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EBooks and EReaders: A Passing Fad Or the Wave of the Future? Progress of EBooks/eReaders in Southeast Asia | John Hickok
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emz711
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Anyone working with BookTasters on Twitter? So far I've read and reviewed 1 book. I don't read on my phone but I made it a priority for a free book and I can choose out of a list of 9 when I complete a review on Goodreads.
#booktasters #ebooks #freebooks

ReadingOver50 Never heard of this 4mo
emz711 @ReadingOver50 yeah it seems kind of cool, we'll see if I end up reading some really good stuff or not 4mo
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Suzze
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1. Only if it‘s all I have with me.

2. I like reading on my iPad. I use the Bluefire app to read Advance copies from Edelweiss. I like it because it tells me next to each title how many days I have left to read it.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📖 5mo
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melissajayne
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1) Only if I don‘t have a paper copy or my tablet with me.

2) my Samsung tablet, as I have access to the ebooks from my library but also those that I have purchased.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy reading! 💙📖 5mo
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robinb
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Does anyone have a good recommendation for a Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation) cover?

My current cover has not been allowing “sleeping” and is running my battery down constantly. 🙄

I‘ve heard it‘s best to buy an Amazon Kindle cover (my current one is not made by Amazon), but I‘ve noticed even those have some mixed reviews.

Any advice? TIA!

MaureenMc I decided to go with a sleeve instead of a cover for my new Paperwhite. May be an option for you? 11mo
robinb @MaureenMc thanks, Maureen. Unfortunately I‘m so spoiled to the look and feel of covers that I‘m not sure I would be happy with a sleeve. 🙄😆🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
eanderson Depending on what you like and the generation of paperwhite, I have a Cobak one that I love! It‘s pretty durable! 11mo
robinb @eanderson I have the 10th generation (the latest) model. I saw the Cobak, and it was on my list of possibilities, but I've decided to go with BOZHUORUI (on Amazon). I think they would probably both be good choices. Thanks for the suggestion, Elisabeth! (edited) 11mo
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Sargar114
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#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo Since this is my vacation month…I had this on the ready for a while now!!! Nearly all are e-books other than my #sundaybuddyread and my #potteraday. Leaving 21-25 as free spaces. Needless to say I think this will be my best chance at actually getting a bingo! @TheAromaofBooks

slategreyskies I like the idea of breaking a bigger book into smaller chunks! I may have to do that too. :) 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm trying to decide if I want to tackle one of my chunky books this month, too haha 11mo
Sargar114 @slategreyskies I think that‘s the only way I will actually get a bingo haha. Also… I stole the idea from @TheAromaofBooks so it‘s allowed lol (edited) 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh totally allowed!! And sometimes I do it more based on a book that “feels“ like a chunkster because of the topic or how it's written. It genuinely helps me tackle books I otherwise put off because it feels like it's “worth“ as much as the other books on the list haha 11mo
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julesG
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Thanks for the tag @jenniferw88.

My Kindle cover is bright green with this owl sticker on it.

My favourite thing about eBooks is that they are easier to read than physical books: one handed, no fuss when turning the pages, can highlight easily, no bookmark needed. Perfect for falling asleep reading. 😁

#Two4Tuesday on Wednesday morning @TheSpineView

Cathythoughts Love this 💚 12mo
hannah-leeloo Yay for owls 🦉 12mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📖📚 12mo
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teebe
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Birthday gift from my mom was an e-reader 👌🏼 I finally decided on a Kobo Libra H20 since it‘s a) not Amazon and b) loads library books!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
TheSpineView I have the same ereader and love it. Hope you enjoy! 13mo
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BkClubCare
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Hello Littens, especially you Kindle-Paperwhite users:

I keep doing “something” (assuming it is me?!) that resets the font to the tiniest smallest number. What am I doing? It seems like I do complicated steps to get it back to a readable font so ... I am stumped.

Any helpful guidance would be appreciated. And sympathy too. 😂👓🔎

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rockpools I‘m having a horrible time with all of the print everywhere being Much Too Small, so you have my sympathy! If I pinch my fingers together on the screen, the font size shrinks. If I flick them apart, it grows. That might be easier than fiddling about with umpteen steps to get the size back? (I‘ve just discovered this, so not too sure how to describe it!) 13mo
BkClubCare @rockpools - THANK YOU! I might be doing this somehow when I turn pages or access the menu #shrug 🤷‍♀️ I am not having a good experience, gaws I feel old. I want to flip to precious pages but it goes in the wrong direction and ... I‘m hopeless. 🤣. Update: yes, it worked. Thank you! (edited) 13mo
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teebe
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Which one do you like better? After the pain of moving way too many boxes of books I‘m seriously considering getting an e-reader. I like the idea of a non-Amazon option but it seems like Amazon has better options and e-book sales??

