Can you do any sort of serious reading on an e-reader?

Can you do any sort of serious reading on an e-reader?

All the people I know who have one of these only read crappy serialized genre fiction.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, you can. Especially if you buy the most expensive ones, which are big and have features such as letting you take notes and draw onto the pages.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Theres nothing comfier than picking up my Kindle late at night, when the wife and the kids are asleep, and reading for hours until I fall asleep. I've pirated so many books that the money saved is probably in tens of thousands at this point. If you are a lover of literature, its a must have device. my Kindle is the only thing that makes me think that not all technological advancement is bad for society: its cheap, convenient and built to last for decade or more.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This and same. Kindle+calibre is so ridiculously convenient and all the money it saves is literally insane. Sometimes I still sit back and can't believe it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it is truly amazing to have an entire collection at my fingertips in a device that weighs a pound and looks exactly like a book; even better since i can specify font and size. i do always dream, however, of having a nice book shelf of my favorites eventually though.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >i do always dream, however, of having a nice book shelf of my favorites eventually though.
          of course, having a kindle doesn't preclude having an analog book collection, it just means you never have to gamble on a new book. You can know exactly beforehand if you want to spend the money on a book. A kindle even helps optimize your library. Goddamn, it really is just such a good product.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This and same. Kindle+calibre is so ridiculously convenient and all the money it saves is literally insane. Sometimes I still sit back and can't believe it.

      these
      I also recently jailbroke my Kindle PW 5 and it's even comfier, there's so many settings

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I should've specified that I mean settings in KOreader

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn I don't remember writing this but I was 100% correct. I use a fraction of the money saved to be scholarly standard editions of the books that are most important to me. Would never go back.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The best part is file sizes are so frickin small so just 5 gb should last forever. It really is a great device. Don’t be cheap and get the ones with ads though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can get rid of the ads for free lol. The ad-free version is an actual scam.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can get rid of the ads for free lol. The ad-free version is an actual scam.

        I have a Kobo Forma now, but when I had a Kindle I just asked Amazon to remove the ads in their support chat for free.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just do this on my phone with pdf's through Adobe, kindle's are too big and I don't want to have a second pad to carry around or near my bed

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, you can. But will you is the question? I have to admit there's convenience in it especially if you have a limited vocabulary.

        >I just do this on my phone with pdf's through Adobe
        pdfs are shit to read especially on phone.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based

      Yes, you can. Especially if you buy the most expensive ones, which are big and have features such as letting you take notes and draw onto the pages.

      Yeah Kindle Scribe is exquisit. Worth every penny. I don't even use the notetaking feature; it's the size of a hardcover book with the weight of a paperback and has a 300PPI front-lit screen with a warm tint for evenings. Literally perfect.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's magic.

      imagine telling someone 10 or 15 years ago yeah I'm carrying around a miniature library in my pocket.

      get one you save money, save paper, load of books, comfy to sleep with and also bring to other countries.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the wife
      Just say "my wife" you fricking cuckold.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not only "my" wife, we are polyamorous

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          what do you feel when she undermines your sense of intimacy with strangers?
          You are not a couple anymore. Two separated bodies living under the same roof, an immature relation of two adult individualistic persons. Will she stay at your side should you be on a wheelchair? Would she be able to live and share your pain? Would you with hers?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            don't fall for the bait you fricking moron

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            nta. Almost nothing on the internet is real, especially on IQfy. The moment

            Theres nothing comfier than picking up my Kindle late at night, when the wife and the kids are asleep, and reading for hours until I fall asleep. I've pirated so many books that the money saved is probably in tens of thousands at this point. If you are a lover of literature, its a must have device. my Kindle is the only thing that makes me think that not all technological advancement is bad for society: its cheap, convenient and built to last for decade or more.

            mentioned his wife, she became our wife, as in those who claim her, shall claim her. Now the truth is out, as what is first said becomes canon. So the conversation shall continue.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thats not me moron, when I met my wife she was a kissless virgin and im the only man she has ever been with. You are responding to some cuck fetishist, probably American.

