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RE: [mythsoc] Mythies with E-readers

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  • bernip
    Alana, this is another thing I was not aware of: are Nook users able to lend books to each other? Can any ereader owner with a B&N account borrow a book from
    Message 1 of 40 , Feb 17, 2011
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      Alana, this is another thing I was not aware of: are Nook users able to lend books to each other?  Can any ereader owner with a B&N account borrow a book from another, even if their readers came from different places?
       
      Berni
       


      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Alana Abbott
      Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:44 AM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythies with E-readers

      Janet, we should exchange our B&N account e-mail addresses for nook e-book lending. ;)

      -Alana

      On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Croft, Janet B. <jbcroft@...> wrote:
       

      I just got a Nook but have not had time to play with it yet! What I’m looking forward to is putting papers I’ve written on it to read at conferences.  Also I’m hoping that I can download the copies of the Miles Vorkosigan books that came with Bujold’s Cryoburn onto it – the CD has each book in a number of formats, so there ought to be something that works.

       

      What I mainly hope to do is upload copies of many public domain books in my hard copy library and gain a little shelf space – things like my collection of Greek plays and so on, that I might need to look at once a decade but like having handy.

       

      Janet Brennan Croft

      Editor of Mythlore http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html

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    • Lisa Harrigan
      I have an e-reader on my Palm PDA. The screen is almost big enough, and since it is always with me, it means that I always have a few books in my purse without
      Message 40 of 40 , Feb 23, 2011
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        I have an e-reader on my Palm PDA. The screen is almost big enough, and
        since it is always with me, it means that I always have a few books in
        my purse without taking up additional space. Readability is sometimes a
        bit wobbly, but I can enlarge the print to where these older eyes can
        see clear enough to not die of eye strain. Page turnings are more
        frequent, but that is easy with the touch sensitive screen. And books
        with footnotes are much easier to deal with, as the footnote is just a
        screen touch away. Still I can't read it in Bright Light, so I won't be
        using it at the pool any time soon.
        I bought The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings specifically so that I
        could have copies with me whenever I wanted them, and being able to
        search electronically was also a useful function. A Paper Index at the
        back of a book is nice, but direct search is some times more useful. YMMV
        Current plans are to buy a Samsung Galaxy (android) phone soon, and drop
        a reader with my books onto it. The screen is about the same size but
        with an even better resolution, so readability should improve.
        I would love to buy a Color Nook, as many of my favorite magazines
        (Science News, Scientific American, Astronomy) come with lovely color
        pictures and graphs, but I don't necessarily need to have the paper
        copies of the magazines. But I may just end up buying a Color Tablet
        with reader capabilities to avoid 1 trick ponies filling up my purse.
        That is a debate for when the pocketbook recovers from New Phone Purchase.
        Lisa
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