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Re: [mythsoc] Mythies with E-readers

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  • Bill West
    I m fine with it, Berni. Bill West
    Message 1 of 40 , Feb 17, 2011
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      I'm fine with it, Berni.
      Bill West

      On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM, bernip <bernip@...> wrote:

      Alana, this is something I'm interested in exploring: borrowing ebooks from the library.
      Everyone, my intent in starting this string was to prompt an article or series of small snippets for Mythprint, edited by Jason Fisher.
      Is everyone contributing to this discussion okay with their input being collated and turned into an article?

      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Alana Abbott
      Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:23 AM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mythies with E-readers

      I got my e-reader (a nook) last year, and some of the first things I read on it were nominees for the MFA awards -- some that I purchased, others that I borrowed from my local library. The first title we bought using the 3G connection it comes with was The Hobbit, which we'd been reading aloud at home to our daughter but had forgotten to bring with us in print while we were at the doctor's office (and where the waiting can be interminable). :)

      It's been an incredibly useful tool -- as well as relieving some of our shelf-space issues. 


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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.
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