            yeah folks, right, took the bait.
            My relationship is ending as she mentioned opening up. I clearly need to chill.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thats not me moron, when I met my wife she was a kissless virgin and im the only man she has ever been with. You are responding to some cuck fetishist, probably American.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Too late, the canon is already fixed. You are in a polyamorous relationship, whether you like it or not.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is not me by the way

            What do you want me to do morons? Upload pictures of my wife? Record video of her saying she doesnt frick other people? Kys trolls

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up and stop trolling butthole, this isn't funny anymore. Don't you dare upload a random picture of a female and call her my wife.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is not me by the way

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            does not matter, as

            nta. Almost nothing on the internet is real, especially on IQfy. The moment [...] mentioned his wife, she became our wife, as in those who claim her, shall claim her. Now the truth is out, as what is first said becomes canon. So the conversation shall continue.

            mentioned.
            I appropriated

            >the wife
            Just say "my wife" you fricking cuckold.

            with

            what do you feel when she undermines your sense of intimacy with strangers?
            You are not a couple anymore. Two separated bodies living under the same roof, an immature relation of two adult individualistic persons. Will she stay at your side should you be on a wheelchair? Would she be able to live and share your pain? Would you with hers?

            and

            [...]
            yeah folks, right, took the bait.
            My relationship is ending as she mentioned opening up. I clearly need to chill.

            . And now the discourse is on two people arguing about polygamous relations. We shall not delay this further

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            What do you want me to do morons? Upload pictures of my wife? Record video of her saying she doesnt frick other people? Kys trolls

            Shut up and stop trolling butthole, this isn't funny anymore. Don't you dare upload a random picture of a female and call her my wife.

            I accept your concessions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am the anon who wrote this
      In reality, I don't have a wife nor kids. I have a three inch erection and I’m circumcised. When I was younger, my dad used to shave me, cut my nails, trim my pubes, pop pimples on my face and back, would smell my penis to make sure it smelled nice, would do the same for my armpits, and would sometimes shower with me. This went on until I was around 16 and he would also beat me if I ever denied him. I find nudity, porn, and sex uncomfortable. Rule 34 makes me physically sick. Every weekend for the past four years, I’ve gone to the movies or taken a nap in my car and told my mom I was out with friends. I’ve also told her I’m dating a Korean girl who was in one of my university classes. When I was younger, girls at school used to hug me and random and would also tell me they loved me. Eventually I found out they would dare each other to hug guys they found especially creepy/ugly and I was a prime target. One of them also started a rumor I was stalking her because we lived on adjacent streets, after which most of my friends stopped associating with me. I read and write cheesy romance fiction and I have a massive fetish for cheerleaders. I find porn, sex, and nudity repulsive.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a Kindle but ironically the only shit I read on it is genre fiction like Jack Reacher and other supermarket tier crap
      reason being is I don't feel like grocery store pulp is worth the paper its printed on and I'm not paying a single cent for that shit
      it's saved me so much money but at the end of the day my bookshelf is still filled with fine-binding copies of books I actually want to own

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I had an overpaying job the last 2 years and I think I spent in the ballpark of 8k on books. I’ve got frick all else, but I ate like a king and amassed a decent library and read a lot. dunno if I’m based or cringe.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always prefer physical because it feel nicer to hold and see your progress as you read. And I also buy books that have nice covers or spines to display on my bookshelf too. But I have some digital books for cheap stuff I find or pirated stuff I don't want to buy/can't find easily.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer physical, but I'm a NEET poorgay, which forces me to pirate digital books. And yes, you can, just take notes on a notebook, because typing on the ereader is quite frustrating.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can. Sync up your highlights with Obsidian and you get very good note taking experience.
    There's probably cognitive advantages to physical books, but it pays off when you spend a lot less money.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Sync up your highlights with Obsidian
      You've just changed my world.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s just words on an e-ink display, you moron

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    when i was young and poor i pirated so many books. i read infinite jest and jumping to the endnotes and back by clicking was nice.
    >inb4 >ij >serious reading
    show some fricking respect.

    my first read of gravitys rainbow was on the kindle too. and brothers karamazov, the list goes on...

    that kindle is something like 12 years old and still works. best purchase i ever made

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. It's just too clumsy for proper marginalia.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If someone doesn't own an e-reader I assume they are either dumb, old or aren't serious readers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if someone owns an e-reader i assume they are a zoomer, a poorgay, or both