TrishB I have a paperwhite and really like it. 1y
candority I have a Kobo (Aura Edition 2) and it‘s been great. There are less eBook sales with Kobo vs Kindle and they don‘t always line up, which can be frustrating when you know a great book is on sale for Kindle, but Kobo still has a lot of great sales in my opinion. I‘m not sure if it‘s still an issue, but Kindle never used to work with the eBook formats from Canadian libraries, but Kobo does. So if you‘re a library user, definitely consider that! 1y
Ast_Arslan I had Kobo long time ago but it was a bad experience, now I have Kindle and I just love it. It's easy and plus amazon has a lot of daily and monthly offers for ebook 🤩 1y
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CBee Never had a Kobo but I adore my Kindle! I have a Paperwhite. 1y
teebe @candority thanks, this helps! I found out from a review that Kobo does price matching for ebooks so it is possible to get Kindle prices with some extra steps. (edited) 14mo
candority @teebe You‘re welcome! That‘s good to know. I may need to look into that! 14mo
teebe @Ast_Arslan yeah I‘ve seen a lot of reviews that say kobo is awful and a lot that say it‘s the best. I‘m trying to figure out why there‘s such a divide there lol 14mo
teebe @CBee @TrishB thanks for your input! Paperwhite is definitely the recommendation I get most often and I‘m considering it 14mo
Ast_Arslan @teebe I also have friends that love kobo but one day my device decided to cancel all my books. I switched it off and on again, but nothing worked. 14mo
Ast_Arslan I tried to switch it off again but it did not works. Afyer 7 years is still framed on the homepage but it not works at all. Definitely a terrible experience o.o 14mo
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robinb
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I have a few questions for those of you Kindle owners who subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.

Do you feel that it‘s worth the price? Are you pleased with the amount/variety of ebooks offered? Do they offer more recent books, or are they mostly older ones?

I subscribed YEARS ago when the service was fairly new and wasn‘t impressed with the offerings. Thinking I might give it another try.

TIA...💕

SassyBookworm I wasn‘t impressed when I had a subscription. Plus I‘m at times a slower reader so it wasn‘t worth my money. I now use Libby through my library for ebooks and found the selection so much better! Plus I can suggest new ebooks and so far they have added all the ones I‘ve asked for. I also use the audiobooks on Libby too. It‘s so much better in my opinion plus it‘s FREE! ☺️ 1y
Schnoebs It really depends heavily on what you read. I personally love it even if I don‘t read enough each month for it at times. It‘s my go to for fantasy romance and being able to try out authors before buying the physical copies. I also like that I can keep 10 things saved on my ereader so that I already have options to sort through when I‘m in the mood for that type of read. 1y
Amie I did a free trial for a few months and did not use it at all. There are books in it that I want to read, but I get so many ebooks from my library that it just isn't worth it for me. If I didn't have access to two robust public library ebook collections, then it's something I would consider. 1y
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robinb @SassyBookworm @Schnoebs @Amie thanks so much for responding! One of the reasons I was considering it is I get so tempted by those special prices that pop up...$.99, 1.99, etc. and those start to add up. It‘s not like my TBR list is not already overflowing either. 🙄 I think I‘ll wait for now, practice self control and use Libby more often. I sometimes get frustrated with Libby because my local library is not overly large. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks again! 💕 1y
Chelsea.Poole If you have accounts at other libraries you can add libraries to your Libby app and search their collections as well. I use several different libraries on my app. Usually at least one has a less popular book I‘m looking for. 1y
robinb @Chelsea.Poole I don‘t currently but thanks for the heads up! 😊👍 1y
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Blueberry
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As is right 😀

Linsy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love that man. ❤️🤣😂 1y
Nute You can say that again!🙌🏽 1y
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Patchshank
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Wow. I wonder if this could mean cheaper ebooks in the future. I guess there was already a lawsuit against Apple that lead to cheaper ebooks until Amazon cut in.
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-and-major-publishers-collude...

Clare-Dragonfly Interesting. This is sort of the opposite of what happened when ebooks were first becoming popular, with Apple and the publishers colluding against Amazon. 1y
Patchshank @Clare-Dragonfly Yeah. You would think some laws would have been passed to prevent it from happening again. Or maybe there were and Amazon found loopholes? Who knows. Damn greedy companies. 1y
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DGRachel
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For those that purchase ebooks and are looking for a way to support indie bookstores instead of Jeff Bezos, I discovered Hummingbird and their My Must Reads app today from my local indie‘s website! The app is available on from Apple and Google Play, and apparently you can also download it onto Kobo, Nook, and Kindle devices, but I put it on my iPad. Since my bank keeps freezing my credit card when I use Kobo, I‘m happy about this. 😊

