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  1. What is the best e-book reader ?

    A ferocious amount of information which pushed me towards buying a Kindle Paper white. The information made me wonder if there are any hard copy magazines or books on the subject of this technology.
  2. chesilbeach Many thanks for your welcome and the remarkable amount of information in "What is the best e-nook reader?" Having been dragged out shopping by my dear wife this afternoon I'm shattered so its tomorrow morning before I get down to reading it but many thanks.
  3. When I started this thread I wrote that my primary interest in E Books and Kindle is that I wanted to be able to buy a book in order to look for information within it and that I wanted to be able to cut and paste say a sentence from the book onto a Word document. The thought crossed my mind since then that EBooks or Kindle books may not have an effective “Find” facility as Word has and therefore it might be more effective were I to be able to lift the entire contend of an EBook or Kindle book and paste it onto a Word document in order to use its “Find” facility. As I read the very kind responses that I have had to my thread I realised that I know nothing whatsoever about EBooks or Kindle books so I wonder if there is a source that discusses questions such as. What are the differences between EBooks - Kindle books, their readers, cost and availability? What are the differences between the different readers their cost and availability? Vodkafan Many thanks for your welcome. You said, “You didn't say whether you ever read for pleasure.” The answer to that made me think a bit and it bought back memories of when I was eight years old in 1944 and my parents had just reclaimed me from where I had been evacuated from London. The place they took me to was a Book Shop in Oxford which we were to live above. Obviously there was no TV and the wireless was normally only switched on for the war news. Being new to the area I had yet to develop any friendships but in the evenings I had the run of the shop and found all sorts of books that I could borrow and eventually when I was older I bought some of them and the ones below I still own so I certainly read and later bought them to read again for pleasure when I was older. “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell was one the books that made my blood boil at the unfairness of the social system that Robert Tressell lived in and wrote about. Upton Sinclair “The Jungle”. A book which filled me with rage “Ireland her own” and “Solo Trumpet”. Tommy Jackson. “English Episode” was written by Charles Poulsen. “Of Mice and Men”. John Steinbeck. “Cannery Row”. John Steinbeck. “Grapes of Wrath”, John Steinbeck. “The Story of London’s Great Fire”. Walter George Bell. “The Call of the Wild”. Jack London. “To Build a Fire”. Jack London. “White Fang”. Jack London. “At the Point of the Bayonet. George Alfred Henty. “The Jungle”. Upton Sinclair. “Lanny Budd”. Upton Sinclair. “And Quiet Flows the Don” Michail Aleksandrovich, Sholokhov. "English Episode." “Cannery Row”. John Steinbeck. “Grapes of Wrath”, John Steinbeck. “The Story of London’s Great Fire”. Walter George Bell. “The Call of the Wild”. Jack London. “To Build a Fire”. Jack London. “White Fang”. Jack London. “The Jungle”. Upton Sinclair. “Lanny Budd”. Upton Sinclair. “And Quiet Flows the Don” Michail Aleksandrovich, Sholokhov. "English Episode." “Studs Lonigan” and “Fellow Countrymen.” James T. Farrell. “The “Iliad” Edited by Jeanie Lang. Children’s books. “At the Point of the Bayonet. George Alfred Henty. “My Friend Mr. Leakey”. J.B.S. Haldane “The Twisted Talisman”. Meta Shaw. “Bambi’s Children”. Felix Salten. “Pierre of Normandy.” Paul Tabori. “Purkess the Charcoal Burner”. Allen W. Seaby The book shop also carried the classics such as Dickens, Shakespeare, Anthony Trollope, Oscar Wild and a number of American and Russian authors. When I grew up practically all the books that I bought were to study and the sort of subjects I worked in were Employment Law. Even those gave me pleasure because I was discovering new things all of the time. My recent reading was prompted by a wish to understand the terrorism that is now a part of the world so I started to study the history of Islam discovering new things about it every day so I think that I can say that I do read for pleasure but it may be a different pleasure than when I read the novels of John Steinbeck. Your comments on Lord Melbourne reminded me of what an interesting man he was and thank you for the information on the Kindle, that there is a Kindle version of “One’s Company. A Journey to China.” And that a kindle guidebook exists. Huggle A Muggle Many thanks for your welcome and all the way from North Carolina which fills me with wonder at how small the world has become. When I feel that I have developed an appreciation of the EBook-Kindle technology I will buy a reader but as they appear to go from £60.00 to closer to £300.00 although the Kindle appears to be the least expensive. I would like to be certain where I’m going because I still need to know if it’s possible to download or is it uplift and entire book and copy it to Word. Chrissy Many thanks for your welcome Chrissy and the information that Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Cybook etc. are all E Book readers, all pretty similar. However, I’m still a trifle confused as to whether one can read an EBook on a Kindle machine and vica versa. I will have a look at the Amazon Kindle and am amazed that the device can copy that number of books.
  4. Many thanks for that. Not a very nice man, Melbourne. What I was hoping to be able to do was first to find if there is an E Book or Kindle copy of “One’s Company. A Journey to China.” and I found that there is at least a Kindle edition Having found that a Kindle edition does exist the question is. “Does a find facility exist within Kindle which I could use to see where it is in the book?”
  5. I am eighty years of age and my primary interest in E Books and Kindle is that when I'm writing something possible a letter to a provocative friend who has written to me in provocative terms and whom I wish to contradict I go into the Internet looking for ammunition. If I find something complex that I wish to impress him with on let us say, Chinese history I can buy the book but then I have to look for information in that book in order to be able to use it in my discourse. The problem with that is that between reading a sentence in a book and attempting to type it onto a Word page I normally forget what I have just read as soon as I get the Word page. It might be something to do with the dyslexia which I am afflicted with or simply a rubbish memory. I don't think that I'm going Ga Ga because it has always been like that. From experience I know that when I have scanned a page from a book and pasted it onto the letter that I'm writing to my friend the memory loss disappears and I take what I find and edit it which I find very useful. I have recently read “One’s Company. A Journey to China.” Peter Fleming a rather arrogant young man who I remember quoting Lord Melbourne in this book saying something like, “Things are coming to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade private life.” I should have taken a note of where the quote was but I didn’t so now I need to see what context Fleming used that quote and although I have skimmed the book twice I can’t find it. So, the first book I will buy if it is to be found as an Ebook or Kindle will be “One’s Company. A Journey to China.” where I hope that I will be able to a Find device if that is possible. So firstly. Is it possible to access a book that way and find details? Secondly, where can I find something that will introduce me to the character of E Books and Kindle answering questions such as, Does it make sense to have them both. Those are my primary reason for wanting to look into E Books and Kindle at the moment and I know nothing about them.