Book or Nook?

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Post by ebeth » 30 Oct 2016, 10:45

I've never read from a nook. I have always done Amazon Kindle. I prefer book though if I can.

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Post by Karla_Burrow » 06 Jan 2017, 11:17

I prefer a book over the nook. I guess I am more of an old school person when it comes to books.

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Post by Snowflake_31 » 07 Jan 2017, 08:34

I have a Kindle on my iPad and phone(although can't see to read on the phone-lol). I like the iPad when I travel because I can read and not disturb others. But, holding the device, even supported on a pillow, strains my neck and end up with neck strain. So, overall I like books.

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Post by Julie Ditton » 07 Jan 2017, 16:33

Even when tablets were still just science fiction, both Captain Kirk (Star Trek, the movie) and Captain Pickard ( Next Generation episode with him on vacation) expressed preference for a real book. I have to agree. I love the feel of a real book, and tablets our useless in sunlight. But the convenience of the tablet is ideal for when on the go and in low light settings like my husband's man cave or in bed. I will often have several physical library books checked out and also digital library books on my Overdrive application. Sometimes I will put a hold on both formats and see which one becomes available first. I have also been guilty of reading the real book at home and then finding my place to continue the book on my tablet when I am out.
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Post by BrandyBeaudin » 07 Jan 2017, 16:38

I would have to say kindle all the way, no way I could afford to read so many good books and mostly for free with out it, I do still love getting my hard copies of course for those times electricity is not on my side!

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Post by pink » 07 Jan 2017, 23:41

There is something really special about books. The touch and smell of a book is wonderful. I love my Nook though.

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Post by One Mans Thoughts » 08 Jan 2017, 01:20

Honestly I love my Kindle ( paperwhite and not kindle fire). Although both have their own merits. Nothing can compare to the feel of an physical book in your hands. The feeling of the paper, the sound of a page turning even the weight are all so amazingly appealing; almost addicting. Also Let's all be honest with ourselves there is something very classic about walking into someone's home who has a great book collection or even a small library of their own.

That being said I'm a kindle man. How could that be when I so clearly and strongly love words on paper. It comes down to life; while I would like to have a library all to myself in my home that simply isn't feasible. I travel for work quite a bit and I also have a long commute to and from work daily using public transport. Having the ability to have hundreds of books at my finger tips is priceless. Another major point that puts the kindle a head for me is the size. It's much easier to travel with a kindle than a 900 page Stephen king novel and the same applies for when I lay in bed to read I don't want to hold up a three pound book over my face as I slowly drift off and inevitably drop the dang thing on my face.

Either way reading is an escape into another reality, being both time and interdimentional travel. A drug that I am happily addicted to. Happy reading whether it is paper or digital print.

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Post by Insightsintobooks » 08 Jan 2017, 12:17

I love my Kindle app but there will never be anything that can replace the feel of a book in your hand, or the smell.

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Post by OctoberSkye13 » 10 Jan 2017, 21:48

Hi there!
I am a traditional book junkie. Just because I love the paper smell, I love the feeling of a physical book, and there is just something nostalgic to me about physically owning a copy of a book. I mean, I own a record player and use it frequently, I am an old soul to the core, and I am resistant to technology advancing so quickly. I have such fond memories of climbing trees in my back yard as a child, just to sit up in the boughs and read for hours on a summer day. Physical books are pretty dummy-proof (easy to bookmark, easy to operate, and more user friendly that most tablets). Physical books can't be accidentally deleted. In the event your equipment gets a virus, a physical book won't be wiped from the memory. Physical books are a nice way to decorate a room and make house feel like home. (Superficial sounding, I know. But it does have a way of making things feel a bit homier.) Physical books are nice because I like to write little notes in the margins and underline phrases and statements that resonate with me. It's neat to go back and flip through years later.
However, when I went to college, all of my textbooks were e-books. I got an iPad and downloaded all of my textbooks, which were FREE downloads, because I paid for them along with my tuition. Even though I paid for the books through tuition, the ebook versions of the textbooks tended to be MUCH less expensive! I know a friend who pays anywhere from $100-$500 (per book) for textbooks. Depending on your field of study, your textbooks quickly become outdated and unusable, therefore, impossible to re-sell later. Another advantage to an ereader would be if you tend to read multiple books at a time. Instead of physically having to switch books, all you do is go to your library and select a different version to begin reading immediately. ANOTHER advantage to an ereader is that you can search for and purchase the desired book in just a few minutes. You can get exactly the edition you want without having to pound the pavement going from store to store to find the book you want.
In any case, it truly depends on what suits YOU and YOUR needs the best. :) Either option is a great one and I'm so glad that ebooks have made reading so much easier and accessible to so many people, even if I am and always will be an old soul. :)

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Post by Emmanuel Cassimatis » 28 Jan 2017, 14:58

Agree with TimeKeeperApprentice and other members about questions raised so
the book has an evergreen charm, with its smell and its touch, moroever it is an object that could be borrowed (even bookcrossed) and for this reason it supports (or support-ed, don't know if still stading)human relations;
kindles and similar have the advantage to contain a huge amount of interesting readings and they allow to study better the meaning and pronunciation of a word for instance making reading more interactive and funny.

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Post by EmperorOfBooks » 16 Feb 2017, 15:49

When I'm reading a graphic novels, I always prefer having the physical version. (EX. The Walking Dead). Other than that I'm all for ebooks.

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Post by Nancy-83 » 17 Feb 2017, 05:07

I prefer to use my kindle device or some of my reading apps that I've downloaded. It's just alot easier to just go to a bookstore and buy with a debit or credit cards that you already have saved to your accounts. And as much as I read I would have too many books ? in my house and no where to put them except on my bookshelf which is already completely full. Although I do buy paperback books ?. I buy all of my favorite authors books in paperback.

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Post by lwelch819500 » 18 Feb 2017, 19:20

I am not used to reading on Kindle yet. I mostly enjoy books for now. When I read more books on the kindle then I will like it.

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Post by Schullerk » 20 Feb 2017, 17:35

Its hard.. i love the feel of books in my hands turning the pages with anticipation on whats going to happen next... I also hate having the books in my purse which start to discolor the pages or whatever items i have end up ripping the pages or folding them absurdly..
With ebooks after a while the screen starts to hurt your eyes, accidentally touching the screen and loose the spot u were at or it closes the app is a pain too...
Also no one ever steals a book but will steal an electronic device that you read your books on.
To each their own on this discussion.. this is my opinion though :-)

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Post by HSortor » 21 Feb 2017, 16:40

I find that I still use both. I have a first gen Nook, an Amazon Kindle, and paper books. It depends on the situation as to what is better, however, I can tell you this, you never have to find your charger for a real book, and thats a bummer sometimes.

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