MidnightBookGirl We use Hummingbird to sell ebooks at our bookstore, Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA. 2y
DGRachel @MidnightBookGirl How are you all doing? 2y
MidnightBookGirl This week we've been available for curbside pickup and doing deliveries. I work in a Assisted Living facility so today is the only day I'll be at the store to pick some books for delivery. People have been great, and we did finally put up a donate button on our website bc some people just want to contribute. Not sure how long we can keep the store open like this though. 2y
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MidnightBookGirl There are rumblings of a more severe lockdown statewide. I am hopeful we will survive. We've been in business for 42 years! 2y
DGRachel @MidnightBookGirl Sending good thoughts your way. Stay safe. 2y
MidnightBookGirl @DGRachel Thank you! And stay safe too! 2y
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Blueberry
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I always have a tablet/ereader to #accompany me everywhere.

#reallyrandomFebruary
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Never leave home without a book!! 📚❤️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2y
NataliePatalie So many 😂 2y
BookingitwithSandra Me too! My family laughs at me! Are all 4 of those tablets/ereaders? (edited) 2y
Blueberry @Lifeisasnap 3 are tablets which I use as e-readers and one is only an e-reader. One Kobo, one 2 Nooks, and a Kindle Fire. 2y
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shadowspeak17
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1. Somewhat... I read most books as ebooks from the library because it‘s convenient and free, but when it comes to actually buying books I usually only buy ebooks if it‘s a Kindle deal so the price is significantly marked down, otherwise I‘d rather buy the physical book and just get it used if I‘m on a budget.
2. Kindle app, Libby, Axis360, Hoopla

#Two4Tuesday

SleepyDragon I read mostly ebooks from the library as well, but have noticed lately that less are available than a year ago. Licenses on a few books I have on my wishlist have not been renewed. I think the costs are affecting my reading via my library district's budget constraints. Have you noticed a difference with your library? 2y
shadowspeak17 @SleepyDragon Now that you mention it, I have noticed that there seem to be fewer books that I‘m interested in on the various platforms I use to checkout ebooks from the library. Before I just kind of assumed it was because I like reading some not so popular books, but I think what you‘re saying makes more sense. 🤔 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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KathyWheeler
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I‘m a bit of a gadget freak and have had a variety of e-readers including Nook, Nook Glowlight, Kindle, Kindle Fire, and Kindle Paperwhite (which was my favorite). Meet my latest acquisition. It‘s not the newest Oasis ; it‘s the previous generation, but it‘s new to me. I‘m excited to see if I like it as much as the Paperwhite. Also, I think the case I got for it is so pretty. 😊

ljuliel Very nice ! Enjoy. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I love the case!! Just curious, what made you switch to the Oasis? I have a lot of love for my Paperwhite. 3y
KathyWheeler @TheAromaofBooks It truly was simply my love of gadgets. I love my Paperwhite too; I just wanted a new toy. The Oasis does have physical buttons for page turning and it‘s lighter than even my Paperwhite. When I got to work today, I found out I‘d won an Apple Watch from our rec center. If I‘d known that earlier, I probably wouldn‘t have the Oasis. The watch would have satisfied my tech lust.😄 3y
TheAromaofBooks haha that is so funny, but I know the feeling. And now you have TWO new toys! Physical buttons for page turning would actually be great. I don't read on my phone as much as I used to, but I always used my phone buttons for page turning when I did. 3y
KathyWheeler @TheAromaofBooks I do like having the physical buttons. When I went from the Kindle to the Paperwhite, that was the one thing I missed. 3y
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underthebelljar
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Littens could I get your opinions please?

Those who buy and read ebooks a lot which company do you buy from and why? (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, etc.)

I‘ve used Amazon Kindle for years and have quite an extensive library but am considering if I should make the switch to another provider. Thoughts?

