Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's your opinion?

Many of us are adding a reader to our Christmas lists.  Which one are you asking for and why?  Is one really better than the other?

The new Barnes & Noble Nook

The Sony Reader Touch Edition

or the Kindle 2?

13 comments:

Jessica W. (Book Bound) said...

If I had to choose one, I would likely go with a Kindle...that being said, a reader is not part of my Christmas list.

I much prefer a book to a reader and try to support my local bookstore as much as I possibly can. I don't ever want books to become a thing of the past, so I am in no hurry to go the electronic route.

Jessica W. - Book Bound

elnice said...

I understand that. I would use an electronic reader for pdf's that are offered by authors and publishers for review. That being said, I am not sure if the Nook supports these documents. I believe it does (pdf formats), but I am not sure.

~Jennifer~ said...

My husband just pre-ordered Nook for my birthday! I was leaning towards the Kindle because of the text-to-speech but from the reviews I read, it wasn't very easy to listen to. Kind of like your GPS reading the book to you.

I ultimately went with Nook because you can add additional memory with memory cards and it has a replaceable battery, neither of which you can have with Kindle.

I never really looked at the Sony. As far as I understood, it's one major selling point was that it can read PDFs and ePub documents, but Nook claims to be able to do that as well.

elnice said...

The Sony does offer the stylus, but other than taking notes for reviews, I don't know if I would use it. This would be more of a pleasure items rather than academic.

fictionfanatic said...

I don't think I would like reading books on a Kindle or any other reader (I'm on my computer enough as it is!). There's just something about the weight and smell of a book and the act of turning the pages. I love it!

That being said, I'm reading a rough draft of a friend's novel and my only choices were to read it on the computer or printing all 300 pages of it. A reader would definitely come in handy now!

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

My vote is for the Kindle, but that's because I own one and haven't even seen the Sony or a Nook. I haven't had any problems with the Kindle and I like it. It actually has a pretty good warranty program since I've already had to replace mine. Getting my "books" moved over was pretty painless.

However, I'll never give up the paper books. I'll always go out and buy the ones from my favorite authors so I can help support them. But I do like the idea that I can purchase hard covers of new releases (i.e. Flirt from LKH) for far cheaper than the hardcover price and I don't have to depend on my library to get it.

Plus, it has been so awesome having it with my 2 year old running around. I don't have to worry about losing my page when I have to jump up and get him; I can carry 15 (or more) books in my purse at all times; I can read a book with one hand and holding the kid in the other. There's been a lot of benefits for the ereader IMO. I still love my books, but for convenience, the Kindle is awesome.

Kate said...

I bought myself a kindle 2 a couple months ago and I love it. It hasn't completely replaced the way I read, but it has been very helpful in cleaning some of my shelfs :)

J.T. Oldfield said...

Kindle! Though I *may* be biased in saying so as I have a box full of 'em.

Alexia561 said...

Don't know if I would ever buy an eReader, but if someone wanted to give me one, think I'd choose the nook. It looks more streamlined, says that the pages are like reading a book, and doesn't seem like it would be as bulky as either the Sone Reader or the Kindle.

I also like the idea that I could lend a book to a friend. I read that you can only lend a book once, but guess that's to prevent you reselling it or something.

Linda Henderson said...

I am curious about this myself. I love print books but there are a lot of free e-books that I keep seeing around so it would come in handy to have one. I am on a fixed income so I will have to save to buy one. It would be nice to know which one is the best.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I don't have one on my list. Still love the book in my hands, but I like reading your thoughts in case I change my mind!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I also don't know if I really want one, but for some reason I'm leaning more towards the Nook. Maybe just becauase I dislike how Amazon made their for JUST their stuff.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

To be honest they are all so pretty, and it would be hard to choose. I'm sure once you sit down and really hash out the differences, you'll be torn by which features are the ones you want the most. I know I would be.

I have a Sony Reader and it does the job since I don't have a very big ebook library yet. I still have way too many paper books to be read before I really scrutinize whether I should get a different one.

Good luck on your choice. :)

 
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