMO. But it is really nice and portable. I like being able to throw it in my purse, and the battery life is absolutely fantastic. And, if you pay for your books, it's great. I love being able to adjust the font and read one-handed. Great for travel, too.
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-12-19 09:16 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-19 09:57 pm (UTC)

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Thanks! :)
[User Picture]From: feathersgirl
2012-12-17 11:05 pm (UTC)

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I didn't want an e-reader at all but my husband got me one about two years ago anyways. I can't imagine reading without it now! I love it so much. I like to read a lot of history books about ww2 though so usually i will still buy those. I love that i can browse the library online and "check out" books at home vs going.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-18 06:13 pm (UTC)

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what kind did your husband get you?
[User Picture]From: lillyluna
2012-12-17 11:06 pm (UTC)

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There's no rule that says you must buy e-books or paper books. You can actually do both. Shocking, I know.
[User Picture]From: plasmic_slime
2012-12-17 11:26 pm (UTC)

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But if i've spent money on a book I want the physical version. But if I have a reader I also want to read it on that. Ideal world would be if books came with the e-reader version.
[User Picture]From: lillyluna
2012-12-17 11:38 pm (UTC)

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I tend to buy physical copies of books I really enjoy but like I can go on vacation and bring 500 books with me on my ipad and it doesn't weight anything down. I read really fast so an ebook is way more useful to me.
[User Picture]From: alexi_lupin
2012-12-18 07:03 am (UTC)

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I wish they did this - like with movies how you often get a digital copy with your physical one.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2012-12-17 11:07 pm (UTC)

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I've been sort of against them for myself, but I caved for my kids and suggested to my parents that they buy them Kindles, which they'll be getting for Christmas. With my kids, I feel like it bridges the divide between electronics and books. They'll be happy to have a new e-gadget and I suspect likely to read more and be less compelled to ask to get on the computer or the Wii or tv if they have a fun electronic gadget to use for reading.

I have an iPad, and I do have some books on it. I don't tend to read them as quickly as I do paper books, though. But if we go on a trip, I'll be glad to have my iPad loaded with some books. Our last trip, I ran out of books to read and was left wondering what the heck to do with myself. I was envious of a traveling companion that was happily reading away on her Kindle, with the potential to download endless additional reading material should she feel so compelled.
[User Picture]From: tamaracat
2012-12-17 11:14 pm (UTC)

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I don't have an e-reader per se, but I have an iPad (since September) and have yet to read any books on it. (I also have a shelf full of unread books which could be why). My husband says when I finish the 120 or so unread books on the shelf he will buy me an e-reader, but I just love getting used books so I doubt I'll ever want one.
[User Picture]From: siren_songs
2012-12-17 11:16 pm (UTC)

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Yes. I was allllll about "real" books, but I got a Kindle almost two years ago and it's the best thing that ever happened to me.
[User Picture]From: mikehz
2012-12-17 11:30 pm (UTC)

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I love my Kindle. My favorite feature is that I can cross-platform it with my iPod Touch and iPad, and it will pick up where I left off. The iPod is just so much easier to carry around--especially at work, when I'm trying to be...stealthy.
[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-17 11:39 pm (UTC)

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I have a kindle keyboard and I love it. I get all my books on a screen that doesn't blind me with light, works in really bright light, and I don't have to use what precious little space I have in my apartment on books.
[User Picture]From: trashyprincess
2012-12-18 12:39 am (UTC)

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I got my boyfriend a kindle keyboard for his birthday last year. I was completely against e-readers but he wanted one since he travels a lot with work so I broke down and bought it for him. He lent it to me while I was stuck in the hospital and I am now a huge fan! I still love owning hard copies of books but the kindle is definitely a great buy.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-12-18 02:23 am (UTC)

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I was previous dubious about them, but I love my Kindle to bits.
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2012-12-18 03:39 am (UTC)

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i love my nook because books are so accessible (i just search the title of a book and add "epub" on google and something usually comes up) but reading on it for long periods of time hurts my eyes, and it's terrible in the light. at my office if i have it laying flat on the table i can't read it, and in the sun is absolutely out of the question.
[User Picture]From: oh_honestly_
2012-12-18 06:06 am (UTC)

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Do you have a Nook with a backlit screen? Because I don't have trouble with lighting at all (I have a Nook simple touch).
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2012-12-18 03:47 pm (UTC)

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i have the nook color :(
[User Picture]From: evolve
2012-12-18 04:14 am (UTC)

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I never wanted one, but I have had one for a couple of years now. I only recently started using it and I would never buy a book for it. I use e-libraries and free pdfs. It's a shitty Pandigital Novel so I'm not sure how I'd feel about a better quality one. It will never replace my two walls full of books.
[User Picture]From: automatik
2012-12-18 04:56 am (UTC)

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After having an e-reader for 4 years, it's now a paperweight. I only read 10-20 books on it. I like being able to flip pages, check the top of the book to see how far I am, and of course a nice full shelf.
[User Picture]From: alexi_lupin
2012-12-18 07:10 am (UTC)

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You can keep your shelf of books! I love being able to read several books at the same time on my Kindle (sometimes I'm in the mood for one book and not another) and being able to take them all with me is great. Plus it's good if the book I'm reading is very cumbersome or heavy in its physical form. The other thing I love is being able to change the text size, spacing, and font. I usually feel nauseated if I read in the car but with my Kindle I can make the writing big enough that I don't feel sick reading it.
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-12-18 08:32 am (UTC)

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Unrelated to your question, but congratulations on your decision to work for Disney! I'm a native Floridian so if you have any questions feel free to pm me!
[User Picture]From: plasmic_slime
2012-12-18 12:35 pm (UTC)

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Ah! I will! I leave 19 weeks today which seems like nothing!
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-18 03:22 pm (UTC)

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cutting in: one of my friends just worked for Disney for a semester through their internship program and LOVED it. she's actually moving down there she enjoyed it so much!
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-18 03:21 pm (UTC)

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I love my Kindle - it's one of the earlier ones with the keyboard. I don't buy regular books because I don't have a ton of extra money but I'm still comfortable reading print even though I've had my Kindle, lol. If you're concerned about space I'd definitely recommend it!