Thanks! ☺️

AkashaVampie I do Amazon. I have always done Amazon. 3y
Amiable I have purchased e-books from Barnes & Noble for years. I started with that because I had a Nook and the Kindle then didn‘t allow for the e-pub format, which was the format that the library had available for e-books. Plus, I was never happy with Amazon‘s business model in dealing with authors and publishers. And the way they treat their employees. (edited) 3y
Reagan I love my kobo. 3y
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Lcsmcat I use all three. I have a larger library on Kindle because I started with them, but I mostly use it for public domain books now. I prefer Kobo for books that I can get that way because I can support my local independent book store, and often use it for books by living authors. I have the nook app because I inherited my mother-in-law‘s Nook, which I have since passed on to my daughter, but have fewer books on it. 3y
amywithbooks I have exclusively used kindle for ebooks, I've never had any complaints! 3y
Hazel2019 I really like shopping at B&N. You go in, are surrounded by books. Just a great place to be. It is more expensive though - especially when purchasing at the physical locations. Amazon would be my second choice. 3y
AmyG I have an ipad where I do everything. I mostly read ebooks from apple and amazon (I have a kindle app on my ipad). 3y
Texreader Amazon Kindle because I like all the freebies 3y
tournevis If you are in the US, Kobo is less interesting because the catalogue is smaller than Amazon. B&N works on Kobo if you sideload, though. In fact, the ability to sideload is Kobo's best, greatest feature. The difference used to be enormous, but now, if you're in the US, it's more about which language you read in. If it's English, Kobo has fewer books in the Kobo store than Amazon. If it's any other language, Kobo it is. 3y
Redwritinghood I buy on Kindle and have no problems with it. I haven‘t used the others, though, so I can‘t compare. 3y
TheLibrarian I‘ve only used Amazon for my Kindle but I love it. With the decline in B&N, I was worried what would happen to my ebooks if I had their ereader. 3y
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Tianarose

I need some advice for a friend who wants to get an e reader for her textbooks (she‘s a university teacher). Vitalsource bookshelf is the programme she uses@on her computer and she wants something compatible. #ereader #textbooks #advice.

LibrarianRyan For text book the best bed is a tablet. I‘m partial to iPads but she needs to check out the apps first. 3y
Tianarose @LibrarianRyan Gotcha. That is what I was thinking as I was googling. Doesn‘t really seem to be a reader for textbooks. (edited) 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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I read ebooks too but this story makes me sad. 😢https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/80694-pearson-kills-print-textbooks.html

EchoLogical 😲 3y
cathipink Whoa. I don't read ebooks at all - this would be challenging for me as a student. I wonder of pricing will change. 3y
Leftcoastzen @cathipink I have heard that from many students.Some really prefer real books , some say they find a difference in retention of the materials. 3y
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Patchshank If they drop the prices of textbooks it might be worth it. But I see them jacking the prices up because college students will no longer be able to buy used books. 3y
NeonKnight Agree about the issue of pricing. Always preferred physical copies as well. I can‘t explain why, but the material always felt more accessible that way. 3y
daniwithtea I‘d prefer real textbooks for sure, but I always go with the e-text when available because the cost differs by orders of magnitude. What drives me nuts about the e-texts though is that they‘re not normal ebooks - they‘re only accessible through the publishers web apps, which forces me to read on my computer at my desk rather than my kindle. :/ 3y
ValerieAndBooks This will be interesting to follow as I have kid(s) being in college (undergrad) for the next 4 years. Wonder how professors will feel about this as well. 3y
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SmartSassery
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This is all my books in the cloud. Just kidding. I have more than that! 😂

I'm sure you guys probably know about this, it's been around for a little bit. I still love it and like to share. If there's even just one person that doesn't know. It's a service called Bookbub. You can get an email filled with free & less than $5 ebooks every day! It helps me keep my little book dragon in books too. Link below! 💜 📚

sassy.rbf.wtf/freebooks

Branwen Wow! Thank you for posting this! I kust downloaded 5 free fantasy books! 💕📚🦄 3y
SmartSassery @Branwen No problem! I want to share this with the world. I've been a bookbubber (😂) for a long time now. The amount of books offered just keeps growing. 3y
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Nerdy_Bookworm

Got some new ebooks to put on my NOOK! Super excited to have some new reads!!!!

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Sarah83
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I really love #netgalley and the possibilities you get there.... But it would be so wonderful, if you could also download the reading time, you need to read all the gorgeous books...

#somanybookssolittletime 😪😪😪

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Sarah83
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Amazon heard me beef about that I couldn't get free ebooks on World Book Day ... Tadaaa... Here is the German edition... 😍😍😍🎉🎉🎉 @TrishB

rockpools 🎉🎉🎉Glad they came up good in the end! 3y
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 why should everyone else get the freebies! 3y
squirrelbrain Oh that‘s fab news! 3y
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Emma3
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My old library (that I'm still signed up to) finally let you borrow ebooks! I'm so excited! 🙌🙌

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BeansPage
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Is anybody having this problem too?