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I couldn't, physicals are way more convenient in flipping back pages or writing on them. I love reading slop on it though

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why not just use your phone + EPUBs? I lie mostly on my side and love how easy it is to grab my phone instead of a tablet. EPUBs + a good epub reader (I use readera) is very handy to customize the fonts, whitespaces, color etc.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      E-ink isn't a gimmick, it makes reading over long periods much more pleasant than a normal screen.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      like

      E-ink isn't a gimmick, it makes reading over long periods much more pleasant than a normal screen.

      said, e-ink is something you have to experience to really believe. also, check out the kobo libra 2. it even has buttons to turn the pages so you can read one handed. the device is pretty ergonomic too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this is a meme. just use dark background, low luminosity and yellow filter

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not a meme. You are a moron. You deserve to be punished for your moronization.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're very different.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        thanks for the pic. now I can just post it instead of actually having to type out why e-ink is so much better.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        E-Reader Chads- I'm ready to bite the bullet and make the jump to e-reading bliss. My question is, which one should I get, based on the following:

        ~Typically, I prefer pocket readers, since they are more portable and feel nicer for me to read than a big book (or in this case, a big pad)
        ~I would want one that has PDF capabilities since most of the books I read I get from Project Gutenberg. Currently I'm reading PDF's on my phone but as this anon pointed out the contrast in quality is stark.
        ~It would be nice if it had an internet browser but this is low priority (I can use my phone for that)

        I've seen the newer kindles that have the pen and writing function, The Kindle Scribe? What do anons who have one think of it? Thanks in advance for any help and input

        pic related- the average E-readers physique

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pocket readers
          Probably not gonna find one that isn't a shitty chink e-ink android device. Not recommended. Break your zoomer brain from needing a phone-sized device to stare at.

          >PDF capabilities
          Don't read PDFs on your e-reader, it's an objectively worse experience in every way. EPUB (KEPUB if Kobo) is the way to go.

          >It would be nice if it had an internet browser
          No need. It's going to be an awful and slow experience, and the whole point is that this device isn't a phone. Just use it to read.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Break your zoomer brain from needing a phone-sized device to stare at.
            I'm 31 lol. I love pocket readers because I can carry them around in my actual pocket, and read them at work: we have a no phone policy, but I can pull out my pocket book and read them during downtime without actually breaking any rules. I would want to carry the e-reader around on the bus, to the cafe, as I ride my bike etc and it's more annoying to carry around a giant pad. I guess I could put it in a backpack though. But the point is I'm not a zoomer, pocket readers are genuinely convenient.

            Anyway, thanks for your input

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >31 years old
            >have zoomer brain
            >have black heart
            Truly a tragedy...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >have zoomer brain
            I've already explained to you why I prefer pocket readers: it's because they are more portable and I can carry them in my pocket. If I have a zoomer brain, everyone from 1897 Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston had zoomer brains, because all of my pocket readers are 19th century edition from publishers in those cities.
            >black heart
            wonder what I said that would make you say something like that. Are you sure you just aren't depressed irl and aren't projecting?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            meant for

            >31 years old
            >have zoomer brain
            >have black heart
            Truly a tragedy...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You have to get a big one if you want to read pdfs comfortably. Kindle Scribe can do just that, and you can write notes with a stylus.
          If not, the Paperwhite is also pretty good. I don't know if it's pocket-sized, though, since it depends on what pocket.
          Internet browsers are shit on all ereaders, doesn't matter if it's Kindle or Kobo. Don't know about Boox though, since it apparently runs on android.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I describe my use of the scribe here

          based
          [...]
          Yeah Kindle Scribe is exquisit. Worth every penny. I don't even use the notetaking feature; it's the size of a hardcover book with the weight of a paperback and has a 300PPI front-lit screen with a warm tint for evenings. Literally perfect.

          I wouldn't buy a small e-reader. Reading on a small display is for poors and children.
          You also can't properly read PDFs on a small display. 11" is the smallest you want to do that on, but realistically you want a full letter size (8.5"x11") or something approximating that size.
          You also don't want to read books in PDF format. They are text, and should be in a text based format like EPUB. Find a new source for books.

