Ebook or paper book?

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Post by mrkhrrn » 10 May 2018, 20:02

I think that the best part of reading is often the heft and feel of the book. This is obviously enjoyed only with the paper book. There is just something very satisfying about it. Much can also be said about the ability to look at what you are reading and to instantly see how much you have read and how much remains to be enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, I love the convenience of the ebook, but it is not the same.

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Post by Hannah Mo » 15 May 2018, 09:39

I personally enjoy ereaders due to the amount of books I can put on there and it is easier to carry and take on long road trips. However, the smell and feeling of books is so much better although often I can never afford to buy books so I just get the free ones on kindle.

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Post by Jpsych72 » 15 May 2018, 15:42

I agree with both these replies. I cant give up my real collection because of the smell and the feel. Real books with maps are my favorites and you can't get the same experience from an E book with a map. on the other hand, my eyes aren't what they used to be so E books are easier to read for me.

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 15 May 2018, 17:11

I definitely prefer physical books. But like others have said, when I travel my Kindle is the best. I can take thousands of books with me all in a small little compact item.

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Post by harps789 » 16 May 2018, 04:03

I read eBooks now on my phone because it's convenient and you can just pick up where you left off easily. Every once in a while, I pick up a traditional book but it's few and far in between.

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Post by cear » 17 May 2018, 06:23

I most certainly will go for Ebook, I find it easier than paperback, I can only carry one Ereader with thousands of books in my library. :lol:

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Post by dkugg » 17 May 2018, 08:36

This is the best option to grab knowledge about anything.

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Post by SereneCharles » 18 May 2018, 07:04

Both. Paper books because I love hard copies of books. I don't lose them easily. ebooks because I can easily read them anywhere and anytime. But if a gun was put to my head, I'll let ebooks pass.

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Post by goshawk » 18 May 2018, 09:50

I like being flexible in this regard; I was certainly one of those people that abhorred the idea of ebooks replacing physical copies until I received my e-reader. I shake my fist at my younger self for lugging around thirty books in my bags "just in case I finished them"; could've saved myself a great deal of back pain were e-readers around then! My only issue (that was solved with the Paperwhite/Voyage), for a time, was the glare. I had to huddle myself into small corners so no bit of sun would bother me, aha!

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Post by dcoutu1 » 18 May 2018, 10:27

Paper book all the way! :techie-reference: :techie-studyingbrown: :techie-studyinggray: I have an e-reader that I use at night when my batteries die in my flashlight so I can't read my paper book :D I just love the feel of actually turning a page and the smell of books! Also I am just not tech savvy and it takes me forever how to remember to to download books on my paperwhite :roll: ( That I so loving call my paper weight).

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Post by chipmunck » 18 May 2018, 11:33

I personally have fallen in love with my e-reader. I find it easier to use and lay in many different positions in bed or on my chair. I also find it less damaging when I take it into the bathtub. I still enjoy reading a paper book from time to time if it is my only option but find it more difficult to keep the book open and lay on my side. I have to lift my arm up and leave it there opening the book. I especially like e readers for bigger books that take a lot of strength to hold up.

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Post by Adeos22 » 19 May 2018, 18:55

I prefer paperbacks, however ebooks is working for me at the moment.I come from uganda and over here ebooks and the internet is pretty much accessible as compared to paperbacks.

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Post by Fuzzy456 » 21 May 2018, 19:44

I never thought I would enjoy an ereader but it’s so convenient to read on public transit and if I can get more reading time in, the happier I am !

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Post by gildemoe » 21 May 2018, 21:22

I have been reading paper books all my life. I love the feeling of a full bookshelf and it's so satisfying to look back and be able to physically see the stories I've read. However, I've run out of space on my bookshelf, so I've been using ebooks to get my reading fix. All in all? Paper books are the winner by far.

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Post by sthe01 » 22 May 2018, 07:11

I prefer to have a physical copy of a book when I read, but i read a lot of e-books because it's sometimes just easier to read on your phone or tablet. Another reason some might like e-books is because it's a lot easier to find a book than online than to order it online or try finding it at a bookstore. :techie-studyinggray:

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