Ebook or paper book?

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Post by agirlwhowrites » 20 Feb 2019, 11:28

Physical paper books. Always!!! I mean, e-books are fine and all, but how will you smell the pages????? :lol:

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Post by TDelozier1989 » 24 Feb 2019, 19:53

I prefer physical books. I guess I just like the fact that you can sit anywhere and not have to worry about it dying on you since you don't have to worry about plugging it in.

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Post by VivianMZ » 26 Feb 2019, 00:45

I am a kindle girl all the way!! Easy to carry lots and lots of books without hurting your back carrying paperback 🤪 all you need is the palm of your hand

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Post by Diamonddog74 » 26 Feb 2019, 04:13

For me it depends. My favourite authors will always be in physical format, likewise for cookbooks. However my Kindle has been a lifesaver; I can take it on holiday, tuck it I my handbag if I’m going to be waiting for any time, and as a military wife who’s moved six times in the last seven and a half years, it has allowed me to buy books without worrying about shipping space when we move. You can’t beat a proper paper book though.

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Post by rinelle » 02 Mar 2019, 13:30

Paperboks feel so much more intimidated and personal. I only read Ebooks when I’m on public transportation because it’s more convenient.

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Post by Zuri_The_Sun » 05 Mar 2019, 08:05

E-books for now till I have a permanent residence. Then, I'll have a pretty library made.

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Post by jahagen » 06 Mar 2019, 11:32

I definitely prefer physical copies of books to e-readers, but I can't deny the convenience of e-books. Like some others have mentioned, it's far easier to have an e-reader while travelling because you have a plethora of options to read available, and don't have to carry around thick and bulky books along with everything else. That being said though, after a long period of time of reading on my kindle or on my laptop, I find I always miss physically holding a book in my hands.

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Post by JennyorAlice » 07 Mar 2019, 22:16

I've always preferred reading the paper copy. One, we didn't have e-readers when I was growing up so that was never an option. Two, I'm one of those people that like the smell of the books while I'm reading and turning the actual page).

I did get myself a Kindle Fire last year. I can say that the one benefit of having it is reading is easier with it when I travel. I can carry it around instead of a bunch of books.

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Post by Kimii200123 » 09 Mar 2019, 10:38

Although I prefer the paper copy, I read more ebooks these days. Like several mentioned before me, it's easier to read if you're not at home and it doesn't use much space if you read an ebook. But I love the smell of new books and the feeling of holding a real book. That's why I'll always come back to the paper books if I have the chance to.

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Post by finebunchofnothing » 09 Mar 2019, 12:08

As much as I love holding a proper book in my hands, lately I've been reading mostly ebooks. They are much easier to carry around, I can read them at any time of the day and even if there isn't much light around me. Oh, and they're usually much cheaper, that's also an important factor.

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Post by Tessa23Darling » 09 Mar 2019, 19:38

I'm all for technology and fully embrace the digital age... accept when it comes to books. There is absolutely nothing better than a soft blanket, a warm cup of tea and curling up with a book, paper printed book. Have you ever walked into an old bookstore and smelled that beautiful smell of knowledge? Remember the first time you cracked the spine on your favorite novel? Ugh... Love real, tangible books! EReaders are useful and have their place but I could never give up my library of hard and soft cover books!

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Post by Shent » 10 Mar 2019, 14:24

Nothing better than a book but e-reader has it place

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Post by kimberlysue » 10 Mar 2019, 16:42

I definitely prefer paper books to Ebooks. Ever since I was a child, I loved books and I was always excited when I got a new book. There is nothing like holding and opening a new book. I still get that same excitement today when I get a new paper book. I just don't get that same type of excitement or joy from an Ebook. I also like to collect books. A shelf full of books is beautiful. I can only read an Ebook for so long before it irritated my eyes, but I could sit there and read an entire paper book in one sitting, if I had the time.

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Post by Skye45 » 10 Mar 2019, 21:37

Physical books! I really don't like e-books because I cant sniff the pages. haha & there's just something about holding the book, turning the pages and just being about to cuddle with it to capture the entire world the book is sucking you into... e-Books they're just plain... a screen with words on it.. plus the tablet dies..does a physical book do that? Nope. lol
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Post by MandyP » 12 Mar 2019, 00:38

I always prefer a paperback. I do have a E-reader and read my latest review book on it which was ok. I do see the positives to the E-readers, for space saving, travelling etc but when at home it's a real book every time!
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