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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:08 PM
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I would not recommend a Nook. I had an early one, it never had many features implemented and just seemed to stall after it was bought. The Kindle is the premier ebook store and since this is a "lifetime" purchase... I would go with the market leader (kindle is by a wide margin). The books I bought for my nook would appear to be at a dead end. Maybe I can get an android app for the nook, but that would be silly since I only have a smattering of books on it.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Well, I guess I'd better do some more hinting around about it to find out that answer.
Go shopping at wally with her someday, and visit the reader counter to see what draws her in.

Or.


If she likes to go to B&N, get the Nook.

If she likes Amazon, especially if she has Amazon Prime, get the Kindle.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I would not recommend a Nook. I had an early one, it never had many features implemented and just seemed to stall after it was bought. The Kindle is the premier ebook store and since this is a "lifetime" purchase... I would go with the market leader (kindle is by a wide margin). The books I bought for my nook would appear to be at a dead end. Maybe I can get an android app for the nook, but that would be silly since I only have a smattering of books on it.
I bought a Nook, and I bought a Kindle 2. I kept using the Kindle 2, and replaced it with a Kindle Keyboard (kindle 3rd gen). The Nook will likely end up on ebay soon if I choose to end its repurpose as 'thing what lays around that I no longer use.'
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I would not recommend a Nook. I had an early one, it never had many features implemented and just seemed to stall after it was bought. The Kindle is the premier ebook store and since this is a "lifetime" purchase... I would go with the market leader (kindle is by a wide margin). The books I bought for my nook would appear to be at a dead end. Maybe I can get an android app for the nook, but that would be silly since I only have a smattering of books on it.
IG, do you have another e-reader (prog)?

If so, again why don't you convert your books to allow them to be used on it?
(Assuming that format is the problem.. )
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:13 PM
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I was told by the wife that the nook is the one. No room for argument there.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:28 PM
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We have a kindle fire. The wife really likes it.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:30 PM
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We have a kindle fire. The wife really likes it.
Well, just to save time, I agree that you know everything, Rum!

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Well, just to save time, I agree that you know everything, Rum!

I don't think he knows what he talking about here. Hum... Now how can I work politics into this?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Cause it's Bush's fault
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:38 PM
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IG, do you have another e-reader (prog)?

If so, again why don't you convert your books to allow them to be used on it?
(Assuming that format is the problem.. )
I have lots of ways to get the books back. My own personal morality would have no problem with using a backup copy (in what ever format I desire) of already purchased media.

I am just glad I only spent a small amount (relative to my usual book buying budget) on Nook purchases. I had to consider it money wasted so move on to a better long term platform.

After all, the big expenditure on Ebooks is not the reader... it's the media that you purchase. Choose the platform that has the best prices, selection, compatibility and future and let that drive your reader. Right now, you can read a Kindle book on every platform except Blackberry. Nook was never able to do that for me and the Nexus fixed the Blackberry problem.
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Cause it's Bush's fault
He is obviously a paper book guy. Neanderthal.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Cause it's Bush's fault
That's getting dated, Madsci. Don't you have any more current material?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:43 PM
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In particular, I know the wife wants to read ebooks from the countywide library system. And again, I think if she could watch Netflix on it over the wifi we have in the house she would be really happy. If she could play Sudoku on it too she'd be in ecstatic.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:46 PM
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That's getting dated, Madsci. Don't you have any more current material?
It's not dated, the most rabid anti Bush poster is back in circulation, and I've heard him rant against Bush twice now.

And no, it's not ET.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:47 PM
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My wife reads books a lot but she also watches netflix on her old laptop. I'm imagining she might like to do that with this new tablet if she could.
I think at that point you are leaving the reservation - the newer supersized tablet "readers" are best for something like that with the 9" screens like the Ipad - but then you are at $300 and close to your Ipad mini.., galaxy , etc.

I think a good tablet plus one of the superlight backlit e-ink reader is the hot ticket. the size and weight and battery life difference is huge.

If she is not really much of a reader, then skip the e-reader and just get a tablet.
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