Friday, December 02, 2011


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Z said...

I read books on my iPad and phone, and very useful it is, being able to get them out at any time. However, the main practical annoyance to me is that I can't flick back easily to check a detail in the way I do with a real book. And I don't get a sense of how far through the book I am.

Pat said...

Z: good point. I expect most of us don't realise that. Could be irritating.

angryparsnip said...

I still don't like the way they feel in my hands I guess it is the size ? Plus the lack of color.
Or maybe I am just a Luddite ?

Good News about the family visit !

cheers, parsnip

Anonymous said...

I just bought an iriver story HD and I have to say I enjoy reading books on it more than I would have expected. The screen is very good and the e-ink is easy on the eyes, so I don't get tired quickly (I hate reading on anything back-lit like a tablet). With the new firmware installed it also shows me how far I am in a book, and I can simply search for a title if I don't feel like scrolling through the whole list. You can also select the page you want to go to in a book, although the e-reader keeps track of where you are in which book. For me though the main advantage is that I can take as many books as I like along with me to work, or on the metro or train in a very small and lightweight device. Plus, we are completely out of storage space for books.


john.g. said...

I've decided against buying a Kindle for now. The newly released books are pretty expensive.

Zoe said...

"Out of a Clear Sky". I loved it although am still unsure of the ending! I'll have a good book to hold any day. If I travelled a lot, then I would understand the need for a Kindle - but they aren't for me.