Do you prefer an e-book to paperback and why?

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Re: Do you prefer an e-book to paperback and why?

Post by Artizi » 08 May 2019, 23:59

I prefer paperback! First of all, because you never run out of battery, and I also enjoy the feeling and smell of the paper from books rather than the feeling of the screen.

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Post by Oziafricana » 09 May 2019, 06:36

I prefer my Kindle. It is a first generation Kindle without an LCD screen and light. I hope to upgrade someday. However, it beats having to wait for weeks and months for books to arrive in my country from the West and there is a clear shipping cost advantage. The great thing too is that with my Kindle I can read my books on different devices with the app.

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Post by Alison Alissa » 12 May 2019, 11:12

I prefer e-books to paper books since they are portable thus a chance to a variety of them with possession of a smart phone.

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Post by Simplyy_ess » 13 May 2019, 19:49

To be completely honest I love the feel of a new paperback book. The way your fingers glide across the cover, and as you flip it open, you smell that fresh paper smell. Ahh, I get a rise out of it. But there is something about the convenience of an e-book. It is always at your fingertips and to tell the truth we are still on our phones anyway. Must say I have come to prefer an e-book over a paperback one. Late at night when I feel the urge to read a book but don't want to attack my eyes by turning the light on, I pick up my phone, adjust the brightness and open books and read my e-book. If I do happen to plan to head out for the day but do not want the hassle of having to carry a bag big enough to fit my book in, it is no worry because I have it on my phone. Easily accessible, how could you not enjoy the creation that is an e-book.

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Post by ifaizi84 » 13 May 2019, 22:53

I prefer ebook because I can’t save my home space by not having a book cabinet... 😁
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Post by Brendan Donaghy » 14 May 2019, 04:02

I've read a couple of e books and they've been fine, but with one or two others I've experienced problems with the text size, or the type of font used, which has made reading them a bit of a chore. Still think I prefer old fashioned paper!

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Post by RuhiAngel » 15 May 2019, 00:51

2. digital books Are More Portable Than Print Books. Print books, particularly hardbound versions, can be exceptionally substantial, while most present day eReader gadgets are intended to be lightweight. It is a lot simpler to convey an eReader containing a whole library of books on a plane or on the train than to bring a physical book or two.

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Post by TuyetMai » 17 May 2019, 12:49

Ebooks are great, but I prefer holding real books, and I'll chose them over ebooks any day. They're easier to flip through and don't give me headaches like e-books do after I've been reading too long.

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Post by Alison Alissa » 16 minutes ago

Ever since I joined the club,I find the experience of e-books very interesting.

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