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« on: June 14, 2013, 06:42:01 PM »



"I cannot live without books"--Thomas Jefferson


While I absolutely love history, growing up, I was never too quite fond of reading.  I always preferred to watch educational television or films. However, about a year ago, I just started to get into reading with the help of, Earth Abides and Foundation, which I highly recommend. Both of these books I acquired from a local used book store, however, there selection is limited and many of the books they sell are quite literally falling apart.

However, after taking a stroll through the pirate bay, I noticed they have quite a selection of many written works, even those that are out of print. Most of these are uploaded in .PDF format.

Question: Which e-reader is best for reading .PDF format books?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 08:21:43 PM »

Best is very subjective.  PDF format isn't the best IMO for small devices (anything less than a full size monitor), ebook, mobi and the like are better formats if you can get them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 11:09:32 PM »

I have a Nook. It's buggy and crashes on occasion, though it reads PDF's fine enough (I'm not 100% sure if it can zoom in and out, and it's not nearby to check).

Dunno how that compares to the Kindle, though.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 11:52:44 PM »

Question: If an individual were to pirate ebooks, which e-reader(s) don't use DRM, a cloud interface verification process, and can support a file type that is readily available on the internet.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 07:54:25 AM »

Even if you got one with DRM, you can always hack it into an Android tablet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 07:29:02 PM »

So, what would you (or anyone else) say is the best e-reader to get?

-Amazon Kindle
-Barnes & Nobles Nook
-Kobo Glo
-Sony Reader PRS-T2
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »

I have a sony e reader. I used to read all pdfs on it, then i became tired of the bugs so i downloaded Calibre, and used it to convert all my pdfs to epub format. Works like a charm. Idk about drm, i have 80 books on mine and Ive never had any problems. I have also not bought any books in years, except for James C. Scotts "An Anarchist History of upland southeast asia" which I could not find online and ordered in paperback. Many sites like Project Gutenberg have most "classics" for free with no strings attached.
The sony e reader i have has no internet acess whatsoever and no touch screen lol. I think the former may help prevent most common drm, eg, amazon deleting 1984 and animal farm a while back.
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