Nook or Kindle??

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  1. JustMe

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    Bored?! I can't even begin to understand that. I was both fascinated by the world she created and shocked by the parrallels I could draw between the book and our reality. Hopefully it gets better for you! :)
     
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    Okay, good to know! We're getting my mom one for her bday and I don't think she will mind the ads.
     
  3. lnm130

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    I think I've decided on the new Nook that is coming out. Not the color one. I like that the Nook is able to download books from my library.

    I don't think I'd like the color one as much because I'd like to read it outside, and feel like I am reading a 'book'. I want the e-ink.
     
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    I got the new Nook, and I absolutely love it! Just in time for my road trip to New Orleans next week!

    Now, I got it hooked up to download the free books from Barnes and Noble, as well as my library. Any other resources for free books I should know about?
     
  5. bandnerdtx

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    If you're on facebook, make sure you "like" Cheap e-Reads, The Nookhood and Free Nookbooks. They all publish deals as they appear on the BN site.

    Also KOBO and Smashwords usually have great deals.
     
  6. old_School

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    I'd suggest throwing a extra 50 bucks in and just buy your self a cheap laptop lol E Machine laptops work just fine for simple things like reading ebooks etc and offer more functions then the other devices for about the same price
     
  7. bandnerdtx

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    The difference, Old School, is that the older Nooks and the Kindle aren't back lit, so you don't have to worry about eye strain. It's also easy to read in the sun for that very reason. :)
     
  8. Caesar753

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    Plus it's a lot easier to throw the nook or Kindle into your purse than it is to try to fit a whole laptop in there.
     
  9. Aliceacc

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    I'm loving the Kindle I got Pete for Christmas!!!

    The kids wanted to go into the pool this afternoon. I asked them to wait for 5 minutes, went to the basment, logged onto Amazon, and spent $0.99 for a book that was on my "wish list." It had downloaded by the time I got upstairs, and I was able to read as I played "lifeguard."

    The screen is incredibly easy to read in sunlight (yes, this is eating my words when I said I would never use one.) It's going to make my lifeguard time in the yard so much nicer, now that I'll always have something to read.
     
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    All of my books on my Kindle I have gotten from "liking" things on Facebook.
     
  11. JustMe

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    I've seen it advertised several times that it takes less than sixty seconds to download a book to a Kindle, which is of course no time, but I have to say it's never taken more than maybe ten seconds. Super, super fast! You click the order button and then home, and it's there by the time you get there.
     
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    Oh, yeah, it's instantaneous.

    Theh "five minutes" were so they would give me more than 30 seconds to find something to read--- time is relative when you're ready to hit the water!
     
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    These are the ones I've found on FB that are free or greatly reduced: pixel of ink, amazon kindle, inspired reads & Ereader News Today. I think most of mine have come from POI. There's also smashwords.
     
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    Sorry if this has already been answered (who has time to read all eight pages??:dizzy:).

    Is it possible on either the Nook or Kindle to download from sites like NetGalley.com?
     
  16. FarFromHome

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    I haven't looked at NetGalley, but you can download from any site if the books are in the correct format needed for either the Kindle or Nook. You save them to your computer and then either plug it in to the computer or email the books (this is with the Kindle).
     
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    Same is true with the Nook. You just need to make sure you save it as an ePub.
     
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    I am THIS close to buying a Nook.
    I haven't read this whole thread in a while so it may have been mentioned, but quick question, for those of you who have the Nook, how long does the battery last? And is it one of those batteries where you plug into the wall to charge?
     
  19. Caesar753

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    It has a USB end that connects to a wall charger or to you computer.

    My battery lasts for a few weeks, and when I read I read for hours at a time, so this is an amazing feat! Many people I know who read a little less intensely than I do can get theirs to last for months. One way to preserve the battery life is to keep the nook on "airplane mode" whenever not needing to be online.
     
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    What does it mean when someone says that the kindle has free internet?
     

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