It doesn't feel like a book. It doesn't smell like a book. It doesn't sound like a book. It doesn't have the heft of a book. I can't take it into the bathtub with me.

Regardless of all that, I love it. There are times where I know I will buy the printed version instead, but I have found a place in my book filled world for this kindle. It can hold 3500 books. Every flat surface in my room is covered with piles of books. I think it was time to join this century.


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How did you decide on a Kindle instead of a Nook? I know there are other options, but those are the two that come to the forefront. And are your books backed up digitally somewhere if you change devices (other than a pc?). How is battery life? I have so many questions. I am intrigued by the electronic readers.

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The kindle screen looks like the page of a book. The Nook screen looks like a computer screen. I stare at computer screens all day every day from about the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep.

I didn't want an e-reader that looked anything like a computer. For a long time I resisted the call of them but my dad ordered my mom one for Christmas, and he asked me to set it up for her. Apparently because I'm younger, I'm hip to all this newfangled technology even though I'd never set eyes on a kindle before. Obviously, I fell in love with it.

This is the one my mom has:

The full size of it is about the size of a trade paperback. The screen of it is comparable to the size of a mass market paperback.

Mine is:

My SCREEN is the size of the smaller kindle linked above, or the size of a trade paperback. Since that is my preferred book size of choice, it's perfect for me. Mine is always connected to the internet through cell phone towers. (As an aside, I didn't ask for the DX, but due to some serious fuckery on the part of Best Buy towards my fiance, that's what I got. At employee cost, which worked out to $25 more than the smaller Kindle 3)

Both of ours hold 3500 books. Yes. THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED. Nook can only hold 1500. I think Kindle's formatting is proprietary for the device so I don't know about backup elsewhere.

Hers has a battery life of up to a month with wireless off.
I find that as much as I read, I'm charging it once a week. I can turn Whispernet off, but I don't see the need to. I don't know about the Nook's battery life.

I'm sure that you can do more on a Nook since it does look and act more like a computer, but I wanted a BOOK. And that's what I got.

Oh, my book also can read to me if I feel like it. I can listen to audiobooks I put on it. I think it can hold my music too, if I should so choose to put any on there.

I love it. I have a nice leather case that holds it and I got a small led booklight that tucks into the case.

Um... That's all I can really think of right now, but if you have more questions, please ask :)



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