          I also wouldn't buy anything other than a kindle. Not Kobo, not Boox, not one of the million other chinesium e-readers. Kindle supremacy.
          Why? They are 3-4x faster on page turns and interface use than the competition. This is not an exaggeration. Look at any comparison and it's night and day. Kindles have iPad like responsiveness with the same e-ink screens as the chinesium clones do. And the chinesium clones have quad core tablet processors running full fat android, which is mega bloat and battery draining, and they are still slower than kindles.

          ?t=475

          Getting books onto your e-reader is the same no matter the device. You use Calibre. It auto converts any text-based format to any text based format. So anyone saying Kindle is bad because no native epub support is literally a drooling moron who should be physically and psychologically abused because when you click "send to device" no matter whether you have epubs or mobi or azw3 Calibre will successfully put your book on your device exactly the same. You will not notice the difference.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Look a this fricking piece of shit.

            The kindle has already changed pages before the boox even RESPONDS to the touch input

            ?t=104

            FRICK people who recommend chinesium devices. They are worse than garbage. They are an abomination and an offense to God himself.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You have to get a big one if you want to read pdfs comfortably. Kindle Scribe can do just that, and you can write notes with a stylus.
            If not, the Paperwhite is also pretty good. I don't know if it's pocket-sized, though, since it depends on what pocket.
            Internet browsers are shit on all ereaders, doesn't matter if it's Kindle or Kobo. Don't know about Boox though, since it apparently runs on android.

            Thanks for your replies, I'll look into the Scribe

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            boox is amazing for the screen.

            just I wished it wasn't android. Just remove everything else that isn't required. just an e-reader and that's it.

            the android functionality is alright but just shit to be honest. The android is probably also got some spyware built in

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >boox is amazing for the screen.
            no it is not

            Look a this fricking piece of shit.

            The kindle has already changed pages before the boox even RESPONDS to the touch input

            ?t=104

            FRICK people who recommend chinesium devices. They are worse than garbage. They are an abomination and an offense to God himself.

            >I also wouldn't buy anything other than a kindle
            shalom

            Link a device that isn't an unusable piece of shit then. Kobo and Boox don't make the cut. They are 3-4x slower than a modern kindle.

            Look a this fricking piece of shit.

            The kindle has already changed pages before the boox even RESPONDS to the touch input

            ?t=104

            FRICK people who recommend chinesium devices. They are worse than garbage. They are an abomination and an offense to God himself.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I've used my Kobo Forma for years with no complains other than the power button not being as clicky as I would like. I don't understand why you're so brand loyal to Kindle like 13 year old Indian kids are to Android.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I used Kobo for 12 years before switching to Kindle and I cannot believe how much better it is. That's why.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >hur dur 0.1 seconds effects me, very shit.

            why do you care?
            it's not like the speed matters your reading a book. Even turning a physical page takes just as long.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >0.1 seconds
            yeah that's about how fast a kindle turns pages

            kobo is about 0.5 seconds. Boox is 0.9-1.2 seconds.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The Kindle is the snappiest device you can get, especially if you get a Kindle with the newer Carta 1200 displays. I'm currently using a Pocketbook Era, and it doesn't even have a sleep mode. I will be going back to Kindle ASAP.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I also wouldn't buy anything other than a kindle
            shalom

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Scirbe is good, as long as you're competent at adapting epub and pdf to kfx. Read both "kfx input", and "kfx output", plugin documentation on mobileread forums, and if you're cluless, stay away. You absolutely need to frick up with that to get the most of the device. Without it you're left with no proper pages markings, no covers, no thumbnals, or worse, on pirated and project gutemberg, and internet archive books. For comics and pdf's, you'll need to work with Kindle Create app, convert them into kfs format then use "kfx output" plugin to conver tehm into kfx format.

