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    Nook or Kindle?

    What's your favorite ereader? And what would you recommend for reading books downloaded from the library?

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    playbook.
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    I've been using tea leaves, but I'm looking for something a little more digital.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab with Nook and Kindle apps

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    I'd go with a Kindle. I think they're bigger.
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    Kindle - easy to use, cheap... and Amazon isn't likely to go bankrupt anytime soon. Kindle has thousands of free books, too. Get it with the free "whispernet" download! I think I've read about 250 books since I got mine last x-mas!
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    My wife has one of the original Kindles. She literally reads from it while brushing her teeth she loves it so much.
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    I have Kindle WiFi.I went with it over Nook because it had latest e-ink. Now nook has it also, it's a tougher choice. Basically it comes down to whether you want to use microsd card, and whether you like Barnes and Nobles or Amazon.
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    there's a suspiciously flat package under the tree with my name on it. Hmmmmmmm.
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    Capt - is one end slanted? If so, you're in luck!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    While my husband complains I use my Kindle too much, he also told me to buy a Kindle for one of our friends who is seriously missing all the paperbacks I used to pass on to him......
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Kindle for sure.

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    I'm not really in the market for a tablet, but something like the Samsung Galaxy looks interesting. You can get the keyboard to go along with it and do some typing.
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    fine, i'll say it. nook simple touch. all the way. .pdf support, don't have to have a smart USB to charge it, and it has page turn buttons on the device (which is great for reading through gloves/ ziploc bags (to keep the water out, duh!), or if you hate smudged screens. also longer battery life. kindle claims 2 months based on 30 minutes of reading per day, B&N claims 2 months based on an hour of reading per day. plus my mom was a B&N member, so i got to use her discount card on mine.

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    I have a Kindle but prefer the new Nook.

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    Right now I read all my books on my iPhone

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    We have 2 nooks, they have had a couple of problems with them. Files sometimes disappear. I bought my son a kindle fire for Christmas.

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    I received the Fire for Christmas. A couple interesting things I learned about it: I can charge it with a conventional micro USB cable from the computer, the same as my Samsung Android smartphone; and downloading the Overmedia software allows me to access the free ePub books at my library, not just the Kindle books.
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    I got a Kindle for Christmas, when I went to download a book from my library(for free), I had to go to Amazon to download the book to the Kindle. Kind of a pain in the a$$, since I can download directly to my iPhone from my library.

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    Can both devices use books downloaded from the local public library? (In this case, Denver)
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    My wife loves her Kindle I got her last Christmas. Got her the 3G version, she can get new books on the road any time she needs one. The e-ink is easy on the eyes and the battery.
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    I love my Kindle. I have the 3G keyboard version (bought October 2010). I've read over 100 books on it now.
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    Kindle for Android, here.
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