#BookHumor

ThatGirl29 🤣 so true! 3y
Nessavamusic Yes! 3y
CrinolineDream Yep, TBR totally out of control! 😂 3y
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rubyslippersreads 😂😂😂 3y
aprilpohren Oh yes! Lol! 3y
cobwebmoth Yes. I've bought so many ebooks that I can't always remember whether I have a certain title or not. I'm going to make an effort to catalog everything soon. 3y
BeansPage @cobwebmoth have you considered using the LibraryThing app to catalog your library for you? You can scan in physical books and you can even make a library shelf for your ebooks so you can see what you have and what you don't. And books are easily looked up through the search function to check and see if you have them or not. That's what I use and I don't know what I'd do without it. 3y
cobwebmoth @TheReadingMermaid That's what I want to do.😊 I started scanning a few things that were sitting around, but I haven't had time to do more. I have more physical books than I realized, too.😄 3y
BeansPage @cobwebmoth Right? I had to make a day of it and just put my mind to catalog in my library for the entire day. I'm glad I did it though because now I can look up books on my phone when I'm on the go 😁 3y
rretzler I have to echo @TheReadingMermaid. I joined LibraryThing around 9 years ago because I kept buying the same books at the bookstore - this was before Kindle. I have nearly all my old print books entered and all of my ebooks and I always check LT before I buy. The other site I use quite a bit is FictFact. It‘s free and allows you to track series reading a little better than LT. Although LT is indispensable to me! 3y
Crazeedi @TheReadingMermaid this is a great idea. So how do you put ebooks in?? 3y
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RealLifeReading
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http://www.philly.com/news/ebooks-free-library-philadelphia-costs-budget-2019011...
I‘ve often wondered about the cost of ebooks for libraries. Interesting to learn that for one popular book, “after 26 checkouts, the ebook license expires and the library had to purchase another one.”

Mc_cart_ny I've heard that before! It does seem like ebook pricing is really off for libraries... 3y
Bakingbookworm Yes, it‘s ridiculous. I work in a library and ebooks are very popular but the selection is limited (especially here in Canada) and the cost is exorbitant. 3y
Samplergal I had no idea. One more reason to become a Friend of the Library near you. 3y
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LibrarianRyan Trust me I could fill novels with the problems with libraries and ebooks. Ughhhhh 3y
Bookwormjillk Interesting 3y
ReadingSusan Yeah it‘s really sad 😕 My library doesn‘t have ebooks because we can‘t afford to. 3y
RebL Thanks for the link. 3y
PagesByTheWater This was a very interesting article, thank you for sharing. 3y
ohyeahthatgirl It's also mire labor intensive for the cheaper metered access books. One of our librarians has to go through weekly and decide which expired licenses to rebuy. 3y
thebacklistbook Yes this circulating on Twitter as well very important. If any of you have Twitter you should check out the tag #eContentForlibraries 3y
TieDyeDude It has always bothered me how expensive ebooks are. Often times just a couple dollars less than a paperback, sometimes more than a physical book. That's why I never put much stock in ebooks. I mostly use the libraries digital collection for audio, though I can't imagine that being cheap either. 3y
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Blueberry
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My three #pagesavers: a Nook tablet, a Kobo e-reader, and a Samsung Nook tablet.

#anewchapter
 @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Crazeedi Very good! Love it! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻🙌🏻 3y
tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏 3y
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shadowspeak17
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So these are actually related. In previous years, I hardly ever read ebooks and I never borrowed books because I didn‘t have a library card or anyone to borrow from. This year, I got a library card and ended up using it to borrow a lot of ebooks because of the convenience. So my high ebook reading and high borrow rate this year are because of that. I still like physical books better, but ebooks have definitely grown on me.

#2018stats #2018wrapup

Daisey I completely understand! I don‘t make it to the library often, but I borrow ebooks constantly. 3y
Maria514626 Charts. ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
thebluestocking Love these! I do similar tracking. It‘s interesting to see how the numbers shake out. 3y
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Elma
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So for some reason I'm not getting emails about the ebooks that are being gifted to me. CS at Amazon was no help, they said they didn't see anything in my que waiting to be downloaded and that they couldn't help me if I didn't know the titles of the books. I think the first step though is probably just to resend. So if you sent me a #kindlitsy book, would you please try resending it? Thank you!
@britt_brooke @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MaGoose

Elma The email on the #kindlitsy list is the correct email. 4y
dariazeoli I just resent you one from over the weekend! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll try as soon as I get home. 4y
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britt_brooke @Elma I just looked up the order and that‘s the email I sent it to, so I re-sent it a moment ago. 🤞🏻 Maybe check your junk mail in case they‘re getting routed there for some reason. Keep me posted. 4y
MaGoose I just resent the email, too. 4y
Elma @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @dariazeoli @britt_brooke I found them! They were automatically being sent to the trash folder.🤪 4y
dariazeoli @Elma Your email isn‘t a fan of the titles 😉 Glad you found them! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Elma Yea!!! 😅 Thank goodness, I was worried! 4y
JoScho I sent The Grownup. Did you get that one? 4y
Elma @JoScho I did. I thought I was forgetting one. Thank you! 4y
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Birdsong28
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I know many of you may already know how to do this but I found this little tip on Alison Weir's homepage whilst looking for something else on there.

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MinDea
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Question for ebook library users.

How do you read your ebooks you get from the library?
Libby?
Kindle?
Overdrive?
2 of these options?
All of these options?
Other?

