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    Hello everyone

    I don't read much, so I need your advice, please.

    My wife loves reading and she finishes a book in less than a week.
    We have a bookcase with many books, probably 100+ and she reads some of them again.

    She always says that she enjoys the actual books rather than doing it digitally but I still want to get her a device to be able to read digitally and buy all the books she wants. I will buy her a voucher with it as well so that she can buy some books to get started with.

    What device would you recommend? Kindle or iPad or? I don't know the Kindle at all but the iPad seems like a good choice since it's an iPad and the iBooks app should provide all the needed material as well?

    Any advice and input is greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrid View Post
    She always says that she enjoys the actual books rather than doing it digitally but I still want to get her a device to be able to read digitally and buy all the books she wants. I will buy her a voucher with it as well so that she can buy some books to get started with.
    I said the same. I hate reading on a screen and I like the smell and feel of a real book, so why would I ever want an e-book reader? Then I got a Kobo Glo earlier this year and I can honestly say I've fallen in love with it. It is nothing like reading on a computer screen, even with the light on. The light level is adjustable, so I can set it bright enough to read by without keeping my husband awake in bed at night. He, of course, couldn't imagine why I was so attached to it - until I got him one for our anniversary and he's hardly put it down since.

    You can buy books through the Kobo store, or from other book stores, but there are also sites which offer out-of-copyright books free of charge. For example http://www.feedbooks.com/ , http://manybooks.net/ and the amazing Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ . The first two sites are probably easier to navigate, but Project Gutenberg is the largest (and, I think, often the basis for books offered from other sites, too). You can, of course, get free downloads in formats for Kindle and other devices, too.


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