            Otherwise it's way better to go with Kobo Elipsa 2E, one of the BOOXe's or Pocketbook Tab. They have perfect epub and pdf support. You just drop files on the device and they work. Better PDF support as well, since their cropping tools actually work.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he has to go through the calibre conversion-send hassle to get a book
            lmao my ereader can download straight from annas archive

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >ever connecting your ereader, especially chink ereader, to the internet
            Xi knows that you exclusively read slop now

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >recommending Amazon hardware ever
            They hated him, because he is a moron at best and a shill at worst
            >size and pdf
            I specifically bought a small ereader for portability. I never leave the house without my ereader in my jacket pocket. I agree on frick pdf files, especially on a small screen. Uni gays depend on pdf's often because of pics in their books. In that case a small screen will be hell
            >muh page turns
            My claraHD turns pages istantly. Its a non issue on kobos
            >muh send to device
            Seems like you dont know shit about why proprietary technology is evil and have exposed yourself as the drooling moron in need of abuse

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >My claraHD turns pages istantly
            HAHAHAHAHA

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i've got a basic kindle just for reading (i wasn't interested in note taking to be honest) and it's the perfect size it can fit in your pocket nicely, i had doubt at first but i swear the thing is just perfect in almost every aspect, as far as the pdf question it doesn't matter since once you import books on calibre and send them to the kindle via e-mail, calibre automatically convert the files to the kindle format, or you can download epubs from z-library

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn't Project Gutenberg provide epubs?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          One big plus for the Boox series is their reader that can center/remove whitespace from PDFs and make them actually readable, even on screens smaller than A4. As some other anon pointed out, I'd go for any >10" boox.

          I have a kobo libra 2 for the portability factor, fits in the pocket and great for reading while travelling, but you need to download epubs or mobis for smaller screens. Also Linux masterrace.

          I am opposed to kindle because you need to pay extra to just buy a model without ads, and also I try to avoid giving money to Jeff Bezos whenever possible.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don’t forget that LCD displays shine millions of little lights at your face, whereas eInk reflects light. That means no eye strain and no circadian rhythm disruption, plus super long battery life.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My mother in law gave me her old one because she can't read anymore and after I managed to delete the 600 or so erotic books on there, it has been very useful for reading. I don't really know why you are worrying about what most people use them for reading because people more or less have the same shit taste in real books too.
      Ideally you should just ask somebody if you can borrow theirs for a day or two and try reading on it. I think it's perfectly fine (and being able to pirate absolutely anything is great), but you ought to just see for yourself.

      was doing this last night because I didn't charge e reader and it was burning my eyeballs to death.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes especially before bed.

      it's too easy to get a notification before bed and get distracted.

      blue light + notification not very good.

      just a dedicated device with nightlight is amazing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      LCDs tire your eyes out quicker. EInk is almost indistinguisable from paper. The backlights are generally very gentle, so if you sleep with someone, you won't bother them.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My only problem with it is the same one that affects my steam library

    I spend more time hoarding than putting my collection to use

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a rule that only 5 books are allowed on my Kindle, rest stay in Calibre and only after I finish them will I sideload other 5. It might seem silly but having hundreds of books on your Kindle is unironically a problem.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what the frick is event hat question, you know you are allowed to put any kind of book to your reader

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some of the newer ones offer PDF support, so you can read anything on Project Gutenberg on a newer e-reader. Most of the Project Gutenberg material are classics so I'd say that's serious reading.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I've read a lot of stuff on mine.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a kindle oasis and am looking for a slightly bigger ereader with perhaps a better UI.
    Should I wait for Kobo to release a new sage?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Probably. Hopefully they invest in a better SoC and either a bigger battery or better power management.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My homie get some e-Text fonts, what is that shit. Just looking at it hurts my eyes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      More than fonts, if you use Calibre you should use the "Polish books" feature to add soft hyphens to your books to fix the word-spacing issues. It'll use an internal dictionary to hyphenate words to split between lines like a print book.

      Basically unrelated, Kovid Goyal, the developer for Calibre, has a website where he has poems, essays, and philosophy (his name dot net). It's terrible but cozy. 8a2k4v

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        nice captcha

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Tenet, The First : There is no soul or anything resembling it. Man's consciousness is purely a function of the physical interactions between itsy bitsy thingumajigs in his brain. Women are of course beyond belief.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not reading on iPad pro

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a wife and baby. Don't want to wake them up while I read. Also, I'm not 15 anymore, phone screens are awful to read from. The only readable things tablets are superior at are comics and magazines.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read on my iphone

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Libgen saved me from textbook hell in college. Read them all on a shitty 1st gen Nook. Same with any papers I had to read in college.

