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Question 

Do you own an e-reader? If so, what is your favourite thing about it?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

Answer


I always said I would never get an e-reader, paper was king and I wouldn’t go digital.  Then I got an iPod which I loved then I thought well if this is good maybe a kindle won’t be so bad.

What tipped me was a book I wanted was £7.99 in paperback and 99p for the kindle.  My first kindle came shortly after.  It was a Kindle Fire and it was great but died after about 18months and was replaced with a new model Fire which then died after about 24 months and then I decided that I would get a Paperwhite.  It has lasted for nearly two years and is still going strong.

I love the fact the battery lasts for ages, its easy to read and it can be read in bright sunlight or during the night with no issues.

I also use for graphic novels the app Panel on my ipad for easy reading, Adobe Digital Editions for random ones that can’t be read on anything else and recently the NetGalley app for colourful books and comics.

I still love paper but I adore my Kindle.


18 comments

  1. I love physical books the best, but I do have a Paperwhite that I LOVE. It really does hold up well, and I love that I can read it at night without needing more light. I've been reading more e-books in the last couple years, so it's super handy for that - and for carrying around lots of books at once. hah I'll always love a physical book though, and most of the time, I prefer that over an e-book.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I love both but if I have a particular favourite book I’ll buy it in both so I have it for my shelf! It’s definitely handy for carrying about and massive books aren’t quite so cumbersome on a kindle!

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  2. I felt the same way about Kindles and paper books, but my sister really wanted to get me one for Christmas last year. Turned out to be a lifesaver when COVID hit, my library closed, and all I had access to was its digital collection!

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    1. I think they have been brilliant, they are such a clever gadget, I won’t give up books though!

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  3. I love my kindle. I have a paperwhite (which is quite old, but still works), an Oasis (my go-to), and two fires (one small, one larger). I was surprised to see your fires died. I have had no issues.

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    1. My kids actually had one each too and after about eighteenth months they gave up!

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  4. I saw the joy of an e-reader when our library closed in April, and I could only get e-books.

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  5. I've had my paperwhite for over 5 years now and love it! It still goes strong. Battery not as strong as it was, but still last quite good! We just struggled to get a new cover last year, but then my husband found this really awesome one. You can see a photo of it on my blogpost.

    I also still prefer paper and read about 3 x times more printed books than kindle, but my kindle is one of my most precious possessions!

    Have a wonderful weekend Heather.

    Elza Reads

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    1. I love my paper books but I’m probably reading more on my kindle, it’s really due to I do most of my reading in the dark when my husband is asleep, the built in light comes in handy!

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  6. It did take me a while to convert from the printed page, but after I did I loved it. I'm a big fan of my Kindle Paperwhite, too. I recently bought a waterproof one to replace my old one.

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    1. A waterproof one sounds good, I have had too many near misses with my coffee!

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  7. I have several, but only one is just an e-reader alone. The others are Kindle tablets, and you are right, they only last a couple of years. I do everything on mine, though, so I think they are worth it for me. 👏👏👏✨

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    1. I loved my fire, it was great but after several replacements I lost faith and it coincided with my husband buying me an iPad and my parents buying me a Paperwhite. My life is now complete!

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  8. My Kindle is much easier to use but refuses to show me page numbers EVER which I find annoying. My Kobo has teenage strops and plays up but it does have the page numbers. I enjoy having a ton of books in one space less than the size of a dvd!

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    1. I remember going on holiday with loads of books, now I just have my little plastic book!

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  9. I prefer traditional print books, but have a Nook and it comes in handy when I'm reading a huge book. I think the last time I used it was when I was read 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

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    1. I have tried and failed to read The Stand with paperback and audio, now I’m hoping the kindle will help me get to the end!

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