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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us

Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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miscmail+powells, November 8, 2013

I purchased a Kobo Mini from Powell's after passing my NOOK Simple Touch on to a family member. My plan was to use the mini until the long-promised release of B&N's new eInk reader in late 2013. After using the Mini for a few months, and after looking at the new NOOK GlowLight, I've decided that the Mini does everything I need.

The biggest surprise was that the Mini actually has more available storage for sideloaded books (books not purchased from the device manufacturer). The Mini doesn't have as sharp a screen, nor does it have the nice glowing screen for night time reading, but until something really compelling comes along, it's perfect for my beach-side reader.

From initial power on to reading the first page of a book is 22 seconds, quick enough. Page turns are a fraction of a second. I am not experiencing any problems. Kobo's font tweaking options allow me to get the exact appearance I want. So long as the small screen doesn't bother you, I'd recommend the Kobo Mini.
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