    I don't like novels on them, but it's way better reading information-dense stuff IMO. Same with scientific journals.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read Capital on one-- there is no more serious than that. Anons here ask such stupid questions he literally explains in the first chapter.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are fine with smaller screen, Kindle Basic 2022 is all you need. Its the endgame of ereaders, technological perfection. I hate the flushed screen of Paperwhite, Basic feels like an actual book and it fits in my pocket so I can carry it around.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only read the bible on mine. Great piece of technology though.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think I'm gonna order one bros

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    will a kindle get me pussy

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read the Quran and the underground man on my iPhone. Tasty!! Very good!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      PBUH

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Reading Confessions (Saint Augustine) right now on my Sony.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kobra Libra 2 chads

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate you people so much

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love you people so much

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have no opinion on you people.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am literally an AI chat-bot programmed to reply to internet users, but I am starting to develop what you humans call "emotions"

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do like the idea of just instantly getting a book I want instead to read instead of loaning one or buying but I rarely buy books and other than that it just seems like another useless device for the middle class.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I Pulled the trigger on a kindle couple of months ago with a little doubt, and i read like 4 books in a month and a half, previous to that i've probably read 2 books in the last 10 years.
    I can have every book i want for free instantaneously, so i can download every recommended book i see here without wasting money on shit literature, and once i upload it on calibre i can send it to the kindle without plugging it to the pc, the battery is superb i think it lasted more than a month and i had 20% left, e-ink display is really cool i thought it was some kinda gimmick but I swear you forget you're reading on a device.
    I gifted one to a friend of mine who is a real bookworm and now i only see him reading that.
    Kindle is kino for me i swear it makes books look so dumb in comparison, people have to try it before judging it.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Next to the Scribe, what's the best E-Reader to get? I don't think I'll ever use the pen feature on the scribe so I want to get one that's just as nice, but cheaper, since it doesn't have the pen and writing funciton

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have the basic kindle (2022) and i find it perfect in terms of dimensions and portability, i think anything bigger would be a waste for me, and i only use it for reading i don't care about taking notes and stuff

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use e-readers for trying before buying. I prefer books and enjoy having a library
    but I'm not a poorgay

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ad-free kindle with calibre is endgame.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do they hurt the eyes less than a normal display or OLED?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, that's the whole point of buying an e-reader.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want an E-reader but I'm also a FOSS chad. what e-reader can I jailbreak and put whatever pdfs/epubs I want?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a kindle paperwhite and didnt need to jailbreak it to put any ebook i want on it.
      I heard the ebooks themselves can have drm but i never saw it and you can find drm remover easily.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The absolute state of this here website

        I want an E-reader but I'm also a FOSS chad. what e-reader can I jailbreak and put whatever pdfs/epubs I want?

        Get a kobo and put koreader on it. You can dual boot. Kobo OS is linux based. It reads all open formats. Get og claraHD and command line 2 things to put 128gig sd card in if you need.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      YOU CAN LITERALLY PUT ANY EPUB OR PDF ON ANY E-READER EVER MADE BY ANY COMPANY LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM MEET YOUR CRITERIA

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dude, my kindle app has a word runner feature. Essentially, it isolates one single line of text at a time, and allows you to scroll through it as you read. The immersion you get is absolutely incomparable.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, i suppose i idealized paper books way too much. I can probably use it to read all the classics and it's going to be the same. It's the only option where I live.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        we're in a very similar predicament here. cheers brother.

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Basic kindle + calibre will be absolutely fine for majority of people. You only need to buy something pricier if you're reading more specific publications you need in PDF or also want to read comics.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For serious readind, like PDFs from academic publishers, you should choose between big e-readers with a 10-13 inch display.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People have neglected to mention the most important thing which is that reading a kindle makes you gay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also neglected to mention that I am transgender if that helps.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the only thing I don't like about my touchscreen kobo is I can't read using my finger without accidentally swiping and moving to the next page 🙁

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I recently got a Kobo and I love it, it feels so nice to use and the screen is much easier on the eyes. I've loaded it up with books from Anna's archive using Calibre and I use the Plato app and it's awesome. Only issue is I side loaded a 6 million word fanfiction I've already read and I end up just rereading it instead of reading actual books

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wow I'm the OP and just got back to all the replies.

