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Good morning folks.

Back to the subject of reading. When I was in high school I read over 100 books of fiction, mostly science fiction, on my own each year. I always loved to read, even in grade school. Since we moved to a new school every year I had a different school library to peruse. I remember the library at school in the 5th grade was pitiful for science fiction. I had read every book there and was just looking for anything else. The librarian there recommend a book called "The boy that batted 1000" about some kid that never missed the ball. It was soooooooo stupid I could not finish it. Fortunately I discovered the base library was wonderful!

It has been a while since I sat down and read a novel. I just have better ways to entertain myself. I can always find a project in my garage to tinker on my cars.

My wife just loves her iPad for books. The OKC metro library system has ebooks she can check out and they are free. She has read a bunch of them. It does not matter how big the book is, it still does not weigh anything as just electrons.
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Been entertaining the idea of getting an iPad just to kick start reading more.
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I think that iPad I bought for my wife has been the most used present I ever got her. It is in her hands almost all the time when she is home. If she is not reading a book or email or surfing the web she is playing a game.
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What happend to VAS? I have not seen him post in this thread in a while. Did he pull a Markus on us?
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Morning all.

Looks like he did.
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That's kinda what I am afraid of, becoming an iPotato. Especially with Angry Birds in Space out.
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i don 't like reading on ipad.. it's tiring on the eyes.
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My wife finds it easier to read on the iPad that a regular book. It has a night mode so the page goes balck and the text is white. She can read in bed and not even need the lamp on. The only place the iPad sucks to read is outside in the sun. If I ever came home and saw my wife sitting in the sun I would ask who she was and what she did with my wife.
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Water heater just ate all my cash so the iPad thing is off the radar for a while.
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But everyone is happy that you can take a shower again!
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My book consumption was really jump-started by getting an iPhone and the Kindle app. I also started using my wife's iPad when I can pry it away from her.
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But everyone is happy that you can take a shower again!
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I can take cold showers. Not fun, but can be survived. Friend of mine was a penny pincher before he got married. He turned off his gas to save money. He only took a shower once a week at a local health club. I know, makes no sense. Health club costs a lot more than gas for hot water.
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When I first got my iPhone it came with a short story I read on the phone. That was tedious. The phone is just too small of a device to read a book. I suspect someday I will get my wife a new iPad and I will use her old one. There are several magazines I would convert to digital subscriptions if I used an iPad. I download one copy of AutoWeek that was free and it was identical to the printed version. the iPhone is just too small for a magazine. It was constant zoom in and out.
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I have an iPad but I use my iPhone more for reading. But the reason being I am on the go all the time. I ALWAYS have my phone with me so it is easy to pick it up and read a couple pages on my Kindle app. I never have my iPad on me unless I am in my hotel room or home. So yes, it is easier to read but I have found I still use my iPhone way more. But that is unique to me. I think most people like to read on the iPad better.
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My sister-in-law likes her actual kindle better for reading, but you couldn't pry her iPad away from her for nothin.
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