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Sony Reader + public libraries = happiness!
on 6 June 2011
My wife has a Kindle and, although I think it's a pretty neat piece of kit, it did have a couple of drawbacks for me that made me go in search of other readers. I like using touch-screen technology on my laptop, iPod, iPad, etc, and wanted my reader to have this.
Also, I read a lot of books, and I wanted to be able to use my local library to take at least some books out on loan, rather than having to buy them all!
The Sony works on both counts for me, and I have access to a growing set of books via the public library e book services - which can only grow as the years go by.
I can also buy and store books on my own computer - which means I am not dependent on someone else 'looking after' my books for me.
4 star rating is because the system to download books is less slick than the Kindle - but I am happier with the available (free) content and also the fact that I am in control of my own library via the laptop computer.
I would recommend having a look at both devices before you make a final choice, as I am sure that the 'how it feels in your hand factor' will be important.