No More Kindle

I’ve had my Kindle since 2011, I think? Maybe 2012. I’ve read fewer than ten books on it since I first received it as a birthday present. But I think I last read a book on it over a year ago. Some might upgrade to a new device, and that’s fine, but I’m not. Why upgrade something I have no desire to use? So I’m not upgrading anything. I’m sending it back to Amazon for their trade-in program in exchange for a gift card. There isn’t anything I need at the moment from the site, so I’ll just let the gift card sit in my account until I feel like using it.

Do you actively use your Kindle?

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40 thoughts on “No More Kindle

  1. I do!
    In fact I just upgraded to the new Paperwhite.
    I love reading and there is no substitute for a real book in your hand but I have a real space issue so the Kindle is perfect for me… and if I’m not in a position to buy a book at the time, it goes on my wish list to buy at a later date!

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  2. Do you only read actual books? Or do you read downloads on your computer, too?

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  3. I do most of my reading after my wife turns off the bedside lamp, so I pretty much don’t read anything unless it’s on my tablet. When people try to loan me an actual book, I generally turn it down and tell them I’ll download it… politely, of course.

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  4. I have the app on my phone. (Samsung note 4- so biggish screen) I read the free book each month, and love it. I could buy a book (s) but I know I’ll never do anything else!!

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  5. I was given one as a gift for xmas the year before last. To be fair, I only use it when I am travelling overseas or interstate as its convenient otherwise I prefer real paper/hardback books 😉

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    • Do you travel much? I don’t. Which is why I’m still getting rid of mine even though I’m taking a trip in May. I can read anytime. I don’t get to travel much. I’d rather enjoy the trip.

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  6. I have a b/w nook reader. I use it when we go on trips while my husband has a kindle and is always using it. The only advantage I have seen is that you can have a whole lot of books on it and as long as you don’t archive them you can read the whole trip and not overload your car/suitcases with books.

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  7. Kindle? No, that gathers dust. I use my Kobo almost every day though. The kindle is too grainy, the book selection too awful.

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  8. I just bought a tablet and I will use it for reading soon. Right now, I’m listening to audiobooks on it.

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  9. I don’t even know where I stashed mine. I prefer physical books for some reason.

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  10. I travel 45 weeks a year and I read 3-4 books per month. It just makes sense for me to use one so I don’t have to have a separate suitcase with books.

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  11. daily. But I have a fire which allows me to do a lot more than read. I use it to update my blog when I’m traveling, to respond to email, to watch netflix, and yes to read the occasional book. It’s a really small laptop essentially.

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  12. My kids do. It’s great for library books in my opinion. We don’t have any late fees. And my kids read A LOT. More books than they can carry when we go to the library, which is also often.
    But personally, no. I prefer books. But that’s because I write comments in them that I want to read later. And I grew up with things like pencils and chalk, sticks and stones, and trees to climb.
    Dave

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  13. I used the kindle app on my phone to read some e-books I “took out” of the library, so I could have more reading options during travel without weighing down my bag, but at home, I prefer a physical book. Plus, they won’t just disappear off your bookshelf with no compensation!

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  14. My boyfriend and I both actively use our Kobos.
    When you’re a bus rat like my boyfriend it only makes sense since toting around two or three books every single day can get a little weighty
    For me it’s the convenience for my beta work, I can use my Kobo, or my iPad if they don’t have an ePub version, and read the story at work on break plus there are some really wonderful free books if you know where to look.

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    • Hmmm. I see. Though I’ve rarely ridden buses. Even when I was in college 20 miles away I didn’t ride them. But I can see the need. Buses and trains. Could definitely get some reading done on them.

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