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Subject: Adapting to my new ereader
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 11:25 AM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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Well, I am finally the owner of an ereader. I have been "umming  & erring" about it for a year or so, thinking I "should" get one, but being reluctant to change. But, my DH took the decision out of my (indecisive) hands and I now am the proud owner of a Kindle paperwhite.

It feels so strange - please tell me I'm not the only one who felt this initially. It's just not "a book" LOL Please tell me that I am not alone in this, and that this weirdness passes. 

In the meantime - off to read threads here, browse amazon, and download :-)



Last Edited on: 5/29/13 11:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 12:41 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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it does pass once you get sucked into your first story :) 

Date Posted: 5/29/2013 1:17 PM ET
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Yeah, once you find a story that pulls you in you won't care so much what the 'container' is like.

And if you find something you'd like to change about it, ask! There are a lot of tips and tricks to various machines that you may not know exist that'll make your reading more pleasant.

And Freereadfeed.com today lists 8,234 free kindle books. Ought to be something out there that'll get you going for free. smiley

Date Posted: 5/30/2013 10:45 AM ET
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Yes, that's the way it is no matter what ereader you have.  Now I read almost exclusively ebooks.

Date Posted: 5/30/2013 7:42 PM ET
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Oh yes, I definitely felt that way at first.  But then you find a sale or a coupon code on that WL book you've been wanting FOREVER and you love the instant gratification.

Of course, I still love paper books.  I'm one of those people that likes to read the first few chapters and then skip ahead to the end to see what's gonna happen.  Not so easy to do on an ereader.  Hard to get the ebook to open up to those few pages you just like to read over and over again.