MinDea @WorldsOkayestStepMom Do you read on your phone then? 4y
arubabookwoman I use Libby on my iPad. KCLS has a great selection of ebooks! (edited) 4y
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MinDea @arubabookwoman oh that's a good idea! Mahbe I'll try Libby on my iPad! 4y
KathyWheeler Our library uses Hoopla and Cloud Library. I use them on my phone, iPad, and tablet. Sometimes on my Kindle Fire too. 4y
WorldsOkayestStepMom Yep, mostly. I also have a kindle, but haven't used it as much since I started using Libby. 4y
shadowspeak17 I use Libby, Hoopla, and Axis 360 on my iPad, and occasionally on my phone. 4y
RedxoHearts I use Libby and sometimes the send to kindle feature 4y
JoScho I use Overdrive and send them to my Kindle 4y
Cinfhen Mostly #OverDrive & always on my iPad 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto Libby and then send them to my kindle. 4y
Lcsmcat Libby and Kindle 4y
AmyG Libby and ipad. Once in a blue moon on my phone. (edited) 4y
Bookjunkie57 All of the above plus our library offers access to Hoopla Digital. 4y
zzz Always Libby with "send to Kindle" option for me✔ 4y
CouronneDhiver Overdrive in my iPhone. Super convenient for being out and about. I tried Libby too, but I don‘t like the appearance/functionality as much as Overdrive 4y
Blaire Libby using send to kindle. I don‘t like to read on my phone. Will do hoopla for audio. 4y
xicanti Overdrive/Libby for ebooks and most audiobooks; RBDigital for additional audiobooks, magazines, and the occasional ebook only available on that platform. I was a heavy Hoopla user, too, until my library unsubscribed from the audio catalogue at the end of December. (They never offered the comics.) That was a huge blow. 4y
inthegreensandblues Libby with the send to Kindle feature. I prefer to read on my Kindle Paperwhite, and if I'm away from home without it, I read on the Kindle app on my phone since it's synced. 4y
Redwritinghood Kindle for me. For audiobooks, on my iPhone. 4y
GripLitGrl Libby & Hoopla 4y
sprainedbrain Usually on my kindle, but sometimes in Libby. 😃 4y
Moony Overdrive and here in Germany the most library use "onleihe" 4y
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thereadingowlvina
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The new Kobo Forma will be released on Oct 16th. It looks a bit like Kindle Oasis. I'm so tempted to get it but the price is steep - CAD$299.99 😯 Do I really need another ereader??? Do you own more than one ereader?

Unboxing video:
https://youtu.be/Gx8ex7LBH0g

#koboereader #ereader

CampbellTaraL I own both the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Clara HD, and together they still are cheaper than this or the Oasis (at release). 🤐 The size and shape of the Forma isn't my thing but if it makes reading better for people, I'm all for it! 4y
thereadingowlvina @taraWritesSci Yes, the size and shape are a little odd. I'll have to see the physical product to find out if it's worth buying. Honestly, with that price, I thought this new ereader will have the audiobook function 😐 4y
thereadingowlvina @taraWritesSci Btw, any differences in your reading experience when using Kindle Paperwhite and Kobo Clara? 🙂 4y
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CampbellTaraL @thereadingowlvina It doesn't even have audiobook capability? Blech, that's terrible with a price tag like that. As for the differences between Paperwhite and Clara, I feel like the Paperwhite is more refined when it comes to functionality with settings, being able to email documents or books directly to the device, and the connection to libraries via Overdrive. They're both nearly identical when it comes to reading though. 4y
thereadingowlvina @taraWritesSci Yes, it's pretty pricey for a non-audiobook ereader. And thanks for sharing your thoughts on these ereaders. Appreciate it! 💕🤗 4y
GabrielleDubois I prefer much more paperback books, but I have a Kindle for old books I can't find anymore in paper. This said, this morning I found an old handbag in the top of my cupboard which I hadn't used for one year and what was inside? My Kindle I thought I had lost! Fortunately I didn't buy another one since! 😊 4y
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BeansPage
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aschermetz My kindle case is the pattern of the top left one! 🙌 4y
BookDragonNotWorm These are awesome, thanks for sharing!!! 4y
tdrosebud I can't tell for sure, but I have a puzzle that looks a lot like the top right one. 4y
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Sarah83
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I have maybe an e-book buying problem... 😊 Luckily some are reduced and some were for free... #kindledeals

