Paperback or Kindle?

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    She's really good at making fantasy seem real. I've read 4 of her trilogies, though her last trilogy has 4 books, so.... 3=4
     
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    I have done much the same. I love my books and have so many--I've never counted but I am sure they number into the several hundreds. But so many people could benefit from reading those that I will probably not read again--I do have several I just won't part with. But the Kindle has changed my reading habits as I can carry a whole library with me everywhere I go with it.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    I've got lots of books, but any more, I would rather use an e-reader. I'm building an extensive e-library and it doesn't take up valuable space. Plus my eyes are getting progressively worse and I can adjust the font size for easier reading.
     
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    One thing I've been known to do with some books; particularly heavier reading; is to highlight certain passages, and quotes. Usually by the end of a book I have enough material singled out; that I can go back at a later date, and skim through to find the important parts I'm looking for. If the kindles had a way of doing the same thing; that would be a plus for me, and would pique my interest. Maybe something like a "blank page" attached to the book file; that could be used to cut and past quotes, and passages to. Is that an option? If not... It should be. Its an excellent idea for study.
     
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    Kindles DO have something like that....and then some. :)
     
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    Yes. The Kindle Fire especially lets you highlight and has means of making notes, etc. Quite a remarkable thing.
     
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    Kindle. If I were to put both of my books on my shelf, then I'd need to find another place for my pet rock.
     
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    I don't have a touch screen. :D I hit the home button, then the settings button. I also tried the settings button while in a book. No go.

    This is what my kindle looks like: [​IMG]

    This is what it looks like once you go to settings:
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    Except for me, I've only got 2 pages of settings stuff. :)
     
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    I've never used it, as I read almost exclusively fiction and don't see any reason for highlighting that, but I know that Kindles have highlight and note functionality. However, it may not be as user-friendly as a paper book and a pen/highlight marker. :dunno:
     

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