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Subject: another great use for ereader
Date Posted: 2/22/2011 7:49 AM ET
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can prop it up on the tummy when reading on ones back when one's hand is out of commission due to surgery...

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 11:18 AM ET
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Yup - that's why my sis and I bought one for my mom last spring....she was having hand surgery and we figured it would be easier to hold than a book.   I have her on my account, so she has access to all my books.

Did you have surgery?   Happy healing!


Date Posted: 2/22/2011 6:48 PM ET
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yes i had hand surgery yesterday, the second on the right hand and third total. I got my kindle several months after the first surgeries so didn't appreciate it the way i do now!

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 7:16 PM ET
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Good luck with healing from the surgery!

You can also prop an ereader up on a pillow and read while lying on your side - my fave.

Date Posted: 2/23/2011 6:17 AM ET
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Oh yeah, thats awesome! I can see where having a nook would be helpful there!

It is also helpful when you have a cat in your arms!

My cat curls up with me in the evenings and it is real hard to hold a book, hold her and turn the pages at the same time. I have dropped my book and lost my place so many times, I can't even count!

But holding a nook is sooo much easier and by just flicking my thump I can turn the page without disturbing the kitty!

Date Posted: 2/23/2011 6:27 AM ET
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Also since my boyfriend won't touch my Kindle, he can't take my bookmark out and switch it around like he does with my paper books. It took me weeks before I caught on to his trick.I kept thinking I had dropped the book and the marker fell out!

Date Posted: 2/23/2011 3:06 PM ET
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Oh I agree with Wendy. We can't be disturbing the cat on us. My cat likes to rub against my Kindle as I'm reading, then she settles down to nap.


Date Posted: 2/23/2011 3:56 PM ET
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I've got a little metal book/paper stand that I used to use for when I'm inputting genealogy stuff, but mostly it's hidden in a corner.  I use it every day when I eat lunch and dinner.  My Nook fits right in it.  I can read without holding.

Date Posted: 2/23/2011 4:11 PM ET
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I have an ancient computer which is very slow, so if I'm doing something on a website that takes a really long time to load pages, I keep my Sony Reader next to me and read the downloaded news while waiting.  I used to try to keep a book on my desk for that purpose, but it was aggravating to keep opening and closing it, and remembering my place.  Very handy!