TrishB Same 👍🏻 4y
PickwickPlockPlock Hast du schon den englischen Deal des Monats entdeckt? Jeden Monat eine Auswahl von reduzierten englischen Kindle Büchern. Oder hätte ich das jetzt nicht sagen sollen 😉 4y
Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock sinnvollerweise zeigt er ja alle Kindle Deals untereinander an... Da kann man keinen Deal übersehen. 😁😁 Aber danke für den Hinweis. 😊 4y
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obviateit
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1. Yes! Before ebooks, I would buy purses based solely on whether they could hold two books. 😆👜🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Yes, I do most of my reading from library books. It‘s also one of my favorite places to take my kids.
3. Yes. With young children, it‘s a lot safer (for the books) and more convenient (for me) to read on my phone. I still prefer physical copies though.
#tuesdaytidbits

rubyslippersreads I used to pick out purses that way too. 😄 4y
Sace I also consider book toting capabilites before purchasing a purse. 😂 4y
SilversReviews I love it about the purses. I buy one large enough for a book too or I just carry a book with me if it doesn‘t fit. Cannot be without a book. 😊 Thanks for playing. 4y
2BR02B #1- Same! I see dainty clutches and wristlets and am like noooope. 4y
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thereadingowlvina
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📚 Yes, always! Especially when I'm outside. I'll make sure I have physical book and/or ebook downloaded in my phone.

📚 Yes, everyday! Physical and apps like Libby and Hoopla

📚 Yes! Usually I will have the same book on print and digital so I can read on my ereader at night 😉

Thank you @SilversReviews for today's #TuesdayTidbits! 👍😁

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Great idea about having the physical and e-book copy. Great answers. 4y
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CrowCAH
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#SpotAReader when I was waiting for my car; had to take it in, the engine light had come on.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Subtitled: I hope it takes them a long while to finish my car! 4y
CrowCAH @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😆 nice! Unfortunately I didn‘t have time to read, cause my car stayed over night and I got a rental to drive home. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CrowCAH Boooo. I hope it all works out okay for you and the car. 4y
CrowCAH @BarbaraTheBibliophage still in the shop, so we‘ll see. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4y
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wanderinglynn
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I finally broke down & bought my first e-reader. Still prefer physical books, but I can‘t deny the convenience when I travel. Plus, I can add the Overdrive, Hulu, & Netflix apps - that‘s a whole lot of portable entertainment.

The Kindle Fire is on sale right now ($59.99 for the HD 8 w/16GB or $39.99 for the 7 w/ 8GB). I got mine at Target, so I got an additional 5% off with my RedCard.

thereadingowlvina Nice! I hope you enjoy ereading 😊 4y
wanderinglynn 👍🏻 @thereadingowlvina I enjoy the convenience of ebooks when I can‘t take physical books with me. 😉 4y
CouronneDhiver Woohoo! Enjoy 4y
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Kaye Sounds like a great deal. You‘re right you‘ll have all your entertainment in one item ! Enjoy. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan For a long time I refused to cave but I‘ve had one for a few years now and it‘s benefits outweigh the negative. I bought a Fire so I can do more than read and that‘s been great too. I ride the bus and having a Fire rather than a book means my bag is lighter. I can watch movies in bed, play a game, any number of things. Also, I‘m at the point where my eye doctor is starting to suggest reading glasses and having bigger font is a big plus. 4y
callunakeep I have a Kindle and I NEVER use it I use the kindle app on my phone instead ... my iPad is too big to carry around every day .... I have really been considering getting a Fire because of its lightweight and small size AND the fact that it takes memory cards so I can store more books than I can on my phone! 4y
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dariazeoli
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A year ago, my county‘s library system decided Overdrive was too confusing for patrons and switched exclusively to Cloud Library. I thought this was lame and have been using my Brooklyn Public Library out of state membership to supplement.

Next month, they are switching BACK to Overdrive!

This does wonders for my Kindle usage... but Mount TBR is further doomed 😬

CouronneDhiver Yay! Overdrive is awesome 4y
Susanita Mine uses both. 😀 4y
JoScho I don‘t know what I would do without Overdrive. Glad you got it back to use with that beautiful Oasis 💕 4y
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LaraReads Awww...R.I.P. Mount TBR...but YAY Overdrive. It‘s essential! 4y
Eyelit 🎉😁 4y
sisilia I love Overdrive 4y
kathedron I'll be properly cross if my library ditches Overdrive. It's ominous how they've started promoting BorrowBox these past couple of months, though. I had a quick look: can't comment on their book selection because the search facility was so dire as to be damn near unusable. 4y
Liz_M BPL for the win! 😁 4y
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CampbellTaraL
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1. A couple hundred, pending livery loan cleanup though 😛
2. The basic black cover that turns the screen on/off
3. Bedtime! And while eating, traveling, or stationary bike riding

#KindleQuestions
@Lova

Lova I use mine on my stationary bike as well. 4y
bibliophiliac Reading while exercising is the best! 4y
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8little_paws

So scribd is back to $9 a month for "unlimited" use of materials. The audio selection is ??. Want to try for two months? https://www.scribd.com/ga/4dob3y
I'm pretty excited about this!

