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Why you shouldn't buy an e reader

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri August 27th, 2010, 11:56 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:And what would Misfit and I do without those wonderful covers????!!


Hehe, no lie. I can see how a kindle (or similar) would work for some, especially if you're travelling a lot). I'm not and I am a library girl, along with Amazon vine and a few from publishers (I don't accept much) and most everything else coming via swap sites. I still read as much (if not more than before), but I am spending a lot less. With the library I have there is very very little I can't get with a click or two. Classics (including 100+ year old Dumas) and the newest stuff. Shott me, but I'm cheap ;)
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sat August 28th, 2010, 1:48 am

You're not CHEAP, you're FRUGAL. :cool: And why not use the library? You've paid your taxes..... Thanks to the economy, I, too, have turned back to the library more over the past few months.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat August 28th, 2010, 3:26 am

Frugal, cheap, whatever, I want to save money! And I do. I dont buy nearly as many books as I once did. I think a large part of that is Vine's program. I get a lot of stuff from there. Although lately I haveen't been impressed with the selections.
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sat August 28th, 2010, 3:46 am

How do you get in the Vine program? Is it by invitation only? Do you have to achieve Superstar Reviewer status? Maybe I'll be there someday.......
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat August 28th, 2010, 3:20 pm

"Michy" wrote:How do you get in the Vine program? Is it by invitation only? Do you have to achieve Superstar Reviewer status? Maybe I'll be there someday.......


I have no idea how I got on it to be honest with you. Misfit posted a link to vine's and I tried to access it, but couldnt get into it. Next thing I knew I was invited to the vine program.

I think the reason I got in was I spent thousands of dollars in books the year before.
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sat August 28th, 2010, 3:26 pm

"Divia" wrote:I think the reason I got in was I spent thousands of dollars in books the year before.


Ahhhh, yes, I'm sure that's it. ;) Well, maybe I'll make it by the time I'm 84...... I don't care, except that getting free books to review now and then would be fun. If I got to pick the books, that is.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat August 28th, 2010, 5:08 pm

"Michy" wrote:How do you get in the Vine program? Is it by invitation only? Do you have to achieve Superstar Reviewer status? Maybe I'll be there someday.......


It is by invite only and no one knows how they pick, but it isn't just based on rankings. I've seen some pretty lowly ranked reviewers with a badge. I was still in the 5,000's or thereabouts when I got the invite. Just keep reviewing, making lists, etc. and you never know. When they rolled out the video reviews a few years ago they gave out a bunch of Flip Video cams and I was one of the lucky ones.
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat August 28th, 2010, 6:10 pm

I make lists, mainly to keep the books I'd like to read in their own sections, but I have no idea if others can see them or not. And if they can, how many have looked at them.

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat August 28th, 2010, 7:11 pm

"Michy" wrote:You're not CHEAP, you're FRUGAL. :cool: And why not use the library? You've paid your taxes..... Thanks to the economy, I, too, have turned back to the library more over the past few months.


So have I - and you're right, we all pay for library services through taxes. They're not really free.

Add GREEN to that list, Michy - it's much less wasteful of resources to be reading library and second-hand books. Although less lucrative for authors unfortunately!

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burlgirl
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Location: Corinth, NY

Postby burlgirl » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 4:15 pm

I must be a tech geek, because I want an e-reader in the worst way, and bounce back and forth between the Kindle and the Nook. I've played with both, and like the Kindle for the easy reader and page turning, but like the Nook for the light weight and the color covers in the little screen at the bottom (color is such a good thing). Plus, with the Nook you can borrow library books and hopefully my library will get more than they currently have.
I haven't bought one because:
  1. My iPod touch has an app for the Kindle and the Nook (plus one for Apple's bookcase)
  2. I rarely buy books, get 98% of my reading material from the Library
  3. I'm married to a penny pincher and can't figure out how to justify it sufficiently
  4. Do I really need it? Or do I just want it? I WANT it.


Sigh. In this economy, I really can't buy one, especially since our savings account isn't sufficently robust enought, if either of us got laid off. :mad:


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