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Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 05:14 PM

Which do you prefer? If you prefer books, do you prefer hardback or paperbacks?

I'm really interested to know why e-readers are popular, I much prefer books and love to be holding the actual book instead of looking at a screen - so if you like e-readers, why?
   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 05:55 PM

I do enjoy reading and prefer hardbacks. I love cracking the back on a new book...

I am getting an eReader for Christmas though because I read so much I do think it will be easier.

Last year my parents got charged extra because our bags were over the limit when we went on holiday because I had taken 14 books for a 2 week holiday. I also had 3 books in my hand luggage and bought some in the airport. They still didn't last me the whole holiday and I had borrow some during the last week. I feel with an eReader I can take as many books as I want without causing so much trouble

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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 06:00 PM

I prefer books because I agree it's nicer to hold a book than a screen. I also love the smell of books... I dunno why =]

But...I can see the benefit of e-readers - you don't have to lug a heavy book around in your bag. I might look into buying one when I get to uni, so I can still read all my books but not have to take them all on the train.

Or I could just use the library. Haha.




   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 06:15 PM

i prefer books, hardcover if i can afford it haha.

definitely dont wanna read off a screen after i already spend so much time on my laptop, lurking TH and all :P


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 06:25 PM

I prefer books too. When I pay a fiver for something, I like to have something 'physical' to hold and keep. And I think I prefer paperbacks to read.


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 07:24 PM

I prefer holding the actual book in my hand. Paperback is my favorite, it's much less expensive and more flexible


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 09:02 PM

Books all the way! I love the whole experience of browsing the bookstore, picking up books, reading the back and physically having the book. I think e-books are ruining that experience and I really hope they don't take over from actually having stores that sell physical books.
   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 09:11 PM

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Books all the way! I love the whole experience of browsing the bookstore, picking up books, reading the back and physically having the book. I think e-books are ruining that experience and I really hope they don't take over from actually having stores that sell physical books.
I hope so too but I doubt they will take over.

Even with an eReader I will still read and buy books. I mean I think certain book can only be read in book form, like I would only read my Harry Potter books as books, I don't think it will be the same on an eReader.
   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 11:29 PM

My preference depends on what the book is for. For example if it's a book for school I prefer to go with the e-books I find it easier and I just need to take my laptop to school and not carry all the books in m bag. If it's a book I'm going o actually read in my own time I prefer the normal books because I like the sensation of the book in my hands and the smell of it( yes I am weird) I also like highlighting important parts in the book or just funny ones.


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 1st 2010, 11:41 PM

Not really bothered whether it's hard or paper back, but books wins every time. I get a sore head reading from a screen for too long, plus I'm quite materialistic in some ways and love owning books, so I'm nowhere near ready to adapt.




   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 2nd 2010, 11:43 AM

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the smell of it( yes I am weird).
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 2nd 2010, 12:43 PM

Actual books are way better

Aaaand I don't really mind whether it's hard back or paper back usually unless I'm having to carry them around (paperbacks don't kill my back as much, haha). Also, hard backs cost more


   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 2nd 2010, 12:47 PM

I definitely like actual books better. And every book has a unique smell!
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 2nd 2010, 12:54 PM

I prefer books, I like holding a physical object in my hand.
I also prefer hardbacks because they feel more decent and look more impressive =p
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 3rd 2010, 07:09 AM

Definitely books! I prefer hardbacks as they're quite solid and if I leave them in my bag or something they won't go dog-eared.





   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 3rd 2010, 08:44 AM

I work in a library, and we're in the process of getting getting either Nooks or Kindles because only about 1 in 8 of our patrons actually comes for a book. Personally, I think it's crazy. I love being able to hold a book in my hands, fold the pages over, take notes, flip forward a few chapters when I just can't take the suspense anymore . . . Sure, you can do some version of those things with an e-reader, but it's like trying to compare Photoshop to the darkroom. You can supposedly do all the same things and achieve the same results, but the experience just isn't the same.

On the bright side, though, e-readers are greener than our beloved paper tomes, and they make it a whole lot easier to take a stack of Vonneguts with you on the plane.


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 6th 2010, 05:48 AM

Actual books, for sure. I love how they feel, and, yes, how they smell.
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 6th 2010, 08:49 AM

Real books. No question about it.


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 6th 2010, 02:37 PM

Actully books for sure. And paperback over hardback. I like holding a book I dont really know why.


   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 7th 2010, 04:10 AM

I love the smell of books too! The smell relaxes me. I don't know why but I enjoy pulling a book out and taking in the smell. Every time I turn the page I get a bit of the smell and love it.

Personally, I like real books over the e-readers. I suppose I see the usefulness of them but I don't think I would ever get one. I mean, I love being able to clutch a book in my hand and I love the anticipation of turning a new page.

I don't prefer one cover over the other though. I just love books!!!!


   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 7th 2010, 04:24 AM

I LOVE books, especially the actual kinds.
I also like e-readers, and here's why:
1. You can normally get e-books for half the price of a paperback.
2. Its easier to carry around with you.
3. You can use the Internet
4. I've found some textbooks for my Kindle, which is awesome.
5. I can make the text bigger if I need to.
6. I can make it read to me.
7. I can get all my books transferred to my computer after I'm done reading them.
8. You can build a whole library for free.
9. And finally...you can't lose your books either!
   
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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 7th 2010, 09:21 PM

Books. If I look at a screen for too long it wrecks.


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Re: Books or e-readers? - November 7th 2010, 09:45 PM

Definately books. Not a fan of the e-books even though I do have the Twilight Saga and The host on my touch screen phone.
   
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