JoScho Thanks so much! I just signed up to give it a try. Sometimes it is hard waiting on a library hold to come in. 😀 4y
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jenniferw88
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⚀ Probably Ebooks now, used to be paperbacks
⚁ 3 or 4 UK wide-fit - 3.5 or 4.5 if the shop sells them!
⚂ Chocolate
⚃ Dr Who or The Chase (but only if it's Anne Hegerty as the Chaser!😁)
 @Beckykearns

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

kezzlou85 Oh I love the Governess. She's so good. 4y
BeckyK Thanks for the tag!! :) 4y
WhovianNerd Doctor Who! Best show ever! 4y
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Cailey_Mac
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Pickpick

I also got this beautiful new case for my new kindle! I‘m all set 📖❤️

erinreads Gorgeous cover! 😍 4y
Cailey_Mac @erinreads thanks! Amazon has the best! 4y
RadicalReader @Cailey_Mac cases make all devices extremely fabulous and gorgeous to look at and use. Such a treasure trove of terrific items to be found in the glorious realm that is Amazon especially when it comes to cases (edited) 4y
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Cailey_Mac
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Pickpick

My new kindle came in today! My fire still works alright (most of the time) but I just had to have the Kindle Paperwhite for reading in the sun! Now nothing can stop me from reading anywhere anytime! #kindle

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I treated myself to a new kindle fire because my other one is dying.

#treatyoself

BibliophileMomma 👍🏼😍 5y
Johanna414 Yes! They had some great deals on kindles lately - I bought one for my sister for Christmas 5y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Johanna414 you‘re right the deals on the kindles are so good right now. My husband is going to use my old one. Hopefully it works more smoothly after we restore it. Lol maybe all my books on it were slowing it down. 🤪 5y
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JacqMac
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I‘m admitting defeat. There is so much snow on the roads that I‘m snowed in. And this flu has knocked me on my butt. I‘m hanging out in bed, with all the ebooks and a bottle of NyQuil, until the kids get home from school.

LiteraryinLawrence Oh no! Sounds like you‘re doing the right thing. Hope you start to feel better soon! 5y
slategreyskies Rest up and take time to heal. Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 5y
EvieBee Hope you feel better! ♥️ 5y
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Tamra Get better! 5y
emily_m_tubb Feel better soon! 🤒 💖 5y
Rachbb3 Sounds like you ABSOLUTELY MUST stay in bed and get well. Oh and read a bit too. 😊 5y
AmyG Feel better! 5y
jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xxx 5y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 5y
My_novel_obsession Enjoy the quiet and hope you feel better soon! 5y
Kshakal Feel better soon!!! 5y
dariazeoli Feel better! 5y
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌺 5y
tammysue Get better! ❤️ 5y
BookNAround Feel better! 5y
teebe Hope you feel better! 5y
cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 5y
AmandaL Oh no! Feel better! 5y
megt Feel better! 5y
BookMaven407 Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. 5y
JacqMac @teebe @cobwebmoth @megt @BookMaven407 Thanks. I‘m feeling a bit better today. It‘s good to be crossing over to the other side. 5y
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quirkyreader
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Due to vision issues I have to majorly cut back on eBooks. They are making my eyes very tired. And it's a bit upsetting because many of the independent authors that I read are only in eBook format. But I look at it this way, it will give other people a chance to get what would have been my galleys. And the authors will get a whole new audience.

Owlizabeth That‘s too bad 💜📚💜 5y
Scurvygirl 😞 so sorry to hear this! Thank goodness for audiobooks. It‘s not the same, but us humans we sure know how to adapt. 💚💚💚 5y
jfalkens Have you tried enlarging the font? 5y
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SassyBookworm Oh no! Have you tried using a kindle paperwhite? Mine has been wonderful! You can adjust the brightness & no glare! Hope your able to work something out! 5y
laurieluna So sorry to hear this. I'm hoping I don't get this kind of news myself. Sending love ❤ 5y
quirkyreader @jfalkens and @Chrysta23 I have a physical visual impairment and too much time on screens makes it worse. 5y
jfalkens @quirkyreader I'm so sorry 😢 xxxxxxx 5y
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GondorGirl
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Having my coffee whilst poking around Amazon looking at the on-sale ebooks. ❤

TricksyTails I want all your stickers! Where??? 5y
GondorGirl @TricksyTails I collect cute stickers at the shows and conventions I work. 5y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 No wonder. So cute! 5y
GondorGirl @TricksyTails The "Be the strange..." one came from Earthenwood Studios. She has an etsy shop. 5y
TricksyTails I'll look it up! Thank you. 🤗 5y
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