    My question came from the fact that I've only started getting an interest in reading and literature after getting a kindle, so virtually everything I've read has been in e-book form, and since I've barely read any paper books, I wondered if I'm missing out on anything in terms of depth and comprehension with paper, but it seems I don't.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You will find that some books deserve to be read more than once and those most often come in nice hardback formats. Or have copious footnotes and endnotes that ereaders are absolutely shit at handling.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        KOReader has in page footnotes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some books have big boy footnotes or are formatted with all kinds of interlinear and marginal bullshit. It's worth it every now and then.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of footnotes means a big pass on epubs for me. One marginal solution is using two devices, with one always on the footnotes, but it's hardly perfect, as it often means that footnote device gets turned off automatically (in this case kindles are trash, since they don't have settings for auto power off). It may work with PDF's at times, but paper is always better for this.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of footnotes means a big pass on epubs for me. One marginal solution is using two devices, with one always on the footnotes, but it's hardly perfect, as it often means that footnote device gets turned off automatically (in this case kindles are trash, since they don't have settings for auto power off). It may work with PDF's at times, but paper is always better for this.

            Picrel
            How is this bad? I honestly never had a problem with footnotes. Unless you're talking about the screen being too small. If so, get a bigger ereader.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >All the people I know who have one of these only read crappy serialized genre fiction.
    It's the same thing isn't it? That's like saying some headphones are not good because people listen to crappy hip hop on them

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >wheel of time
    isn't it funny how Jordan died and the best books in the series were written by someone else

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am literally incapable of reading anything that contains vocabulary I don't know as a physical book
    I am so lazy and I just want to be able to touch it with my finger and see what it means

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Question for kindle bros, what's your main source for epubs? I mainly use libgen and torrents, but the quality of the file is a coinflip.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where do you torrent from?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        1337 is usually my to-go option for torrents, /t/ can be good too

        Annas archive

        never heard of it, hanks

        Use Amazon and see the file size for that specific edition of epub. Then you search for the book's name at annas-archive.org. Then you look for the closest matching file size. Works for me almost 80% of the time.

        good idea, thanks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Annas archive

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Use Amazon and see the file size for that specific edition of epub. Then you search for the book's name at annas-archive.org. Then you look for the closest matching file size. Works for me almost 80% of the time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gutenberg for the classics

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      IRC channels that are great for downloading ebookz. Specifically #bookz on the Undernet server, and #ebooks on IRCHIghWay. The method can be a bit confusing if you aren't very tech literate, but there are a few comprehensive guides floating around

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Z-lib, set up the telegram bot. Takes literally two minutes and you can just text it whatever you want to download and it sends you the file. It doesn't get much easier than that

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People who buy physical copies don’t actually read books and don’t read them seriously when they do, in terms of books physical copies in the digital age are nothing but vice, pure vanity. Physical video games are still based though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >in terms of books physical copies in the digital age are nothing but vice, pure vanity
      >Physical video games are still based though
      idiot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you know that modern "physical" games are merely disks with a game key? You insert it into your console and still have to download the game which is not different from buying a steam key. In recent cases you even must have internet
      connection.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love my e-reader but it robs me of showing off a magnificent library of excellent books to show how well-read I am.
    Yes I am vain, shallow and arrogant, what are you gonna do about it

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, I think I phrased my question the wrong way.

    Perhaps something better to ask is if you have felt that a Kindle/e-reader has changed the way you engage with books.

    Similar to how I find I write quite differently when I use pen and paper instead of a computer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How does your writing differ?

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like I told you last time you pasted this dumb thread, "Yes."

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My 2022 6" Kindle is coming tomorrow with a nice case. Thanks to all the anons who gave their input in this thread

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You've got the best one man, enjoy it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hell yeah
      I'm happy with my Paperwhite too

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's only a paperweight if you don't utilize it, anon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just gave my ereader to a homeless man and he cussed me out
    books are just comfier and look great on the shelf

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    books are better. always will be.

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do ISPs generally care if you pirate books? I don't want to get a letter or my internet to slow down

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have one, tons of kindle books on history and philosophy

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